Stress & Emotional Resources

Lawrence County Crisis Line-24 Hours: 724-652-9000

Resource phone numbers and Hotlines:

  • Akron Children’s Hospital (Boardman) 866.381.2403
  • Al-Anon Hotline 800.628.8920
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 724.658.0585
  • Bessemer Police Department 724.667.7061
  • Catholic Charities 724.658.5526
  • Children’s Advocacy Center 724.658.4688
  • City Rescue Mission 724.652.4321
  • Cray Youth and Family Services 724.654.5507
  • Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County 724.652.9036
  • Human Services Center 724.658.3578
  • Jameson Health System 724.658.9001
  • Lawrence County Children’s Services (CYS) 724.658.2558
  • Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission 724.658.5580
  • PA State Police (Wilmington Rd) 724.598.2211
  • Pregnancy Resource Center 724.658.6329
  • Red Cross (New Castle) 724.652.7724
  • Runaway Hotline 800.621.4000
  • Salvation Army 724.652.7921
  • Sharon Regional Health System Behavioral Health 724.983.3924
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC 412.624.1000
  • White Deer Run of New Castle 724.657.9916


The Student Assistance Program (SAP) exists as a way to help families access school and community services for students who are experiencing trouble in or out of school.  Through a systematic process, professionally trained members of the SAP Team (school counselors, administrators, teachers, community agency liaisons) gather information from those who have contact with a particular student.  School personnel and parents identify observable behaviors that seem to indicate a problem.  When enough information is gathered and the problem warrants further attention, the SAP Team plans strategies for removing that barrier.  The plan may consist of linkages to school-based services or activities, linkages to community-based services or activities, drug and alcohol assessment, mental health assessment, or other recommendations.

The team does not diagnose, treat, or refer students for treatment, but they provide families with information so that they can make decisions that are best for them.  Parents are an integral part of the program’s success and are involved in all phases.  The SAP Team works with the student and the family throughout the process and continues to monitor the student’s involvement and success while respecting confidentiality at all times.

Anyone can refer a student to the Student Assistance Program.  Teachers, parents, or family members, a student’s friend, or the students themselves can make a referral when they are concerned about someone or have notices observable changes in their behavior or demeanor.  However, the team will only get involved after receiving parent permission.  If you are concerned about your child and would like to make a referral, the Student Assistance Team is here to help.  Contact your child’s school counselor or the high school office.


Human Services Center
Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
A Substance Abuse Guide For Parents -

Volunteer/Community Service Information

American Cancer Society

   · Visit  Click on “Get Involved” to search for opportunities.

 American Red Cross

     · Applications can found online

Bessemer Library

     · Call 724-667-7939

City Rescue Mission of New Castle

   · Visit cityrescuemission.orgfor more information

    · Call 724-652-4321

Habitat for Humanity

     · Must be 16 years of age or older

     · Contact 724-652-3438 Monday-Thursday

Jameson Memorial Hospital

  · Must be 14 years of age or older

   · Applications can be picked up at the front desk of Jameson Hospital, 1211 Wilmington Ave., New Castle, PA 16105

New Castle Public Library

    · For more information visit website:, click on Contribute, then click on Volunteer

New Castle YMCA

   · Visitwww.ncymca.organd click on “Volunteer” for more information.

     · Call Jason Kmick 724-658-9211 ext. 14

Salvation Army

     ·  Visit  Under “How to Help” click on “Volunteering”

Special Olympics

        Register online at