Part of the work of the Maya Gold Foundation is to bring resources to bear in our community and schools.  Below are some resources that can be used to start a conversation between parents, youth, community members and school staff.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

  • Family of New Paltz
    845-255-8801    24/7
    Multi-program human service agency providing services throughout Ulster County
    Hotline for any crisis
    Youth and teenage homeless shelters
    Many more social services
  • Greater New Paltz Community Partnership
    Community coalition striving to enhance positive youth development and reduce substance abuse among youth in the New Paltz School District
    Source of valuable information that they are prepared to share with the community
  • SAMHSA- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    National Helpline, 800-662-HELP (4357)  24/7
    Offers confidential, free, information service
    English and Spanish speaking
    For individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders
    Provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

  • IMALIVE/ Kristin Brooks Hope Center
    Focuses on suicide prevention, awareness and education
    Provides help and hope through college campus and high school events
    Online suicide crisis chat, suicide crisis hotlines and other educational programs
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    800-273-TALK (8255)    24/7
    Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
  • SPEAK- Suicide Prevention Education & Awareness Kit
    Healthy Ulster County
    Download free app from App Store or Google Play
  • Text Me Back
    A text and chat hotline offered by Family of Woodstock
    Text: 845 679 2485
  • Trevor Lifeline
    24/7 hotline for young people (ages 13-24) in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk
  • Trevor Text
    Text the word “Trevor” to 202-304-1200
    A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Health, Safety, Relationships

  • National Child Abuse Hotline
    800-422-4453      24/7
    Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse
    Gives referral to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse
  • National Eating Disorders Association
    800-931-2237 Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders
    Serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care
  • Planned Parenthood
    Hudson Valley Locations 845-562-7800
    Delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people
    Birth control, STD testing and a variety of other services
    Sliding pay scale
  • Grace Smith House
    Provide options that empower victims of domestic violence
    Offers shelter and apartments, advocacy, counseling and education
  • Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
    Provides services, professional resources, and programs that unite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community across lines of age, race, gender, and economics.
    Open 9:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Recreation and Self Care

  • Wellness Embodied
    Community Education Series with some scholarships available
  • Hudson Valley Horse Play
    (845) 616 – 3608
    “Getting Herd” workshop for teens with some scholarships available
  • New Paltz Youth Program
    Offering year-round educational, recreational and social opportunities for New Paltz Middle School and High School students
  • Wild Earth
    Through nature-based programs, Wild Earth helps individuals create and strengthen connections to self, others and the earth while building ecological and cultural resilience