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.


Our Parent and Teen Toolkit
A multidiscliplinary resource
of area organizations and
practitioners to assist families in
finding the help that they need
to navigate through difficult

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

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

988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Prevention Lifeline.
24/7 support. 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

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

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