The Educational Support Program at GVSU is dedicated to providing our students with every resource possible during their time in college. Below you will find information for a wide range of needs. If there are issues that arise and the services listed below do not fit your needs, please contact us immediately. We are committed to your success as a student and will help find any additional resources you may require.
Actual/Suspected Child Abuse
Michigan Children’s Protective Services Hotline
Call to report actual or suspected child abuse.
(800) 942 – 4357
Provides crisis counseling, referral, and literature to those who wish to report actual or suspected child abuse, victims of child abuse, and perpetrators of child abuse.
Michigan Department of Human Services
You may also report actual or suspected child abuse to your local branch of the Michigan Department of Human Services.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Crisis Line
Provides alcohol and drug counseling, information about alcohol and drug abuse, and referral to local alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities.
800 – 234 – 0420
National Cocaine Hotline
Provides crisis counseling, information, and referral for those with drug or alcohol dependency.
800 – COCAINE
National Drug Information, Treatment and Referral Hotline
Provides information and referral to local alcohol and
drug abuse treatment facilities to substance users and those concerned with a friend or family member's drug or alcohol use.
800 – 662 – HELP
National Runaway Switchboard
Provides crisis counseling, referral, and literature to homeless and runaway youth, parents of homeless and runaway youth, and others concerned about the welfare of a homeless or runaway youth.
800 – RUNAWAY
Children of the Night
Provides crisis counseling and referral to homeless and runaway youth involved in prostitution.
(800) 551 – 1300
RAINN – Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Provides crisis counseling and referral to victims of rape and incest
(800) 656 – HOPE
S.A.F.E. Alternatives – Self Abuse Finally Ends
Provides information and literature about self-injury. 1-800-DON'T-CUT does NOT provide crisis counseling. S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a treatment program for those who self-injure; it is located in Chicago.
800 – DON’T – CUT
America’s Pregnancy Helpline
Provides information to teens experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Connects young people to local pregnancy counselors and services.
888 – 4 – OPTIONS
National Suicide Hotline
Provides crisis counseling and referral to men, women, and children suffering from depression and/or contemplating suicide; also provides information for those confronted with a suicidal person.
800 – 273 – TALK
National Hopeline Network
Connects callers to a local suicide crisis center.
800 – SUICIDE
Provides information and referral regarding sexual health and HIV infection.
National AIDS Hotline
Provides information and referral to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling.
800 – 342 – AIDS
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Provides crisis counseling, referral to support groups and treatment providers, and information about healthy eating habits.
847 – 831 – 3438
National Eating Disorders Association
Provides information about eating disorders and referral to eating disorder treatment providers to those afflicted with an eating disorder and those concerned with the eating habits of a friend or family member.
800 – 931 – 2237
The GLBT Help Center
Provides peer counseling, information, and referral to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
888 THE – GLNH
Youth Crisis Hotline
Provides crisis counseling, information, and referral to youth experiencing any number of crisis situations.
800 – HIT – HOME