Okanogan County offers many services to help build a better community. Please utilize these resources as they are here for YOU! Click on the links below to take you to their webpages.
"To break the cycle of violence, we must break the cycle of silence."
The support center is available 24/7 to provide an advocate to any victim and survivor of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and many other crimes. They are available to provide crisis intervention, individual & group counseling, emotional support, outreach services, emergency food, shelter & transportation, as well as referrals to other agencies.
"Other" crimes may include:
· Arson · Burglary/Robbery · Child Abuse · Fraud · Gang Violence · Hate Crimes · Homicide · Human Trafficking · Identity Theft
· Missing Persons · Property Crimes · Vehicular Homicide · Vehicular Assault
Office Location: 619 OR 621 2nd Ave S. Okanogan, WA 98841
Office hours of Mon-Fri, 8-5pm.
Crisis line: 1-888-826-3221 Toll Free Or 509-826-3221 Locally
Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare
OBHC is a 501 (c) 3 Private Not for Profit Corporation dedicated to supporting and engaging our consumers in managing their personal growth and recovery while they participate as healthy members of the community. OBHC is contractually and morally committed to Okanogan County for providing quality integrated health care to all Okanogan County residents. We provide counseling, case management, life skills training, treatment, prevention, education, and assist with supportive housing to persons with mental health, substance use disorders, and/or developmental disability issue or concern. Our range of professional services is designed to ensure that the level of care needed will be provided to everyone seeking our help.
Other Substance Abuse Support
What Science Says To Do If Your Loved One Has An Opioid Addiction
Addiction Is a Mental Illness - Treat It That Way
Is Your Home an Accomplice for Your Rebellious Teen?
Unconventional Grief: Grieving Someone Alive
Addiction And Infidelity: Understanding And Finding Ways To Heal After An Addicted Partner Is Unfaithful
Careers in Addiction
Holistic Approach to the Addiction Recovery Process
Child Safety: How to Ensure Your Grown-Up Belongings Stay Out of the Hands of Kids
Resources for Youth in Crisis
In case of an immediate threat or danger, call 911 from the U.S. or the emergency number for your country.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 273-TALK (8255) – Call anytime if you’re feeling desperate, alone or hopeless. This number will route you to the crisis center nearest you.
Military Crisis Line 800 273-8255 (or text 838255) – Crisis support for current or former U.S. military personnel and their families.
Befrienders Worldwide – Find a suicide helpline in your country.
Mental health support (which can include bullying, cyberbullying, suicidal thoughts and everything below)
Boys Town National Hotline 800 448-3000 (serves girls too) – The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and staffed by specially trained counselors. Parents, teens and families can find help with a range of issues including abuse, anger, depression, school issues, bullying etc.
Covenant House — Nineline 800 999-9999 – A support service and 24-hour helpline for homeless youth. Deals with a wide range of issues, including bullying, suicide, basic needs, health, sex, drugs & alcohol and sex.
ReachOut 800 448-3000 – Site where teens and young adults can find the information they need, reach out, tell their stories, and voice their opinions “without fear of being judged or being different.”
Crisis Text Line (lets people reach out for support via text messaging). Text 741-741
Dating abuse, domestic violence and cyberstalking
Love is Respect National Dating Abuse Helpline 866 331-9474 – 24-hour helpline for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates. All communication is confidential and anonymous.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800 799-SAFE (7233) or text TELLNOW to 85944 – A 24-hour hotline for any type of domestic abuse, including dating abuse and cyberstalking.
The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative – Provides counseling and technical advice to victims of nonconsensual pornography (“revenge porn”) through a 24-hour Crisis Helpline
Drug and alcohol issues
StartYourRecovery.org – Free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from the White House and SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA) – Searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.
LGBT & questioning youth
The Trevor Project 866 488-7386 – Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Self-harm and eating disorders
Any mental health resource center can help in urgent cases.
HelpGuide.org – More of a resource center than an emergency response service but good information on all sorts of self-harm issues.
National Eating Disorders Association & helpline 800-931-2237
Proud2BME – An information resource and forum on eating disorders and body issues
Sexual exploitation (offline or online), abuse or missing teens/kids
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) – 800 843-5678 24-hour response line for children who are missing or victims of sexual exploitation.
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) – 800 656-HOPE More than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country.
National Runaway Switchboard (800 RUNAWAY) – The mission of the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
National Child Abuse Hotline 800 4-A-Child (800 422-4453 or text CHILDHELP to 847411 – Operates a 24/7 hotline with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages.
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative – Provides counseling and technical advice to victims of nonconsensual pornography (“revenge porn”) through a 24-hour Crisis Helpline (also listed unders domestic violence and dating abuse)
Child Passenger Safety Technician
Child Passenger Safety Technicians do so much to help keep kids safe, from car seat checks to helping parents and caregivers understand all they can do to prevent unintentional injuries in and around cars. If you have questions about your car seats or need a free car seat check in the Oroville/Tonasket area, call:
Our library system offers offers many programs for the communities youth including:
Teen Book Club - 6:30pm First & Third Tuesdays each month (Tonasket)
Children's Story Time- Friday's at 10:30am (Tonasket) Thursday's & Fridays 11:30am (Oroville)
You can also find both Summer Reading Programs and a Research & Homework Center here!
Tonasket: Phone: 509-486-2366
Address: 209A Whitcomb Avenue, Tonasket, WA 98855
Oroville: Phone: 509-476-2662
Location: 1276 Main Street, Oroville, WA 98844
Washington state's SHIBA provides free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare and health care choices to people of all ages and backgrounds. Our volunteer advisors, located around the state, can help you:
- Assess health care coverage needs
- Determine general eligibility for health care coverage programs
- Evaluate and compare health insurance plans and programs
- Provide enrollment help with Medicare
- Speak with 1-800 Medicare on your behalf
- Make referrals to other agencies and programs
- Collect and report possible fraud complaints
Dick Anderson (Certified Counselor)
Community Choice : 888-452-0731 Aging & Adult Care : 509-886-0700
Aging & Adult Care (AACW)
AACW provides both direct and contracted services to seniors and vulnerable adults with disabilities.
Office Location: 739 Haussler Rd -Suite B- Omak, WA 98841
Local: 509-826-7425 Toll Free: 800-572-4459
Other Helpful Links
Healthier Home, Healthier Body
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A Healthy Home is a Happy Home: How to Optimize Your Home for Healthy, Stress-Free Living
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Best and Worst Natural Cold & Flu Remedies
Healthy Home Tips to Beat Cold Season
Preventing the Spread of Illness in Child Care or School
ADHD and Addiction - What is the Risk?
How Mental Health Difficulties Affect Children
20 Parenting Techniques that Can Help Discourage Addiction