Bright Star Community Outreach Trauma Counseling Hotline
Service Provider
Bright Star Community Outreach
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?
Service Description
Bright Star Community Outreach’s Counseling component is dedicated to providing services that minimize negative factors that cause violence and increasing protective influences that yield positive outcomes. BSCO uses trained faith leaders and mental health professionals as trauma counselors to provide counseling services through a helpline and community ambassadors. Services are open to people of all beliefs and will only incorporate faith when requested.
Helpline Advocates: Helpline Advocates help people who are in distress with long-term emotional support and act as a bridge between at-risk individuals and mental health or other emergency services through the helpline. The advocates offer supportive counseling through the helpline to help people who are experiencing stressful or overwhelming situations. Once a client has initiated services the person will be able to receive a weekly phone call from a helpline advocate providing him/her with ongoing emotional support. If a caller is interested in face to face services with a licensed clinician, the helpline advocate can assist in this process. They also refer clients to mental health professionals, case management, and other services as needed.
No insurance needed
Always Free?
Service Focus
Various Concerns, Anxiety, Child Abuse or Neglect, Coping with COVID-19, Crime Victimization, Depression, Stress, Trauma
Age Groups Served
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens, Children
Specialized Services for Gender Groups
Currently Unknown
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+
No specialized services
Special Groups Served
Not applicable
Visually Impaired, Physically Disabled
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States
Hotline Phone Number
Service Provided By
Trained Volunteer
24/7 Availability?
Service Hours
M-F 9am to 6pm