Ways to Get Help on Hope 4 Hurting Kids

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At Hope 4 Hurting Kids, we are committed to resourcing others to help kids who are struggling through all kinds of life issues. To that end, we continue to expand our repository of articles as well as the listing of authors here on Hope 4 Hurting Kids and the areas of expertise that they bring to the table.

We are also committed to offering resources to directly help young people who are suffering. A few weeks ago, we unveiled our chat rooms which offer young people a place to go to find a community of individuals experiencing similar circumstances and individuals committed to helping.

Today, we are excited to offer two new ways that suffering young people can find help here on Hope 4 Hurting Kids.

1.  Ask Us

Whereas the Hope 4 Hurting Kids Chat Rooms are intended primarily to offer a form of community support, the Ask Us feature offers a more “in depth” response more along the lines of a continuing mentoring relationship. If a you or a young person you know has a question or needs to talk t0 someone, they simply fill out a “ticket” on the Ask Us page and someone from Hope 4 Hurting Kids will respond. The conversation can continue as long as the person initiating the request wishes and allows for a deeper discussion and exploration.

2. Chat with a Hope Line Specialist

I Am A Child of Divorce is a related ministry of Hope 4 Hurting Kids and has a long standing partnership with The Hope Line (the off-air “let’s talk” of the nationwide Dawson McAllister radio show). We are pleased to announce that Hope 4 Hurting Kids has also now partnered with The Hope Line to offer their Live Chat feature to user of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Live Chat puts you in touch with a trained Hope Line staff member who will listen to your concerns and put you in touch with one of their many partners based on the difficulties you are experiencing. You can access the Hope Line Chat feature by using the “Chat Now” box in the bottom right of any page on Hope 4 Hurting Kids (If the box says “Leave a Message,” leave your information and a description of your problem and they will get back to you with a list of resources).

Neither of these options represent professional counseling or therapy, but they are a way to talk to a caring individual who can help you to process the situation you are in and point you in the right direction.

Our goal at Hope 4 Hurting Kids is to continue to offer new and innovative ways for hurting young people to find help and hope.

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Written by Wayne Stocks
Wayne is the founder and executive director of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times. In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. These are now part of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families. Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids' other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work with Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne is a partner in a local consulting firm, an avid reader, coaches his son's soccer team and is a proud supporter of Leicester City Football Club (and yes, for those in know, his affinity for the club does predate the 2016 championship). You can reach Wayne at wayne@hope4hurtingkids.com.