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Easy access to community & national care resources.

Individuals with behavioral health issues often struggle to find the appropriate resources and services. They must learn about available resources by contacting other services, asking their community, or searching online. LocalHelpNow instantly connects community members with local service providers for help with addiction, rehab, mental health, and more.

How We Help

Ascend launched LocalHelpNow, a central hub for anyone looking for local resources recommended by community organizations. Through this platform, individuals can find and contact credible, relevant resources that can address their needs.

The website serves as a centralized repository for all resources that an individual may be referred to by a community health organization. It includes information on relevant providers such as descriptions of the services they provide, their contact information, and important context on what community members can expect when contacting a mental health or substance use provider for the first time.

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Product Features

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Add community resources

Collect, review, and display accurate information on your providers and the services they offer through a straightforward survey process.

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Match your brand

LocalHelpNow is white labeled to fit your brand to build trust in the community members that use it and brand equity for your organization.

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Customized home screen

You decide what services and resources are the most valuable to showcase on your community's home screen, which serves as the front page of the app.

Benefits For Your Community

LocalHelpNow helps community members find nearby care by curating resources for support, treatment, housing, employment, chat lines, and more.

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Support lines

LocalHelpNow provides direct call access to 24/7 crisis care. A warm line is also available for non-life threatening situations that may require counsel.


Find a provider

Quickly find the right provider for any situation by selecting from categories like Support, Treatment, Housing, or Employment. From there, you can filter by age, payment type, and more.


Community support

When a disaster or tragedy happens in your community, LocalHelpNow makes it simple to find resources that help.

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“It’s important we take a whole person approach to improving mental health. When an individual is on a treatment journey, they often have other needs around social determinants of health. The new version of LocalHelpNow allows users to access resources through one web app, giving them the best opportunity to live a life of fulfillment.”
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Helen Jones-Kelley

Montgomery County ADAMHS Executive Director