Resources for advocacy

This page contains materials to help our Affiliates support communities across the country.

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If you have any questions, concerns, or resources you’d like to share with the UnidosUS Affiliate Network, please contact (Page updated on February 13, 2018)

Report Hate Incidents and Bullying

Over the past few years, and in particular since the 2016 election, we have seen a surge in hate speech, hate rhetoric, and hate incidents against Muslims, Jews, immigrants, refugees, the LGBT community, and people of color around the country.

If you or a member of your community has been a victim or witnessed an incident of hate or intimidation, please call 1-844-9-NO-HATE or report it here:

Know Your Rights!

Confidential Mental Health Resources


  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is free and confidential, providing 24/7 support for people in distress, as well as crisis resources and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
  • Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis, as well as their families and friends, with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or text 838255.
  • Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained crisis counselor.

Treatment Locators:

  • SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for people seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. territories for substance abuse or addiction, and/or mental health problems.
  • HRSA’s Find a Health Center app helps find federally funded health centers that care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.

Protect your civil rights

- The Anti-Defamation League’s website has resources in English and Spanish for parents and educators to fight bullying.

- The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) works to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

- is a one-stop resource for community members and educators for identifying, preventing, and resolving issues of bullying for community members and educators. Resources are available in both English and Spanish.

- The Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) acts as a “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. CRS works with police chiefs, mayors, school administrators, other local and state authorities, community-based organizations, and civil and human rights groups.

- The FBI’s Civil Rights Program investigates hundreds of cases every year and works to detect and deter hate incidents through law enforcement training, public outreach, and partnerships with community groups.

- The Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) works to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law.

For educators

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Recursos Para Problemas de Salud Mental y Derechos Civiles

Líneas Directas Para Problemas de Salud Mental
  • Línea de Ayuda Nacional de SAMHSA: Un servicio gratuito y confidencial de referencia y de información de tratamiento para personas y familias que enfrentan trastornos mentales o de uso de sustancias. Llama 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Centros del Tratamiento Para Problemas de Salud Mental
  • SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: Una fuente confidencial y anónima de información para personas que buscan centros de tratamiento en los Estados Unidos o en los territorios de los Estados Unidos para abuso de sustancias o problemas de salud mental. Para más información, visite
  • HRSA Find a Health Center App: Este app ayuda a encontrar centros de salud que proveen servicios a pacientes que no tienen seguro de salud. Usted paga lo que puede pagar, basado en su ingreso. Para más información, visite
Recursos de Derechos Civiles
  • La Oficina de los Derechos Civiles en el Departamento de Educación (OCR): OCR trabaja para asegurar el acceso igualitario a la educación y para promover la excelencia educativa en toda la nación mediante el vigoroso cumplimiento de los derechos civiles. Para más información, visite
  • Una ventanilla única para identificar, prevenir y resolver problemas de intimidación para miembros de la comunidad y educadores. Para más información, visite
  • El Servicio de Relaciones Comunitarias del Departamento de Justicia (CRS): CRS ayuda a las comunidades locales a abordar conflictos y tensiones comunitarias que surgen de disputas, discrepancias o dificultades sobre raza, color, y origen nacional. Para más información, visite