The NNEPC’s “R U Prepared?” program works with schools to make students aware of emergency hotline numbers.
Schools encourage students to program their cell phones with the toll-free numbers for:
- The poison center
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Local domestic and sexual violence hotlines
The NNEPC provides schools with information about each hotline for classroom discussion and to send home to parents.
Interested in joining the program?
R U Prepared is offered year-round in Vermont. Download the materials below to get started, then report your activities to help us evaluate the program’s impact.
Maine R U Prepared? program materials
Vermont R U Prepared? program materials
Make sure you have the numbers programmed into your own phone:
Poison Center – 1-800-222-1222
Nationwide number – reaches the Northern New England Poison Center if calling from Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 988
Note: In July 2022, 988 replaced the previous national number, 1-800-273-8255. This number will still connect you to the Lifeline.
Domestic Violence Hotlines
Maine – 1-866-834-4357
New Hampshire – 1-866-644-3574
Vermont – 1-800-228-7395
Sexual Assault Hotlines
Maine – 1-800-871-7741
New Hampshire – 1-800-277-5570
Vermont – 1-800-489-7273