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.
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