R U Prepared?

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
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