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Call if you can, text if you can’t. The best way to reach 911 is with a phone call. However, if you are in an area with low cell phone coverage or in a situation where you are unsafe or unable to talk, you can send a text message to 911. To text: open a new text message, in “recipient” space enter 911, type out the first text, including the exact location and the nature of the emergency. Keep the message window active to answer questions until the Dispatcher ends the conversation. 911 cannot receive pictures. Call: 911

Richland County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Crisis Line

We are here to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking in all of NE MT. Victims don’t need to report abuse to the law in order to access services. We offer limited short-term housing for victims & their children, and can arrange transportation. We provide a non-judgmental ear when a person is struggling with not knowing what to do. We offer safety planning, crisis counseling, assistance requesting an order for protection, court accompaniment, legal assistance, and women’s support group. The program is staffed Monday- Friday 8am to 5pm in Sidney 406-433-7421. We can also be reached on our crisis line at 406-973-1635 or Facebook at Richland County Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 988 to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (or 911 if a person is in immediate danger).  When people call 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These counselors will listen, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life. The Crisis Line is free and confidential.  

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat using the link below.

Sexual Assault Hotline

Anyone affected by sexual assault- whether it happened to you or someone you care about- can find confidential support on the National Sexual Assault Hotline.



National Domestic Violence Hotline

Confidential service for survivors, victims, and those affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and relationship abuse.




Sheridan County Sheriff's Office

Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office personnel have training to help manage crisis situations, including mental health and substance use related crisis.




Montana Crisis Text Line

Available by text 24/7 about any crisis situation/painful emotion for which you need support. Counselors listen without judgement and help you move from a hot moment to a cool calm. After 2 automated responses, you’ll connect with a live trained volunteer Crisis Counselor.

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