Nebraska Rural Hotline Offers Help For Farmers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Gov. Dave Heineman is touting the 25th anniversary of Nebraska's toll-free Rural Response Hot Line.

The hot line is sponsored by the Farm Crisis Response Council of Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska.

Heineman says the hot line can be a lifeline for farmers and ranchers and their families.
Hot line staff members offer callers the help of attorneys, financial advisers, professional counselors, mediators, clergy and others.

Callers can get vouchers for confidential mental health services. More than 100 mental health providers across the state accept the vouchers as full payment for services.

In fiscal year 2008, nearly 3,000 mental health vouchers were mailed out.

Between July 2007 and June 2008, there were more than 4,000 calls to the hot line.

The hot line number is 1-800-464-0258.

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