Resources & National Hotlines

help-hotlineIf you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis and thinking about suicide or thinking about harming yourself or another person, please call 911 immediately or the National Hopeline Network at1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433); you can also call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1800-273-8255.



Works with parents who are contemplating abduction of their children, or who have already abducted their children and want to use Child Find Volunteer Family Mediators to resolve their custody dispute.


Child Abuse National Hotline

1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)

Child Find of America

Child Find of America, Inc. is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abduction.

1-800-I-AM-LOST (1-800-426-5678)
1-800-292-9688 (Parental abduction)

CHILDHELP USA® – National Child Abuse Hotline

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
1-800-222-4453 (TDD)

Cocaine National Hotline

The National Cocaine Hotline helps those addicted to cocaine find help and information about dealing with their drug dependency. The National Cocaine Hotline is a free service that helps millions of people each year.

1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)

Covenant House Nineline

Works with young people and families to struggling with difficult family situations such as drugs, abuse, suicide, homelessness, and trying to locate a runaway child.


CyberTipline for reporting the exploitation of children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 19 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them.

1-800-The-Lost (1-800-843-5678)

Elder Abuse Hotline

Works to help protect against elder abuse as well as support and advocate for elders.


Friends of Battered Women and Their Children

Friends of Battered Women and Their Children has a 24-hour crisis line as well as referral services, in addition to their individual and group counseling, and counseling for abusers. Anyone with problems dealing with domestic violence is eligible.

1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline

Works to reunite kids with their families, finding foster homes for others, resolving conflicts, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues that impact children and families. Spanish-speaking operators are available. TDD capability.

1-800-448-1833 (TDD)

Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline

Project Inform is a national organization working to end the AIDS epidemic



Works with behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. Crisis will be connected with a social worker for immediate help.

1-800-334-4KID (1-800-334-4543)


Works to create change so older forgotten orphanage and foster kids grow up in families and can become connected to caring adults by making referrals to mental health services, shelters, family counseling, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse, residential care, adoption/foster care, etc.


NAMI Helpline National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Works to advocate for services and support the mentally ill

1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Works to provide the resources needed to help protect children, bring perpetrators to justice and prevent these devastating crimes committed against children.

1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
1-800-826-7653 (TDD)

National Center for Victims of Crime

Works to help victims of crime “rebuild” their lives. They advocate for victim’s rights, train professionals who work with victims, as well as providing information on victim issues.

1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)

National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse

Works to ensure the “healthy development of children nationwide.” Promotes evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring.

1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services

1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline

Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1-800-662-HELP (800-662-4357)

National Eating Disorders Association Information and Referral Helpline

Provides support services, help, and guidance to people struggling with eating disorders, their loved ones, and families.


National Hopeline Network

Works to help people as well as others thinking of suicide or harming others

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK(8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

1800-274-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line

Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder – for professionals and the general public.


National Mental Health Association

Provides free information on specific disorders, referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of local mental health associations, and a Stigma Watch.

1-800-969-NMHA (1-800-969-6642)

National Runaway Switchboard

Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance information to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with parents at the request of the child. Has access to AT&T Language Line.

1-800-621-0394 (TDD)

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline


National Youth Crisis Hotline

Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.

1-800-HIT-HOME (1-800-448-4663)

Panic Disorder Information Line

1-800 64-PANIC

Rape, Abuse, Incest National (RAIN) Network

Connects caller to the nearest counseling center that provides counseling for rape, abuse, and incest victims.

1-800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

S.A.F.E. (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)

S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.

1-800-DONT-CUT (1-800-366-8288)

SAMHSA The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. 1 877 SAMHSA7


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