Help Hotlines

If you're in immediate danger, call 911.

If you cannot call 911, proceed to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room to ask for assistance.

Regardless of the type of crisis, the Emergency staff will contact whichever branch of crisis intervention service is appropriate to get you the help you need.

If you cannot locate a Hospital Emergency Room, proceed to the nearest Fire Station or nearest Police Station, where the staff will provide help and connect you with the appropriate crisis intervention service you need. 

Drug & Alcohol Abuse

24 Hour Drug Addiction Hotlines

Drug rehab referral services; includes large list of drug-specific helplines and hotlines.

24 Hour Alcohol Abuse Recovery Hotline

Alcohol rehab referral services; includes state and local hotline information and treatment center facility locator.

The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resource Center: 800-390-4056

Boys Town National Hotline: 800-448-3000

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

24/7 information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem.

National Cocaine Hotline: 800-COCAINE (262-2463)

Providing 24/7 crisis intervention, information, and referrals to local rehab centers for cocaine addiction.

Al-Ateen: 800-352-9996

Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 800-234-0246

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 800-234-0420

Alcohol Hotline Support & Information: 800-331-2900 - Help and counselling for ALL types of ailments. Call their 24/7 Referral Helpline 1-888-265-6273

Runaways & Exploitation of Minors 

Missing Children Network: 800-235-3535

Thursday's Child's National Youth Advocacy Hotline: 800-USA-KIDS

National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children: 800-843-5678

This hotline is for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children. They offer assistance to law enforcement agents. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. EST.

National Runaway Switchboard: 800-621-4000

Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters for adolescents and families. Also relays messages or sets up conference calls with parents at the request of the runaway child.

Children of the Night: 800-551-1300

This is a 24/7 crisis line for children 11-17 years of age who have been sexually abused or involved in prostitution (

National Human Trafficking Resource Center ( 

CONFIDENTIAL Runaway Hotline: 800-231-6946

Child Find of America Hotline: 800-I-AM-LOST

Looks for missing and abducted children. Operators are available M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.

Parent Abduction Hotline: 800-292-9688

Operators are available M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, providing crisis mediation in parental abduction, as well as prevention information and referrals to local agencies. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.

Global Hotlines List - Country-by-Country List of Human Trafficking Hotlines

Rape, Incest, Assault & Violence

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN) Crisis Hotline: 800-656-4673

In addition to its hotline, RAINN works with local rape crisis centers nationwide, providing resources, articles, programs, and events.

National Teen Dating Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or visit For teens who have been abused.

National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit For anyone who has been raped or experienced sexual violence.

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233), 800-787-3224 (TTY) 800-942-6908 (Spanish)

This 24/7 hotline provides crisis intervention in both English and Spanish, and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse. Trained volunteers are available to connect people with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters.

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-829-1122

STAND Against Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 888-215-5555

SafeQuest Crisis Line: 866-487-7233 (4UR-SAFE)

This is a 24-hour crisis intervention line for people who are victims of relationship violence or sexual abuse. Emergency response is offered nationwide, and California residents may receive state-certified emergency shelter and other support services, free of charge.

Child Abuse

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE

ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453) or 800-2-A-CHILD (800-222-4453, TDD for hearing impaired)

ChildHelp operators are available 24/7 to provide multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. You can get referrals to local social service groups offering counseling for child abuse.

Department of Social Services:

You can report child abuse through Child Protective Services and other department programs.

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention

Boys Town Crisis and Suicide Hotline: 800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833 (TDD)

Boys Town operators are available 24/7 to provide you with immediate phone assistance and short-term crisis intervention and counseling for parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaways, physical and sexual abuse. Operators also provide referrals to local community resources.

Covenant House Hotline: 800-999-9999

This crisis line is available 24/7 for youth, teens, and families. Operators provide counseling and give locally based referrals throughout the U.S. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

This is a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline that is free and available to anyone who is in emotional distress or crisis.

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

National Suicide Hotlines: 800-SUICIDE (784 2433)

Teen Hotline Covenant House NineLine: 800-999-9999

SOS Teen Hotline: 800-949-0057

Grief Recovery Helpline: 800-445-4808

Help for Teens & Young People

Teen Hotline Covenant House NineLine: 800-999-9999

SOS Teen Hotline: 800-949-0057

National Teen Dating Helpline at 866-331-9474

For teens who have been abused (

National Youth Crisis Hotline: 800-448-4663

Provides 24/7 short-term counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.

Youth Development International Crisis Hotline: 800-HIT-HOME (448-4663)

This youth crisis hotline provides crisis intervention counseling, information and referral on youth issues, child abuse, pregnancy, runaways, suicide, shelters, churches, transportation and more.

HIV/AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Diseases

CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network: 800-458-5231

Information specialists are available M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to answer questions and provide information on HIV and AIDS, new medicines and treatment trials.

National AIDS Hotline: 800-342-AIDS (2437)

Available 24/7 with information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling.

AIDS Hotline in Spanish: 800-344-SIDA (7432)

Open 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. EST, seven days a week.

AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired: 800-243-7889 (TDD)

Open M-F, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: 800-227-8922

Operators are available M-F, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST to answer general questions and provide information and referrals to free and low-cost public clinics.

Sexually Transmitted Disease & AIDS/HIV Information Hotline: 800-332-2437, TTY: 800-332-3889 (Ohio)

Eating Disorders (and Associated Disorders)

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD): 847-831-3438 (long distance)

National Mental Health Association: 800-969-6642

Information specialists are available M-F, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to provide information on mental health topics, as well as referrals.

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Hotline: 800-252-8966

Alzheimer's Association Hotline: 800-621-0379

Operators are available M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., providing information and referral services, as well as free brochures.

National Eldercare Locator: 800-677-1116

Elder Abuse Reporting Hotline: 877-477-3646 (Adult Protective Services, Los Angeles)

Every county in the U.S. generally has an Adult Protective Services agency to help elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled) when they cannot meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect, fraud, or exploitation.

You can call your county hotline to request the appropriate 24-hour Elder Abuse Hotline.