Crisis Helplines/Hotlines

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Programs that provide immediate access to support and advice for people who are in distress with the objective of defusing the emotional impact of the crisis, ensuring the person's safety and helping the person to take the next steps toward resolving the problem. Hotlines/helplines are generally staffed by trained volunteers who are available via the telephone, email, live chat, texting and/or instant message (IM). (AIRS RP-1500.1400)

KDES PAS-6, 800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Phone: 202-651-5051
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Organization Name: Gallaudet University
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Address:
KDES PAS-6, 800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Phone: 202-651-5051
TDD: 202-651-5052
Fax: 202-651-5054
Services Provided:

Responds to inquiries about a diverse range of topics related to deaf and hard-of-hearing children from infancy to age 21.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 3/18/2021
New Brunswick, NJ
Phone: 877-914-6662 Crisis Line: 877-914-6662
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Organization Name: Rutgers' University Behavioral Health Care
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Address:
New Brunswick, NJ
Phone: 877-914-6662
Crisis Line: 877-914-6662
Toll Free Phone: 877-914-6662
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Mothers of children with special needs
Services Provided: 24/7 peer-support helpline for mothers of children with special needs. Offers peer support, clinical assessment, database of trained service providers, support groups.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-647-7544
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Address:
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-647-7544
Toll Free Phone: 800-273-8255
Eligibility: young adults with suicidal thoughts
Services Provided: Suicide prevention and mental illness; equipping America’s teens and young adults with the skills and support they need to grow into healthy, thriving adults.
Help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems to safeguard individual and community health.
Develop expert resources and create powerful partnerships to ensure more teens and young adults get access to the resources and support they need to navigate life’s challenges.
Educate and equip students, families and communities to know when and how to support others who are in distress or struggling with a mental health issue.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
New York, NY
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Address:
New York, NY
Text: Text START to 741-741
Email: info@crisistextline.org
Eligibility:

No restrictions

Services Provided: Provides high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention.

  • General Crisis Intervention Hotlines
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Last Updated: 4/7/2022
PO Box 65323
Washington, DC
Phone: 888-373-7888 Crisis Line: 888-373-7888
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PO Box 65323
Washington, DC
Phone: 888-373-7888
Crisis Line: 888-373-7888
Text: 233733
Email: help@humantraffickinghotline.org
Eligibility:

Available to anyone needing help regarding a human trafficking situation or seeking information about human trafficking.

Services Provided: Provides a 24/7 reporting hotline (phone, text, live chat, email), information, and confidential referral to social and legal services for victims and survivors of human trafficking. The Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases. The hotline is operated by Polaris, a non-government organization leading the fight to end human trafficking.COVID-19 Update: following all CDC and state guidelines.

  • Human Trafficking Hotlines
  • Human Trafficking Prevention
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The Hotline is operated by Polaris, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. The Trafficking Hotline is not a government entity, law enforcement, or an immigration authority.

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Last Updated: 4/7/2022
3141B North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 800-786-2929 Crisis Line: 800-786-2929
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Address:
3141B North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 800-786-2929
Crisis Line: 800-786-2929
Text: 66008
Toll Free Phone: 800-RUN-AWAY
Fax: 773-929-5150
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Email: info@1800runaway.org
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Languages Spoken: All languages
Eligibility: Homeless or at-risk youth (21 and under), parents who are struggling with their child, and concerned adults who work with children such as teachers, law enforcement personnel, agency staff, siblings, and other relatives.
Services Provided: Provides crisis intervention for youth who are thinking of running away or who have run away through helplines. Also provides message relay and conflict mediation between youth and parents and reunification assistance. Runaway prevention materials are also available to the community.

  • Runaway/Homeless Youth Helplines
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Last Updated: 4/7/2022
PO Box 69232
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 866-488-7386
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Address:
PO Box 69232
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 866-488-7386
Email: info@thetrevorproject.org
Eligibility:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth (13-24), or anyone in crisis

Services Provided: Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

  • LGBTQ2+ Helplines
  • LGBTQ2+ Support Groups
  • General Crisis Intervention Hotlines
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Last Updated: 4/7/2022
461 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 800-999-2929 Crisis Line: 800-999-2929
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Organization Name: Covenant House
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Address:
461 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 800-999-2929
Crisis Line: 800-999-2929
TDD: 800-999-9915
Toll Free Phone: 800-999-2929
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Eligibility: Open to the public
Services Provided:

A toll-free, confidential crisis hotline which helps youth in need gain immediate access to crisis and counseling services. Also a resource for parents seeking guidance about difficult family situations or for those trying to locate a runaway child.

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Last Updated: 3/3/2021
195 41st Street Ste 11253
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 510-771-1417
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Address:
195 41st Street Ste 11253
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 510-771-1417
Toll Free Phone: 877-565-8860
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Email: contact@translifeline.org
Eligibility:

Trans people in need of emotional support during times of crisis

Services Provided:

A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources needed to survive and thrive.

  • Suicide Prevention Hotlines
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Last Updated: 4/7/2022
2261 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: 888-843-4564
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Organization Name: LGBT National Help Center
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Address:
2261 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: 888-843-4564
Toll Free Phone: 888-843-4564
Email: help@lgbthotline.org
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Eligibility:

People with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Services Provided: Provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
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Last Updated: 6/17/2021
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 800-662-4357
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Address:
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 800-662-4357
TDD: 800-487-4889
Email: samhsainfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
Eligibility:

No restrictions

Services Provided:

Government run website, in connection with The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Provides information, publications, and referrals for those with substance use disorders, to treatment facilities, treatment options, information on paying for treatment, and understanding addiction and mental health.

  • Substance Use Disorder Referrals
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/7/2022
1391 North Speer Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 800-222-1222 Crisis Line: 800-222-1222
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Organization Name: Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
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Address:
1391 North Speer Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 800-222-1222
Crisis Line: 800-222-1222
Toll Free Phone: 800-222-1222
Email: info@rmpds.org
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Services Provided:

A call center which provides information to health care professionals and the public related to possible poisoning emergencies.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 6/21/2021
1090 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-772-9100
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Organization Name: NAF Hotline Fund
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Address:
1090 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-772-9100
Fax: 202-667-5890
Email: naf@prochoice.org
Services Provided:

Provides unbiased information about abortion, provider referrals, and other resources, including financial assistance.

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Last Updated: 6/17/2021
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
Phone: 800-448-3000
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Address:
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
Phone: 800-448-3000
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Email: yourlifeyourvoice@boystown.org
Languages Spoken: Spanish, TDD
Services Provided: Hotline for kids, teens, and young adults who are depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, are on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or those who are facing overwhelming challenges.

  • General Crisis Intervention Hotlines
  • Suicide Prevention Hotlines
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Last Updated: 6/2/2021
Phone: 855-812-1001 Crisis Line: 855-812-1001
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Phone: 855-812-1001
Crisis Line: 855-812-1001
TDD: 800-787-3224
Toll Free Phone: 800-799-7233
Email: nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org
Languages Spoken: ASL
Services Provided:

Hotline

Offers email, video phone, and live chat services. Video phone and live chat available 24/7/365.

ADWAS & hotline advocates offer many ways to support callers as we can:

  • listen and provide emotional support
  • provide information and referrals
  • do domestic violence and sexual assault education
  • brainstorm with callers ways to keep safe
  • develop safety plans

Advocates can also work with Deaf and hearing friends and family members of Deaf survivors. Helpers can call us to learn more about intervention strategies and how to support survivors.

Support for Other Organizations

ADWAS also gives hearing domestic violence and sexual assault programs and shelters cultural training, support, education, and technical assistance to improve their accessibility for Deaf survivors. For shelters and programs that want training or information on working with Deaf survivors, they can contact us.

Information and Resources

Also offers a variety of resources, information, and support options for deaf survivors and their friends and families.

Provider Profiles:

ADWAS, in Seattle, Washington, partners with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), in Austin, Texas, to provide DV services in American Sign Language.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/11/2020
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Crisis Line: 800-273-8255
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Organization Name: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Address:
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Crisis Line: 800-273-8255
Toll Free Phone: 800-273-8255
Eligibility:

Anyone in a suicidal crisis.

Services Provided:

Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Crisis Chat Service provides online emotional support at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/1/2022
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
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Organization Name: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Address:
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Text: 1-800-985-5990
Toll Free Phone: 800-985-5990
Services Provided:

The Disaster Distress Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States. These counselors provide:

a. Crisis counseling for people in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster,
b. Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families,
c. Tips for healthy coping,
d. Referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support.

The Disaster Distress Helpline puts people in need of counseling on the path to recovery. Our staff members provide counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support. Since its launch in February 2012, the Disaster Distress Helpline has provided counseling and support in response to disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Ebola outbreak, and the Coronavirus pandemic.

Text "TalkWithUs" TO 66746 (Spanish-speakers can text 'Hablanos' to 66746); available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/1/2022