Prevention Hotlines

You don’t have to go through it alone.

Not sure where to start? You can always dial 2-1-1 on your phone or visit https://211.org to speak with the national human service call center.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Hotline: 1 (800)-273-8255
Chat: https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat
Website: https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and online chat

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline

SAMHSA’s National Helpline provides free and confidential treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance abuse disorders.

Hotline: 1 (800)-662-4357
Website: https://samhsa.gov

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone in English and Spanish

Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) is available for anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Hotline: 1 (800)-799-7233
Website: https://www.thehotline.org

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and online chat

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline

The LGBT National Help Center serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people by providing free and confidential peer support and local resources.

Hotline: 1 (888)-843-4564
Youth Talkline: 1 (800)-246-7743
Senior Helpline: 1 (888) 234-7243
Email: help@GLBThotline.org
Website: https://www.glbthotline.org

Hours vary, available via phone and online chat

Womens’ Law

The WomensLaw online helpline provides basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support for victims of abuse.

Email: https://hotline.womenslaw.org/public
Website: https://www.womenslaw.org

Sexual Assault

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) — National Sexual Assault Hotline

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Hotline: 1 (800)-656-4673
Website: https://www.rainn.org

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and online chat

Children, Youth, and Teenagers

National Runaway Safeline

The National Runaway Safeline provides crisis and support services for homeless and runaway youth in the United States.

Hotline: 1 (800)-786-2929
Email: info@1800runaway.org
Website: https://www.1800runaway.org

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, email, forum, and online chat

ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

Hotline: 1 (800)-422-4453
Website: https://www.childhelp.org

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and text

Additional Resources

Contact the VictimConnect Hotline by phone or chat for more information or assistance in locating services that can help you or a loved one.

Hotline: 1 (855)-4-VICTIM
Website: https://www.victimconnect.org/resources/national-hotlines