We provide a list of hotlines as a convenience to those seeking immediate help. We do not run any of these hotlines – please see our Disclaimers.

If you are in crisis, call your doctor, or 988 for the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to talk with a skilled counselor at a crisis center in your area, any time. They also offer a confidential online chat click here. For other emergencies, call 911. If you’re located outside the U.S., call your local emergency number – find it here.


CDC AIDS Information website

AIDS Info: Treatment, Prevention and Research
(800) HIV-0440


Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics
Automated meeting information
(800) 344-2666

Families Anonymous – 12-step program similar to Al-Anon, meeting information only
(800) 736-9805

SAMHSA National Helpline
800-662-HELP (4357)

Alzheimer’s / Dementia

Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline
(800) 272-3900

Child Abuse

California Child Protection Hotline
Within CA only: (800) 540-4000

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

Covenant House – Help for runaways
(800) 999-9999

Crisis & Suicide

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000

International Suicide Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – For youth and adults

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
(800) 656-HOPE

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Center Helpline
(800) 931-2237
Open M-F, 9-9 pm

Elder Abuse

If living in a care facility for the Long-Term, call  Care Ombudsman CRISIS Line.
(800) 231-4024

If living at home – call Adult Protective Services in your area.


AARP’s Fraud Watch Helpline
(877) 908-3360


LGBT National ​Hotline
(888) 843-4564

The Trevor Project for LGBT youth
(866) 488-7386

(877) 565-8860


American Association of Poison Control Centers
(800) 222-1222


Planned Parenthood Hotline
(800) 230-PLAN (7526)

Rape & Sexual Assault

Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
(800) 656-HOPE

National Domestic Violence Hotline / Child Abuse / Sexual Abuse
(800) 799-7233

Running Away

National Runaway Safeline

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678

Child Find of America Helpline
(800) 426-5678

Substance Abuse

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
(800) 662-4357

Poison Control
(800) 222-1222

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-4357

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998


U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, call 988, text 988, or Click Here to Chat. Additional resources can be found at


Veterans Crisis Line
Call 988 press 1, or text 838255. To chat, click here.


Disaster Distress Hotline (SAMHSA)
(800) 985-5990

Shoplifters Anonymous
(800) 848-9595
Open M-F, 9-5pm; otherwise use their website

YouthLine (Teens helping teens)
(877) 968-8491
Text TEEN2TEEN to 839863