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 or have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you have suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-8255 to talk with a skilled counselor at a crisis center in your area, any time. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also offers a confidential online chat; click here. 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
(800) 273-8255

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 800-273-8255, text TALK to 741741, Click Here to Chat, or go to for additional resources.


Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text 838255


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