National Hotline Numbers

National Child Abuse Hotline: 

  • 1-800-422-4453, push 1 to talk to a hotline counselor. (Call this number for help if you have been abused, suspect a child or teenager is being sexually abused, or if you are an abuser.)  For hearing impaired, call 1-800-222-4523.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

List of State Child Abuse and Neglect reporting numbers

Crisis Text Line (U.S.A.):

  • Text CONNECT to 741741.

Crisis Text Line (Canada):

  • Text HOME to 686868 to text with a trained Crisis Responder.

IMAlive: virtual crisis online chat center

Depression Hotline


Domestic Violence Hotline


National Domestic Violence Hotline:

  • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) – Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women:  1-888-743-5754

STAND Against Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline:  1-888-215-5555

Eating Disorders Hotline

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)

1-847-831-3438 (long distance)

Elder Abuse Hotline


National Human Trafficking Hotline

    • 1-888-373-7888 – OR text 233733.  Caller can report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in their area; or request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.

Parents Hotline


    • Parent Hotline is a website dedicated to helping families who are in a crisis situation.

Rape/Sexual Assault Hotline


    • Safe Helpline 1-877-995-5247. Rainn also operates a sexual assault support line specifically for members of the DoD (Department of Defense) community

    • Safe Horizon Rape, Sexual Assault, and Incest hotline212.227.3000

    • Take Back The Night Foundation Hotline1-866-966-9013: Legal support for survivors in every state. Referrals to counseling, support, legal aid, hospitals.

    • Montreal, Quebec Rape Crisis Centre hotline: 514-934-4504

    • Toronto, Ontario Rape Crisis Centre hotline: 416-597-1171

    • United Kingdom National Helpline: 0808-802-9999 (open daily from 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm UK time)

    • Victoria, British Columbia Women’s Sexual Assault Centre hotline: 250-383-3232

Runaway or Homeless Youth Hotline


    • National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY ( 1-800-786-2929 ) – a national, toll-free hotline for runaway and homeless youth, teens in crisis and concerned family/friends. Completely confidential.

    • Covenant House 1-800-999-9999 (Youth and Parents, 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline which provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families throughout the U.S.

Self-Injury Hotline

Stalking Hotline


Substance Abuse/Alcholism Hotline


Suicide Hotlines in the United States:

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255) – available 24/7

Suicide Hotlines International:



    • Argentina: 54-0223-493-0430

    • Australia: 13 11 14

    • Belgium: 106

    • Canada (Ontario): 519-416-486-2242

    • Canada (Alberta): 1-888-787-2880

    • Canada (British Columbia): 1-866-872-0113

    • Canada (Quebec): 514-723-4000

    • China: 852-2382-0000

    • Costa Rica: 506-253-5439

    • Germany: 0800-181-0721

    • India: 92-22-307-3451

    • Ireland: 44-0-8457-90-90-90

    • Israel: 1201

    • Japan: 3-5286-9090

    • Mexico: 525-510-2550

    • South Africa: 0861-322-322

    • Spain: 717 003 717

    • Switzerland: 143

    • Thailand: 02-249-9977

    • Ukraine: 0487- 327715

    • United Kingdom: 08457-90-90-90

    • United Kingdom: Text 07725 90 90 90

    • Zimbabwe: 080 12 333 333

Surrender Your Baby Hotline


    • National Safe Haven Alliance Crisis Hotline1-888-510-BABY (2229). Call this toll free numbers if you want to surrender your baby or are pregnant and have questions about how the “Safely Surrendered Baby” laws in your state can help you. There are “safe surrender” sites in many locations—usually any hospital, fire station, lifeguard station—where you can safely hand over your baby with no questions asked. There are laws in place to protect your privacy and ensure that your baby is not abandoned in an unsafe place when you are in crisis.

Veterans Crisis Hotline

    • VA National Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8am-11pm, Sat 10:30am-6pm).

Youth/Teen Crisis Intervention Hotline

    • Teen Text Line: Text TEEN 839863 Daily from 6pm-9pm PST

    • Youthline1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454): Free confidential teen-to-teen crisis help support hotline where youths can call, text, chat, or email and get into contact with a trained youth. Youths are available from 4-10 PM PST daily, while adults are available at all other times. No problem is too big or too small.

    • Youth Development International Crisis Hotline1-800-HIT-HOME (1800-448-4663): This youth crisis hotline provides crisis intervention counseling, information and referral on youth issues, child abuse, pregnancy, runaways, suicide, shelters, churches, transportation and more.

Warm Lines

Warmlines are for when you need someone to talk to but are not in crisis: This site lists warmlines by state.