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National Hotlines, Referral Resources, and Support Services

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
The mission of the Childhelp hotline is to provide help or answer questions about child abuse or neglect 24 hours a day.

FEMA Disaster Aid Hotline
This hotline is available to provide direct and financial assistance to individuals, families, and businesses in an area whose property has been damaged or destroyed by disaster.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678)
The mission of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is to help  prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; provide assistance with finding missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them 24 hours a day

National Center for Victims of Crime
800-FYI-CALL (800-394-2255)
The National Center for Victims of Crime provides a hotline and referrals to local resources. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and is offered in numerous languages.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) and 800-787-3224 (TDD)
The mission of the National Domestic Violence Hotline is to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals for individuals experiencing domestic violence. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and assistance is offered in numerous languages.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
The Center provides information and resources to victims of human trafficking, accepts tips from individuals wishing to provide information about possible victims, and assists other individuals or organizations seeking information about this phenomenon. When appropriate, the Resource Center makes referrals to local organizations that assist victims with counseling, case management, legal advice, and other appropriate services, as well as makes referrals to law enforcement agencies in order to help trapped victims reach safety.

Mental Health America (f/k/a National Mental Health Association)
800-969-6MHA (6642)
The mission of MHA is to promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation. MHA offers information and resources on numerous mental health topics.
National Organization for Victim Assistance 800-TRY-NOVA (800-879-6682)
NOVA’s mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis. The hotline provides information and referrals and is available 24 hours a day.

National Resource and Training Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
The Center is focused on the effective organization and delivery of services for people who are homeless and who have serious mental illnesses by providing technical assistance and training.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)
This hotline is operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), which also carries out programs to help prevent sexual assault, assist victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
This suicide prevention service is available to anyone in suicidal crisis and is available 24/7.

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
866-331-9474 and 866-331-8453 (TTY)
This hotline was created to help teens ages 13-18 that experience dating abuse and it is available 24/7.

OVC Victim and Family Assistance Call Center
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime offers links to state victim assistance and compensation programs that are VOCA funded. The OVC Victim and Family Assistance Call Center is available to victims and family members of violence and terrorism and provides information and assistance, including referrals for housing, financial assistance, and mental health counseling.

Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are or may be affected by mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
The Clearinghouse is a one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.

SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
800-662-HELP (4357); 800-487-4889 (TDD); 877-767-8432 (Espanol)
A searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs that shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse problems.

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Last Updated on November 15, 2011


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