national resources and hotlines

National Resources 

Abuse Recovery

The Jason Foundation

  • JFI is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers, and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

American Foundation for Suicide Awareness 

  • Suicide Awareness Programs and Resources for survivors, individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts, and loved ones who have lost someone to suicide.  

 National Domestic Violence Hotline  

  • Safety planning, local resources, education, and support. Available for anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Love is Respect  

  • Love is Respect offers information, support, and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. 

 StrongHearts Native Helpline  

  • The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a safe, anonymous, and confidential service for Native Americans experiencing domestic violence and dating violence.

Pathways to Safety International  

  • Pathways to Safety International assists Americans experiencing interpersonal and gender-based violence abroad. 
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, email, 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.

Women’s Law  

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

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network   

  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. 

Department of Defense (DOD) Safe Helpline for Sexual Assault  

  • The DOD Safe Helpline is a crisis support service designed to provide sexual assault services for survivors, their loved ones, and other members of the DOD community.

National Human Trafficking Hotline   

  • The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.

National Runaway Safeline  

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, email, forum, and online chat. 
  • The National Runaway Safeline provides crisis and support services for homeless and runaway youth in the United States.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)  

  • NCMEC serves as a clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization. 

ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline  

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

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Vision

  • Their mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. They are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

  • NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives

Mental Health America  

  • MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.  

 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  

  • SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. 

The National Institute of Mental Health   

  •  NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network  

  • Their mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the united states.

The VictimConnect Resource Center  

  • A referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines:


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. 

  • Text: TALK to 741741. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

  • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 
  • TTY 1-800-787-3224 
  • Live Chat 

 Love is Respect 

  • Text: LOVEIS to 22522 
  • Call 1.866.331.9474 
  • Live Chat  

National Human Trafficking Hotline 

  • 1-888-373-7888
    Text: 233733

National Runaway Safeline 

  • 800) 786 – 2929

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) 

  •  (800) 843 – 5678

National Sexual Assault Hotline  

  • 800.656.HOPE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

  • (800) 273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Spanish) 

  • (888) 628-9454

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing) 

  • (800) 799-4889 

 Crisis Text Line 

  • Text HELLO to 741741

Veterans Crisis Line 

  • (800) 273-8255

National Graduate Student Crisis Hotline 

  • (877) 472-3457

National Sexual Assault Hotline 

  • (800) 656-4673

Child Abuse Hotline 

  • (800) 422-4453

CDC National HIV & AIDS Hotline 

  • (800) 342-2437

Alcoholics Anonymous 

  • (202) 966-9155

Narcotics Anonymous 

  • (800) 543-4670

Gamblers Anonymous 

  • (855) 222-5542