Important Phone Numbers

Child Abuse

ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (422.4453) or 800.2.A.CHILD (222.4453, TDD for hearing impaired)
Crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse,
Referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse,
Operates 24 hours, seven days a week

Department of social services for public to access information:

        * 800-345-KIDS: Provides information concerning children available for adoption and other children's programs
        * 800-342-3009: Access to general information regarding Department programs and HEAP Hotline
        * 800-732-5207: Day Care Complaint Line
        * 800-342-3720: Child Abuse Hotline

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE

Crisis Intervention/Suicide
Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line: 800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833 (TDD)
Short-term crisis intervention and counseling,
Referrals to local community resources,
Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues.
Operates 24 hours, seven days a week

Covenant House Hotline: 800-999-9999
Crisis line for youth, teens, and families,
Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States,
Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.
Operates 24 hours, seven days a week

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse:
800-799-SAFE /800-799-7233/800-787-3224 TDD
800-942-6908 Spanish Speaking
24-hour-a-day hotline,
Provides crisis intervention and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse. English and Spanish speaking advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staffed by trained volunteers who are ready to connect with emergency help in own communities, including emergency services and shelters. The staff can also provide information and referrals for a variety of non-emergency services, including counseling for adults and children, and assistance in reporting abuse. They have an extensive database of domestic violence treatment providers in all US states and territories. Many staff members speak languages besides English, and they have 24-hour access to translators for approximately 150 languages. For the hearing impaired, there is a TDD number. This is a great resource for anyone--man, woman or child--who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence or abuse, or who suspects that someone they know is being abused.

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-829-1122

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Hotline: 800-252-8966

Alzheimer's Association Hotline: 800-621-0379 8:30AM-4:00PM, Mon-Fri information and referral services, free brochures

Parent Hotline

-800-840-6537: Parent Hotline to helping families who are in a crisis situation. It lists behaviors for parents to be aware of such as drug use and a questionnaire on if a child is in need of intervention. Very resourceful site.

(1-888-281-3000)  24 Hour Parent Support Line The Parent Support Line is a program of The Effort, a multi-service agency in CA - offers 24hr emotional support to parents (and anyone else involved with children of all ages) who are in crisis or in need of a little support, as well as exploring resources that may be available for additional support. We can take calls from anywhere in the US.

Poison Control
Poison Control Any Kind of Substance: 800-662-9886

Poison Control: 800-222-1222


Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline: 800-656-4673

Runaway/exploited Children

Missing Children Network: 800-235-3535

Thursday's Child's National Youth Advocacy Hotline at

1 (800) USA KIDS

National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children: 800-843-5678
Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children. Offers assistance to law enforcement agents. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

National Runaway Switchboard: 800-621-4000
Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Provides information and local referrals to adolescents and families. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Child Find of America Hotline:  800-I-AM-LOST (426.5678)
Looks for missing and abducted children. Operators available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.

CONFIDENTIAL Runaway Hotline: 800-231-6946

Parent Abduction Hotline: 800-292-9688
Provides crisis mediation in parental abduction. Provides prevention information and referrals to local agencies. Operators available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.

Substance Abuse/alcoholism

The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resource Center  1 800 390 4056

Boys Town National Hotline  800-448-3000
National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline:  800-662-HELP (4357)
Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

National Cocaine Hotline: 800-COCAINE (262-2463)
Information, crisis intervention, and referrals to local rehab centers for all types of drug dependency. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Al-ateen: 800-352-9996

Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 800-234-0246

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 800-234-0420

Alcohol Hotline Support & Information: 800-331-2900


National Youth Crisis Hotline: 800-442-HOPE (4673)
Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.