Crisis Hotlines

If you are experiencing a true emergency, dial 911 immediately or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room.

National Numbers

Alcohol and Drug Helpline (24-Hours)

Provides referrals to local facilities where adolescents and adults can seek help. Brief intervention.

  • 800-821-4357

Child Abuse (Child Help USA) (24-Hours)

Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives referrals to local social service groups.

  • 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
  • TDD 800-2-A-CHILD (800-222-4453)

Children in immediate risk or danger

  • 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678)


For reporting the exploitation of children

  • 800-843-5678

Covenant House Nineline

Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.

  • 800-999-9999

Girls/Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line (24-Hours)

  • 800-448-3000 TDD 800-448-1833

Between Friends (Battered Women & Children) Helpline

  • 800-603-HELP (800-603-4357)

National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse Resource Hotline (24-Hours)

Provides crisis intervention and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of domestic violence/abuse, or who suspects that someone they know is being abused.

  • 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)
  • (TDD) 800-787-3224
  • (Spanish) 800-942-6908

NAMI Helpline –
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

  • 800-950-NAMI (800-950-6264)

National Mental Health Assn. (M-F, 9-5, EST)

Provides free information on specific disorders, referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of local mental health associations

  • 800-969-6642

National Institute of Mental Health

Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder-for professionals and general public.

  • 800-647-2642

National Rape Crisis Hotline (RAINN)

  • 800-656-4673

National Youth Crisis Hotline (24-Hours)

Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse

  • 800-442-HOPE (800-442-4673)

National Runaway Switchboard

Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Has access to AT&T-Language Line.

  • 800-621-4000

SAFE (Safe Alternatives Finally Ends) Not a crisis hotline

  • 800-DONT-CUT (800-366-8288)

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year- round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.

Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the network. Helpline staff provides counseling and support, including information on common stress reactions and healthy coping, as well as referrals to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support.

Visit for additional information and resources related to disaster behavioral health.

  • 1-800-985-5990
  • Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746

Los Angeles Hotline Numbers

L.A. Co. Mental Health/Crisis Line

  • 800-854-7771

L.A. Co. Suicide Prevention Crisis Center (24-Hours)

  • 877-727-4747 or 310-391-1253

L.A. Co. Assaults Against Women Hotline (24-Hours)

  • 213-626-3393

Women and Children Crisis Shelter Referral Service (24-Hours)

  • 562-945-3939

Child Abuse Hotline (L.A. Co. Dept. of Children’s Services)

  • 800-540-4000

UCLA (Santa Monica) Rape Treatment Center (8-5pm)

  • 310-319-4503

Alcoholics Anonymous (24-Hours)

  • 800-923-8722 or 323-936-4343

Cocaine Anonymous (24-Hours)

  • 310-559-5833

Cocaine Anonymous L.A. Area

  • 310-216-4444

Cocaine Anonymous Meeting Hotline

  • 800-347-8998

Narcotics Anonymous (24 Hours)

  • 800-863-2962
  • 323-933-5395

California Youth Crisis Line (24 Hours)

  • 800-843-5200

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency

  • 818-997-0414 : Los Angeles Rehab Centers

  • 800-662-4357