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While we seek to keep an up to date listing, phone numbers and organizations can change. We apologize for any
inconvenience, but wish to remind you that you can Yahoo! or Google search any particular topic you seek. There is
always a helping hand out there. You are never alone.
Hotline: 800-621-0379 8:30AM-4:00PM, Mon-Fri information and referral services, free brochures
National Institute of Mental Health, 1-888-ANXIETY (1-888-269-4389)
Cancer Information Service: 1-800-422-6237
Look Good/Feel Better: 1-800-332-2832 Look Good…Feel Better is a free, non-medical, national public service
program founded in 1989 and supported by corporate donors to help women offset appearance-related changes
from cancer treatment. Web site: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.com
ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (422.4453) or 800.2.A.CHILD (222.4453, TDD for
Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives 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
Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line: 800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833 (TDD)
Provides short-term crisis intervention and counseling and 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.
The Trevor HelpLine
Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention
National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, 1-800-826-3632
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 people with emergency help in their 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
Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-829-1122
Eating and Associated Disorders
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD): 847-831-3438 (long distance)
Elder Abuse Hotline: 800-252-8966
National Council on Problem Gambling, 800-522-4700.
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line
National Grief Recovery Hotline, 800-445-4808
Help Finding a Therapist
HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network
1-800-458-5231 9AM-6PM Mon-Fri includes info on new medicines, treatment trials, HIV & AIDS, with info specialists
avail. to answer questions; also at www.cdc.gov/hiv/
National AIDS Hotline: 800-342-AIDS (2437)
Information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling. Open 24
hours, seven days a week.
AIDS Hotline in Spanish: 800-344-SIDA (7432)
Open 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, seven days a week.
AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired: 800-243-7889 (TDD)
Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday
National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: 800-227-8922
Information and referrals to free and low-cost public clinics. Operators can answer general questions on prevention,
symptoms, transmission and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time, Monday through Friday.
Sexually Transmitted Disease & AIDS/HIV Information Hotline: 800-332-2437, TTY - 800-332-3889 (Ohio)
Learning Disabilities - (National Center)
Lyme Disease Hotline
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
National Association for Shoplifting Prevention
1 800-848-9595 Offers help to shoplifters and retailers.
Website: www.shopliftingprevention.org Dual site provides a section to help shoplifters deal with their problem and
a separate section for retailers in preventing shoplifting.
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
National Mental Health Association
1-800-969-6642 9AM-5PM Mon-Fri information on mental health topics and referrals, access to an info specialist
Poison Control Any Kind of Substance: 800-662-9886
Poison Control: 800-362-9922
Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Stop It Now! (Sexual Abuse): 1-888-PREVENT
Society's League Against Molestation: 1-609-858-7800
Missing Children Network: 800-235-3535
The National Call Center for At-Risk Youth: (818) 710-1181
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. Voice mail 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. Voice mail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.
SAFE (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program
S.A.F.E. Don't Cut (www.selfinjury.com)
1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
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
Boys Town National Hotline: 800-448-3000
Ecstasy Addiction: 1-800-468-6933
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.
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.
Panic Disorder Information Hotline
Pet Loss Support Hotline - Grief Counseling Hotline
Iowa State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine 1-888-ISU-PLSH (1-888-478-7574)
7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. C.T.
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.
Center for the Prevention of School Violence
WAVE (Working Against Violence Everywhere)
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