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

    Anxiety
    National Institute of Mental Health, 1-888-ANXIETY (1-888-269-4389)

    Cancer
    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

    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)
    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

    Crisis Intervention/Suicide
    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
    1-800-850-8078

    Depression
    NDMDA.org
    National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, 1-800-826-3632

    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 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
    abused.

    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
    Elder Abuse Hotline: 800-252-8966

    Gambling
    National Council on Problem Gambling, 800-522-4700.  

    Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
    1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line
    800-850-8078

    Grief Support
    National Grief Recovery Hotline, 800-445-4808

    Help Finding a Therapist
    1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)

    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)
    1-888-575-7373

    Lyme Disease Hotline
    1-800-886-LYME (1-800-886-5963)

    Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
    1-800-438-MADD (1-800-438-6233)

    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
    1-800-269-4327

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

    Poison Control: 800-362-9922

    Rape
    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

    Runaway/Exploited Children
    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.

    Self-Injury Hotline
    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)

    Self-injury Help

    Substance Abuse/Alcoholism
    Al-ateen: 800-352-9996

    Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
    1-800-356-9996
    1-800-841-0804

    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
    800-64-PANIC  (800-647-2642)

    Pet Loss Support Hotline - Grief Counseling Hotline
    Iowa State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine   1-888-ISU-PLSH (1-888-478-7574)

    PMS Access
    (800)222-4767
    7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. C.T.

    Youth
    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
    1-800-299-6504

    WAVE (Working Against Violence Everywhere)
    1-888-960-9600





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