Crisis Helplines/Hotlines

Programs that provide immediate access to support and advice for people who are in distress with the objective of defusing the emotional impact of the crisis, ensuring the person's safety and helping the person to take the next steps toward resolving the problem. Hotlines/helplines are generally staffed by trained volunteers who are available via the telephone, email, live chat, texting and/or instant message (IM). (AIRS RP-1500.1400)

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RI

Statewide

Organization Name: United Way of Rhode Island
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Address: 50 Valley Street
RI
Phone: 401-444-0600
Toll Free Phone: 2-1-1
Languages Spoken: Spanish or Portuguese
Services Provided: Call 2-1-1
2-1-1 Rhode Island is a repository of information about services available in Rhode Island including child care, basic needs, care for elderly and help for a gambling addiction.

Outreach van 2-1-1 will connect you and your community with the help and human services you need.

Individuals can ask for help by phone, searching the website or chatting.
Provider Profiles: Get help with 2-1-1, your free and confidential resource for assistance with housing, food, childcare—and needs well beyond. Call or chat now to get connected right away. Our specialists are available for you 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Because 90,000 households in Rhode Island are struggling to meet basic needs, we help families with the essentials.

We believe not only in helping people through an immediate crisis, but also in funding programs that help people develop the tools they need to provide for themselves and their families. And we provide one place for everyone to call when they need help.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/5/2020
Address: RI
Toll Free Phone: 855-543-5465
Services Provided: The hotline, 1-855-KID LINK, connects parents and caregivers to children’s mental health services in Rhode Island, and helps families determine the best place to go for treatment. With this confidential hotline, parents and caregivers can dial a toll-free number, and be connected with emergency service clinicians or receive direction about the appropriate next step for managing their crisis.

Call the hotline if your child is:

Feeling excessive anger or sadness
Lashing out at siblings, friends and adults
Having behavior problems at school
Having severe worries
Hurting himself/herself or others
The service is free and available to all families. Evaluations for children are offered at Bradley Hospital and Gateway locations.
Provider Profiles: Kids’ Link RI™ is a hotline for children in emotional crisis. A program offered in collaboration with Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan, Hasbro Children's Hospital and Bradley Hospital, Kids’ Link RI is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children suffering from behavioral problems or psychiatric illness.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/31/2019

Nationwide

11240 Waples Mill Road Ste 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Address: 11240 Waples Mill Road Ste 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Email: 211@uww.unitedway.org
Eligibility: No restrictions
Services Provided: An information and referral national 2-1-1 center with access to contact information of 2-1-1 call centers nationwide.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/10/2019
San Francisco, CA 94119
Phone: 415-434-2437
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Address: San Francisco, CA 94119
Phone: 415-434-2437
Text: 415-200-2920
Toll Free Phone: 800-628-9240
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Eligibility: Contact for eligibility
Services Provided: AIDS/HIV Nightline services are anonymous and non-judgmental.

Emotional Support
Crisis Intervention
Caregiver Support
Grief and Bereavement support
Long-term and short-term support
Volunteers are trained to provide support for all HIV concerns.

Emotional Support for People with HIV
HIV Transmission Risk Assessment
HIV Testing Emotional Support
Prevention Education
HIV/AIDS Information
Referrals
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/4/2019
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
Phone: 800-448-3000
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Address: 14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
Phone: 800-448-3000
TDD: 800-448-1833
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Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Boys Town National Hotline is a 24 hour service that is providing crisis counseling, resource information and referrals to local services, with a focus on issues affecting children, teens and parents.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
Phone: 855-812-1001
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Address:
Phone: 855-812-1001
Toll Free Phone: 855-812-1001
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Email: nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org
Services Provided: Available 24/7
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/14/2019
Address:
Text: 741-741
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Eligibility: No restrictions.
Services Provided: Provides a 24/7 texting line for those in crisis. Text START to 741-741.
Crisis support in the US.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
10277 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424-362-2900 Crisis Line: 888-807-7250
Address: 10277 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424-362-2900
Crisis Line: 888-807-7250
Toll Free Phone: 800-273-8255
Services Provided: Suicide prevention services. Services include:
- 24/7 bilingual Crisis Line and Disaster Distress Helpline
- Crisis Chat
- Other Crisis Services
- Therapy and Support
- Training and Education
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 11/4/2019
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-647-7544
Address: 6 East 39th Street, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-647-7544
Toll Free Phone: 800-273-8255
Eligibility: young adults with suicidal thoughts
Services Provided: Suicide prevention and mental illness; equipping America’s teens and young adults with the skills and support they need to grow into healthy, thriving adults.
Help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems to safeguard individual and community health.
Develop expert resources and create powerful partnerships to ensure more teens and young adults get access to the resources and support they need to navigate life’s challenges.
Educate and equip students, families and communities to know when and how to support others who are in distress or struggling with a mental health issue.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
2261 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: 888-843-4564
Organization Name: LGBT National Help Center
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Address: 2261 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: 888-843-4564
Toll Free Phone: 888-843-4564
Email: help@LGBThotline.org
Eligibility: People with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/15/2019
KDES PAS-6, 800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Phone: 202-651-5051
Organization Name: Gallaudet University
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Address: KDES PAS-6, 800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Phone: 202-651-5051
TDD: 202-651-5052
Services Provided: Responds to inquiries about a diverse range of topics related to deaf and hard-of-hearing children from infancy to age 21.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
New Brunswick, NJ
Phone: 877-914-6662 Crisis Line: 877-914-6662
Organization Name: Rutgers' University Behavioral Health Care
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Address: New Brunswick, NJ
Phone: 877-914-6662
Crisis Line: 877-914-6662
Toll Free Phone: 877-914-6662
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Mothers of children with special needs
Services Provided: 24/7 peer-support helpline for mothers of children with special needs. Offers peer support, clinical assessment, database of trained service providers, support groups.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
1090 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-772-9100
Organization Name: NAF Hotline Fund
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Address: 1090 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-772-9100
Email: naf@prochoice.org
Services Provided: Provides unbiased information about abortion, provider referrals, and other resources, including financial assistance.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 6/6/2019
1220 L Street NW Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-656-4673 Crisis Line: 800-656-4673
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Organization Name: Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
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Address: 1220 L Street NW Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-656-4673
Crisis Line: 800-656-4673
Toll Free Phone: 800-656-4673
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Email: info@rainn.org
Services Provided: Created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/13/2019
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 888-628-9454 Crisis Line: 800-273-8255
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Organization Name: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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Address: New York, NY 10004
Phone: 888-628-9454
Crisis Line: 800-273-8255
Text: 800-273-8255
TDD: 800-799-4889
Toll Free Phone: 800-273-8255
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Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Open to everyone.
Services Provided: Suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number routes callers to the nearest accredited crisis center in the caller's area. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline calls are answered by staff at crisis centers across the United States who provide callers with crisis counseling and mental health referrals. Chat visitors routed to a subnetwork of crisis centers accredited in providing online emotional support at: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/13/2019
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 800-273-8255 Crisis Line: 8002738255
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Address: Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 800-273-8255
Crisis Line: 8002738255
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Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Anyone in a suicidal crisis.
Services Provided: Telephone and Online Resource: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24 hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in a suicidal crisis.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/24/2020
122 I Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: 800-784-2433 Crisis Line: 800 784 2433
Organization Name: Suicide Org
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Address: 122 I Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: 800-784-2433
Crisis Line: 800 784 2433
Toll Free Phone: 800-273-8255
Eligibility: Individuals considering suicide.
Services Provided: National suicide prevention hotline for individuals experiencing thoughts of suicide who are not in immediate danger.
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/13/2019
PO Box 69232
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 202-304-1200 Crisis Line: 866-488-7386
Organization Name: Trevor Project
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Address: PO Box 69232
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 202-304-1200
Crisis Line: 866-488-7386
Text: 202-304-1200
Email: info@thetrevorproject.org
Eligibility: LGBTQ young people under 25 years old.
Services Provided: Provides confidential, secure instant messaging and text service for LGBTQ youth; provides live help from trained volunteer counselors.

Text: TREVOR
TrevorChat: via thetrevorproject.org
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 11/6/2019
1391 North Speer Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 800-222-1222 Crisis Line: 800-222-1222
Organization Name: Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
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Address: 1391 North Speer Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 800-222-1222
Crisis Line: 800-222-1222
Toll Free Phone: 800-222-1222
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: A call center which provides information to health care professionals and the public related to possible poisoning emergencies.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/24/2020
PO Box 65323
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-790-6300 Crisis Line: 888-373-7888
Organization Name: Polaris
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Address: PO Box 65323
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-790-6300
Crisis Line: 888-373-7888
Text: 233733
TDD: 711
Email: help@humantraffickinghotline.org
Eligibility: Available to anyone needing help regarding a human trafficking situation or seeking information about human trafficking.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: A national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls, texts, and chats from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The Hotline is not a government entity, law enforcement, or an immigration authority.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 11/21/2019
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 877-726-4727 Crisis Line: 800-662-4357
Organization Name: Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health
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Address: 5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 877-726-4727
Crisis Line: 800-662-4357
TDD: 800484889
Toll Free Phone: 800-662-4357
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Anyone needing information or resources on substance use disorder and mental illness.
Services Provided: SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Site includes an online treatment locator.
Also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
1250 24th Street NW, Wuite 300
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 800-784-2433 Crisis Line: 800-784-2433
Organization Name: National Hopeline Network - Kristin Brooks Hope Center
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Address: 1250 24th Street NW, Wuite 300
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 800-784-2433
Crisis Line: 800-784-2433
Toll Free Phone: 800-784-2433
Services Provided: Our focus is suicide intervention, prevention, awareness and education. We provide help and hope through online crisis chat, college campus and high school events and other educational programs. Depression is treatable. Suicide is preventable. Join and support our suicide prevention efforts today!
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/13/2019
Oakland, CA
Phone: 510-771-1417 Crisis Line: 877-565-8860
Address: Oakland, CA
Phone: 510-771-1417
Crisis Line: 877-565-8860
Toll Free Phone: 877-565-8860
Email: contact@translife.org
Eligibility: Individuals going through problems being a transgender or gender non-conforming individuals.
Services Provided: Provides a toll free crisis hotline for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in the United States and Canada.
Micro-grants and guidance for updating an ID-affirming gender.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 11/6/2019