Hotline Directory

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USA NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINES–Toll-Free / 24 hours / 7 days a week

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)


TEEN 2 TEEN HOTLINE–Are you in need of someone to talk to? Someone who will really hear you…. without judging or criticizing you? Right now, there are trained peer counselors your age, waiting to talk with you on the phone, or to chat with you online. Teenline counselors are taught how to lead you through the difficult times in your life, and to help you form action plans to deal with the issures you are facing today.
To speak with a trained Volunteer Teen Counselor:
Call (714) New-Teen or (714)639-8336 between 5 pm & 9 pm

BOYS TOWN USA–The Boys Town National HotlineSM is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidiology (AAS). Parents, teens and families can find help with the following:
Suicide prevention
Sexual abuse
Parenting troubles
Physical abuse
School issues
Chemical dependency
Relationship problems
Emotional abuse
And much more
TTY: 1-800-448-1833

COVENANT HOUSE–Since 1987, the Covenant House NINELINE has been helping young people in need gain immediate access to our crisis and counseling services. NINELINE is also a valuable resource for parents seeking guidance about difficult family situations, or for those desperately trying to locate a runaway child.

Number Nyne Crisis Hotline— hotline to discuss a variety of topics. We also provide referrals for shelters, mental health care and other community services in Norman, OK and the Oklahoma City metro area. All calls are anonymous, confidential and not recorded. While our primary function is to support the student population at the Univeristy of Oklahoma, we are also commited to helping Oklahomans across the state. We are open 7 days per week in the Fall and Spring from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM CST. We are open 7 days per week in the Summer from 8:00 PM to Midnight CST. However, we are closed during the Univeristy of Oklahoma Holidays and semester breaks. Please view our academic calendar for our vacation/break schedule:
1-405-325-NYNE (1-405-325-6369)<wbr />htm/

YOUTH AMERICA HOTLINE–YAH is the first and only toll free, peer to peer hotline network linking callers to community based peer counseling hotlines in the nation.
1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)

THE TREVOR PROJECT–The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)


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
National Domestic Violence Hotline–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.
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
TTY: 1-800-787-3224

Eating and Associated Disorders–National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)
1-847-831-3438 (long distance)
National Mental Health Association–9AM-5PM Mon-Fri information on mental health topics and referrals, access to an info specialist
1-800-969-664National Mental Health Association2

HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases–The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network 9AM-6PM Mon-Fri includes info on new medicines, treatment trials, HIV & AIDS, with info specialists avail.

National AIDS Hotline–Information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.
1-800-342-AIDS (1-800-342-2437)
AIDS Hotline in Spanish–Open 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, seven days a week.
1-800-344-SIDA (1-800-344-7432)
AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired–Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday
1-800-243-7889 (TDD)
National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline–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
TTY: 1-800-332-3889

Parent Hotline

Poison Control Any Kind of Substance
Poison Control

Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline

Thursday’s Child’s National Youth Advocacy Hotline
National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children–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–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–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.
1-800-I-AM-LOST (1-800-426-5678)
CONFIDENTIAL Runaway Hotline
Parent Abduction Hotline–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.
24/7 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Referral Service (Private, High End Facilities)
24 Hour Drug Addiction Hotline–Drug rehab referral services; includes large list of drug-specific helplines and hotlines.

The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resource Center
National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline–Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
800-662-HELP (4357)
National Cocaine Hotline–Information, crisis intervention, and referrals to local rehab centers for all types of drug dependency. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
1-800-COCAINE (262-2463)
Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment
Alcohol Hotline Support & Information


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Most of the programs listed on this website are not regulated by the federal government, and many are not subject to state licensing or monitoring as mental health or educational facilities, either. A 2007 Report to Congress by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found cases involving serious abuse and neglect at some of these programs. Many programs advertise on the Internet and through other media, making claims about staff credentials, the level of treatment a participant will receive, program accreditation, education credit transfers, success rates, and endorsements by educational consultants. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, cautions that before you enroll a youngster in a private residential treatment program, check it out: ask questions; ask for proof or support for claims about staff credentials, program accreditation, and endorsements; do a site visit; and get all policies and promises in writing. Click here for questions to ask before you enroll your child in any program.

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