National Crisis & Referral Numbers
(All numbers are available 24 hours a day / 7days a week unless otherwise noted)
Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline: 800-344-2666
Al-Anon provides help for people who are the relatives and friends of a problem drinker.
The Boys Town National Hotline: 800-448-3000
The Boys Town National Hotline is for children and parents to call with any problem at
any time, including:
• Running away
• Parenting problems
• Relationship concerns
• Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse
• Chemical dependency
• Mental health
• Aggressive behavior
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child
abuse. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to
thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.
Covenant House Nineline: 800-999-9999 or www.nineline.org
This is a crisis line for youth, teens, and families that helps regarding drugs, abuse,
homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.
CyberTipline: 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678) or www.cybertipline.org
CyberTipline is a reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation including
child pornography, online enticement of children for sex acts, molestation of children
outside the family, sex tourism of children, child victims of prostitution, and unsolicited
obscene material sent to a child.
NAMI Helpline 800-950-NAMI (800-950-6264) www.nami.org
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill staffs this information line 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Monday through Friday. NAMI shares information about mental health issues and
provides referrals to support groups and educational programs.
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Service 800-662-HELP (800-662-
This is not a hotline, but a referral service.
National Runaway Switchboard: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929) or
The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) gives help to youth and their families by
providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals
through a 24-hour hotline.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
Or Hopeline 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Both are 24-hour, toll-free services available to anyone in suicidal crisis. Call for
yourself, or someone you care about.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 866-331-9474 www.loveisrespect.org
This number is answered 24 hours a day by advocates trained on domestic violence.
From 4 p.m. to midnight, peer advocates are available on the phones and on online chats.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673) or
RAINN operates The National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with 1,100 rape
crisis centers across the nation, providing free, confidential advice 24/7. RAINN also
operates The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.
SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends): 1-800-DONT-CUT (1-800-366-8288) or
This is an information line answered 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. SAFE
shares information and referrals on ending self-injurious behavior.
The Trevor Helpline: 866-4-U-Trevor (866-488-7386) or www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Hotline is the only national crisis and suicide prevention helpline for gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Trained counselors listen and
understand without judgment.