The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Childhelp serves the U.S. and Canada 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All contacts are confidential.
Available 24/7 by phone or text at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or live chat
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. The Crisis Counselor helps move a texter from a hot moment to a cooler and calmer moment using effective active listening and suggested referrals – all through Crisis Text Line’s secure text messaging platform.
The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 by texting 741741
For nearly twenty-five years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has answered the call – over 5 million calls, chats, and texts since our doors opened in 1996 – for those affected by intimate partner violence and relationship abuse. From our 24/7/365 crisis and intervention hotline to our unprecedented data on the state of domestic violence to prevention programs like loveisrespect, The Hotline works at every level to ensure a future where all relationships are positive, healthy, and free from violence.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a national organization based in Austin, Texas. At the heart of The Hotline is our highly trained Advocate staff who provide high-quality, trauma-informed education, validation, and direct connection to service providers to help victims/survivors make life-changing decisions with dignity and respect. Our core focus includes crisis and intervention, prevention and education, and data and information. The Hotline and loveisrespect are completely confidential, anonymous, and available 24/7/365.
The Hotline is available by phone at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), TTY at 1-800-787-3224, and chat
Loveisrespect is available by phone at 1-866-331-9474, TTY at 1-866-331-8453, text by texting loveis to 22522, and chat
The U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline is a 24/7, confidential and multilingual service that provides support for victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking. With a network of nearly 4,000 partner service providers and trusted law enforcement, trained hotline advocates are able to help victims and survivors build plans so they can safely leave their situations or get the help they need to rebuild their lives. The Trafficking Hotline also takes tips from friends, neighbors, family members and others aware of a situation they are concerned may be trafficking. All communication with the Trafficking Hotline is confidential. The Trafficking Hotline can communicate via phone in more than 200 languages through a translation service, as well as text, webchat, email, and webform in English and Spanish. The Trafficking Hotline is operated by Polaris and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other donors.
Available 24/7 by phone (1-888-373-7888), text (233733), or chat
The National Center for Missing & Exploited children operates a 24/7 hotline 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) that accepts reports on missing and exploited children. NCMEC’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet.
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) accepts reports and leads related to missing children. After a child goes missing and families report to law enforcement, parents can contact 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) to report the child missing. When you call NCMEC, a Call Center specialist will record information about your child. A NCMEC case management team will next work directly with your family and the law enforcement agency investigating your case. They will offer technical assistance tailored to your case to help ensure all available search and recovery methods are used. This includes rapidly creating and disseminating posters to generate leads, analyzing leads reported to the hotline, connecting with federal agencies, and providing support, resources, and referrals.
The CyberTipline is available 24/7 by phone by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or making an online report.
The hotline is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
Through its 24/7 crisis services, an extensive database of over 6,500 local resources across the country, and valuable prevention and education tools, the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) works to keep America’s youth safe and off the streets. Serving as the national crisis and communication system for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth, NRS responds to youth and families in crisis through its hotline (1-800-RUNAWAY) and online services (1800RUNAWAY.org), including chat, email, and forum. Each year, NRS connects over 125,000 people to help and hope through its free, confidential services.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline (NSAH) is a safe and confidential service for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. It is available 24/7 for free, in English and Spanish. The NSAH is operated by RAINN in partnership with over 1,000 local sexual assault service providers around the country. The hotline can be accessed via telephone or online chat. Telephone calls are routed to the nearest local sexual assault service provider, and chats are answered by RAINN’s trained support specialists. Over the past 26 years, the NSAH has helped over 3.5 million survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones.
Pathways To Safety International provides critical and often life-saving services to American victims of gender-based violence abroad including sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and forced marriage. This is achieved by case managers and advocates through a crisis email. The organization has served over 10,000 Americans in 165+ foreign countries since 1999.
Availability through email at [email protected].
StrongHearts Native Helpline is a free, confidential, and anonymous culturally specific helpline for Native Americans impacted by domestic, dating, and sexual violence. Contacts can connect one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide peer support, lifesaving tools, and connection with direct service providers to enable survivors to find safety and healing. StrongHearts is a collaborative project of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. We exist to restore power to Native Americans impacted by domestic violence, dating, and sexual violence by weaving together a braid of safety, sovereignty, and support.
StrongHearts is available 24/7 by phone 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) or by chat.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support and crisis counseling to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is a national network of over 170 local crisis centers, uniting local resources with national standards and best practices. In addition to telephone based services, the Lifeline’s Crisis Chat service routes chat visitors to a subnetwork of crisis centers accredited to provide online emotional support. Funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by Vibrant Emotional Health, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a leader in suicide prevention and mental health crisis care. Since its inception in 2005, the Lifeline has engaged in innovative public messaging, development of best practices in mental health, cutting-edge partnerships, and more to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention for all.
Crisis Hotline is available 24/7 at the following hotline numbers or by Crisis Chat:
- English: 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Spanish: 888-628-9454
- Veterans (partnership with VA and SAMHSA, calls route to Veterans Crisis Line): 800-273-TALK (8255), Press 1
- TTY: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711
WomensLaw is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Our website, WomensLaw.org, explains laws relacted to domestic violence in “plain language” and provides links to legal and non-legal domestic violence organizations in each state. WomensLaw also has an email hotline where victims and their friends, families, and advocates can ask legal questions and get a response from a lawyer. The Email Hotline and much of the legal information is available in both Spanish and English.
Availability through the Email Hotline
VictimConnect Resource Center (VCRC) is a weekday phone, chat, and text-based referral helpline operated by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Services are available for all victims of crime in the United States and its territories. Visitors to the hotline receive strength-based and trauma-informed services and referrals in over 200 languages. Our Victim Assistance specialist provides emotional support, information, and referrals that empower visitors as they navigate the physical, emotional, legal, and financial consequences of crime. Referrals are tailored to individual needs and can be made to local, state, and national organizations.
VictimConnect Resource Center is available weekdays 9-5 EST by phone or text at 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846) or by Chat.