Help lines and links

(current June 1, 2022)


In an emergency call 911


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; TTY: preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255; Español: 1-888-628-9454; chat. 


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988 is a 3 digit code, that will be available nationwide for call (multiple languages), text or chat (English only) on July 16, 2022.

National Child Abuse Hotline: Call or text 1-800-422-4453  

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673, en Español; chat.   (en Español enlace)


National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233; TTY: 1-800-787-3224; Text: “START” to 88788; chat.

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888, en Español; TTY: 711; Text 233733; chat.  (en Español enlace)

National Runaway and Homeless Youth Hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929); chat.

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741; Texto en Español AYUDA al 741741  (en Español enlace)


National Mental Health and Substance Abuse Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357); TTY: 1-800-487-4889; Ambos en Español.


Gang Involvement: If you are in of need support, or trying to leave, we haven’t been able to find a USA national hotline. There are often local/regional areas that have programs you can reach out to. And while not specific to gangs, there is the Crisis Text Line, and as needed any of the others on or/and indicated by this list. 

There is no way to include all national/regional/local hotlines/numbers/weblinks.  That said, for yourself or/and others, if needed and as you safely can, reach out to these or/and other crisis, information, any available source, for whatever you may need.  Healthcare, food, shelter, utilities, legal help, resources, advocacy, so on, are often available. If what you need is not available in your area, if/as you safely can, reach out to someone. 

Also, the listed websites/numbers, and usually others like them, are for if you are worried about someone else.

If you have additional free sources or information to share, please message us through our contact page.  While we apologize, we only have English speaking support right now, the goal is to have the information and resources available in multiple languages, as well as global pages as possible. We conduct due diligence on all submissions to validate.