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CRISIS HOTLINES

 

If you are currently feeling suicidal or you are in immediate crisis call 911.

 

Befriender’s International offers crisis resources around the world.

http://www.befrienders.org/

 

(alphabetical order)

 

CANCER

Cancer Information Service: http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/cis
800-422-6237

 

CHILD ABUSE

ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: http://www.childhelp.org/resources/learning-center/for-kids
800-4-A-CHILD (422.4453) or 800.2.A.CHILD (222.4453, TDD for hearing impaired)
Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Department of social services for public to access information:
• 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: 1-800-25-ABUSE

 

CRISIS INTERVENTION/SUICIDE

Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line: http://www.boystown.org/news/releases/waranxiety.asp
800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833 (TDD)
Provides short-term crisis intervention and counseling and referrals to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 

Covenant House Hotline: http://www.covenanthouse.org/programs/hotline/nineline

800-999-9999
Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse: http://www.ndvh.org/
800-799-SAFE /800-799-7233/800-787-3224 TDD 800-942-6908 Spanish Speaking
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. The staff can also provide information and referrals for a variety of non-emergency services, including counseling for adults and children, and assistance in reporting abuse. They have an extensive database of domestic violence treatment providers in all US states and territories. Many staff members speak languages besides English, and they have 24-hour access to translators for approximately 150 languages. For the hearing impaired, there is a TDD number. This is a great resource for anyone–man, woman or child–who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence or abuse, or who suspects that someone they know is being abused.

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-829-1122

 

Verizon Sponsored Domestic Violence Hotline and Resource: http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/commitment/community_programs/hopeline/

 

JCADA - Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse: www.jcada.org

JCADA is committed to providing free high quality services to all residents of the Greater Washington DC Jewish community as well as the  community at large without regard to ability, background, faith, gender or sexual orientation. They serve teens and adults.

RehabCenter.net

http://www.rehabcenter.net/domestic-violence-and-substance-abuse/ 

EATING & ASSOCIATED DISORDERS

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD): http://www.anad.org/
847-831-3438 (long distance)

 

National Mental Health Association: http://www.nmha.org/
800-969-6642
9AM-5PM Mon-Fri information on mental health topics and referrals, access to an info specialist

 

Timberline Knowles is another good resource, especially for eating disorders:
http://www.timberlineknolls.com/

 

ELDER ABUSE

Elder Abuse Hotline: 800-252-8966

Alzheimer’s Association Hotline: http://www.alz.org/contact_us.asp
1.800.272.3900

 

HIV/AIDS/SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network
http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/index.asp
1-800-458-5231 9AM-6PM Mon-Fri includes info on new medicines, treatment trials, HIV & AIDS, with info specialists avail. to answer questions; also at www.CDCNAC.org (CDC National Aids Clearinghouse)

National AIDS Hotline: 800-342-AIDS (2437)
Information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling. Open 24
hours, seven days a week.

AIDS Hotline in Spanish: 800-344-SIDA (7432)
Open 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, seven days a week.

AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired: 800-243-7889 (TDD)
Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: 800-227-8922
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: 800-332-2437, TTY – 800-332-3889 (Ohio)

 

MONTGOMERY/MARYLAND COUNTY RESOURCES

Montgomery County: Crisis Center Services - (240) 777-4000

850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD

 

POISON CONTROL

Poison Control Any Kind of Substance: 800-662-9886

Poison Control: 800-362-9922

 

RAPE

Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline: 800-656-4673

 

RUNAWAY/EXPLOITED CHILDREN

The National Call Center for At-Risk Youth: (818) 710-1181

 

National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children:
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&
800-843-5678
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: http://www.1800runaway.org/
800-621-4000
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: http://www.childfindofamerica.org/
800-I-AM-LOST (426.5678)
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.

CONFIDENTIAL Runaway Hotline: 800-231-6946

 

Parent Abduction Hotline: 800-292-9688
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.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE/ALCOHOLISM

 

Boys Town National Hotline http://www.boystown.org/news/releases/waranxiety.asp
800-448-3000

 

Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org/

Narcotics Anonymous – Search for a meeting page: http://www.na.org/index.php?ID=home-content-fm

 

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline: http://www.recoverymonth.gov/
800-662-HELP (4357)
Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 

National Cocaine Hotline: 800-COCAINE (262-2463)
Information, crisis intervention, and referrals to local rehab centers for all types of drug dependency. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 

Serenity Acres Treatment Center is dedicated to recovery through a unique one on one treatment approach. We are an affordable luxury rehabilitation facility situated in a private, tranquil setting just outside of Annapolis, MD. Our private and semi-private suites and rooms assure the most comfortable accommodations, and our secluded grounds guarantee the most confidential treatment available.

http://www.serenityacrestreatment.com/

 

Al-ateen: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
800-352-9996

 

Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 800-234-0246

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 800-234-0420

 

Alcohol Hotline Support & Information: 800-331-2900

 

Withdrawal.org is part of the USA Addiction Treatment Partnership, a Florida registered non-profit: http://www.withdrawal.org

 

RehabCenter.net

http://www.rehabcenter.net/domestic-violence-and-substance-abuse/ 

SUICIDE

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
1-800-SUICIDE

 

YOUTH

National Youth Crisis Hotline: http://www.hopeline.com/
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth

dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 

 

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