Help / Hotlines

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Girls and Boys Town 24-Hour National Hotline

1 (800) 448-3000 Please stick it out if you need to wait to speak with someone.
TTY Hotline 1 (800) 448-1833

For help with parent-child conflict resolution, this hotline provides professional counselors to help deal with any type of family problem. Spanish-speaking counselors as well as translation services for more than 100 languages are available.

This is also a suicide, victims, and offender's hotline as well as a referral line for drug abuse, basic needs (e.g., shelter, food), pregnancy and sexuality information.

Help Line (24-Hour)

(951) 686-HELP [(951) 686-4357]

Crisis intervention; suicide prevention. Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

L.A. Suicide Hotline
(310) 391-1253 from Los Angeles
1 (800) 784-2433 is a national toll free #.

♦  The web site associated with this agency provides information of suicide including warning signs, how to help a suicidal persons, 10 things you can do to help prevent suicide and ideas to help with grief.

National Hope Line

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

This is the number for a national suicide hotline. It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your call may be routed to places as diverse as Los Angles, Iowa, or Utah depending on which site is available when you call.

National Runaway Switchboard

1 (800) 786-2929 [1 (900) RUN-AWAY]

Several services are available through this agency. There is a home free program in which a youth who has run away is provided with a free one-way bus ticket home if he or she qualifies. There is also a message service whereby messages are conveyed from youth who have run away to parents or vice versa. Finally, a 24-hour confidential hotline for children & teenagers is available. Kids are welcome to call to discuss anything, big or little, and referrals will be provided if appropriate.

•  The Internet connection for this agency,, has sections for youth, for parents, for teachers, and for other concerned adults. Curricular information for runaway prevention is included in the teacher section.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1 (800) 273-TALK

This is the number for a network of local crisis centers located in communities across the country. Staffers are committed to suicide prevention and callers will receive suicide prevention counseling from trained staff at the nearest certified crisis center in the network.

S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)

800-DONTCUT (800-366-8288)

This is an information call only. A referral to therapists in the area may be provided.

Teenline Hotline

1 (800) TLC-TEEN [1-800-852-8336] (Staffed from 6-10 p.m. 365 days a year.)

Young people staff this phone line so teen-agers may discuss issues of concern with peers.

Trevor Crisis Helpline

1 (800) 850-8078

This is a national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth of ages 25 years and younger who are in crisis. The phone is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

Teen Line (Peer counseling)
(800) 852-8336 (Between 6pm – 10pm)

Girls & Boys Town {24 Hour National Hotline}
(800) 448-3000

Crises Intervention Help Line (24 Hour)
(951) 686-HELP [(951) 686-4357]

Gender Identity Issues
(800) 850-8078

National Domestic Violence Hot Line
(800) 799-7233

AIDS Hot Line
(800) 367-2437

RAPE Counseling (24 Hours)
(951) 686-RAPE

Child Protective Services
(800) 442-4918

Pregnancy Help Line
(866) 942-6466 [Free]

National Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse
(800) 799-SAFE OR (800) 799-7233

Self- Help Websites
Family Services Association (951) 369-8036
National Run Away Switchboard or
National Suicide Hotline
Gender Identity issues
Eating Disorders
Depression & Bipolar Alliance
Substance Abuse - Alcoholics Anonymous
Substance Abuse - Narcotics Anonymous
Mental Health
Anxiety Disorders or
Grief & Bereavement
Child Protective Services
Teen Pregnancy or
National Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse