Help Lines and Hot Lines

Crisis intervention, information, listening/counseling and referrals for any need. Most hot lines operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
211 LA and Orange Counties 211
Referrals to health and human services agencies.,
Baby Line             (949) 764-2229
Baby-care and breast-feeding questions answered by on-duty nurses at Hoag Hospital. Free.
California Youth Crisis Line         (800) 843-5200
CHOC’s Parent Advice Line           (714) 509-8887
Information on health topics, including sickness, nutrition and behavior.
Domestic Violence Hotline         (562) 437-4663
Referrals to counseling and legal aid for low-income individuals and families.
Drug Rehab            (844) 722-7196
A help line and online substance abuse guide for parents. Information on understanding addiction, recovery, and treatment options.
Drug Use Is Life Abuse          (714) 647-4593
Free referral program through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
First 5 LA Connect         (213) 482-5902
Resources for nutrition, school readiness and parenting tips, plus preschool referrals for kids under age 5.
LGBTQ Youth Talkline         (800) 246-7743 (PRIDE)
Telephone/internet peer counseling.
Hotline of So. Cal.           (562) 596-5548, (714) 894-4242
Help, intervention and referrals for any crisis.
Mental Health America           (800) 273-TALK (8255)
National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Referral Line           (800) 454-8966
National Domestic Violence Hotline          (800) 799-7233
National Eating Disorders Assoc.            (800) 931-2237
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline            (866) 331-9474
RAINN            (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network’s hotline connects to a local rape crisis center.
Stand Up For Kids             (800) 365-4KID (4543)
Provides children in crisis with food and clothing.