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. www.211la.org, www.211oc.org

 

Baby Line (949) 764-2229
Baby-care and breast-feeding questions answered by on-duty nurses at Hoag Hospital. Free. www.tinyurl.com/HoagBabyline

 

California Youth Crisis Line (800) 843-5200
www.youthcrisisline.org

 

CHOC’s Parent Advice Line (714) 509-8887
Information on health topics, including sickness, nutrition and behavior. Find the list on their website under the “Community” tab. www.choc.org/community-education

 

Domestic Violence Hotline (562) 437-4663
Referrals to counseling and legal aid for low-income individuals and families. www.womenshelterlb.org

 

Drug Use Is Life Abuse (714) 647-4593
Free referral program through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. www.duila.org

 

First 5 LA Connect (213) 482-5902
Resources for nutrition, school readiness and parenting tips, plus preschool referrals for kids under age 5. www.first5la.org

 

GLBTQ Youth Talkline (800) 246-7743
Telephone/internet peer counseling. www.glnh.org

 

Hotline of So. Cal. (562) 596-5548, (714) 894-4242
Help, intervention and referrals for any crisis.
www.hotlineofsocal.org

 

Mental Health America (800) 273-TALK (8255)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

National Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Referral Line (800) 454-8966

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
www.thehotline.org

 

National Eating Disorders Assoc. (800) 931-2237
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline (866) 331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

 

RAINN (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network’s hotline connects to a local rape crisis center. www.rainn.org

 

Stand Up For Kids (800) 365-4KID (4543)
Provides children in crisis with food and clothing. www.standupforkids.org