Help Lines & Hot Lines

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
988, call or chat
A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


211 LA and Orange Counties
Call for referrals to health, human, and social services.


California Youth Crisis Line
(800) 843-5200,
Call or text. 24-hour hotline providing crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis.


Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453,
Text or call. Prevention, intervention and treatment programs.


Children of the Night 
(800) 551-1300,
24-hour hotline. Intervention for children affected by sexual exploitation, prostitution or pornography. Services include shelter referrals, transportation, housing programs, and medical services.


For The Child
(562) 422-8472,
Prevention of and treatment for child abuse victims and their families. Family focused mental health services available.


Hoag Babyline
(949) 764-2229
The Babyline staff at Hoag Hospital answers questions for new and expectant parents.


LA County DCFS
(800) 540-4000,
Child Protection hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.


OC Social Services Agency
Child Abuse Reporting, 24-hour hotline: (714) 940-1000 or (800) 207-4464
Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting, 24-hour hotline: (800) 451-5155


(800) 656-HOPE (4673),
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network offers 24-hour hotline and online chats.


Safely Surrendered Baby
(877) 222-9723,
Hotline for information and locations of safe surrender sites.


Stand Up for Kids Orange County
(714) 356-5437,
Resources and support for homeless youth (12-24).


Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth – The Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386, Text: 678-678,
Provides free and confidential information and support to LGBTQ 
young people 24/7, all year round.


LGBTQ National Youth Talkline
(800) 246-7743,
Providing confidential peer support, information, and resources for callers 25 and younger.


National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233, Text “Start” to 88788,
Free and confidential 24-hour hotline providing relationship abuse support, information, and resources.


National Eating Disorder Helpline
(800) 931-2237,
Call or text. Helpline volunteers offer support, resources, and treatment options.


National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline – Love is Respect
(866) 331-9474,
24-hour helpline created to help teens (ages 13-18) experiencing dating abuse.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA’s) National Helpline
(800) 662-4357,
A confidential and free, 24-hour hotline, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

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