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.


Alcohol Treatment Programs for Teens
Website provides resources on how to find a treatment center, what happens during and after treatment.

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 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.

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 Association

(800) 931-2237

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

(866) 331-9474

(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.