resources and hotlines

Resources & Hotlines

If you are in immediate danger or crisis, please call 911 now. Otherwise, please refer to list of hotline services below.

Abbreviations: TDD=Telecommunications Device for the Deaf or hearing impaired; Eng=English language; Spa=Spanish language; Chi=Chinese language, encompassing Mandarin and Cantonese; Kor=Korean language; Vie=Vietnamese language.

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Resource Type




Los Angeles County

Social Service & Disaster Support

211 LA County Resource Line (24/7) Comprehensive adult and child support services including shelters, meals, autism screening, veteran services, substance abuse programs, health care, mental health services, and access to jobs.

Dial 2-1-1 or
(800) 339-6993
(for TDD) Dial 7-1-1
ask for “211”

Elder / Adult Abuse

Community & Senior Services 24-Hour Abuse Hotline

(877) 477-3646

Child Abuse

Los Angeles County DCFS Child Protection Hotline (24/7)

(800) 540-4000 (within CA)

(213) 639-4500 (outside CA)

(800) 272-6699 (TDD)

Suicide/Mental Health Service Access

Los Angeles County DMH ACCESS Center (24/7 Hotline)

(800) 854-7771

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Los Angeles County Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline (24/7)

(800) 758-0880

Domestic Violence

Los Angeles Police Department Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7)

(800) 978-3600

Rape & Battery

Peace Over Violence 24 Hour Rape & Battering Hotlines

(626) 793-3385

(310) 392-8381

(213) 626-3393


Smoking Cessation

California Smokers Helpline

(800) NO-BUTTS (Eng) or (800) 662-8887

(800) 45-NO-FUME (Spa) or (800) 456-6368

(800) 838-8917 (Chi)

(800) 556-5564 (Kor)

(800) 778-8440 (Vie)

Tobacco Chewers:

(800) 844-CHEW or (800) 844-2439


Teen Support

TEEN LINE peer-to-peer confidential telephone helpline that runs every evening 6 PM to 10 PM PST.

(310) 855-HOPE or (310) 855-4673

Text “TEEN” to 839863

Youth Crisis

California Youth Crisis Line (24/7 Confidential Hotline)

(800) 843-5200

Foster Youth

California Department of Social Services Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman Helpline

(877) 846-1602

National USA

Child Abuse

Childhelp National
Child Abuse Hotline
(24/7 anonymous)

(800) 4-A-CHILD or
(800) 422-4453

LGBT Support

GLBT National Help
Center Hotline and
Youth Talkline

(888) 843-4564
Youth Talkline:
(800) 246-PRIDE or
(800) 246-7743

Teen Dating Violence & Abuse

confidential phone,
live chat, and
texting services (24/7)

(866) 331-9474
Text “loveis” to 222522

Mental Illness

National Alliance
on Mental Illness
(Mon-Fri, 7AM-3PM PST)

(800) 950-NAMI or
(800) 950-6264

Missing / Exploited Children

National Center for
Missing & Exploited
24-Hour Call Center

(800) THE-LOST or
(800) 843-5678
(800) 826-7653 (TDD)

Alcoholism & Substance Abuse

National Council on
Alcoholism and Drug
Dependence Hope Line
24-hour Affiliate Referral

(800) 622-2255

Domestic Violence

National Domestic
Violence Hotline (24/7)

(800) 799-SAFE or
(800) 799-7233
(800) 787-3224 (TDD)

Youth Runaway Support

National Runaway
Safeline (24/7)

or (800) 786-2929


National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline (24/7)

(800) 273-TALK or
(800) 273-8255
(888) 628-9454 (Spa)
(800) 799-4889 (TDD)

Rape Crisis

Rape Abuse and
Incest National Network
(24-hour Helpline)

(800) 656-HOPE or
(800) 656-4673

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA)
24-hour National Helpline

(800) 662-HELP or
(800) 622-4357
800-799-4889 (TDD)

LGBT Youth & Young Adult Suicide

The Trevor Project 24/7
Crisis Intervention and
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
for LGBT and Questioning
young people, Ages 13-24

(866) 4-U-TREVOR or
(866) 488-7386

Victims of Crime

Victim Connect Resource Center
Confidential Helpline (24/7).
Provides support for all crimes,
including senior abuse,
stalking, and financial crimes.

(855) 4-VICTIM or
(855) 484-2846

Human Trafficking 

National Human Trafficking Hotline
(24/7 in more than 200 languages).
Provides support to victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.

(888) 373-7888
Dial 711 (for TTY)