Crisis Hotline Numbers

2-1-1 or 800.339.6993
7.1.1 if hard-of-hearing; then ask for 2-1-1

Information and referrals for food, housing, clothing, legal assistance, counseling and other social services.  2-1-1 operators provide assistance in many languages.

Veterans Crisis Line (for Veterans and their families/friends):
1-800-273-8255, press 1

Los Angeles and National Crisis Hotlines:

Trevor Project LifeLine: 866-488-7386 (24/7)
LGBT Suicide Prevention

L.A. Co. Mental Health Referrals (24 hours): 800.854.7771

Veterans Crisis Line (for Veterans and their families/friends):
Text: 838255 (24/7)
Online Chat:
Dept. of Veterans Affairs responders

Friendship Line: 888.448.9777
Mental Health of LA; Mon-Fri: 6pm-10pm; Sat-Sun: 2pm-10pm;

Elders Friendship Line (24 hours): 800.971.0016; 60+ and also younger disabled individuals (don’t need to be disabled if 60+)

Suicide Prevention Crisis Center (24 hours): 877.727.4747

Hopeline Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-SUICIDE

Assaults Against Women Hotline (24 hours): 310.392.8381 (South LA);

Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter (24 hours): 562.945.3939;

Child Protection Hotline (24 hours): 800.540.4000; TDD: (800) 272-6699
County Dept. of Child Services;

Rape Crisis Hotline (24 hours): 213.626.3393

Rape Treatment Center (24 hours):
1250 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404; FREE

Cocaine Anonymous (24 hours): 310.216.4444

Narcotics Anonymous (24 hours): 909.622.4274

California Youth Crisis Line (24 hours): 800.843.5200

Substance Use Treatment Referral Line: 1-800.662.HELP (4357)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Child Abuse Report: 1-800.4.A.CHILD / 1-800.422.4453

Children in Immediate Risk or Danger (24-hours): 1-800.THE.LOST (843.5678)
The National Center for Missing or Exploited Children

National Runaway Safeline (24 hours): 1.800.RUNAWAY (786.2929)
Provides crisis intervention and assistance to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Allows messages to, or sets up conference calls with parents at the request of the child.

Angel’s Flight Shelter: (213) 413-2311
357 S Westlake Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (24 hours): (866) 331-9474

Youth/Runaway Hotline (24 hours): (818) 551-1300
Children of the Night; Protecting Children from Prostitution;

Substance Abuse Treatment Referrals: (800) 564-6600

CyberTipline for Reporting Exploitation of Children:
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Domestic Violence Resource Hotline (24 hours): 1.800.799.SAFE (7233); 1.800.787.3224 (TDD)
Referrals for shelters and counseling in your area

LADA Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours): 1-800-978-3600

1736 Family Crisis Center (24 hours): 213-745-6434

“Since 1972, 1736 Family Crisis Center has been responding to the growing needs of victims of domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, homeless families, unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance.”

Jenesse Center for Domestic Violence
24/7 Hotline: 800.479.7328

Eldercare Locator (for Elder Abuse): 1.800.677.1116
National Center on Elder Abuse

NAMI Helpline (National Alliance on Mental Illness): 1.800.950.NAMI (6264)
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST.;

Mental Health America: 1.800.969.6642 (M-F, 9-5 EST)
Provides free information. Has referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of mental health associations

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line: 1.866.615.6464
Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder – for professionals and general public; provides referrals to relevant voluntary health organizations.

SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) – 1.800.DONT.CUT (366.8288)

LAHSA Emergency Response Team (ERT)
LAHSA Hotline: (213) 225-6581

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LAHSA ERT offer the following services for people in the City and County of Los Angeles who are homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness:

  1. Direct emergency services and transportation
  2. Emergency services and shelter referrals to homeless families and unaccompanied adults and youth
  3. Emergency assistance and referrals to social service agencies
  4. Outreach services to homeless encampment dwellers

STDs & HIV/AIDS Hotlines:

STD Hotline: 800-758-0880
HIV Hotline: 800-367-AIDS (2437)

CA Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS: 1-800-367-2437; M-F 9am-4pm (PST)

American Social Health Association: (800) 227-8922

General Info/Testing & Prevention (CDC): 1-800-232-4636

General Info/Treatment (US DHHS): 1-800-448-0440

HIV Health InfoLine (Project Inform): 1-800-822-7422; M-F 10am-4pm

After Hours Emotional and Crisis Support: 1-800-628-9240; 5pm-5am

Occupational Exposure PEPline: 1-888-448-4911

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