Phone Numbers Everyone Needs to Keep Handy

6 Feb

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National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-Runaway |
A national number for runaways and youth in crisis as well as their families; they can even help you get home if you want.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3244 (TTY) |
National Toll free hotline for domestic violence problems – confidential, available 24 hours; translators available.

RAINN – Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) |
Toll free, 24 hour confidential hotline for people in abusive situations. RAINN transfers your call to your local rape crisis center or DV shelter, and picks up the tab for it. You will not get long distance charges, the call will not show up on your phone bill, and it’s also free from a payphone.

National Center for Victims of Crime and National Stalking Resource Center
1-800- FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255) |
A resource to help you understand and address stalking and harassment. Available M-F, 8:30 am- 8:30 pm EST

Darkness To Light Hotline
1-866-FOR-LIGHT (367-5444) |
Toll free, confidential, 24 hour hotline for victims of child sexual abuse

Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4- A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) |
Toll free, confidential, 24 hr hotline for advice, information and to clarify options. It is not the same as reporting the abuse. You don’t need to give your name or name of the abuser to talk.

NCMEC – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) |
They run an alternate database for runaway youth and can help.

Stop It Now!
1-888-PREVENT |
A national helpline for adults who are concerned about inappropriate sexualized behavior in themselves or people they know. Toll free, confidential M-F 9am-6pm ET.

National Center on Elder Abuse
1 (800) 677-1116 |
Eldercare Locator- is not a helpline, but rather will direct you to the state hotline number. They can help you find the right place to report elder abuse.

Women’s Law Initiative
State-by-state legal information on domestic violence and orders of protection

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
From within the USA, dial 1-866-USWOMEN.
From overseas, contact your local AT&T operator and ask to be connected to 866-USWOMEN
If you have a safe email, email them anytime at
International toll free domestic violence crisis line for American women and children living abroad from 10:00pm to 6:00am, Pacific Standard Time, Monday night through Friday morning and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. All communication is confidential.

International Directory of Resources
International inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women’s organizations, searchable by country, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages.

National Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE |
national hotline for people dealing with depression and suicide, their friends and family

Thx Starra – The Faerie Queen


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