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Cancer-Related Services

  • Cancer Information Service
  • Look Good/Feel Better
    This is a free public service program for women who are cancer patients and who are experiencing appearance side effects

Child Abuse

  • Child Help USA National Child Abuse Hotline
    800-4-A-CHILD (422.4453) or 800.2.A.CHILD (222.4453, TDD for hearing impaired)
    Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
  • National Child Abuse Hotline

Crisis Intervention / Suicide

  • Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line:
    800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833 (TDD)
    Provides short-term crisis intervention and counseling and referrals to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
  • Covenant House Hotline
    Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Domestic Violence

  • National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse
    800-799-SAFE /800-799-7233/800-787-3224 TDD 800-942-6908 Spanish Speaking, 24-hour-a-day hotline.
    Provides crisis intervention and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse. English and Spanish speaking advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staffed by trained volunteers who are ready to connect people with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters. This is a great resource for anyone – man, woman, or child – who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence or abuse, or who suspects that someone they know is being abused.
  • Domestic Violence Hotline
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)
    847-831-3438 (long distance)
  • National Mental Health Association
    800-969-6642 9AM-5PM Mon-Fri
    Information on mental health topics and referrals, access to an info specialist

Drug Treatment

Eating Disorders

Elder Care

  • Elder Abuse Hotline
  • Alzheimer’s Association Hotline
    800-621-0379 8:30AM-4:00PM, Mon-Fri
    Information and referral services as well as free brochures.

Health Information


Mental Health Challenges

Mental Health Challenges Facing Students


Parents Stress Line

  • Help for Parents: none listed here at present. See crisis intervention resources above

Poison Control

  • Poison Control Any Kind of Substance
  • Poison Control



  • Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline
  • Sexual Assault

Runaway / Exploited Children

  • Missing Children Network
  • The National Call Center for At-Risk Youth
    (818) 710-1181
  • National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children
    Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children in order to offer assistance to law enforcement agents. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST.
  • National Runaway Switchboard
    Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Provides information and local referrals to adolescents and families. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
  • Child Find of America Hotline:
    800-I-AM-LOST (426.5678)
    Looks for missing and abducted children. Operators are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.
  • CONFIDENTIAL Runaway Hotline
  • Parent Abduction Hotline
    Provides crisis mediation in parental abduction. Provides prevention information and referrals to local agencies. Operators available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.
  • Boys Town National Hotline

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network
    1-800-458-5231 9AM-6PM Mon-Fri
    Includes info on new medicines, treatment trials, HIV & AIDS, with information specialists available to answer questions. Also at www.CDCNAC.org (CDC National Aids Clearinghouse).
  • National AIDS Hotline
    800-342-AIDS (2437)
    Information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.
  • AIDS Hotline in Spanish
    800-344-SIDA (7432)
    Open 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. EST, seven days a week.
  • AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired
    800-243-7889 (TDD)
    Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
  • National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline
    Information and referrals to free and low-cost public clinics. Operators can answer general questions on prevention, symptoms, transmission, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease & AIDS/HIV Information Hotline
    800-332-2437, TTY – 800-332-3889 (Ohio)

Sleep Disorders

Social Work

Suicide Prevention