National Hotlines, Referral Resources, and Support Services
NCTIC does not provide direct assistance for consumers and survivors.
The following hotlines and referral resources are provided for informational
purposes only. NCTIC does not expressly endorse any of the listed resources.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
The mission of the Childhelp hotline is to provide help or answer questions
about child abuse or neglect 24 hours a day.
FEMA Disaster Aid Hotline
This hotline is available to provide direct and financial assistance to
individuals, families, and businesses in an area whose property has been
damaged or destroyed by disaster.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The mission of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is to
help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; provide assistance with
finding missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual
exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them 24 hours
National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime provides information, education,
and referrals to local resources across the country. The hotline is available
Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm and is offered in numerous
National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) and 800-787-3224 (TDD)
The mission of the National Domestic Violence Hotline is to provide crisis
intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals for individuals
experiencing domestic violence. The hotline is available 24 hours a day
and assistance is offered in numerous languages.
Mental Health America (f/k/a National Mental Health Association)
The mission of MHA is to promote mental wellness for the health and
well-being of the nation. MHA offers information and resources on numerous
mental health topics.
National Organization for Victim Assistance
NOVA’s mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and
crisis. The hotline provides information and referrals and is available 24
hours a day.
National Resource and Training Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
The Center is focused on the effective organization and delivery of services
for people who are homeless and who have serious mental illnesses by
providing technical assistance and training.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
This hotline is operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
(RAINN), which also carries out programs to help prevent sexual assault,
assist victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This suicide prevention service is available to anyone in suicidal crisis and
is available 24/7.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
866-331-9474 and 866-331-8453 (TTY)
This hotline was created to help teens ages 13-18 that experience dating
abuse and it is available 24/7.
OVC Victim and Family Assistance Call Center
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime offers links to
state victim assistance and compensation programs that are VOCA funded.
The OVC Victim and Family Assistance Call Center is available to victims
and family members of violence and terrorism and provides information and
assistance, including referrals for housing, financial assistance, and mental
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally
competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are
or may be affected by mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
The Clearinghouse is a one-stop resource for information about substance
abuse prevention and addiction treatment.
SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
800-662-HELP (4357); 800-487-4889 (TDD); 877-767-8432 (Espanol)
A searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs that shows
the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol
abuse, and drug abuse problems.
Witness Justice is a national grassroots organization that provides assistance,
support, and advocacy for survivors of violence and trauma.
Monday, February 8, 2010
The National Mental Health Information Center
Posted by Anthony Swetala-Greco