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Resources for Victims and Survivors of Crime and Crisis

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The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) provides professional trainings, education and resources to support victim assistance providers working directly with victims and survivors in communities across the country.  We also offer general victim information, local and state resources and referrals, including the national hotlines identified below.

NOVA does not provide case management services, representation, financial assistance or legal advice to victims of crime.  If you or a loved one are the victim of a crime or crisis, the below national hotlines can offer 24/7 crisis support, assistance, and information.  If you need help locating a local service provider, NOVA can assist you.  Contact us through our live chat, available weekdays from 9-5 pm ET.

We are sorry that you are going through a difficult time.  There are many capable and compassionate victim advocates in every state.  Let us help you connect to victim services close to home.

We care about your safety and well-being.  If you are in danger or need emergency assistance, please call 911 (United States) or your local authorities immediately.


24/7 Lifelines and Crisis Counselors

Do you need to speak with someone right now? If you or a loved one are in need of emotional first-aid please reach out to one of the following lifelines to speak with a crisis counselor 24/7.

Click the name to learn more about the services provided and numbers for TTY users.

> NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE:  1-800-273-8255 / Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio Р1-888-628-9454 / For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to speak with a crisis counselor now. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support to everyone.

Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

> VETERANS CRISIS LINE: 1-800-273-8255 / Text 838255

The Veterans Crisis Line will connect you to qualified and caring responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This 24/7 lifeline serves all Veterans, Service Members, National Guard, and Reserve and their family members and friends.

Website: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

> THE TREVOR LIFELINE (for young LGBTQ+ people): 1-866-488-7386 / TrevorText: Text “START” to 678-678

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25 years of age. TrevorText gives everyone access to confidential text messaging with a compassionate Trevor Counselor available 24/7/365.

Website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

> SAMHSA’S NATIONAL HELPLINE: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) / or TTY: 1-800-487-4889

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, treatment referral and information service, available in English and Spanish. The helpline is for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline                         

Find your closest treatment location: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

> DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE: 1-800-985-5990 (Natural Disasters)

Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support / From the 50 States, text “Hablanos” to 66746 / From Puerto Rico, text “Hablanos” to 1-787-339-2663 / TTY number is 1-800-846-8517

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This crisis support service is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as tornadoes, severe storms, hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, drought, and incidents of mass violence. The DDH is available 24/7 to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, who can also utilize the texting options or their preferred relay service (including 7-1-1) to connect with the main DDH hotline is 1-800-985-5990, 24/7.

Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline


National Hotlines and Support Resources: By Crime (Alphabetical Order)

Click the title to learn more about the hotline, services provided, languages and accessibility.


ARSON

> Arson Tip Hotline: 1-800-472-7766
ARSON TIP HOTLINE /  1-800-472-7766

Forest arson damages more than just trees. Arson threatens homes, businesses and lives. If you suspect forest arson, call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-27-ARSON. Note this information: Location of fire; Descriptions of vehicles; License plate numbers; Descriptions of individuals

CHILD ABUSE

> Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
CHILDHELP NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE / 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453) / TDD 800-2-A-CHILD / https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who‚ÄĒthrough interpreters‚ÄĒprovide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

REPORT CHILD ABUSE: A list of state child abuse and neglect reporting numbers can be found here.

> National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). The Congressionally-authorized¬†CyberTipline¬†is a means for reporting crimes against children. Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.cybertipline.com. Over the last 29 years, NCMEC’s national toll-free hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST¬ģ has handled more than 3.8 million calls. With help from corporate partners, NCMEC has circulated billions of photos of missing children, and employees have assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 188,000 missing children. Learn more by visiting the official NCMEC website at¬†http://www.missingkids.com.

> Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Country Child Abuse Hotline
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS INDIAN COUNTRY CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE / 800-633-5155 / https://www.bia.gov/bia/ois/dhs/child-and-adult-protective-services

It is the policy of Indian Affairs (IA) to provide social services to improve the quality of life for eligible Indians and their families that live on or near Indian reservations and to protect the children, elderly and disabled from abuse and neglect.  These services include, but are not limited to: assistance in solving problems related to family functioning and interpersonal relationships; referral to the appropriate resources for problems related to illness, physical or mental handicaps, drug abuse, alcoholism, and violation of the law; and protective services.  The Secretary has selected Indian Affairs as its representative for these actions. Specifically, the Office of Indian Services, Division of Human Services has been assigned specific roles and responsibilities to carry out this function.

CRISIS: UNDER 18

> Runaway and Homeless Youth Safeline: 1-800-786-2929
NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE / 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929) / CALL 1-800-RUNAWAY / TEXT 66008 / 1800RUNAWAY.org

The National Runaway Safeline (also known as NRS or 1-800-RUNAWAY; formerly known as National Runaway Switchboard) is the national communications system designated by the United States federal government for runaway and homeless youth, their parents and families, teens in crisis, and others who might benefit from its services. The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is here to listen whether you are thinking of running away or already have. Their services are confidential and nonjudgmental. The 1-800-RUNAWAY hotline and 1800RUNAWAY.org online crisis services are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year throughout the United States and its territories, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The organization serves as the federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. For Youth, Teens, Parents, and Guardians.  Each team member has been trained to handle a crisis, provide support, and listen to your story with no judgement.

> Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (Love is Respect): 866-331-9474
NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HELPLINE / 866-331-9474 / TTY Hotline 866-331-8453 / loveisrespect.org

The National Dating Abuse Helpline is the direct service provider behind loveisrespect.org, operating the 24/7 text, phone, and live chat services. The texting function of the Helpline allows for users to text the Helpline advocates 24 hours a day, seven days a week about anything ranging from questions about healthy dating to raising red flags about relationships. The Helpline’s peer advocates serve thousands of teens and young adults through the 24/7 phone service. Users call 1-866-331-9474 to be connected with an advocate who is trained to offer education, support and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, siblings, parents, teachers, law enforcement members, and service providers.

> LGBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743
LGBT National Youth TalkLINE / 800-246-7743 / help@lgbthotline.org

‚Äč‚ÄčFree and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger. HOURS: Mondays to Fridays from 1 pm ‚Äď 9 pm PT / Saturday from 9 am ‚Äď 2 pm PT.

The LGBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

> Boys Town National Hotline: 800-448-3000
BOYS TOWN¬† / 800-448-3000 / TEXT: “VOICE” to 20121

The Boys Town ‚ÄčNational Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS).‚Äč‚Äč

Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. The speech- and hearing-impaired can contact us at our email address: hotline@boystown.org.

> National Youth Crisis Hotline: 800-448-4663
Youth Crisis Hotline / 800-448-4663 / TTD: 800-448-1833

The National Youth Crisis Hotline provides 24/7 short-term counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.

> Youthline (ages 11-21): 1-877-968-8491
YOUTHLINE (ages 11-21) / 877-968-8491 / Text “teen2teen” to 839863

Youth volunteers are available to answer calls and chat online Monday-Friday from 4-9pm. Our adult crisis workers are available 24/7, so your call will always be answered if you are in need of someone caring and nonjudgemental to talk to! Call us at: 1-877-968-8491 (1-877-YOUTH-911), or chat online their website.

CRISIS: ANY AGE

> United Way Crisis Hotline: 800-233-4357

The United Way Crisis Line 800-233-HELP (800-233-4357) connects callers with mental health trained social workers provide referrals to local agencies, counselors and mental health associations. They can also provide crisis counseling.

> Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741
Connect with a Crisis Counselor today.

Text HOME to741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. https://www.crisistextline.org/

> Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
Veterans Crisis Line / 800-273-8255 / Espa√Īol: 1-888-628-9454

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

> National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 / Espa√Īol: 1-888-628-9454

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

> LGBT National Senior Hotline: 1-888-234-7243
LGBT National Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243

Provides a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where our senior callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, gender and/or sexuality identities, coming out issues, relationship concerns, work place and living condition issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, isolation, community involvement and much more.

Often times our LGBT seniors can feel isolated and cut off from the rest of the community.  No matter where they live, LGBT seniors have a place to call when they need peer support, information and local resources.

CYBER CRIME

> Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (nonconsensual porn) Crisis Helpline: 844-878-2274
CCRI CRISIS HELPLINE ‚Äď Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (revenge/nonconsensual porn) / 844-878-2274¬†¬†https://www.cybercivilrights.org/

The CCRI Crisis Helpline was launched in October 2014 and has since served over 5,000 victims of nonconsensual pornography (NCP), recorded sexual assault (RSA), and sextortion.  The Helpline remains the only such resource in the United States dedicated specifically to this subject area.

The CCRI Crisis Helpline provides information, guidance related to image documentation and takedown, referrals to attorneys, and emotional support to victims of NCP, RSA, and sextortion. Victims who reside in the United States can reach the CCRI Crisis Helpline (844-878-CCRI) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Interpretation is available to callers in most languages.

> Cyber Crime Support Network: FraudSupport.org
FraudSupport.org powered by Cyber Crime Support Network / https://fraudsupport.org/

FraudSupport.org is a program created by the Cybercrime Support Network to provide assistance to both individual and small business cybercrime victims. FraudSupport.org will lead cybercrime victims through the Report, Recover and Reinforce process after an incident occurs.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
> National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (Espa√Īol: 1-800-942-6908)
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE /  800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 800-787-3224 (TTY) / https://www.thehotline.org

For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). If you are being abused by your partner, know there is nothing you have done or are doing to cause the abuse. It is solely the choice of the abuser to abuse.

> StrongHearts Native Helpline: 844-762-8483
STRONGHEARTS NATIVE HELPLINE (domestic violence and dating violence support for Native Americans) / 844-7NATIVE (844-762-8483) / https://www.strongheartshelpline.org/

StrongHearts Native Helpline is a safe domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering anonymous and confidential, culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT.  Callers reaching out after hours may connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline, a non-Native based 24-7 domestic violence helpline by selecting option one.

> Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 866-331-9474
NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HELPLINE / 866-331-9474 / TTY Hotline 866-331-8453 / loveisrespect.org

The National Dating Abuse Helpline is the direct service provider behind loveisrespect.org, operating the 24/7 text, phone, and live chat services. The texting function of the Helpline allows for users to text the Helpline advocates 24 hours a day, seven days a week about anything ranging from questions about healthy dating to raising red flags about relationships. The Helpline’s peer advocates serve thousands of teens and young adults through the 24/7 phone service. Users call 1-866-331-9474 to be connected with an advocate who is trained to offer education, support and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, siblings, parents, teachers, law enforcement members, and service providers.

> Battered Women’s Justice Project
BATTERED WOMEN’S JUSTICE PROJECT / 800-903-0111 x 1 / https://www.bwjp.org/

Battered Women’s Justice Project is the national resource center on civil and criminal justice responses to intimate partner violence (IPV). In addition to their main office in Minneapolis, BWJP manages the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit, and partners with the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, which provides assistance to IPV victims charged with crimes and their defense teams. All three offices provide technical assistance and training to professionals engaged in these systems: advocates, civil attorneys, judges and related court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, probation officers, batterers intervention program staff, and defense attorneys; as well as to policymakers, the media, and victims, including incarcerated victims, and their families and friends. BWJP also assists tribal personnel who fulfill equivalent positions in their respective institutional responses to IPV.

> Overseas/International Safety Planning: crisis@pathwaystosafety.org
PATHWAYS TO SAFETY INTERNATIONAL (domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking) / https://pathwaystosafety.org/

Empowering victims of interpersonal & gender-based violence abroad¬†Pathways to Safety International¬†offers specialized safety planning and long-term case management for American overseas victims. Pathways to Safety International is currently unable to financially sustain operation of the 24/7 international crisis line. We will continue to provide information, support, and referral through e-mail at ‚Ästcrisis@pathwaystosafety.org. Emails will be responded to within 72 hours. Their goal is to reinstate operation of the 24/7 international crisis line as soon as possible and as funding allows.

> WomensLaw Email Hotline: https://hotline.womenslaw.org
WOMENSLAW.ORG / Email Hotline¬†https://hotline.womenslaw.org / Espa√Īol https://hotline.womenslaw.org/es

The purpose of this Email Hotline is for WomensLaw to provide basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. All emails that involve legal content are answered by an attorney or answered by a law student volunteer and then reviewed by an attorney. However, we cannot provide legal advice or apply the law to your specific situation.

ELDER ABUSE AND CRISIS

> Elder Fraud Hotline: 833-372-8311
NATIONAL ELDER FRAUD HOTLINE / 833-FRAUD-11 (833-372-8311) / https://stopelderfraud.ovc.ojp.gov/

This¬†National Elder Fraud Hotline¬†is a free resource created by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime for people to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older. If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder fraud, help is standing by at the National Elder Fraud Hotline. Every day, 6:00 a.m.‚Äď11:00 p.m. eastern time English/Espa√Īol/Other languages available.

Elder Protection Center: 877.353.3780 / Abuse Hotlines: https://elderprotectioncenter.com/state-elder-abuse-hotlines

If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call your state’s elder abuse hotline or reporting number. Help is available.

> LGBT National Senior Hotline: 1-888-234-7243
LGBT National Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243

Provides a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where our senior callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, gender and/or sexuality identities, coming out issues, relationship concerns, work place and living condition issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, isolation, community involvement and much more.

Often times our LGBT seniors can feel isolated and cut off from the rest of the community.  No matter where they live, LGBT seniors have a place to call when they need peer support, information and local resources.

> US Department of Justice Elder Abuse Initiative
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ELDER ABUSE INITIATIVE / National Elder Fraud Hotline 1-833‚ÄďFRAUD‚Äď11¬† (or 833‚Äď372‚Äď8311) 6AM ‚Äď 11PM Eastern Time / Eldercare Locator Helpline 1-800-677-1116
www.justice.gov/elderjustice/find-support-elder-abuse¬†/¬†Espa√Īol www.justice.gov/elderjustice-espanol

The mission of the Elder Justice Initiative is to support and coordinate the Department’s enforcement and programmatic efforts to combat elder abuse, neglect, and financial fraud and scams that target our nation’s seniors. We engage in this work by focusing on the following mission areas:

FRAUD & IDENTITY THEFT

> Federal Trade Commission: IdentityTheft.gov
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION¬†/¬†https://identitytheft.gov /¬†https://robodeidentidad.gov¬†(Espa√Īol)

IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process. Visit ftc.gov/idtheft for prevention tips and free resources to share in your community.

> USA.GOV – Scams and Frauds: www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds
USA.GOV: Report Scams and Frauds / www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds

Report Scams and Fraud.  Report Suspected Tax Fraud. With so many kinds of scams and fraud, it’s hard to figure out where to report each type. Gather emails, receipts, and phone numbers so you’re prepared to complete your report. Use this information to learn where to report scams.

> National Fraud Information Center: 1-800-876-7060
NATIONAL FRAUD INFORMATION CENTER / 1-800-876-7060

National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) at 1-800-876-7060. NFIC is a private nonprofit organization that operates a consumer hotline to provide services and assistance in filing complaints. NFIC also forwards appropriate complaints to the FTC for entry on its telemarketing fraud database.

> Cyber Crime Support Network: FraudSupport.org
FraudSupport.org powered by Cyber Crime Support Network / https://fraudsupport.org/

FraudSupport.org is a program created by the Cybercrime Support Network to provide assistance to both individual and small business cybercrime victims. FraudSupport.org will lead cybercrime victims through the Report, Recover and Reinforce process after an incident occurs.

HOMELESSNESS

> Local Community Hotline: 211

If you are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness, the first step is to get in touch with the shelter system in your community. You may need to call a hotline or go to a community-designated organization for homeless services. Your community may have a ‚Äúhomeless hotline,‚ÄĚ ‚Äú2-1-1,‚ÄĚ or other organization/agency that serves as the ‚Äúfront door‚ÄĚ to receiving any kind of help.

Resources: http://nationalhomeless.org/references/need-help/

HOMICIDE

> Mothers Against Drunk Driving: 877-623-3435
MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING / 877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435) / https://www.madd.org/

Mothers Against Drunk Driving‚Äės 24-Hour Victim Help Line Impacted by drunk or drugged driving? Get the help you need. The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.

> National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children: 888-818-7662
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN / 888-818-POMC (888-818-7662) / https://www.pomc.com/

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children¬†provides the on-going emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a ‚Äúnew life‚ÄĚ and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief but also helps with the criminal justice system. The staff of the National Headquarters of POMC will assist any survivor and if possible, link that survivor with others in the same vicinity who have survived their loved one‚Äôs murder. In addition, the staff is available to provide individual assistance, support, and advocacy. The staff will help interested parents or immediate family members form a chapter of POMC in their community.

> Grief Share: GriefShare.org
Grief Share: https://www.griefshare.org/

It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

> Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE / 888-373-7888 / TTY: 711 Chat *Text: 233733 / https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Trafficking Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.  The toll-free phone and SMS text lines and live online chat function are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help is available in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter.

MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

> National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine: 1-800-950-6264
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) / 800-950-NAMI (6264) / EMAIL info@nami.org

The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am‚Äď6 pm, ET. During this difficult time, the NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps. The resources on this page provide information to address many needs and concerns.

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.

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> Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration: 1-800-662-4357
SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL HELPLINE / 800-662-HELP (800-662-4357) / TTY Helpline 800-487-4889

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

> RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline and Online Chat: 800-656-4673 or online.rainn.org
RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK (RAINN) / 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673) / https://www.rainn.org
Online chat: online.rainn.org
Ayuda por v√≠a telef√≥nica 800.656.4673 /¬† Espa√Īol: rainn.org/es

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org, y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Get the new RAINN mobile App.

> Chat/Helpline for Sexually Abused or Assaulted Men: https://1in6.org/helpline
NATIONAL HELPLINE FOR MEN WHO WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED OR ASSAULTED / Link to chat: https://1in6.org/helpline  

Note: You’ll go into a private chat session with a trained support specialist and communicate, live, by typing messages back and forth. The service is completely anonymous, and you do not have to give your name or any personal information.

This free and anonymous helpline is available 24/7, for men who’ve experienced sexual abuse or assault and for those who care about them. 1in6 has partnered with RAINN to advance 1in6’s mission: to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier and happier lives, and to help their loved ones by providing additional support, information, and resources. As a part of this partnership, RAINN provides for 1in6 a helpline.

> Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Helpline: 877-955-5247
SAFE PHONE HELPLINE (Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community) / 877-995-5247 / https://www.safehelpline.org /  https://www.sapr.mil/dod-safe-helpline

DoD Safe Helpline is a secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline is available 24/7, worldwide. Safe Helpline staff provides live, one-on-one support to survivors, their families, and other DoD stakeholders. All Safe Helpline services are secure, confidential, anonymous, and available worldwide, providing survivors with the help they need, anytime, anywhere. Safe Helpline is operated by RAINN on behalf of the Department of Defense. RAINN is required to keep all interactions confidential, so no personally-identifying information will ever be shared with DoD or your chain of command.

> National Sexual Violence Resources Center: 877-739-3895
NATIONAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER (NSVRC) / TOLL-FREE 877-739-3895 / PHONE 717-909-0710 /  FAX 717-909-0714 /  TTY 717-909-0715 / https://www.nsvrc.org/

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research. There is a national network of community-based rape crisis centers and local organizations that support the needs of sexual assault survivors. These centers exist across the United States to provide supportive services to victims of sexual assault. While the specific services available vary by location, services are confidential and may include: advocacy, accompaniment during medical exams and law enforcement interviews, education, follow-up services, and referrals to other resources.

> WomensLaw Email Hotline: https://hotline.womenslaw.org
WOMENSLAW.ORG / Email Hotline https://hotline.womenslaw.org / Espanol https://hotline.womenslaw.org/es

The purpose of this Email Hotline is for WomensLaw to provide basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. All emails that involve legal content are answered by an attorney or answered by a law student volunteer and then reviewed by an attorney. However, we cannot provide legal advice or apply the law to your specific situation.

STALKING

> Stalking Resources Center: 1-202-467-8700
National Center for Victims of Crime: Stalking Resource Center / 1-202-467-8700 / https://victimsofcrime.org/stalking-resource-center/

The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.

> VictimConnect: 1-855-484-2846
VictimConnect

A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: A traditional telephone-based helpline: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846). Services and resources: https://victimconnect.org/about-us/about-our-services/#:~:text=A%20program%20of%20the%20National,chat%3A%20Chat.VictimConnect.org

> Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (Love is Respect): 866-331-9474
NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HELPLINE / 866-331-9474 / TTY Hotline 866-331-8453 / loveisrespect.org

The National Dating Abuse Helpline is the direct service provider behind loveisrespect.org, operating the 24/7 text, phone, and live chat services. The texting function of the Helpline allows for users to text the Helpline advocates 24 hours a day, seven days a week about anything ranging from questions about healthy dating to raising red flags about relationships. The Helpline’s peer advocates serve thousands of teens and young adults through the 24/7 phone service. Users call 1-866-331-9474 to be connected with an advocate who is trained to offer education, support and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, siblings, parents, teachers, law enforcement members, and service providers.

> WomensLaw Email Hotline: https://hotline.womenslaw.org 
WOMENSLAW.ORG / Email Hotline¬†https://hotline.womenslaw.org / Espa√Īol https://hotline.womenslaw.org/es

The purpose of this Email Hotline is for WomensLaw to provide basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. All emails that involve legal content are answered by an attorney or answered by a law student volunteer and then reviewed by an attorney. However, we cannot provide legal advice or apply the law to your specific situation.

Resource Centers, Databases and Tools for Crime Victims

Click the title of each resources to access more information, including website, telephone numbers, emails and summaries of services.

> National Center for Victims of Crime: 800-394-2255
NATIONAL CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME / 800-FYI-CALL (800-394-2255) / https://victimsofcrime.org/

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. The National Center collaborates with local, state, and federal partners in helping victims of crime rebuild their lives. They are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.

> VictimConnect Resource Center: 855-484-2846
VICTIMCONNECT RESOURCE CENTER / 855-484-2846 / https://victimconnect.org/

The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims and survivors can learn about their rights and options.  The VictimConnect website has information and resources for victims and survivors of crime, their families, and support networks. VictimConnect provides you with tools to learn more about a specific crime, make a safety plan, find out how to report a crime, and practice good self-care.

Call the VictimConnect Resource Center to speak with someone in English or Spanish between the hours of 8:30am and 7:30pm ET. If you speak another language, a Victim Assistance Specialist can connect you with a translator in over 200 different languages. Chat with a VictimConnect Victim Assistance Specialist on the online platform between the hours of 8:30m and 7:30pm ET.

> USA.GOV – Report a Crime
USA.GOV / https://www.usa.gov/report-crime

Find out how to report and respond to many types of crimes and criminal behavior. Visit USA.gov to learn more.

> National Crime Prevention Council
NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL / 800-NCPC-911 (800-627-2911)  / https://www.ncpc.org/about-ncpc/

The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies.

> National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERENCE SERVICE / 800-851-3420 (USA) / 202-836-6998 (international callers) / 301-240-6310 (TTY for the hearing impaired) / 301-240-5830 (fax) / ncjrs.gov 

Questions? Email responsecenter@ncjrs.gov

Feedback? Email feedback@ncjrs.gov

Want live assistance? Chat with ncjrs

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally sponsored program that shares publications and other information including grants and funding opportunities and upcoming trainings and conferences from the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) agencies and National Institute of Corrections (NIC). NCJRS offers extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice. Search Questions & Answers to access hundreds of questions related to juvenile and criminal justice, victim assistance, substance abuse, and NCJRS services.

> Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection and Custody
RESOURCE CENTER ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CHILD PROTECTION AND CUSTODY / 800-527-3223 / https://rcdvcpc.org
Email fvdinfo@ncjfcj.org for additional information or assistance.

The Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection, and Custody has provided training and technical assistance to advocates, professionals, and communities seeking to improve outcomes in child protection and custody cases that involve domestic violence, while also leading policy reform in those areas. It operates an 800-line for survivors and professionals seeking information, referrals, research, and support. In addition, the Resource Center supports and coordinates policy- and practice-focused meetings, trainings, and publications that lead the field in developing evidence-building and evidence-based practice, as well as interventions that are safe and supportive of families.

> National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN / 800-843-5678 / TDD 800-826-7653 / https://www.missingkids.org

As the nation‚Äôs clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization,¬†NCMEC¬†leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation ‚Äď because every child deserves a safe childhood.

> National Children’s Alliance
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE / 800-239-9950 / https://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/

National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is a professional membership organization on a mission to keep children safe. Featuring the largest network of care centers support child abuse victims in the country, NCA is a model in outcome-driven collaboration. The Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) that are our members offer high-quality care so abused children can thrive. At a CAC, a coordinated team of experts in medicine, law enforcement, victim advocacy, mental health, and other disciplines hold offenders accountable and help children and families heal in a comprehensive, seamless way so no future is out of reach.

> National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT (NCCANI) / 800-394-3368 / https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/focus-areas/child-abuse-neglect

The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (NCCANCH) was established in 1974 by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to collect, organize, and disseminate information on all aspects of child maltreatment.

> National Crime Victim Bar Association
NATIONAL CRIME VICTIM BAR ASSOCIATION / https://victimbar.org / Administration and Attorney Membership Services: Phone: 202-467-8753
Email: victimbar@victimsofcrime.org / Fax: 202-467-870

Helping Crime Victims Pursue Civil Justice ‚Äď The¬†National Crime Victim Bar Association¬†is an affiliate and program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. We are the nation‚Äôs first professional association of attorneys and expert witnesses dedicated to helping victims seek justice through the civil system. The National Crime Victim Bar Association continues the pioneering work of Frank Carrington and is a testament to the National Center for Victims of Crime‚Äôs long-standing commitment to civil justice for victims.

> National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)
NATIONAL CRIME VICTIM LAW INSTITUTE / https://law.lclark.edu/centers/national_crime_victim_law_institute 

NCVLI, a nonprofit based at Lewis & Clark Law School, fights for victims through legal advocacy, training and education, and public policy.

> National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERENCE SERVICE (OVC RESOURCE CENTER) / 800-851-3420 / TTY Hotline 301-240-6310

Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public.

> Tribal Resource Tool
TRIBAL RESOURCE TOOL: RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS OF CRIME AND ABUSE / www.tribalresourcetool.org / Additional resources: https://tribalresourcetool.org/resources/tribal-coalitions / https://www.strongheartshelpline.org / victimconnect.org

Tribal Resource Tool: Resources for Survivors of Crime and Abuse The Tribal Resource Tool is a searchable map of victim service programs for survivors of crime and abuse in Indian Country. Organizations that provide services to American Indians and Alaska Natives may submit a request for inclusion in the map.

> Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) 
VICTIMS OF IMMIGRATION CRIME ENGAGEMENT (VOICE) Office / 855-48-VOICE (855-488-6423) / https://www.ice.gov/voice

ICE established the Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office to acknowledge and serve the needs of crime victims and their families who have been affected by crimes committed by individuals with a nexus to immigration.

> Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER / 866-OVC-TTAC / TTY 866-682-8880 / https://www.ovcttac.gov

The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) is committed to helping victims of crime recover from the trauma and loss of their experience. To do this, we rely on a national network of highly trained consultants and seasoned professionals with first-hand experience in victim services. We offer no-cost tools and resources and both standard and customized training in a wide range of specialties. The assistance described below is designed to train victim service providers and expand outreach in every community, particularly those that are underserved. If your organization needs training or technical assistance in languages other than English in order to better serve victims in your community, please contact us at TTAC@ovcttac.org to request translation or interpretation. Our Call Center has interpreting and video relay services available.

> Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center
OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME RESOURCE CENTER / 800-851-3420 / TTY 877-712-9279 / https://ovc.ojp.gov

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. Visit the OVC website to learn more about OVC.

> VINE Link
APPRISS INC. (Provider of the VINE Service) / 800-816-0491 / https://www.vinelink.com

VINE¬†simplifies the offender tracking process for victims and the¬†service¬†providers¬†that care for and support them.¬†VINE¬†gives victims the option to call a toll-free telephone number, visit¬†https://www.vinelink.com, or use the¬†VINELink‚ĄĘ mobile app¬†to anonymously check on an inmate‚Äôs custody status.

> Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER / 866-OVC-TTAC / TTY 866-682-8880 / https://www.ovcttac.gov

The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) is committed to helping victims of crime recover from the trauma and loss of their experience. To do this, we rely on a national network of highly trained consultants and seasoned professionals with first-hand experience in victim services. We offer no-cost tools and resources and both standard and customized training in a wide range of specialties. The assistance described below is designed to train victim service providers and expand outreach in every community, particularly those that are underserved. If your organization needs training or technical assistance in languages other than English in order to better serve victims in your community, please contact us at TTAC@ovcttac.org to request translation or interpretation. Our Call Center has interpreting and video relay services available.

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