Hotlines & Chats
This directory of national hotlines was carefully curated to help get you closer to your immediate needs. Organized by issue area and community focus, these listings are a growing resource that we hope to expand and improve with your input and feedback.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Their mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. They offer 24-hour support in the form of a national online helpline and online groups for male survivors and those who care about them.
Malesurvivor.org offers support and resources to male sexual assault survivors, their families, and their allies. In addition to creating physical safe spaces for male survivors to connect and share, Malesurvivor.org also connects survivors to a database of counselors located nationally and internationally.
National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. They offer a list of resources for every state, including state reporting numbers, government agencies, state laws, state-specific data and statistics, and other resources. The list also includes hotlines to report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in each state.
National Child Abuse Hotline
The National Child Abuse Hotline provides offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. A centralized call center provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages.
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities. They are a national coalition of local member programs, affiliate organizations and individual affiliates who create systemic and social change. They strive to increase power, safety and resources through data analysis, policy advocacy, education and technical assistance.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Through this hotline an advocate can provide local direct service resources (safehouse shelters, transportation, casework assistance) and crisis intervention. Interpreter services available in 170 languages. The National Domestic Violence Hotline also partners with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Center to provide a videophone option.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center is a national multilingual anti-trafficking hotline. A caller can report a tip and be connected with anti-trafficking services in their area. A caller can also call this hotline and request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.
National Street Harassment Hotline
Created by Stop Street Harassment and Defend Yourself, and operated by RAINN, the National Street Harassment Hotline is a resource for those affected by gender-based street harassment, which can range from catcalls and unwanted sexualized and homophobic comments to illegal acts like following, flashing, groping and sexual assault.
National Teen Dating Abuse Online Helpline
loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. They also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Safe Helpline is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) sole hotline for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline is a completely anonymous, confidential, 24/7, specialized service—providing help and information anytime, anywhere. A Safe Helpline user can access one-on-one support, peer-to-peer support, information, resources and self-care exercises 24/7 to aid in their recovery.
Safe Horizon aims to empower victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. In addition to providing a hotline for survivors, Safe Horizon also provides assistance finding domestic violence shelters, family justice centers, and criminal court projects. Safe Horizons also is equipped with an immigration law project that provides legal help for immigrants. hotline advocates offer personalized, non-judgmental support. They can talk to you about your safety, provide information about resources in your community, and connect you to their programs and services.