LGBTQ+ EMERGENCY & NATIONAL HOTLINES

 

  • Emergency Medical Services - 911 -  If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day. 

 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK

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  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide to fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies: Fund scientific research, Offer educational programs for professionals, Educate the public about mood, disorders and suicide prevention, Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention, Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation

 

  • The Trevor Project - 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay youths. Call before you fall: The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization named for the short film about a 13-year-old boy who attempts suicide because of his sexuality, has established a national toll free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay youths. 866.488.7386

 

  • National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the zip code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider.

 

  • National Sexual Assault Online Hotline - The Online Hotline provides confidential, one-on-one, crisis support 24/7. You can chat with a trained staff member who will provide you with information and referrals through a secure instant-messaging format, or simply offer a safe place to talk about what happened.

 

  • Boys Town National Crisis Line1-800.448.3000 Available 24/7 - They are the only national crisis line that children and parents can call with any problem, any time. You can refer troubled families to the Hotline which is staffed by caring professionals.

 

 

  • Child Find of America - 1-800-I-AM-LOST - Child Find of America provides outstanding professional services designed to prevent and resolve child abduction and the family conflicts that can lead to abduction and abuse.

 

  • Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD - The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 200 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

 

  • Children of the Night 1-800-551-1300 - Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution.

 

  • CONNECT at Carilion 540-981-8181 or toll-free to 800-284-8898 - CONNECT is a confidential, 24-hour emergency evaluation and referral service provided by Carilion Clinic and available at no cost to members of our community. CONNECT is staffed by psychiatric nurses and clinical social workers who are trained to help people connect to the psychiatric and behavioral medicine support they need to function well.

 

  • Cyber Tipline - The CyberTipline is operated in partnership with the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Secret Service, military criminal investigative organizations, U.S. Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program, as well as other state and local law enforcement agencies. 

 

  • GLBT National Hotline -  1-888-843-4564 - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline 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.

 

  • IMAlive Crisis Hotline -  at Kristin Brooks Hope Center  - 800.SUICIDE (784-2433) - Kristin Brooks Hope Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our focus is suicide prevention, awareness and education. We provide help and hope through college campus and high school events, online suicide crisis chat, suicide crisis hotlines and other educational programs.

 

  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - 24-hour hotline at 800.843.5678 - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.

 

  • National Center for Victims of Crime -  The National Center is, at its core, an advocacy organization committed to -- and working on behalf of -- crime victims and their families. Rather than focus the entire organization's work on one type of crime or victim, the National Center addresses all types of crime.

 

  • Respond Assessment & Referral System at Lewis/Gale - 1-800-541-9992 - RESPOND®—our free, 24-hour crisis line for assistance, assessment and referral—lets you talk with a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. Through RESPOND®, you or your loved ones receive support and encouragement to address your concerns. When counseling or other treatment is indicated, the staff at RESPOND® connects you to the appropriate programs and services.

 

  • S.A.R.A. (Sexual Assault Response and Awareness). - The SARA Program exists to support victims of sexual assault and their families. SARA offers free, confidential counseling services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Also, trained Volunteer Companions may be reached through our 24-hour hotline. Our knowledgeable Volunteer Companions can offer emotional support, information about your rights and options as well as medical and legal advocacy.

 

  • The Poison Help Line - The toll-free Poison Help line, 1-800-222-1222, which connects you to your local poison center, is your resource for help in a poisoning emergency. When you call, you will speak with a specially trained nurse, pharmacist, or doctor at your local poison center. You can call from anywhere in the United States and many territories. The call is free and confidential. Interpretation is available in 161 languages. People usually get the help they need over the phone. Most people do not have to go to a doctor or the hospital.1 Poison Help can also help you learn about your risks before an emergency.

 

  • Virginia Child Protective ServicesThe goal of Child Protective Services (CPS) is to identify, assess and provide services to children and families in an effort to protect children, preserve families, whenever possible, and prevent further maltreatment. Child Protective Services is non-punitive in its approach and is directed toward enabling families to provide adequate care for their children.

 

 


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