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Resources - Crisis Hotlines

Prepared by the
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

American Council for Drug Education (ACDE) Phoenix House
223 W. 80th Street
New York, NY 10024
Hotline: (212) 595-5810, ext. 7543
The hotline provides information and referral services regarding drug and alcohol addiction and treatment.

American Dietetic Association
216 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Hotline: (800) 877-1600, ext. 5000
Administrative office: (312) 899-0040
Fax: (312) 899-4899
This hotline assists callers in locating registered dietitians who provide nutrition counseling in their area. In addition, the hotline provides recorded food and nutrition messages.

Child Find Of America Hotlines
P.O. Box 277
New Paltz, NY 12561
Hotlines: (800) I-AM-LOST
(800) A-WAY-OUT
Administrative office: (845) 255-1848
Fax: (845) 255-5706
The (800) I-AM-LOST hotline is for parents who wish to report their children as missing. Child Find disseminates photos of missing children nationwide and works with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), local law enforcement agencies, and State missing children clearinghouses to attempt to locate children. The (800) A-WAY-OUT hotline is for parents who have thought about abducting their own child. Hotline staff offer them counseling about the consequences of, and alternatives to, parental abduction.

Childhelp USA
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Hotline: (800) 422-4453
Administrative office: (480) 922-8212
Fax: (480) 922-7061
This hotline provides crisis counseling, information, and referral services to young people and adults regarding child abuse.

KidsPeace National Centers for Kids in Crisis
3438 Route 309
Worfield, PA 18069
Hotline: (800) 334-4KID (4543)
Administrative office: (610) 799-8000
Fax: (610) 799-7281
This helpline provides counseling and information and referral services to children and parents in crisis.

National AIDS Hotline
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Hotline: (800) 342-AIDS (2437)
(800) 344- 7432 (Spanish)
(800) 243-7889 (TDD)
Administrative office: (919) 361-8400
Fax: (919) 361-8425
This hotline provides information on HIV / AIDS prevention, transmission, testing, treatments, and counseling and referral to services.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Hotline
Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60035
Hotline: (847) 831-3438
Administrative office: (847) 831-3438
This hotline provides people with anorexia or bulimia and their families with counseling and information on eating disorders. It also provides information to health professionals serving these individuals.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Hotline
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotline: (800) 843-5678
Administrative office: (703) 235-3900
Fax: (703) 274-2200
This hotline is for those seeking assistance in locating, or wishing to report information regarding, missing or exploited children.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716-1810
Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
(800) 787-3224 (TDD)
Administrative office: (512) 453-8117
Fax: (512) 453-8541
www.tcfv.orq and/or www.ndvh.orq
This hotline offers information and referral services, counseling, and assistance to victims of domestic violence, their children, other family members, and the public.

National Family Violence Helpline
National Council On Child Abuse & Family Violence

1025 Connecticut Avenue, N. W
Suite 1012
Washington, D.C. 20036
(800) 422-4453 (Child Abuse)
(800) 799- 7233 (Domestic Abuse)
(800) 879-6682 (Elder Abuse)
Administrative office: (202) 429-6695
Fax: (831) 655-3930
This hotline provides 24-hour counseling and information and referral services on domestic and family violence issues.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
1730 Park Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010
Hotline: (800) 879-6682
Administrative office: (202) 232-6682
Fax: (202) 462-2255
This hotline offers crisis counseling and referral services to victims of crime and their families.

National Runaway Switchboard
3080 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Hotline: (800) 621-4000
(800) 621-0394 (TDD)
Administrative office: (773) 880-9860
Fax: (773) 929-5150
The switchboard provides confidential information, referral, and counseling services to runaway and homeless youth, youth in crisis, and their families.

National STD Hotline
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Hotline: (800) 227-8922
Administrative office: (919) 361-8400
Fax: (919) 361-8425
This hotline provides information about HIV testing and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and referrals to services.

Project Inform National HIV / AIDS Treatment Hotline
205 13th Street Suite 2001
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hotline: (800) 822- 7422
Administrative office: (415) 558-8669
Fax: (415) 558-0684
This hotline provides HIV-positive individuals with information on treatment, HIV therapy options, and referrals.

Vanished Children's Alliance
2095 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Hotline: (800) VANISHED (826-4743)
Administrative office: (408) 296-1113
Fax: (408) 296-1117
This hotline provides counseling, information, and referral services to parents of missing or exploited children.

Youth Crisis Hotline
P.O. Box 178408
San Diego, CA 92177-8408
Hotline: (800) 448-4663
Administrative office: (858) 292-5683
Fax: (858) 292-9197
This hotline provides information and referral services to runaway youth, other youth in crisis, and their parents.