Alcohol Abuse, Support Services
Al-Anon and Alateen : Support for family members and friends of problem drinkers. For general information call (757) 563-1600 or visit website at www.al-anon.alateen.org
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) : For general information call (212) 870-3400 or view website at www.aa.org
Cancer - Informational Resources
Mesothelioma Group : A guide to understanding cancer. www.mesotheliomagroup.com/understanding-cancer/
American Childhood Cancer Society : National organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and offering support for their families. www.acco.org/
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline : Crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Multilingual services.
24-hour Hotline: (800) 4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
Boys Town National Suicide and Crisis Line : Provides crisis intervention and referrals to local community resources. Short-term counseling for parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. 24-hour Hotline: (800) 448-3000.
Covenant House Hotline : Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States. 24-hour Hotline: (800) 999-9999.
National Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Sexual Abuse Assistance : Provides emergency crisis intervention and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse. Assistance on a variety of other non-emergency issues is also available. Trained volunteers connect callers with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters. English and Spanish speaking advocates.
24-hour Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3224 (TDD).
Drug and Alcohol Treatment
National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline : Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. 24-hour Hotline: (800) 662-HELP (4357).
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD) : Information and resources for those affected by eating disorders.
Call (630) 577-1330.
National Center on Elder Abuse : Information and referral services available. Call (302) 831-3525 or view website: www.ncea.aoa.gov. Referrals and information also available from the national Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Call (800) 677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (except U.S. federal holidays) or view website at www.eldercare.gov
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) : For further information
call (866) 451-5200 or view the website: www.emdria.org
HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network : Offers information on new medicines, treatment trials, HIV & AIDS, with information specialists available to answer questions. Call (800) 458-5231, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. or view website at www.cdc.gov/std/
National CDC Information: (800) 232-4636.
National Institute of Mental Health : Information and services relating to mental health issues including education and resources. Call (866) 615-6464 (toll-free) or website: www.nimh.nih.gov
Rape, Abuse, and Incest
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) : Information and resources for those affected by rape, abuse, and incents. Call (800) 656-HOPE (4673).
Runaway, Missing, or Exploited Children
National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children :For information and assistance, call (800) 843-5678
National Runaway Switchboard : Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Provides information and local referrals to adolescents and families. Referrals are given for shelters nationwide. This service also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. 24-hour hotline: (800) 621-4000
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
National Center for PTSD : www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pages/complex-ptsd.asp
Suicide Crisis and Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)