“I think I have a gambling problem, is there someone I can talk to?” – 16 year old

All Hotlines are 24 hrs. unless otherwise indicated.

211211 L.A. County

24 hours

Dial 211 to be connected to information on all L.A. County Human Services.
Referrals to all L.A. County Human health Services. Bilingual.

800-854-7771Access Mental Health

24 hours

Crisis counseling; Information and referrals on emergency and non-emergency mental health issues.

888-425-2666Al-Anon Family Groups

M-F 9am-5pm (Meeting times vary)

Los Angeles (888) 684-6444;
National (800) 356-9996 or (800) 344-2666
Spanish (24-hour machine) (562) 948-2190
Alcohol Drug Helpline (800) 821-4357, 24 hours

Additional Phone: (818) 760-7122
Referrals nationwide:
12-step program for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.

888-425-2666Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters, Inc

M-F 8am-6pm (Eastern time)

Mutual Support Line for Meetings (888) 425-2666
Mutual support group for family and friends of alcoholics.
Meeting information line.


M-F 9am-5pm

L.A. (English) (213) 387-3158
L.A. (Spanish) (562) 948-2190
Meeting info only: (Toll free, English) (888) 684-6444
24 hr. recorded listing with all phone numbers and 12-step programs for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.

800-367-2437California AIDS/STD and Hepatitis Hotline

M-F 9am-4pm

Referrals to anonymous test sites. Information and support.
Services offered in English, Spanish. HIV prevention.

800-662-8887California Smokers Helpline

M-F 7am-9am; Sat 9am-1pm

Also 800-NO-BUTTS
FREE information; telephone counseling to help people stop smoking (with services in 6 languages).

800-843-5200California Youth Crisis Line

24 hours

Crisis phone counseling, information, and referrals for all problems ages 12-24. Bilingual when available. Can connect without charge to parent/guardian or other agency. Message relay service.

800-339-3940Center for Pacific Asian Family, Inc.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Emotional support and referrals offered to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Rape prevention and domestic violence education is offered to high schools and other community organizations.

800-540-4000Child Protection Hotline of L.A. County

24 hours
To report abuse. Referrals for counseling and childcare. Bilingual (English and Spanish).

800-422-4453Childhelp USA, National Child Abuse Hotline

24 hours

Crisis intervention for child abuse, telephone counseling and referrals. Provides assistance in 170 languages. Are anonymous and confidential.

800-551-1300Children of the Night

24 hours

Toll free national hotline. Program-shelter-home for runaway prostitutes, ages 11-17.
In-house school and independent living program for children involved with prostitution. Bilingual.

800-442-4918CPS West, Child protective Services of Riverside County – (RIVERSIDE)

24 hours

Child abuse Hotline, investigates neglect or abuse of children, provides reports and protective services, counseling, and community resources referrals.

800-999-9999Covenant House Nineline

4 PM – 8 PM EST, 7 days a week

Crisis hotline for youth and parents. Shelter, referrals, information, crisis intervention and health clinic. Referrals throughout the U.S. Bilingual. It’s free, it’s confidential.

888-467-3307Door of Hope 4 Teens

M-Th 9 AM – 11 PM, Fri Office 914-393-1904, Sunday closed

Provides free advice and a HOPE line for teens who struggle with cutting.

800-584-9911Emergency Contraception Hotline

24 Hour recording
Information about emergency contraception.

800-942-1054Family Planning Referral Hotline

24 hours
Referrals in any area. Bilingual.

1-888-424-3577Gamblers Anonymous

24 hours Referrals. Bilingual. Fellowship of men and women who support each other through meetings.
Southern California number: 817-423-6752

800-448-3000Girls and Boys Town National Hotline

24 hour hotline
Website: or
Crisis and resource referral services. Specialize in family reunification of runaways and homeless adolescents ages 11-17. Counseling over the phone and online. Placement and long-term residential care. Bilingual.

800-246-7743GLBT National Youth Talkline

M-F 1pm-9pm; Sat. 9am.-2pm.

Offer online peer-support chat.  Offer info on LGBT issues.  Provide free and confidential telephone and internet peer counseling.

800-448-3000Girls and Boys Town National Hotline

24 hours

Center hours: M-F 8am-5pm
National Hotline: (562) 427-1155
Crisis and resource referral services. Specialize in family reunification of runaways and homeless adolescents ages 11-17.
Counseling and placement.
Long-term residential care.

951-686-4357Help Line (RIVERSIDE)

24 hours
Crisis and suicide hotline. Free and confidential. Information and referrals to any type of services within the community including food, shelter, medical care, counseling.

877-541-2525Helpline Youth Counseling Center: Community Helpline Hotline

Hotline hours: 24hours
Administration: (310) 793-1415; Helpline Youth Counseling Center: (562) 864-3722
Toll-free peer-to-peer listening and referral telephone service, operated by volunteers. Confidential crisis intervention.

310-845-6656LA Help- Herpes Support

National Information: 919-361-8488
Support groups for herpes.

800-656-4673Los Angeles Rape and Battery Hotline

24 hours

Telephone counseling, victim advocation, referrals. Information about sexual assault.

818-985-0100Los Angeles Youth Supportive Services

24 hours

24-hour Toll Free Crisis Line: (877) 465-2977
Phone counseling, referrals, education, and recovery support.

800-843-5678Missing Children Hotline

24 hours
Administration #916-227-3290 and 916-227-3244, Hours 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Provides monthly “Missing Child” posters and quarterly bulletins.
Deals mainly with parents of missing/runaway kids. Spanish, English, Cantonese, and Tagalog (on call). Hotline mainly for “sightings.”  Online  reporting available.

800-772-9100National Abortion Federation Hotline

M-F 7am-11pm; Sat-Sun 9am-9pm EST

Provides pro-choice information and referrals to qualified providers in caller’s area. Provides information on pregnancy and abortion. Bilingual.

(800) 784-6776National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center

24 hours

Free services. Hotline as well as online chat. Gives information about alcohol and drug dependency as well as treatment options.

800-394-2255National Center for Victims of Crime

M-F 8:30am-8:30pm

Information and referrals to support services nationwide. Online resources for victims of crime and agencies who serve them. Advocates for victims’ rights.

800-522-4700National Council on Problem Gambling

24 hours
Also 800-GAMBLER
Information and referrals; crisis intervention and counseling. A confidential national hotline.

800-799-7233National Domestic Violence Hotline

TTY: (800) 787-3224
24 Hours

Information and referrals for shelters and counseling. Anonymous and confidential. Access to over 4000 shelters and domestic violence programs. 170 languages. Crisis intervention.

800-RUNAWAYNational Runaway Switchboard

24 hours

Crisis intervention and referrals for runaways, homeless and other teens, provides youth-parents reunification with conference calls and bus tickets; provides message service for parents and youth.

919-361-8488American Social Health Association STI Hotline 

Website: AND/OR

Additional phone: English (800) 342-2437 and (800) 344-7432 Center for Disease Control; and TTY Hotline (800) 243-7889
Information and referrals for clinics nationwide. Also free publications on HIV, STD’s, etc. Learn about protection and treatment.

800-222-1222Poison Control Center

24 hours
Additional phone: (800) 876-4766

800-656-4673 RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)

24 hours

Hotline is (800)656-HOPE
Free and confidential. Connects caller to nearest service. Online hotline also available on their website.  Information on rape, sexual abuse. Referrals.

310-319-4000Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica

Press 3 for Rape Center.
UCLA Medical Center.
24 hour emergency care. Free treatment, exams, testing, interventions, and counseling.

800-662-4357Relapse Prevention Center

24 hours

Information and referrals to substance abuse programs.

877-727-4747Suicide Prevention Hotline

24 hours

Hotline phone: 1-800-784-2433, 1-877-727-4747, 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-273-TALK
Hotline, information, referrals, survivors after suicide, suicide prevention counseling.

800-852-8336TEEN LINE

6pm-10pm daily

Los Angeles (310) 855-4673
Valley Areas (818) 432-2266
Riverside (951) 826-4673
Teen-to-teen hotline: provides counseling and referrals.

866-488-7386Trevor Line

24 hours

Also 800-850-8078
Crisis line for LGBT youth younger than 25 years old. National line with referrals in all areas.

818-886-0453Valley Trauma Counseling Center

24 hours

24 Hour crisis hotline in Santa Clarita: (661)253-0258
For sexual assault victims in San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley.
Will accompany to hospitals, police, or court.
Counseling available to victim, significant others, and family of rape and domestic abuse. Prevention education and crisis intervention. Group services.

800-842-8467Victims of Crime Resource Center

M-F 8am-6pm

Information regarding victims’ rights and what to expect while going through the court system. Confidential referrals for counseling.
Spanish services available. FREE.