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Abuse Hotlines

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National Domestic Violence Hotline
Toll free, confidential, 24 hrs. Translators available.
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or
1-800-787-3244 (TTY)


Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
Toll free, confidential, 24 hrs, or
visit www.rainn.org for live chat.
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Recursos para sobrevivientes de la violación y la violencia sexual que buscan ayuda en español

Especial para mujeres inmigrantes


National Center for Victims of Crime and National Stalking Resource Center
M-F, 8:30 am- 8:30 pm EST
1-800- FYI-CALL  (1-800-394-2255)


National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
National 24-hour resource. Peer Advocates are trained to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers. 
Visit www.loveisrespect.org for live chat.
1-866-331-8453 (TTY)


Darkness To Light Hotline
Toll free, confidential, 24 hours
1-866-FOR-LIGHT (367-5444)

Stop It Now! 
A national helpline  for adults who are concerned about inappropriate sexualized behavior in themselves or people they know.
Toll free, confidential M-F 9am-6pm ET.

Safer Society Foundation
Individuals, programs, professionals, and family members are invited to call the Safer Society Foundation, Inc. for referrals to specialized programs that provide services for abuse-reactive children, juvenile and adult sex offenders throughout the United States.


Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
This hotline is for advice, information and to clarify options. It is not the same as reporting the abuse.  You don’t need to give your name or name of the abuser to talk.
Toll free, confidential, 24 hrs.
1-800-4- A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)


National Center on Elder Abuse
Eldercare Locator - this is not a helpline, but rather will direct you to the state hotline number.
1-800- 677-1116


American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
For American women and children living abroad.
International toll free domestic violence crisis line
10:00pm to 6:00am, Pacific Standard Time, M-F
9:00-am - 1:00pm  T, Th. 
Email them anytime at crisis@866uswomen.org
1- 866-USWOMEN  (if calling from overseas, contact local ATT operator to be connected)

International Directory of Resources
International inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organizations, searchable by country, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages.

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