Hotlines Resources & Help

National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.  Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources, and ways to support the organization.

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Hotline For Missing & Exploited Children

After you have reported your child missing to law enforcement, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

National Human Trafficking Hotline

If you see something, say something. 888-373-7888

PETA – Animal Abuse Hotline:

Are you reporting that an animal is in imminent danger? Do you know specifically where to find this animal, and is the abuse or danger taking place right now? If so, please call your local police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA immediately at 757-622-7382.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) 24/7

Reaching out for help is often the first step toward healing. RAINN provides support for sexual assault victims and their loved ones through two hotlines at 800.656.HOPE and online at Whether you are more comfortable on the telephone or online, RAINN has services that can guide you in your recovery.

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 24/7

If you or a friend is in an abusive relationship, you may feel like you are all alone – know that you are not. We have resources to help you stay safe, build a support system, access legal protection and more.

1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

National Center for Victims of Crime

The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.


National Bullying Hotline

Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

1-800-TALK (8255)

Guide to Bullying Prevention

Defense Divas wants to thank Girl Scout Troup# for providing us with this amazing resource about bullying prevention by AAA State of Play.  This page is packed with information and links to bullying prevention resources. Thanks for sharing this, ladies!

Guide to Bullying Prevention

The Stalking Resource Center

Developed in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, this program presents advocates, criminal justice professionals, and victims with specific tips and information on responding to stalking.

1-800-211-7996 (TTY)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

717-909-0715 (TTY)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trainedcounselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

1-800-273-TALK (8255) 24/7
1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)
1-800-799-4889 (TTY)

National Council for Aging Care (Elder Abuse)

The NCAC is the place to turn to for up-to-date information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.


National Child Abuse Hotline

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) 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 aid in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergencies, social service, and support resources.