The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Info: "The National Domestic Violence Hotline answers more than 16,000
calls per month from victims, survivors, friends and family members,
law enforcement personnel, domestic violence advocates and the general
public. Hotline advocates provide support and assistance to anyone
involved in a domestic violence situation, including those in same-sex
relationships, male survivors, those with disabilities and immigrant
victims of domestic violence. All calls to the National Domestic
Violence Hotline are confidential."
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Info: "The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline is a resource that can
be accessed by internet or phone. The Helpline and loveisrespect.org
offer real-time one-on-one support from trained advocates. The Texas
Council on Family Violence operates the National Teen Dating Abuse
Helpline and the National Domestic Violence Hotline from their call
center in Austin, Texas."
Childhelp Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse
Info: "The Hotline counselors are there 365 days a year to help kids,
and adults who are worried about kids they suspect are being abused or
neglected. You can call this number if you live in the United States,
Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands. The call is free
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Info: Provides resources for parents on missing children, sexual
exploitation, child safety, ex offenders, success stories, and natural
disasters. You can also report a sighting, provide a tip, get
involved, and much more.
National Hopeline Center
Info: "In addition to these three main types of depressive disorders,
women can also suffer after childbirth from varying degrees of
postpartum depression. The word postpartum means "after birth," and
postpartum depression (PPD) is a condition that describes a range of
physical and emotional changes that many mothers can have after having
a baby. PPD can be treated with medication and counseling. Talk with
your health care provider right away if you think you have PPD."
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Info: "The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline a national, 24-hour,
and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in
suicidal crisis who are seeking help. Individuals seeking help can
dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They will be routed to the closest
possible provider of mental health and suicide prevention services.
The network is comprised of over 115 individual crisis centers across
the country creating a nationwide coverage area. It is administered
through Link2Health Solutions, Inc., an organization with experience
in crisis, information, and referral hotline management."
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800 656-4673)
Info: This service is available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week for rape and incest victims.
Youth in Trouble - Runaways
Covenant House Hotline
Info: This service is available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week for problem teens and runaways’ family members
National Referral Network for Kids in Crisis
1-800 KID-SAVE (1-800 543-7283)
Info: This service is available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week for professionals, parents, and adolescents.
Boys Town National Hotline
Info: “The Boys Town National Hotline is a 24-hour crisis, resource and referral line. Trained counselors can respond to your questions every day of the week, 365 days a year. We can help teens and parents with suicide prevention, physical abuse, depression, sexual abuse, school issues, emotional abuse, parenting troubles, chemical dependency runaways, anger, relationship problems and much more...“
Covenant House Hotline
Info: Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
Parenting.org (a service of Boys Town)
Info: “The Boys Town National Hotline is a 24-hour crisis, resource and referral line.
We answer your parenting questions with resources and guidance on how to successfully raise, praise, discipline, teach and love your child.”
National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center
Info: "Our web site is your pathway to information and resources about
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other unexpected infant death,
stillbirth, and miscarriage. [Call] for questions on risk reduction,
bereavement support, current research, or for any other inquiries
related to SIDS/Infant Death."
American SIDS Institute
Info: "Founded in 1983, the American SIDS Institute, a national
nonprofit health care organization, is dedicated to the prevention of
sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through an
aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program."
American Association of Poison Control Centers
Info: "1-800-222-1222 is the telephone number for every poison center
in the United States. Call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
to talk to a poison expert. Call right away if you have a poison
emergency. Also call if you have a question about a poison or about
poison prevention. Your call is routed according to the area code and
exchange of the phone number you are calling from. If you call from a
cell phone, you will reach a poison center. Depending on your cell
phone carrier, you might reach the poison center in the area where you
are or in the "home" area of your cell phone. Either poison center can
help you. If you need local assistance but reach the poison center
back home, the "at home" poison center can coordinate with the poison
center at your current location. You will get the care and information
that you need."
Crisis Relief Guides
The Survivors Club
Where To Turn
Info: A comprehensive guide to crisis relief programs, government services, counseling services, and general crisis relief information.
AllAboutConseling.com (Crisis Hotlines)
Info: Crisis Hotline list includes: cancer, child abuse, crisis intervention/suicide, domestic violence, elder abuse, eating and associated disorders, HIV/AIDS/sexually transmitted diseases, poison control, rape, runaway/exploited children, substance abuse/alcoholism, and youth.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Info: The AAP is “an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Whether you’re looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidelines concerning a pediatric issue…here, you’ll find information regarding the Academy’s many programs and activities…our policies and guidelines…our publications and other child health resources…and much, much more. Best of all, you can rest assured that the information comes from the nation’s leading child health experts and that we have scientific research supporting our recommendations.”
Child Passenger Safety
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Info: "Through education, training, enforcement, outreach and
legislation, NHTSA seeks to ensure that all children ages 0-16 are
properly restrained in the correct restraint system for their age and
size every time they travel in a motor vehicle. While great progress
has been achieved in recent years in preventing child occupant deaths
and injuries, and increasing the correct use of child safety seats,
booster seats and safety belts – thanks in no small measure to the
tireless dedication of NHTSA and its many partners in the child
passenger safety community – more work needs to be done to protect
child occupants who remain at heightened risk."
Info: "SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. is the national, non-profit organization
dedicated to child passenger safety. Our mission is to help reduce the
number of serious and fatal traffic injuries suffered by children by
promoting the correct, consistent use of safety seats and safety
Founded in 1980, SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. is nationally recognized for
program excellence, training, and up-to-date technical materials. We
provide consultation to advocates, parents, business leaders, the
media, and professionals working in the fields of health care, traffic
safety, and education."
The National Passenger Child Safety Board
Info: "The National Child Passenger Safety Board has been established
to provide program direction and technical guidance to states,
communities and organizations as a means to maintain a credible,
standardized child passenger training and certification program."
Info: "Safe Kids Worldwide is the first and only international
nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preventing unintentional
childhood injury. It focuses on one specific problem: more children 1
to 14 die from accidents such as motor vehicle crashes, fires,
drowning, poisoning and falls than any other cause." You can also find
a certified technician in your area.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Info: "The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with
protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or
death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the
agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from
consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion
annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families
from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical
hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of
consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette
lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the
30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with
consumer products over the past 30 years."
Office of Defects Investigation
Info: The site allows you to search consumer complaints, defect
investigations, recalls, technical service bulletins, and foreign
American Pregnancy Helpline
Info “This website is designed to provide you with education and information about the things you want to know concerning pregnancy. Feel free to call the helpline and speak with someone confidentially if you have any further questions.”
Bethany Christian Services
Info: Provides free counseling and information. Makes referrals to help with a wide range of needs from pre-natal care to government assistance.
Info: “For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about sex, health, and family planning.”
Postpartum Support International
Info: “PSI is built on the foundation of providing support to families. If you or someone you know might be experiencing symptoms of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorder, know that it is treatable and you’ve taken a very important first step. We have PSI Coordinators throughout the world who provide information and support. There is someone in your area who can help you if you are experiencing any of the following: depressed, irritable, exhausted, unlike yourself, sadness, anger, guilt, worry, feelings of inadequacy.”
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Postpartum Depression
Info: Definition, symptons, and treatments for postpartum depression.
La Leche League
Info: "Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through
mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education,
and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important
element in the healthy development of the baby and mother."
National Women's Health Resource Center
Info: ‘With more than 100 topics in our health library, including the latest medical advancements in each field, women often turn to us to answer their most pressing and personal health care questions.”
WebMD (Women’s Health)
Info: “The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible.”
WomensHealth.gov (Body Image)
President's Council on Physical Fitness
National Eating Disorders Association
Info: “NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.”
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Information Center
Plastic Surgery Safety
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Drug and Alcohol Recovery
National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline
Info: Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
National Cocaine Hotline
Info: Information, crisis intervention, and referrals to local rehab centers for all types of drug dependency. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
“Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.”
“NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We … meet regularly to help each other stay clean. ... We are not interested in what or how much you used ... but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help."
Al-Anon and Alateen
“For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people... alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else’s drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.”
Military Spouse Support
Info: “MilSpouse.org is your resource library for military spouse employment, education, and relocation information. Here you will find links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families.”
National Military Family Association
Info: NMFA’s goal is “to educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and...to promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.”
U.S. Department of Labor
Info: “The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.”
Info: “DiscriminationAttorney.Com…has sections on nearly every area of employment law, including job discrimination, sexual harassment, age, race, gender, pregnancy, glass ceiling, and disability discrimination, manager wage & overtime claims, breach of contract, non-compete clauses, wrongful termination, whistle blowing, and much more.”