Helplines & Links


  • RAINN National Sexual Violence Hotline:
    1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

    At any given moment, RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network) has over 1100 trained volunteers on duty to help victims at crisis centers across the country.
  • National Child Abuse Hotline:
    1-800-422-4453 (4 A CHILD)
    Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For help or questions about child abuse or child neglect, call the hotline, then push 1 to talk to a counselor.
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline, (For anonymous advice):
    If you think you may be in an abusive relationship, you can call to talk with someone about it.
    Text: LOVEIS TO 22522
    Chat Online 24/7/365:
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    If you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide, call to be connected to an available local certified crisis center. Available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline:
    1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

    Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates available to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • National Hotline to Report a Missing Child
    (Natl. Center for Missing & Exploited Children):
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST®)

    Report any information regarding a missing child to NCMEC®s Call Center. Operators are available 24-hours a day to receive sightings.
  • National Runaway Safeline:
    1-800-786-2929 (1-800-RUNAWAY) or Text 66008

    Call if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.
  • National Human Trafficking Resource Center:
    1-888-373-7888, 24 hours a day/7 days a week

    Text "HELP" or "INFO" to 233733 (BeFree), Hours of Operation: 3:00pm - 11:00pm EST


For Sexual Abuse Survivors:

For Teens:

  • Teen Central - A password-protected, safe cyber-space for teens to work out their issues, developed by experts in teen counseling and psychology.

For Parents:

Missing Children:

A special thanks to Anne Smith, Sexual Violence Specialist with the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence for her assistance in compiling part of this information.