Hotlines & Text Lines

Feeling overwhelmed? Need someone to talk to

Connect with someone now through one of the following resources.

You don’t have to be in crisis to take advantage of these opportunities to speak or chat with a trained professional or volunteer who can listen to your concerns, and offer insight and advice.

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Al-Anon Family Groups

(888) 425-2666 Call Al-Anon Family Groups for information about Al-Anon and how to find local support groups for people who have a family member with a substance use disorder.

Alcoholics Anonymous

(800)-839-1686 Call the AA World Services line for general information about Alcoholics Anonymous and its mission to support people seeking recovery from alcohol addiction. You can use the tools on the AA website (or download the app) to find listings for local AA meetings

Narcotics Anonymous

(818) 773-9999 Call the NA World Services line for general information about Narcotics Anonymous and its mission to support people seeking recovery from addiction. You can use the tools on the NA website (or download the app) to find listings for local NA meetings.

Partnership to End Addiction

Text HELP to 55753 If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s substance use, text 55753 or use the scheduler on the website to schedule a call with someone who can connect you with helpful resources while providing caring support.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

(800) 662-4357 Call SAMHSA’s National Helpline to reach their free, confidential, 24/7/365 mental health and substance use disorder treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish).

Domestic & Sexual Violence

Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.

(239) 939-3112 ACT offers a 24-hour helpline, 3 safe shelters, children's program, counseling, (both individual and group), economic empowerment program which includes financial and health literacy, Injunction for Protection legal service, life skills education, job skills evaluation and training along with GED assistance and ESOL. All services provided to victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking are available free of charge. In the non-residential outreach program, they provide long-term counseling, therapy and support, economic empowerment services, a rape crisis center where they do the forensic examinations, advocacy department that provides advocacy through the judicial system, and a legal program for Injunctions for Protection. Hendry and Glades Counties can call our domestic violence helpline toll-free at 1-800-500-1119 or our sexual assault hotline toll-free at 1-888-956-7273 or email them -

Dod Safe Helpline

(877) 995-5247 If you are in the military and have experienced sexual assault, call the Safe Helpline, a confidential sexual assault support hotline for the Department of Defense community.

Elder Abuse Hotlines

(800) 677-1116 If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call your state’s elder abuse hotline or reporting number, which you can find by calling the above number provided by the U.S. Administration or Aging or by going to the above website.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-7233 Are you a victim of abuse or know someone who is? Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for free help 24 hours a day.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

(888) 373-7888 If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline for help. They can provide emotional support while giving you information and resources.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline

(800) 656-4673 Call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area who can provide you with confidential support and information about local resources.

Sexual Abuse – Stop It Now!

(888) 773-8368 If you’re concerned about the safety of a child, call the Stop It Now hotline Monday through Friday from 12pm to 6pm EST to receive support, guidance, and information about what you can do.

Take the Night Foundation Hotline

(567) 742-8837 Contact the 24/7 hotline for free legal advice, support, and information from volunteer attorneys who specialize in free legal assistance for sexual and domestic abuse survivors.

Eating Disorders

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders Helpline

(630) 577-1330 Call the ANAD Helpline between 9am and 5pm CST to receive confidential support and information about how to cope with, treat, and recover from eating disorders.

National Eating Disorders Association

(800) 931-2237 Contact the NEDA Helpline on weekdays from 11am to 9pm EST (11am to 5pm EST on Fridays) for support, resources, and information about eating disorder treatment options

Florida Warm Line

The Florida Warm Line

(800)-945-1355 The Florida Warm Line is for individuals with a mental illness who want to talk with someone who shares personal experience coping with mental health issues.

Grief Support

Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)

(573) 346-4911 Call COPS for support if you are grieving the loss of a loved one in law enforcement.

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP)

(302) 492-7717 Call GRASP to learn more about their mission to support people who have lost someone to substance use or addiction. You can use their webpage to find local meetings.


(800) 395-5755 Contact GriefShare to learn more about their mission to connect people who are grieving with one another. You can use their website to find or start local groups or meetings.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

(877) 623-3435 Call the MADD 24-hour Victim Help Line for support if you have lost a loved one to a drunk driving accident.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)

(888) 818-7662 Call the POMC for support if you have lost a child, family member, or friend to violence

The Compassionate Friends

(877) 969-0010 Call Compassionate Friends to learn more about their mission to support families after a child dies. You can use the tools on their website to find a local chapter or support group.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

(800) 959-8277 If you are grieving the death of a military loved one, call TAPS for support, comfort, care, and resources.

LGBTQ Hotlines

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Program

(800) 832-1901 Contact the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence hotline for 24/7 crisis intervention, information, and resources for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, including legal and housing information.

LGBT National Hotline

(888) 843-4564 Call weekdays from 1pm to 9pm PST and Saturdays 9am to 2pm PST for confidential peer support and information about local LGBTQ resources.

LGBT National Senior Hotline

(888) 234-7243 Call weekdays from 1pm to 9pm PST and Saturdays 9am to 2pm PST for peer support and information about resources for LGBTQ seniors (people ages 50 and above).

LGBT National Youth Talkline

(800) 246-7743 Call weekdays from 1pm to 9pm PST and Saturdays 9am to 2pm PST for peer support and information about resources for LGBTQ youth.

The Trevor Project Lifeline

(866) 488-7386 If you are a young LGBTQ person in crisis, call the Trevor Project Lifeline number or text START to 678678 for 24/7/365 counseling and crisis support.

Mental Health Conditions & Family Support

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline

(800) 950-6264 If you or a loved one are living with a mental illness and need help, call the NAMI Helpline for information, resource referrals, and support.

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center

(866) 615-6464 Call the NIMH Information Resource Center for information about mental health conditions and updates on the latest advancements in mental health treatment and research


(800) 503-6897 Call the NeedyMeds Helpline for information about patient assistance programs and other ways to get help covering the cost of medication.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

(800) 662-4357 Call SAMHSA’s National Helpline to reach their free, confidential, 24/7/365 mental health and substance use disorder treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish).

Sexual Health & Pregnancy


(800) 448-0440 Contact the AIDSinfo hotline for support and science-based information on treating and living with HIV and AIDS.

American Sexual Health Association

(919) 361-8400 Contact the American Sexual Health Association for information and education on sexually transmitted infections and how to prevent them, as well as for referrals to clinical services.

Baby Safe Haven

(888) 510-2229 If you’re pregnant and do not feel you can care for your baby, or if you have a baby you cannot care for, call the Baby Safe Haven hotline for support and for information on how you can safely and legally give up an unwanted infant.

CDC National Health Information Hotline

(800) 232-4636 Call the CDC Information Hotline for science-based information about your health concerns. The CDC Information Hotline answers thousands of calls a year on topics including HIV, AIDS, STDs, Ebola, the flu, and COVID-19.

Planned Parenthood National Hotline

(800) 230-7526 Contact Planned Parenthood for information on how you can access reproductive health care, sexual health services, and other essential healthcare at one of their health centers.

Postpartum Support International-PSI

(800) 944-4773 Contact the PSI Helpline for support and information about postpartum depression and other postpartum conditions. You are not alone and you are not to blame—you will get better.

Specific Disorders

American Chronic Pain Association ACPA

(800) 533-3231 If you or a family member are struggling with chronic pain, call the ACPA information line for support, information, and resources.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder-CHADD

(866) 200-8098 Call the CHADD hotline from 1pm to 5pm EST on weekdays to speak with an ADHD information specialist to learn how to improve your life or the life of a loved one with ADHD.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-DBSA

(800) 826-3632 Call the DBSA information line to learn more about how to connect to support groups and other resources for people with depression or bipolar disorder

International OCD Foundation

(617) 973-5801 Call the International OCD Foundation on weekdays from 9am to 5pm EST for support, information, and resources for people with OCD.

National Center for Learning Disabilities-NCLD

(888) 575-7373 Call the NCLD for support and information about learning disabilities and to learn how you can be an advocate.

National Problem Gambling Helpline

(800) 522-4700 If you are dealing with a gambling addiction, call the 24/7 confidential National Problem Gambling Hotline for support, information, and resources.

Panic Disorder Information Hotline

(800) 647-2642 Call the Panic Disorder Information Hotline for support, information, and resources. You’ll talk to someone who understands what you’re going through during an attack.

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America-SARDAA

(800) 493-2094 If you or a loved one has schizophrenia or a related disorder and needs help, call SARDAA for support, resources, and information about their online and teleconference support groups.

Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder-TARA

(888) 482-7227 Call the TARA Resource and Referral Center from 12pm to 5pm EST for help, referrals, support, and answers to your questions about borderline personality disorder.

Suicide & Crisis Lines

911 Emergency Number

911 If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, call 911.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

988 If you or a loved one are in distress and thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free and confidential 24/7 support, information, and resources. You are not alone.

Veterans Crisis Line

988, then press 1 Press 1 after dialing the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to reach the Veterans Crisis Line. You’ll speak with caring, qualified responders from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ayuda En Español

(888) 628-9454 Llama a este número para ayuda 24/7 en español del National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

(800) 784-2433 Call the hotline to receive 24/7 crisis support and information about mental health crisis resources where you live.

Crisis Call Center 988

988 Call the Crisis Call Center or text CARE to 839863 for 24/7/365 crisis support. The purpose of the Crisis Call Center is to provide a safe source of support for individuals in any type of crisis.

Military Helpline

(888) 457-4838 Call the Military Helpline for 24/7/365 confidential crisis support. Hotline staff are veterans or others trained in military culture who understand what you’re going through. They can provide you with information and resources to help you address mental health and adjustment issues.


(877) 968-8491 Call the YouthLine hotline or text teen2teen to 839863 to receive teen-to-teen crisis support during select hours and help from adults at all other times.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 Crisis Counselor are trained volunteers and not professionals. They can provide support, but not medical advice.

IMALIVE Online Chat

Go to IMAlive’s website to connect to crisis support via their live messaging service. IMAlive is dedicated to providing a safe place for people to go during moments of intense emotional pain.

Asian LifeNet Hotline

(877) 990-8585 The Asian American Suicide Prevention & Education is a joint project of Asian American Federation and Hamilton-Madison House.

Steve Fund Crisis Text Line

Text STEVE to 741741 The Steve Fund is dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

The Center for Progress and Excellence Inc.

844-395-4432 CPE is a behavioral and social services agency located in Southwest Florida. Their goal is to ensure that vulnerable populations in our community have access to first-rate services to help improve their quality of life and develop skills that will assist in achieving both short and long-term goals. CPE has a mobile crisis intervention team to serve (Lee, Hendry, Glades, Collier & Charlotte counties). The Mobile Crisis Hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Trauma Survivors

National Center for Victims of Crime-NCVC

(800) 394-2255 Call the NCVC hotline weekdays from 8:30am to 8:30pm EST for information, referrals, written materials, and advocacy support for crime victims, loved ones, and service providers.

Sidran Institute

(410) 825-8888 If you are seeking to understand, manage, or treat trauma or dissociation, call the Sidran Institute Help Desk for support, information, and referrals for yourself or for a loved one.

Disaster Distress Helpline

(800) 985-5990 If you are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, call the Disaster Distress Helpline or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect to 24/7/365 crisis counseling and support.

Victim Connect Resource Center

(800) 656-4673 If you are or know a crime victim who needs help, call the Victim Connect Resource Center from 8:30am to 7:30pm EST for referrals and information about your rights, options, and resources.

Youth & Parenting

Boys Town National Hotline

(800) 448-3000 Call the Boys Town National Hotline for 24/7/365 crisis support for youth and families.

Child Find of America

(800) 426-5678 If your child is missing and you have already called your local police to report it, you can call the Child Find hotline for additional support and resources.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

(800) 656-4673 Call the 24/7 Child help hotline to connect with a professional crisis counselor who can provide confidential support in one of over 170 languages. You’ll receive support, information, and referrals to emergency, social service, and support resources to help stop child abuse.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

(800) 394-3366 Call the Child Welfare Information Gateway from 9:30am to 5:30pm EST for general resources and information about how to promote child welfare. The Child Welfare Information Gateway is not an abuse reporting hotline and does not intervene in personal situations.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Hotline

(800) 843-5678 Call the 24/7 hotline to report missing and exploited kids and to receive immediate help

National Runaway Safeline

(800) 786-2929 If you are a young person thinking of running away from home or have already run away, call the 24/7 safeline to share your story with a compassionate person and build a plan together.

Parental Stress Line

(800) 632-8188 Call the 24/7 Parental Stress Line for non-judgmental, confidential, and sympathetic support from a trained volunteer counselor. They can offer support, ideas, solutions, and information about resources in your area to help you address any difficulties you are having as a parent.

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline

(800) 872-5437 Call the Thursday’s Child hotline for 24/7 crisis support for youth and their parents. Issues hotline counselors can address include abuse, bullying, exploitation, running away from home, sexual health and safety, substance use, and eating disorders.