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If you or a loved one are in need of emotional first aid please reach out to one of the following lifelines to speak with a crisis counselor 24/7.

If you’re thinking about suicide or in crisis, call chat or text 988 any time. For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.

To report abuse, call this number 1-833-401-0832 and when prompted enter your 5-digit zip code to be connected to the Adult Protective Services in your county, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.


If you are struggling, you are not alone, to find a Alcohol Anonymous meeting, Access help and resources, and get 24/7 guidance & information call the number above or visit their website.


The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergencies, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.


Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support / from the 50 States, text “Hablamos” to 1-787-339-2663 / TTY number is (including 711) 1-800-846-8517.

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This crisis support service is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as tornadoes, severe storms, hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, drought, and incidents of mass violence.


Substance use disorders and narcotics additions are prevalent throughout the United States, and it is estimated that over 2.1 million people within the U.S. have an opioid use disorder alone and need addiction treatment. If you are struggling, you are not alone, to find a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Access help and resources, and get 24/7 guidance & information call the number above or visit their website. All calls are 100% confidential.

800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration National Helpline; also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24/7, treatment referral and information service, available in English and Spanish. The helpline is for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

24/7, confidential crisis supports for Veterans and their loved ones. Call 988 then press 1, chat online, or text 838255 for support.



Available weekdays from 9am-5pm EST, the victim Connect Resource Center (VCRC) is a phone, chat, text-based referral helpline operated by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Services are available for all victims of Crime in the United States and its territories. Visitors to the hotline receive strength-based and trauma-informed services and referrals in over 200 languages.



The CCRI Crisis Helpline was launched in  October 2014 had has since served 5,000 victims of nonconsensual pornography (NCP), recorded sexual assault (RSA), and sextortion. The CCRI Crisis Helpline provides information, guidance related to image documentation and takedown, referrals to attorneys, and emotional support to victims of NCP, RSA, and sextortion. is a program created by the Cybercrime Support Network to provide assistance to both individual and small business cybercrime victims. will lead cybercrime victims through the Report, Recover, and Reinforce process after an incident occurs.


1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224

For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at the number above. If you are being abused by your partner, know there is nothing you have done or are doing to cause the abuse. It is solely the choice of the abuser to abuse.

831-372-6300 or 831-757-1001

If you or someone you know is being abused, or if you want to learn more about the YWCA Monterey County’s domestic violence services, including about their DV shelter, please call the 24/7 crisis numbers above.


This National Elder Fraud Hotline is a free resource created by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime for people to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older. If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder fraud, help is standing by at the National Elder Fraud Hotline. Every day, 6am -11pm EST.

FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.

Report Suspected Tax Fraud. With so many kids of scams and fraud, it’s hard to figure out where to report each type. Gather emails, receipts, and phone numbers so you’re prepared to complete your report. Use this information to learn where to report scams.



MADD’s 24-Hour Victim Helpline impacted by drunk or drugged driving. Get the help you need. The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.


888-373-7888 / TTY: 711 / CHAT / TEXT: 233733

The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Trafficking Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.


831-375-4357 / 831-424-4357

The MCRCC helplines are free, confidential, and available 24/7 in Spanish and English. Sexual Assault Counselors are ready to provide crisis intervention services and referrals to survivors, family, friends, and community members.


RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operated the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.

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