Most phone numbers and hotlines have someone available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls are free and confidential. In case of emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Suicide Prevention

***Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or just need someone to talk to a crisis counselor will text with you? Many people do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting.
The Crisis Text Hotline also notes in their FAQ that all text messages are free and anonymous, although charges may apply with carriers other than AT&T, TMobile, Sprint or Verizon.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline A free 24-hour hotline available if you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Press 1 for a dedicated line for veterans and their families. 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)


HelpLine, Suicide Crisis:    Pain isn't always obvious. For help or assistance please call HELPline - 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week - 

(951) 686-HELP (4357)


Veterans Crisis Line - The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. VA Medical Centers offer mental health and substance abuse treatment, including services for combat-related stress and readjustment issues. 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week


The Trevor Project - For gay and questioning youth, the Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including their nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

(866) 488-7386


California Youth Crisis Line - Confidential assistance to youth, ages 12 to 24, in crisis situations, and concerned friends and family members. 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

(800) 843-5200


Homeless Youth Hotline

(800) 551-1300


Operation SafeHouse - provides Emergency Shelter, Intervention and Outreach Services to Youth (11-17 yrs old) in Crisis. 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

(951) 351-4418 9685

(800) 561-6944


Child Protective Services - Information and reporting for child abuse and neglect 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

(800) 442-4918


Child Help - Information and reporting for child abuse and neglect 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

(800) 422-4453

Domestic Violence


SAFETY ALERT: What you view on the Internet, your emails, and instant messages can be monitored and are impossible to completely clear. It may be safer to use a computer in a public library, at a trusted friend's house, at work, or other place where someone abusive does not have direct or remote access. Cell phone use can also be monitored and newer cell phones often have GPS tracking features that an abuser could use to find out where you are or where you have been.


Alternatives to Domestic Violence - 

(951) 683-0829 in Riverside
(800) 339-SAFE countywide

ADV’s 24-hour Crisis Line is the agency’s gateway for victims of domestic violence and others who seek information and help. It’s a safe and confidential way to ask questions and obtain services.

The Crisis Line provides immediate intervention and assistance to domestic violence victims who need shelter or counseling and other services. Crisis Line staff and volunteers are trained to assess immediate safety issues, provide information about domestic violence, address a caller’s concerns and specific needs and give options and referrals to help the caller identify a plan for what to do next.


National Domestic Violence HotlineInformation, assistance, and referrals to local shelters or support groups in English and Spanish. Interpreters for over 170 other languages. There are no fees, no names, and no judgement. 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

1-800-799-SAFE (800) 799-7233

Victim and Survivor Hotlines

National Human Trafficking Resource Center - 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week 

(888) 373-7888 or text "HELP" or "INFO" to 233733


Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) 

Calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline gives you access to a range of free services including:

  • Confidential support from a trained staff member
  • Support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • Someone to help you talk through what happened
  • Local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery
  • Referrals for long term support in your area
  • Information about the laws in your community
  • Basic information about medical concerns
  • A dedicated program for military sexual assaults

(800) 656-4673 - 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week


Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center - Provides crisis intervention, counseling and information and referrals for assault survivors, their families, and friends. They also provide 24-hour hospital advocacy and accompaniment services to court proceedings and interviews with law enforcement agencies. The hotline is available 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week.

(951) 686- 7273


National Dating Abuse Helpline

(866) 331-9474 - 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week


Runaway and Homeless Youth - 24 hours/ 7 days a week

(800) RUNAWAY (1-800-7876-2929) 


Missing Persons (Salvation Army) - (800) 698-7728

Elder Abuse

California Elder Abuse Reporting Hotline - 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

(800) 722-0432 


Adult Protective Services (APS) - Helps elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled), when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.  County APS agencies investigate reports of abuse of elders and dependent adults who live in private homes, apartments, hotels or hospitals. 24 hours a day/7 days a week

(800) 491-7123


Central Access Team - Mental Health  24 hours a day/7 days a week

(800) 706-7500 

Substance Abuse & Recovery

24 Hour Detox Referral

(800) 449-3008

Additional Resources

For more information about victim rights and services, visit our page at 


Victims of Crime Resource Center - Provides referrals for victims of human trafficking (a form of modern slavery that uses force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of sex acts or labor services against their will. They educate victims and their families, victim service providers and other victim advocates on victims' legal rights, victims compensation, restitution, civil suits, and additional rights of domestic violence and abuse victims (including elders, children, and people with disabilities).

Open during daytime business hours

(800) 842-8467  or email:


California Courts Self-Help Center -  Contains online domestive violence and restraining order information.