Help for crisis & emergencies

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Category: Crisis and Emergency

When in doubt, for any kind of emergency requiring medical, police, or fire response, call 911.

Opening Doors for Homeless Youth - Covenant House

Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets. Today we are the largest privately funded agency in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited kids.

Need to talk?

Call the NINELINE - Hotline at 1-800-999-9999 (tty: 1-800-999-9915)
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, seven days a week, or e-mail us.
It's free, it's confidential.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Find alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country at

Buprenorphine Physician & Treatment Program Locator

Find information on locating physicians and treatment programs authorized to treat opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, at

Opioid Treatment Program Directory

Find treatment programs in your state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, at

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Website: (link is external)
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

SAMHSA's National Helpline

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

Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Disaster Distress Helpline

TTY: 1-800-846-8517

Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.

Veteran's Crisis Line

TTY: 1-800-799-4889

Website: (link is external)
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.

Drug-Free Workplace

1-800-WORKPLACE (967-5752)
Assists employers and union representatives with policy development, drug testing, employee assistance, employee education, supervisor training, and program implementation.

California Youth Crisis Line 24 hour counseling, support and information for ages 12-24 (800) 843-5200
Drug Line 24 hour drug detox/counseling referral (415) 362-3400
Emergencies 911
Marin County Suicide Prevention (415) 499-1100
Oakland/Berkeley Suicide Prevention Open 24 hours (800) 309-2131
Psych Emergency Services – SF General – 24 hours (415) 206-8125
SF Suicide Prevention Open 24 hours a day (415) 781-0500
Santa Clara County Suicide Prevention (408) 279-3312
Trevor Project 24 hour suicide and crisis Hotline for Queer and Questioning Youth 866.4.U.Trevor (866-488-7386)
WOMAN, Inc. For battered women in Bay Area; offers services in English and Spanish, including a 24-hour crisis line. 333 Valencia St, Suite 450 (415) 864-4722 or (877) 384-3578
Suboxone Assisted Treatment caters mainly to the present and future medication-assisted treatment patients, family members, friends and other medical personnel that may need information and assistance.


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NASEN NASEN dedicated to the creation, expansion and continued existence of syringe exchange programs as a proven method of stopping the transmission of blood borne pathogens, especially HIV, in the injecting drug using community

UCSF Based at the University of California, San Francisco, CAPS provides information on practical ways to curtail the spread of HIV. Data on needle exchanges and safer sex are included.

law Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education Beasley School of Law investigates the prescribing and dispensing of sterile injection equipment as one strategy for reducing harm to injection drug users who cannot or will not enter drug treatment.

nidaNIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction

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