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- Covenant House Nineline Youth Crisis Hotline
The Covenant House NINELINE is a crisis number where young people and their care-givers can call for any reason: some young people call from the streets seeking urgent and immediate help; other young people call from home seeking intervention in situations where there is physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; many times a young person calls because he/she is contemplating suicide.
- Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Youth Connect
Youth Connect is an information and referral service for youth, families, and communities connecting an array of services and resources, including: Youth Employment Opportunities; Out of School Time Programs; Runaway and Homeless Youth Services and Immigrant Services. 152 languages are available and the service is accessible to persons who are hearing impaired.
- Emergency Contraception Hotline
- 888-NOT-2-LATE (668.2582)
If you think you might be pregnant the Emergency Contraception Hotline is an information line that provides accurate information about emergency contraception and where you can get it.
- Lifenet NYC Mental Health Emergency Hotline
- 800.LIFE-NET (543.3638)
LifeNet is New York City's free, confidential crisis, information and referral hotline for anyone seeking help for any mental health and/or substance abuse issues and is staffed by trained mental health professionals who can help you figure out situation and provide you with appropriate referrals.
- National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline
- 800.662.HELP (4357)
The National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline provides information on addiction treatment programs, including residential treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, and hospital inpatient programs for drug addiction and alcoholism. Listings include treatment programs for marijuana, cocaine, heroin addiction, and drug and alcohol treatment for adolescents and adults.
- National Runaway Switchboard
The National Runaway Switchboard helps keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. If you're having problems at home, are thinking about running away or have you already run away and need to find a place to stay, food, clothing, and shelter, NRS can help.
- New York Police Department Sex Crimes Hotline
Specially trained female detectives answer your questions on the Sex Crime Report Hotline.
- NYC Gay and Lesbian AntiViolence Project
NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) offers a wide range of support to victims of violence. This could include advocacy for their clients with the police, the courts, medical, and social service agencies. All calls are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous.
- Planned Parenthood
- 877.4ME.2ASK (469-2275)
The Planned Parenthood hotline and Online Hotline offer anonymous answers to questions about sexual behavior, reproductive health care, birth control methods (including abstinence), sexually transmitted infections, and communicating with partners and parents. They can make referrals to Planned Parenthood medical centers and other service providers in the community.
- Safe Horizon’s Domestic Violence Hotline
- 800.621.HOPE (4673)
Safe Horizon’s Domestic Violence Hotline is dedicated to offering support to domestic violence victims which included partners that may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating and abuse: name-calling or putdowns, keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends, withholding money, stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job, actual or threatened physical harm, sexual assault, stalking, intimidation.
- The Samaritans Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Samaritans hotline is devoted to preventing suicide and to provide support to individuals and groups who are in crisis, have lost someone to suicide and/or are feeling suicidal. The hotline responds to callers from every walk of life, with problems ranging from AIDS and other illnesses to being the victim of violence or sexual abuse to the loss of a loved one, to being unemployed or suffering from depression.