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Help for Victims

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Toll Free, Text, and Online Hotlines

If you are a victim of crime, you have many rights and services available to help you. Use the following contact list to get help or find additional information.

You may also download and print the Help for Crime Victims: Helplines list.

The OVC Help in Your State page is also available to help you locate local services.

Direct Services for Crime Victims

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or Text*: 988
Chat: https://988lifeline.org/chat

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Call or Text*: 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
Chat: https://childhelphotline.org

Courage First Athlete Helpline
Call or Text*: 888-279-1026
Chat: www.athletehelpline.org

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative Intimate Image Abuse Helpline
Call: 844-878-2274

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or Text*: 800-985-5990

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Survivor Support Line
Call: 877-751-0880

love is respect (dating abuse)
Call: 866-331-9474
Text*: LOVEIS to 22522
Chat: https://loveisrespect.org

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Call: 877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call: 800-799-7233
Text*: START to 88788
TTY: 800-787-3224
Chat: https://thehotline.org

National Elder Fraud Hotline    
Call: 833-FRAUD-11 (833-372-8311)

National Human Trafficking Hotline
Call: 888-373-7888
Text*: 233733
Chat: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/chat

National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children
Call: 888-818-POMC (888-818-7662)

National Runaway Safeline    
Call: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)
Chat: www.1800runaway.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Call: 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)
Chat: https://hotline.rainn.org/online
Español: https://hotline.rainn.org/es

Safe Helpline (sexual assault support for the DoD community)
Call: 877-995-5247
Chat: www.safehelpline.org

StrongHearts Native Helpline (domestic, dating, and sexual violence support for Native Americans)    
Call or Text*: 844-7NATIVE (844-762-8483)
Chat: https://strongheartshelpline.org

The Trevor Project (crisis intervention/suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth)
Call: 866-488-7386
Text*: START to 678678
Chat: https://thetrevorproject.org/webchat

* Message and data rates may apply for text hotlines.

Information and Referrals for Crime Victims

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Country Child Abuse Hotline
Call: 800-633-5155

Better Business Bureau: Scam Tracker

English: https://identitytheft.gov
Español: https://robodeidentidad.gov

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Call: 800-843-5678

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Call: 877-536-2722

National Crime Victim Bar Association: Finding an Attorney

Victim Resources Database (National Crime Victim Law Institute)

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Call: 800-537-2238

Office for Victims of Crime Directory of Crime Victim Services

Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center    
Call: 800-851-3420
TTY: 301-240-6310

English: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov
Español: https://reportefraude.ftc.gov

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline
Call: 877-662-HELP (800-622-4357)
TTY: 800-487-4889

Tribal Resource Tool: Resources for Survivors of Crime and Abuse

U.S. Department of Justice Elder Abuse Initiative
English: www.justice.gov/elderjustice/find-support-elder-abuse
Español: www.justice.gov/elderjustice-espanol

VictimConnect (live anonymous referrals and support for victims of crime)
Call or Text*: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846)
Chat: https://victimconnect.org/get-help/victimconnect-chat

Victims Engagement and Services Line (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
Call: 833-383-1465

WomensLaw.org Email Hotline    
English: https://hotline.womenslaw.org
Español: https://hotline.womenslaw.org/es

* Message and data rates may apply for text hotlines.

Date Modified: April 28, 2023
Date Created: April 30, 2020