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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 and OVC Directory of Crime Victim Services are also available to help you locate local services.

Direct Services for Crime Victims

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

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (revenge/nonconsensual porn)
Call: 844-878-2274

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

love is respect (dating abuse)
Call: 866-331-9474
Text*: LOVEIS to 22522

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

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

National Helpline for Men Who Were Sexually Abused or Assaulted
Chat: https://1in6.org/helpline

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call: 800-273-8255
Español: 888-628-9454
Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat

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)    
844-7NATIVE (844-762-8483)
Chat: https://strongheartshelpline.org

* Message and data rates may apply for text hotlines.

Information and Referrals for Crime Victims

Battered Women’s Justice Project
Call: 800-903-0111 x 1

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

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

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

National Crime Victim Bar Association: Finding an Attorney
https://victimbar.org/finding-an-attorney

Victim Resources Database (National Crime Victim Law Institute)
https://ncvli.org/victim-resources-database

National Organization for Victim Assistance
Call: 800-TRY-NOVA (800-879-6682)

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

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

ReportFraud.ftc.gov
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
www.tribalresourcetool.org

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: June 21, 2022
Date Created: April 30, 2020