Safety and Mental Health Resources

Local Resources/Hotlines/Telephone intervention for safety and mental health issues

Suicide Prevention 
Physical & Sexual Abuse 
Domestic Violence Shelters 
Rape/Sexual Assault 
Victims of Crime Assistance 
LGBT Community Services 
Sexual Health Services 
Addictions/Substance Use

 SUICIDE PREVENTION

National

CrisisLink - 1(800) SUICIDE (784-2433) (24 hours) or (703) 527-4077

National Lifeline - 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

 

District of Columbia

Andromeda Mental Health Center - (202) 291-4707 (M-F 9-5) (Spanish speaking)

Crisis Helpline - (202) 561-7000 (24 hours)

DCHelpline - 1(888) 7WE-HELP (793-4357)

Capital Area Crisis Response Team - (202) 425-6022

 

Maryland

Montgomery County Hotline - (301) 738-2255 (24 hours)

Montgomery County Crisis Center (240) 777-4000

Prince George's County Hotline & Suicide Prevention Center - (301) 864-7161 (24 hours)

Community Crisis Services- 1(888) 731-0999 (24 hours)

 

Virginia

Northern Virginia Hotline - (703) 527-4077 (24 hours)

 

SPECIALIZED SERVICES

 Physical & Sexual Abuse

House of Ruth Domestic Violence Hotline - (202) 667-7001 (24 hours)

My Sister's Place - (202) 529-5991 (24 hours)

National Child Abuse Hotline - 1(800) 422-4453

D.C. Child Abuse Report Hotline- (202) 671-7233

D.C. Elder and Disabled Adult Abuse Report Hotline- (202) 541-3950

 

 Domestic Violence Shelters

My Sister's Place - (202) 529-5991

House of Ruth - (202) 667-7001

Bethany House, Northern Virginia - (703) 658-9500

 Rape/Sexual Assault

GW Sexual Assault Team - (202) 994-SACC (7222)

DC Rape Crisis Center - (202) 333-RAPE (24 hours)

Alexandria Sexual Assault Helpline- (703) 683-7273

 

 Victims of Crime Assistance

National Organization for Victim Assistance Resource Line - (703) 535-6682 (24 hours)

Alexandria Victim Assistance Program - (703) 838-4100

Arlington Victim/Witness Services - (703) 228-4558

Fairfax Victim/Witness Assistance - (703) 246-2141

Maryland Attorney General - 1(888)743-0023

Maryland Crime Victim Legal Advocacy Program - 1(877) 842-8461

 

*Note: The State’s Attorney office for each county in Maryland has a victim/witness assistance coordinator.

 

Prince George’s County (301) 952-3500

Montgomery County (240) 777-7300

 

 LGBT Community Services

Whitman-Walker Clinic, D.C., primary health & behavioral health services - (202) 939-7690

Crisis Intervention Line- (202) 797-4444

Whitman-Walker of Northern Virginia- (703) 237-4900

Pride Institute, help for addictions - 1(800) 547-7433

The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline- 1(888) THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564) Hours: Monday through Friday 4:00pm to 12:00am; Saturday 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)

 

 Sexual Health Services

National AIDS Hotline - 1(800) CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4626) (24 hours), TTY: 1(888) 232-6348

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline –

English- 1(800)227-8922, Spanish- 1(800)344-7432, 8am-2am (Eastern Time), TTY/TDD: 1(800)243-7889

Women Alive, for HIV+ women- 1(800) 554-4876, Mon.-Fri. 2pm-9pm (Eastern Time)

AIDSInfo, treatment hotline- 1(800) HIV-0440, TTY: 1(888) 480-3739, Mon.-Fri. 12pm-5pm (Eastern Time)

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline 1(800) 273-TALK

 

 Addictions/Substance Use

Poison Control Center - 1(800) 222-1222 (24 hours - overdose information)

Alcoholics Anonymous - (202) 966-9115 (10 am-10 pm)

Al Anon – 1(800) 4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666), Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm (Eastern Time)

Narcotics Anonymous - (202) 399-5316

Cocaine Anonymous -

Maryland and Virginia (202) 726-1717

Washington, D.C. (202) 490-6777

Narcotics Abuse 24 Hour Helpline & Treatment - 1(800) 410-2619

Suburban Hospital Addiction Treatment Center - (301) 896-2522 (9:3 am-9pm)

Gamblers Anonymous - (301) 961-1313 (24 hours - meeting information)

Nicotine Anonymous – 877-879-6422

Sex Addicts Anonymous – 1(800) 477-8191, Mon.-Fri. 11am-7pm (Eastern Time)