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On this page you'll find youth-focused resources to connect to crisis intervention and support.

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Baltimore Child and Adolescent Response System (B-CARS)

1118 Light Street 200 Baltimore MD 21230

 667-600-2880

  •   Crisis
  •   Foster care
  •   Homeless
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Mental health
  •   Parenting
  •   Trauma, grief & loss

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

 1 (800) 4-A-CHILD (4-2-24453)

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Crisis

Children of the Night Line

Rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution.

 1 (800) 551-1300

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Crisis
  •   Sex trafficking & support

Foster Care Youth Ombudsman

The Foster Youth Ombudsman serves as an advocate for foster youth. The Foster Youth Ombudsman reports to the Office of Secretary in Maryland’s Department of Human Services.

 (410) 767-7358

  •   Crisis
  •   Foster care

GLBT National Youth Talkline

GLBT National Youth Talkline is a private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems, HIV/AIDS, anxiety and safer sex information and a lot more. We also maintain the largest collection of resources for the GLBT community in the United States.

 1 (800) 246-PRIDE (7743); 1 (888) THE-GLNH (843-4564)

  •   Crisis
  •   LGBTQ+

HIV Nightline

The HIV/AIDS Nightline responds to calls annually from all over the United States. People call us for many reasons: people just testing HIV positive, people in feeling isolated and/or concerned about their medications, caregivers buckling under the stress of caring for a loved one at home, and people concerned about the HIV risks. What makes the Nightline unique is our hours. For people receiving their HIV test results after work at a clinic, to people just having a night of unsafe sexual exposure, the program is often the only resource open for immediate care.

  •   Crisis
  •   HIV testing

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)

Provides pro-bono (free) legal services for unaccompanied immigrant children.

  •   Crisis
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Legal assistance

Maryland Youth Crisis Line (Suicide Hotline)

Help4MDYouth.org is an initiative of the Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline Network. A caller in Maryland simple dials the toll-free number and accesses a hotline center in their region. All centers operate 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365 days a year.

24/7 Referral and intake is available online

  •   Crisis
  •   Homeless
  •   Mental health
  •   Shelter & housing

Mayor’’s Crisis Resource Hotline (Baltimore Crisis Response)

Single phone number for Baltimore City residents to use for substance use and mental health crisis calls, services and treatment, and information. The line will be answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, giving people in need of help the opportunity to talk to a trained professional at any time.

Baltimore MD

 (410) 433-5175

24/7 Referral and intake is available online

  •   Crisis
  •   Mental health
  •   Substance use & abuse

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

NCMEC serves as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them.

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Crisis

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.

  •   Crisis
  •   Sex trafficking & support

National Runaway Safeline (NRS)

Helps keep America’’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is here to listen whether you are thinking of running away or already have. Our services are confidential and nonjudgmental.

 

 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

  •   Crisis
  •   Homeless

National Suicide Prevention Line

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network and crisis counseling and mental health referrals are available day and night. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

  •   Crisis
  •   Mental health

Network of Care Information Portal by Behavioral Health System Baltimore

The Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health is an online information portal for individuals, families and social service agencies concerned with community mental health services, substance use treatment programs and help for people with developmental disabilities. This online community provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry for those seeking access to social services.

1101 W Pratt St Baltimore MD 21223

  •   Crisis
  •   Mental health
  •   Substance use & abuse

not-2-late.com Emergency Contraception Website & Hotline

The Mission of The Emergency Contraception Website is to increase women’s knowledge about and timely access to emergency contraception and other reproductive health choices. Provides information on the different types of emergency contraception and where to get it.

 1 (888) NOT-2-LATE (668-2-5283)

  •   Birth control
  •   Crisis

Poison Control Hotline

Prevent poisonings, save lives, and limit injury from poisoning. In addition to saving lives, the Center decreases health care costs of poisoning cases.

 1 (800) 222-1222

  •   Crisis

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

  •   Crisis
  •   Sexual assault & support

The Trevor Project

he Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

  •   Crisis
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Mental health

TurnAround, Inc.

TurnAround’s mission is to build a community free of violence by working with adults and children affected by intimate partner and sexual violence to address their needs and prevent further violence through advocacy and education.

1800 N. Charles Street, Suite 404 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 377-8111 (make appt); (443) 279-0379 24-hour helpline

  •   Crisis
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support

Utility Assistance at 211 MD

With fuel costs on the rise and many people struggling financially, this is one of the most common reasons people dial 2-1-1. There may be several options that could help, such as financial assistance, disconnection prevention or bill payment arrangements.

 211

  •   Crisis

Victims of Crime Resource Center

Staff provide resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers and other victim advocates. Callers receive information on such matters as victims compensation, victims’ rights in the Justice System, restitution, civil suits, right to speak at sentencing and parole board hearings, as well as information on specific rights of victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and abuse against disabled.

 (800) 842-8467

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Crisis
  •   Sexual assault & support

Disaster Distress Helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

 1 (800) 985-5990

  •   Crisis
  •   Trauma, grief & loss

Foster Care Parent Ombudsman

The Foster Parent Ombudsman serves as an advocate for foster parents and kinship providers, and may act as an intermediary between them and local departments of social services when issues need to be resolved. The Ombudsman may investigate complaints against foster parents. The Foster Parent Ombudsman reports to the Office of Secretary in Maryland’s Department of Human Services.

 (410) 767-9672

  •   Crisis
  •   Foster care
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