Emergency and Crisis Support
Numbers

Call 911 for immediate medical emergencies
Call 211 for non-emergencies

Fire / Police / Ambulance:  911


Louisiana Poison Control Center:  +1 (800) 222-1222


HOTLINES:

Child Abuse/Neglect:

DCFS Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: +1 (855) -452-5437 (855-4LA-KIDS) Report child abuse/neglect to the Dept. of Children and Family Services. All calls are absolutely confidential.

Child Help:  +1 (800) 422-4453 (800-4ACHILD) Provides 24/7 assistance in 170 languages to adults, children and youth with information and questions regarding child abuse. All calls are anonymous and confidential 

The Audrey Hepburn Children at Risk Evaluation (CARE) Center at Children's Hospital: (504) 896-9237; 1101 Calhoun Street, New Orleans

Specifically for Teenagers, Youth, and Children:

National Runaway Safe Line:  +1 (800) 786-2929 (1-800-RUNAWAY) or Text 66008. This is a free, confidential hotline for runaways or any youth in crisis 

Teen Crisis 24/7 Text Line: text HOME to 741741 

Trevor Project Lifeline: +1 (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678-678 Suicide prevention and crisis intervention supporting lgbtqia2s+ youth

Boys Town National Hotline (not just for boys!):  +1 (800) 448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121 This is a crisis and support line for children, youth and their parents, 24/7 and Spanish available. Multi-topic and issue assistance.

Love Is Respect: +1 (800) 331-9474 supporting teens with concerns about dating violence. Chat available thru their website, loveisrespect.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Suicide:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: dial 988 or dial +1 (800) 273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  ​

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Crisis Text Line - text REACHOUT to 741741 

 

Sexual Assault:

YWCA Rape Crisis Hotline:   (504) 483-888

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline: +1 (800) 656-4673   

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): 1-800-656-4673


Crescent House & Sexual Assault Program: (504) 866-7481

Domestic Violence:

YWCA Family Violence Program :    (504) 482-9922

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (504) 837-5400

 

Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: +1 (888) 411-1333 open 24/7 in Louisiana

Metropolitan Center for Women and Children: (504) 837-5400
 

Parenting:

VIA LINK Louisiana Parent Line:  +1 (833) 522-4453 (833-LA-CHILD) or text (225) 424-1533 to prevent child abuse and provide information, support, and coping for parents.

The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital: (504) 896 9591; 

chparenting@lcmchealth.org210 State St., New Orleans, La. 70118;  https://www.chnola.org/our-services/the-parenting-center/

Positive Parenting: https://www.positivediscipline.com/ 

Addiction:

National Association for Children of Addiction: Voice for the Children; https://nacoa.org/

Alcoholics Anonymous :    (504) 838-3399 hotline and (504) 836-0507 office

Narcotic Anonymous: (504) 899-6262 (899-NANA)

More:

2-1-1 VIA LINK provides information, referrals, training, and crisis intervention to people, organizations, and communities so they can help themselves and others. Just dial 211