Local and National Hotlines
The Alcohol Hotline
Available 24/7, this hotline specializes in answering questions about alcohol and drug problems.
Al Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters
(Monday-Friday: 8 am-6 pm ET)
Al Anon/Alateen is an organization which offers hope to families of alcoholics.
1-800-4-A-CHILD or 1-800-422-4453
This hotline helps victims of child abuse.
Children’s Services of Richland County
Reports of suspected child abuse and neglect are handled 24 hours a day at this local phone number.
You can report any suspicious or illegal internet activity to this hotline.
Domestic Violence Shelter (Richland County)
This 24-hour hotline can provide information about domestic violence prevention including dating relationships and stalking.
Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
This 24-hour hotline helps teens with all kinds of problems, from rape to suicide prevention.
Helpline (Richland County)
419-522-HELP or 419-522-4357
The Center for Individual and Family Services operates a 24-hour crisis hotline which can help identify local resources and options in North Central Ohio.
National Center for Missing or Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST or 1-800-843-5678
You can call this hotline with any information about missing children.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233
This hotline offers information about domestic violence, as well as crisis intervention and local information.
National Hopeline Network
1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433
This hotline helps teens in crisis, or considering suicide.
National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-621-786-2929
This 24-hour hotline offers crisis intervention and advice to runaways and their families.