Urgent Resources

All the blue text are links.  The majority of the resources below are available 24 hours a day unless otherwise noted. Thank you.  Additional resources plus descriptions in Spanish found at 

Resources and Hotlines for People Who Are Women, POC, Disabled, Homeless, LGBTQ, & More

Suicide/ Mental Health Crisis


Lifeline Crisis Line (General Line 1-800-273-8255)

General,  specific lines for Spanish, TTY, and Veterans


Crisis Text Line (741-741)

Any crisis, possible wait

Trevor Project 

LGBTQ+, Hotline 24 hours, Text and Chat Check Website

Steve Fund

Young People of Color with Mental Health Concerns

Trans* Lifeline 

For and By Trans* Folks, Crisis Hotline

Non-Consensual Sex Acts

Note:  I use the above words not due to any discomfort with the words rape or sexual assault.  It is an attempt to honor an individual's choice of words to name their experience when they did not have a choice at the time.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline

General, 24 Hours/ 7 days plus specific for Spanish and Veterans

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Talked into or forced into working, sex for profit, and/or the game

YWCA of Silicon Valley

24 hours/ 7 days, hotline, case management, crisis counseling, and accompaniment to hospitals or courts focused in Santa Clara County of California

Controlling Relationships/ Dating Abuse/ Dating Violence

Love is Respect

Young people and teens wondering if they are in a controlling and/or abusive relationship 

National DV Hotline

General hotline, text and online chat for those who believe they are in a controlling and/or abusive relationship

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Talked into or forced into working, sex for profit and/or the game

Community United Against Violence (not 24 hours)

support the wellness of predominantly low- and no-income LGBTQ+ people surviving violence or abuse.

The Network la Red (online)

Online bilingual (English/ Spanish) resource for LGBTQ+, as well as folks in SM/kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner(s). 

Asian Women's Shelter

Crisis services (Hotline & shelter) in 41 languages for individuals who have experienced controlling relationships.

Maitri (not 24 hours)

Online and in-person resources focused on South Asian individuals who have experienced abusive relationships (partner and/or in-laws).  They provide services in Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Marwari, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and others. 

Alcohol & Other Drug Recovery

So many times when going through it we learn to cope in ways that later do not serve us. Sometimes that includes using drugs or alcohol.  No shame coming from here.  If you would like to find a space to have a different relationship with substances here are some spaces to start with.  No one way is 100% for everyone.


Never Use Alone​

24 hour/ 7 days a week hotline, peer-run, for use when and if someone chooses to use substances

The Harm Reduction Centers

Foundations Recovery Network

Pride Institute