Urgent Resources

All the blue text are links.  The majority of the resources below are available 24 hours a day, unless otherwise noted.  If there is a resource you have benefited from and feel it should be shared please email me at tatyanamsw(at)gmail.com.  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 needs

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 assualt.  It is an attempt to honor any 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 Silicone 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 for 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 that 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.

The Harm Reduction Centers

Foundations Recovery Network

Pride Institute 

Michael's House