National Hotlines and Resources for Families


The following National Hotlines and Resources for Families are provided with the hope that you will never need them! Resources listed here are ones that I have recommended most frequently over the years when working with parents and teens.

Bear in mind that these programs not only can help you to take immediate steps to address a given crisis or situation, but nearly all of them also provide excellent educational resources for people of all ages. Use these sites to learn more about certain topics, especially if you know that you’re not fully up to speed on some issue.  In addition, some of these sites also provide free apps that you can download onto your phone.

These are difficult issues for sure, so maybe you could do with a dose of supportive wisdom and words from others? If so, take a moment and take in Getting Through Challenging Times right here at Rise This Day.

Please Note: If you or anyone within your home is in physical danger at this moment, please consider calling 911 immediately.

 Crisis Resources for Families

Addiction Issues:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous  

Ala-Non Family Groups


Overeaters Anonymous 

Eating Disorders Helpline: By the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders | 630-577-1330.

Gamblers Anonymous

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

GLBT National Help Center: Help and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. |1-888-843-4564.

Child Protection

Children Welfare Information Gateway: Info and numbers in each state to report abuse of a child. National Hotlines and Resources for Families.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 

Parenting and Media: Resources for parents (a primer really) on unhealthy things kids may be doing online. By Common Sense Media.

National Sex Offender Registry

National Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222

Compiled by Kevin Lee