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Crisis Services

CRISIS HOTLINES 

 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
  • Suicide Hotline 1(800) suicide (784-2433)
  • Crisis Line - (202) 561-7000 (24 hours)
  • DC Hotline - (202) 223-2255 (24 hours)
  • Hotline in Spanish (202) 939-7814
  • La Clinica del Pueblo (202) 462-4788. Services in Spanish
 
MARYLAND
  • Community Crisis Center in Bethesda - (301) 656-9161 (24 hours)
  • Montgomery County Hotline - (301) 738-2255 (24 hours)
  • Prince George's County Hotline & Suicide Prevention Center - (301) 731-0004 (24 hours) or (301) 577-4866 (24 hours)
 
VIRGINIA
  • Alexandria Hotline - (703) 527-4077 (24 hours)
  • Arlington County Hotline - (703) 358-4848 (24 hours)
  • Northern Virginia Hotline - (703) 527-4077 (24 hours)
 
SPECIALIZED SERVICES
  • Physical & Sexual Abuse
  • Adult Protective Services, DHS - (202) 727-2345
  • Center at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) - (202) 965-8550
  • Children & Family Services Division, DHS - (202) 727-0995
  • Domestic Violence Hotline - (202) 347-2777 (24 hours)
  • House of Ruth Domestic Violence Hotline - (202) 6677001 (24 hours)
  • My Sister's Place - (202) 529-5991 (24 hours)
  • Andromeda Mental Health Center - (202) 291-4707 (Monday to Friday 9-5) Services in Spanish
  • Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County - (301) 864-9101 (24 hour domestic violence hotline)
  • Victim Assistance Network - (703) 360-7273 (24 hours - domestic violence & sexual assault)
 
Drugs and Alcohol
  • Poison Control Center - (202) 625-3333 (24 hours - overdose information)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous - (202) 966-9115 (10 am-10 pm)
  • Al Anon - (202) 882-1334
  • Narcotics Anonymous - (202) 399-5316
  • Narcotics Abuse 24 Hour Helpline & Treatment - 1(800) 234-0420
  • Cocaine Hotline - 1(800) COCAINE (24 hours)
  • Suburban Hospital Addiction Treatment Center - (301) 896-2522 (9:30 am-9 pm)
 
Rape/Sexual Assault
  • DC Rape Crisis Center - (202) 333-RAPE (24 hours)
  • Montgomery County Sexual Assault Hotline Crisis Center - (301) 656-7273
  • Alexandria Sexual Assault - (703) 683-7273
  • Sexual Assault Response & Awareness Program - (703) 683-7273
 
Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Holmes House - (202) 547-4673
  • House of Ruth - (202) 667-7001
  • My Sister's Place - (202) 529-5991Â
  • Bethany House - (703) 998-8811
 
Other Resources
  • D.C. Crime Victims Assistance Hotline - (202) 347-2777
  • DC Survivors of Homicide - (202) 727-1011 (TTD)
  • National Organization for Victim Assistance - (202) 232-6682 (24 hours)
  • Child Abuse Hotline - (202) 628-FACT (3228) 1(800) 243-7432 (8 am-2 pm) Services in Spanish
  • Gay & Lesbian Hotline (Whitman Walker Clinic) - (202) 833-3234 (7-10 pm)
  • Gay & Lesbian Switchboard of Washington, DC - (202) 833-3234
  • Alexandria Victim Assistance Program - (703) 838-4100
  • Arlington Victim/Witness Services - (703) 228-4558
  • Fairfax Victim/Witness Assistance - (703)246-2141
  • CDC National HIV & AIDS Hotline - 1(800) 342-AIDS (24 hours)
  • AIDS Information Line - (202) 332-2437
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Information Line - 1(800) 227-8922 (M-F, 8 am-11 pm) Information, referral, education
  • Gamblers Anonymous - (301) 961-1313 (24 hours - meeting information)
  • Nicotine Anonymous - (703) 978-7545
  • Fenway Community Health Center Sponsored Helplines:
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline-Toll-free: 888.340.4528
  • Peer Listening Line-Toll-free: 800.399.PEER
 

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