Family Help in Florida: Hotlines and Helplines

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Call the hotlines and helplines below and the counselor will listen to you and, if needed, guide you to local help and support. Calls are always confidential and you can remain anonymous. Most of the hotlines and helplines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless otherwise noted. 

If this is an emergency, call 911.

An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance, such as:

  • A person is a danger to himself/herself or others
  • You are in danger
  • A fire
  • A crime, especially if in progress
  • A car crash, especially if someone is injured
  • A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, a drug overdose, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention

If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, call 911 and let the 911 operator determine whether you need emergency help. Read Tips for Calling 911 >>>

Florida Hotlines and Helplines

Also see Hotlines and Crisis Lines in USA and Worldwide >>>

2-1-1 Florida
Dial 211 – or text your zip code to 898-211 – and you will be connected to an operator who can assist you in an emergency and in finding local and state resources of any kind.

Child Pornography Tipline

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD  (800-422-4453)

Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline
800-FLA-AIDS (800-352-2437)
800-545-SIDA  En Espanol

Florida Suicide and Crisis Lines
Listing of hotlines and crisis lines by city, county, or service area

National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)
800-787-3224 TDD

National Hopeline Network
800-442-HOPE (800-442-4673)
800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
800-SUICIDA  (800-784-2432)

National Runaway Safeline
800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

Stop It Now! Helpline
888-PREVENT (888-773-8368)  M-F 9 am-5 pm ET
If a youth is sexually abusing or is being abused



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