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Action, Parent & Teen Support Program (Rosemead CA) 800-282-5660

Adoption 800-TO-ADOPT website  

AIDS Hotline 800-777-AIDS

AIDS All Prevention Center (Palm Beach FL) 800-322-8911

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters, Inc. P.O. Box 862 Midtown Station New York, NY 10018-0862 800-344-2666 

Alcohol/Drug Help Line 800-621-1646

Alliance Employee Assistance Program & Counseling (Austin TX) 800-422-9207

American Console For Drug Education (New York NY) 800-262-2463

American Council for Drug Education 204 Monroe Street, Suite 110 Rockville, MD 20850 800-488-3784 

American Council on Alcoholism  800-527-5344 

American Health Assistance Foundation (Rockville MD) 800-437-2423

Attention Deficit Disorder 800-223-4050

Attorney Referral Network  800-624-8846 (24 hrs)

American Schizophrenia Association 800-847-3802

Bipolar Disorder - Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network 800-518-SFBN (to receive the Life Chart Method and the Bipolar Network News <free>) email:  website: 

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Workplace Helpline is a toll-free service which provides confidential consultations to employers, unions, and community-based substance abuse prevention organizations on the development and implementation of workplace prevention programs and other related initiatives. 1-800-WORKPLACE

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment , National Treatment Hotline aids consumers in linking to treatment within their communities. 1-800-662-HELP.

Charter Counseling Center Of Beaufort (Beaufort SC) 800-933-9922

Child Help USA Hotline 800-422-4453 (24 hrs)  General information on child abuse and related issues. Referrals to local agencies for child abuse reporting. Crisis counseling. Website: 

Children of Alcoholics Foundation, Inc. Box 4185 Grand Central Station New York, NY 10115 800-359-2623

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 800-442-3437

Chronic Pain 800-616-PAIN

CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse (bilingual) 800-458-5231 website 

Cocaine Anonymous (CA) 3740 Overland Avenue, Suite G Los Angeles, CA 90034 800-347-8998 

Connecticut Psy-Care (West Port CT) 800-266-6779

Consumer Credit Counseling Services  800-388-2227

Crossroads Of Life Center (Mcallen TX) 800-418-7084

Depression: For free brochures (some also available in Spanish) call: 1-800-421-4211

Dual Recovery Anonymous 1425 Fruitdale Avenue San Jose, CA 95128 (800) 909-9372

Eating Disorder Center Of Virginia (Norfolk VA) 800-541-3733

Eldercare Locator 800-6771666  (insurance, medicaid, taxes, respite care, etc.) website


European Treatment Hotline +31-76-522-7288

Epilepsy Information Service Bowman Gray School Of Winston-Salem (Winston Salem NC) 800-642-0500

Family Support Network Of North Carolina (Chapel Hill NC) 800-852-0042

Federal Student Aid Information Center 800-433-3243 Information on federal
student aid. Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Education. Website:  

Florida Abuse Registry (Tallahassee FL) 800-962-2873

Gamblers Addiction Helpline (Columbia MD) 800-522-4700

Gambling Hotline 800-233-8479

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service  800-448-0440 TDD: 800-243-7012 FAX: (301)738-6616

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  800-245-2691 website

HRI Center For Women Development Referral Line (Jamaica Plain MA) 800-828-3934

Ihc Psych Resources Network (Salt Lake City UT) 800-876-1989

Marijuana Anonymous P. O. Box 2912 Van Nuys, CA 91404 (800) 766-6779 

Medicare & Medicaid (call to fight them) 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477).


Medicare Hotline 800-638-6833  Provides general information and publications on Medicare. Answers questions on claims or fraud.

Mental Health Infosource 800-447-4474

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Helpline 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) An information & referral service. You can discuss mental illness and the medications that treat them. Support offered, information and referral to local & state NAMI affiliates.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders 847-831-3438

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  800-638-8799

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information  800-729-6686 website 

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) 12 West 21st Street New York, NY 10010 800-622-2255

National Council on Aging 800-424-9046 website  

National Council on Compulsive Gambling  800-522-4700

National Domestic Violence Hotline  800-799-7233 Information and referrals
for victims of domestic violence.  
National Institute of Mental Health Panic Disorder Helpline  800-64-PANIC

National Employee Assistance Services Inc. (Waukesha WI) 800-634-6433

National Foundation for Depressive Illness  800-248-4344  Referrals to doctors and depression support groups, disseminates literature, publishes quarterly newsletter, and runs outreach program for adolescents and senior citizens. Recorded message has information on the signs of depression and manic-depression. 

National Institute on Aging  800-222-2225 website 

National Mental Health Association * 800-969-6642 (Mon-Fri, 9-5 ET) * Provides free information on over 200 mental health topics including manic-depression, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder, and warning signs of mental illness. Referrals to mental health providers, distributes free national directory of local mental health associations, and offers low-cost materials. Advocates to remove stigma of mental illness. Website:  E-mail:

National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network  800-789-CMHS

National OCD Information Hotline 800-NEWS-4-OCD Provides information on
obsessive-compulsive disorder. Website:  

National Resource Center for Homelessness and Mental Illness 800-444-7415   Provides technical assistance and informational materials on homeless mentally ill.

National Runaway Switchboard * 800-621-4000 (24 hrs) * Information and referrals for runaways re:  shelter, counseling; food pantries; transportation. Suicide and crisis counseling. Greyhound bus tickets available for qualifying kids. Website:  E-mail: 

National Youth Crisis Hotline (San Diego CA) 800-448-4663

New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse 1-800-FOR-M.A.S.H. (Mutual Aid Self-Help) or 1-800-367-6274 for free help in finding or forming a NJ no-fee support group   Parent Helpline 800-345-5044

Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Directory Line * 800-762-4636 * Provides a directory of various pharmaceutical assistance programs for persons who cannot afford prescriptions on their own.

Planned Parenthood * 800-230-7526 Referrals to neighborhood planned parenthood clinics nationwide. Website: Pregnancy Hotline 800-848-5683 (24 hrs)  Free, confidential information for pregnant women, shelters for women and girls, baby clothes, adoption referrals.

People's Medical Society * 800-624-8773 Helps medical consumers become aware of their medical rights.

Premenstrual Syndrome  800-222-4767 PMS Access

Runaways (Oregon) 800-560-5535

SP Psycho Therapy Inc (Manhattan NY) 800-963-3533

Survivors of Sexual Assault (National Hotline) 1-800-656-HOPE

Secular Organizations for Sobriety /Save Our Selves / SOS International Clearinghouse 5521 Grosvenor Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066 email -

Social Security 800-772-1213 Provides information on all aspects of social security. Can speak with a person or use touch-tone phone to hear messages. 

Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 200 Bethseda, MD 20814 1 (800) 518-7326 FREE: To order the Life Chart Method Newsletter (Bipolar Network News)

Teen AIDS Line  800-234-TEEN

Teen Help Inc. (La Verkin UT) 800-400-0900

Teenline (Oklahoma City OK) 800-522-8336

Texas Commission On Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline (Austin TX) 800-832-9623

Therapist Network 800-THERAPIST FAX: (619)481-5143 Makes referrals to local mental health associations, mental health professionals, and other resources. 

1 800 Therapist (Help in Finding a Therapist)

Tourette Syndrome Association  800-237-0717

Victim Of Crimes (Newark NJ) 800-242-0804

Women Work 800-235-2732 Directs women where find out about employment in their areas. Also makes referrals to local support groups.

Youth Crisis Hotline (Ralto MA) 800-422-0009

Compiled by Patty Fleener M.S.W.

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