Crisis Resources

Child Abuse

Los Angles County Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 540-4000                                                     Orange County Child Abuse Hotline: (714) 940-1000                                                    Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Domestic Violence

Southern California Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 978-3600                                National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

Elder Abuse

Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Hotline: (877) 477-3646                                                              Orange County Elder Abuse Hotline: (800) 451-5155                                                     National Center on Elder Abuse:(800) 677-1116                Administration on Aging (general information & resources on aging) :

Safe Haven in California

California Law allows mothers to relinquish all of their parental rights by giving up their baby with no legal consequences for up to 72 hours following the baby’s birth. The baby may be turned in to the staff at a hospital emergency room or a fire station.

Safe Haven Hotline: (877) 725-5111 (calls may be made anonymously)

Sexual Assault

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE                                                                   Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)


National Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or local police if you or someone you know is in imminent danger

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2-1-1 Orange County – Resources for affordable housing, medical care, after school programs, assistance for aging adults, and more:

Teen Crisis Hotlines

California Youth Crisis Line: 800-843-5200                                        GLBT Youth Support Line: 800-850-8078

General Resources

The American Art Therapy Association                                                                        For information and resources related to art therapy:

Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society:

Help Guide

A nonprofit resource offering articles & information on topics including mental and emotional health, parenting and family support, healthy living, and aging:

Kids In The House: The Ultimate Parenting Resource

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Mental Health and Social Services (search by city)

To locate resources such as: mental health clinics, hospitals, domestic violence shelters, AA meetings, drug rehabilitation facilities, parenting classes:

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