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In crisis and need immediate assistance? Check out these national resources for in-the-moment support & guidance. Click here for a downloadable version of this page.


If you or your child is in immediate danger, and needs police, fire or emergency medical assistance:

  • Free
  • 24/7

National Sexual Abuse Hotline

If you suspect, discover, or a child discloses that they have been sexually abused, trained crisis counselors are available:

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Talk to a trained staff member from your local sexual assault service provider:

  • Confidential
  • Free
  • 24/7

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Advocates are available 24/7 to listen without judgement and help you begin to address what’s going on in your relationship:

Poison Control

If you are concerned about poisoning, poisoning prevention, or someone has ingested a toxic substance but has not stopped breathing, collapsed, or had a

If someone is exhibiting those symptoms:

  • Confidential
  • Free
  • 24/7

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

If you are a witness to or a victim of child abuse, support is available in 170 languages:

  • Confidential
  • Free
  • 24/7

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Find information on what safety features to look for in products, and report unsafe products.

State Behavioral and Wellness Resources for Children and Families

State-by-state information and services that support the mental and behavioral health and wellness of children and families.

American Red Cross Locations

For disaster preparedness, health and safety services such as First Aid training, and more.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A national network of local crisis centers that provides emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

National Runaway Safeline

Whether you are a youth considering running away or a concerned family member, connect with a trusted, compassionate NRS Crisis Services team
Member who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns

  • Confidential
  • Free
  • 24/7

NHTSA Auto Safety Hotline

Report suspected safety defects in your vehicle, vehicle equipment, tires, and child safety seats. You can also obtain information about air bags, highway safety, and the proper use of child safety seats.


If you think you have seen a missing child, or suspect a child may be sexually exploited, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Other Handy Resources

Be prepared for every situation– personalize this contact list and keep it close at hand, so if a situation arises, it’s easy to get help. You could keep them as a note on your phone, tape them on your fridge, or even memorize them!

  • Parent/Caregiver[s]’ phone number
  • Non-emergency police number
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Child’s School
  • Dentist
  • Hospital
  • Neighbor/Friend (who has a key to your home)
  • Insurance (home and auto)
  • Relative/Friend who is out of state
  • Locksmith
  • Local towing
  • Animal Control
  • Local Utility Company
  • Optional: Your Veterinarian

Download the list for free! Post it somewhere visible in your home so  every family member has access to the safety resources.