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When a person is in crisis life can seem unfair, confusing, disturbing, scary, and most of all emotional.  Crisis hotlines exist throughout the nation, many agencies offer confidential and free services.  If you feel you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, eating disorder, relationship problems, addiction or any other issue PLEASE CALL for help. 

Helpful Links:

Call any of the ND Department of Human Service Centers Crisis Line (24 hour) for help

  • Bismarck (701) 328-8899
  • Devils Lake (701) 662-5050
  • Dickinson 1-866-491-2472
  • Fargo (701) 298-4500
  • Grand Forks (701) 775-0525
  • Jamestown (701) 253-6304
  • Minot (701) 857-8500
  • Williston (701) 774-4600

Child Abuse

  • ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline

    Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

  • National Child Abuse Hotline

 Crisis Intervention/Suicide

  • Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line
    TTD 1-800-448-1833

    Provides short term crisis intervention and counseling and referrals to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

  • Covenant House Hotline

    Crisis line for youth, teens and families. Gives locally based referrals throughout the United States. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 Domestic Violence

  • National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse Depressed young female sitting by a wall
    1-800-942-6908 - Spanish
    TDD 1-800-787-3224

    24-hour-a-day hotline providing crisis intervention and referral to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse.

  • Domestic Violence Hotline

 Eating and Associated Disorders

  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders
    1-847-831-3438 (Long Distance)
  • National Mental Health Association
  • www.nmha.org
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
  • Information on mental health topics and Referrals, access to an information specialist

 HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Prevention Information Network
    www.cscnac.org (CDC National Aids Clearinghouse)
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday

    Information on new medicines, treatment trials, HIV & AIDS, with info specialists available to answer questions

  • National AIDS Hotline

    Information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

  • AIDS Hotline in Spanish
    Open 8:00 am - 2:00 am EST, seven days a week

  • Young Native American Male ThinkingAIDS Hotline for Hearing Impaired
    TDD 1-800-243-7889

    Open 10:00 am - 10:00 pm EST Monday - Friday

  • National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline

    8:00 am - 11:00 pm EST Monday - Friday

    Information and referrals to free and low cost public clinics. Operators can answer questions on prevention, symptoms, transmission and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Open

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease and AIDS/HIV Information Hotline
    TTY 1-800-332-3889

 Poison Control

  • Poison Control Any Kind of Substance
  • Poison Control

 Public Health


  • Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo (800) 344-7273
  • Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline

 Runaway/Exploited Children

  • Missing Children Network
  • Thursdays Child's National Youth Advocacy Hotline
  • National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children

    Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sighting of missing children. Offers assistance to law enforcement agencies. Hours of operation are 7:30 am - 11:00 pm EST.

  • National Runaway Safeline Young Female Crying
    Switchboard to Safeline www.1800RUNAWAY.org

  • www.nrscrisisline.org Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Provides information and local referrals to adolescents and families. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relay messages to set up conference calls with parents at the request of the child. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

  • Confidential Runaway Hotline

 Sexual Abuse - Male Survivors

Sexual Assault

Substance Abuse/Alcoholism

  • Boys Town National Hotline
  • National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline

    Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

  • National Cocaine Hotline

  • Information, crisis intervention, and referrals to local rehab centers for all types of drug dependency. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

  • Al-ateen
  • Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline & Treatment
  • Alcohol Hotline Support & Information

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  • National Youth Crisis Hotline

    Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.