Hotlines & Online Resources

Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

Hotlines

Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Report suspected abuse and neglect.
1-800-252-54001-800-252-5400
TxAbuseHotline.org

Texas Runaway Hotline
Counseling, services, and referrals for runaway youth and their families.
1-888-580-HELP (1-888-580-4357)1-888-580-HELP (1-888-580-4357)
www.TexasRunaway.org

Texas Youth Hotline
Services and counseling for youths and family members in times of stress.
1-800-210-22781-800-210-2278
www.TexasYouth.org

Texas Adoption Resource Exchange
Find children in need of adoption.
1-800-233-34051-800-233-3405
AdoptChildren.org

Texas Poison Control Center Network
Don't wait for the victim to look or feel sick—call poison control. Always call 911 if a victim is collapsed or not breathing.
1-800-222-12221-800-222-1222
www.poisoncontrol.org

Parenting Skills

National Parent Helpline®
(1-855-4A PARENT or 1-855-427-2736)(1-855-4A PARENT or 1-855-427-2736)

Texas Adoption Resource Exchange
Find children in need of adoption.
1-800-233-34051-800-233-3405
AdoptChildren.org

Car Safety: Look Before You Lock
Online education about vehicle safety for children

Family Compass
Parenting and family programs in the Dallas area.

Texas Education Agency
Life skills classes and resources for teen parents.

Child Development Information

Born Learning
Information for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to make learning fun.
www.bornlearning.org

Texas Early Childhood Intervention
Support for families with children with disabilities and developmental delays.
1-800-628-51151-800-628-5115

Infant Sleeping Death Prevention
Get information and tips on how to put an infant to sleep safely.
BabyRoomToBreathe.org

Water Safety for Kids
Information and tips on how to protect children from drowning.
www.watchkidsaroundwater.org

Texas Baby Moses Hotline
Information on the Baby Moses Law, which protects parents from criminal prosecution when they deliver an unharmed child to a designated emergency infant-care provider.
1-877-904-SAVE (1-877-904-7283)1-877-904-SAVE (1-877-904-7283)

Food / Clothing / Housing

Catholic Charities
Food, housing, and educational programs that help strengthen families.

The Salvation Army Emergency services including food, shelter, and clothing, and rehabilitation aimed at self-sufficiency.

Women Infant and Children (WIC)
Nutrition help for low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women and for infants and children up to age five.
1-800-WIC-FOR-U (1-800-942-3678)1-800-WIC-FOR-U (1-800-942-3678)
www.texaswic.org

2-1-1 Texas (Texas Information and Referral Network)
Dial 2-1-1. No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1 and find out about resources in your local community. It’s the number to call when you don’t know who to call.

Your Texas Benefits
Apply for food, medical, and cash benefits.
YourTexasBenefits.com

Jobs / Childcare

Goodwill Industries
Help for people with disabilities and barriers to employment to get training and find jobs.

Jobs

Texas Workforce Commission
Job readiness training and job search programs, and assistance with child care vouchers.
1-800-822-75261-800-822-7526
www.twc.state.tx.us

Child Care

Texas Child Care Search
Search for regulated child-care facilities to keep your children safe.
1-800-862-52521-800-862-5252
www.txchildcaresearch.org

Texas Attorney General
Child Support Division

Services for parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children.
1-800-252-80141-800-252-8014
www.oag.state.tx.us/cs/

Drugs / Alcohol

Texas Substance Abuse Hotline
1-877-9-NO-DRUG (1-877-966-3784)1-877-9-NO-DRUG (1-877-966-3784)

The Partnership for a Drug-Free Texas

Drug and Alcohol Information

Texas Substance Abuse Hotline
Mental health and substance abuse services.
1-877-9-NO-DRUG (1-877-966-3784)1-877-9-NO-DRUG (1-877-966-3784)
www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa-sa-help

Alcoholics Anonymous®
Group support to recover from alcoholism.
1-212-870-34001-212-870-3400
www.aa.org

Alanon and Alateen
Support for friends, family, and teens of alcoholics.
1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666)1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666)
www.al-anon.alateen.org

Narcotics Anonymous
Support for those who suffer from drug addiction.
1-818-773-99991-818-773-9999
www.na.org

Stress / Anxiety / Depression / Counseling

Texas Runaway Hotline
Counseling, services, and referrals for runaway youth and their families.
1-888-580-HELP (1-888-580-4357)1-888-580-HELP (1-888-580-4357)
www.TexasRunaway.org

Texas Youth Hotline
Services and counseling for youths and family members in times of stress.
1-800-210-22781-800-210-2278
www.TexasYouth.org

Texas Suicide Prevention
Get in touch with your local crisis line for other ways to help.
Please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)1-800-273-TALK (8255)
www.texassuicideprevention.org

Family Violence

Texas Council on Family Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-72331-800-799-7233

Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Report child abuse and neglect.
1-800-252-54001-800-252-5400
www.txabusehotline.org

Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline
The 24/7 hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals.
1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453)1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelp.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources, and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
www.thehotline.org

Legal Assistance

Texas Attorney General
Child Support Division

Services for parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children.
1-800-252-80141-800-252-8014
www.oag.state.tx.us/cs/

Texas Law Help
Civil legal information for Texans who cannot afford legal help.
www.texaslawhelp.org

Texas Legal Services Center
Assistance and training for poverty-law advocates and their clients in the areas of litigation support, education, and communication.
www.tlsc.org

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