Help Hotlines

Listed below are valuable hotline numbers for information and assistance. All of these numbers are confidential, toll-free, and accessible 24 hours a day.


Life Line is a local hotline which provides telephone counseling, suicide and sexual assault intervention, referral resources, etc.


LifeWorks is a service provided by NYS in conjunction with the employee unions. It is a free service which offers consultation around child and elder care issues. The service includes free materials such as booklets, audio recordings, and other resources. You may also want to visit the LifeWorks website.

1-800-DRUG-HELP or 1-800-662-HELP

Both numbers provide information and referral regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

1-800-342-AIDS or 1-800-822-7422

The first number is the Center for Disease Control's National AIDS Hotline provides information about transmission of HIV, safe, sex, and referrals for counseling and testing; the second is Project Inform's HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline.


This hotline is sponsored by the group Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.), and it provides information about self-injurious behavior.


The National Domestic Violence Hotline


The National Child Abuse Hotline


The Panic Disorder Information Line