Free, Anonymous, Confidential, 24/7 Incident & Crisis Support
Support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States; includes specific resources for kids; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) people; Native Americans; Deaf and Hard of Hearing people; loss survivors; attempt survivors; disaster survivors; and veterans.
• 988 or 1 (800) 273-8255 (TALK) • TTY: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988 • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram
Provides high quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.
• Text:HOME to 741741 (U.S.); SHOUT to 85258 (U.K.); CONNECT to 686868 (Canada); HOME to 50808 (Ireland) • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, WhatsApp
Connect to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.
• 988 ext. 1 or 1 (800) 273-8255 [TALK] ext. 1 • TTY: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1 (800) 273-8255 • Text:838255 • Online chat available
Largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. Partners with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers. Operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, where you can chat with a trained staff member.
• 1 (800) 656-4673 [HOPE] • Online chat available
Hotline for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Access one-on-one [and] peer to peer support, information, resources, and self-care exercises to aid in recovery.
Available worldwide and operated by RAINN...through a contract with the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoD SAPRO). Safe Helpline works closely with DoD SAPRO, each of the military department SAPR offices, and the installation-based SAPR programs to ensure [all clients] receive the information, support, and care they need at every stage of their healing process. To ensure the anonymity of Safe Helpline services, no personally identifiable information...will be shared with the DoD or the...chain of command.
Staff receive highly specialized training on topics including the neurobiology of trauma, working with survivors in the military, as well as the unique needs of male survivors and members of the...LGBTQ+ community. Available to listen to...needs and concerns, discuss long- and short-term safety planning, provide information about specialized resources and, when [the client is] ready, connect [them] with local resources such as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or SAPR Victim Advocate (VA).
• 1 (877) 995-5247 • Online chats available: one-on-one support: Online Helpline • Safe group support: HelpRoom • Safe Helpline App
One-on-one support from a trained support specialist. Obtain helpful information about: sexual violence topics; best practices as a woman serving in the military; discharge and Disability claims; and general support. • 1 (888) 669-0907
Operated by SWAN, a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women. SWAN’s priorities are guided by their members, who include thousands of women and men, service members, and civilians alike. SWAN is committed to seeing that all service women receive the opportunities, protections, benefits, and respect they deserve. Their goal is to ensure all service women and women veterans have access to the information, tools, and support they need to reach their personal and professional goals.
• 1 (202) 798-5570 • firstname.lastname@example.org • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
Helping men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives, [including] serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
• 1 (877) 628-1466 [1IN6] • Online chat available • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram
Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk.
• 1 (877) 424-3838 [4AID VET] • Online chat available
If you’re having serious financial problems, your Military Service relief organization can assist. Army Emergency Relief, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, the Air Force Aid Society, and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance may be able to help with interest-free loans, grants, or a combination of loans and grants. They can also offer financial preparedness counseling and tuition assistance. Visit your Military Service relief organization’s website to learn more about eligibility and how to apply for aid.
• Hours vary based on support organization
Service Member & Veteran Organizations*
* Hours vary by organization, unless specified; contact them for more information.
A database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers.
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Assists Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to “keep the promise” by acting as facilitator, change agent, strategic thinker, honest broker, and cheerleader to the men and women of the VA in executing its mission. As internal consultants to the organization, we will facilitate the VA’s ability to deliver services to veterans worldwide by approaching our mission with a “Veteran Comes First” philosophy based on a deep respect for the men and women who dedicated themselves to the defense of our nation. We acknowledge the diversity of our veterans and profoundly value the strength and unique character this diversity has contributed to our great nation. With resources for African American/Black, American Indian and Alaskan Native, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic veterans and service members.
• 1 (202) 461-6191 • email@example.com
Seeks to bridge the gap between the various Black veteran communities, government, philanthropy, and the private sector and serve as a unified voice to inform stakeholders of the needs of Black Veterans.
• firstname.lastname@example.org • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
Nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit elevating public education around the unique history of Black veterans in the United States by [furthering] research and storytelling to advance racial equity in and out of uniform [and leading] a movement for racial inclusion and justice across the United States military while ensuring the welfare of all Black veterans who’ve served.
• email@example.com • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
The mission of the VA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) is to engage, educate, and inform faith-based and community organizations about VA tools and resources that will equip them to better serve the Veterans, their families, survivors, caregivers, and other beneficiaries within their organizations.
• VACFBNP@va.gov • Facebook
The Multi-Faith Veteran Initiative, housed at DePaul University’s Egan Office for Urban Education & Community Partnerships (UECP) at the Steans Center, works to develop leadership, build capacity, and create community circles within faith-based organizations to support veterans transitioning from military service.
National nonprofit organization representing American Indian and Alaskan Native Federal, Tribal, State, and local government employees. [SAIGE works] to promote the recruitment, retention, development, and advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native government employees, and work to ensure their equal treatment under the law; to educate Federal agencies in the history and obligations of the Federal Indian Trust Responsibility and to assist them in its implementation; to assist government agencies in the development and delivery of initiatives and programs that honor the unique Federal-Tribal relationship; and to provide a national forum for issues and topics affecting American Indian and Alaska Native government employees.
• firstname.lastname@example.org • Facebook
To honor and empower wounded warriors through our direct programs in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care, along with our advocacy efforts, we improve the lives of millions of warriors and their families.
• Open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. EST. • 1 (888) 997-2586 [WWP.ALUM] • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn
Other Support & Organizations*
* Hours vary by organization; contact them for more information.
A fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem. A.A.’s primary purpose is to help alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
• Hours vary by meeting • Find AA Near You
Offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
• Hours vary by meeting • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn
National transgender anti-violence organization [helping] transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender nonbinary survivors of sexual assault.
• 1 (414) 559-2123 • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
• Legal consultations by appointment only • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn