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ADOPTION

Bethany Christian Services
1-800-238-4269
24-hour crisis hotline

National Adoption Center
1-800-TO-ADOPT
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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AIDS/HIV

National AIDS Hotline
1-800-342-AIDS
24-hour hotline provides information, education, and answers questions regarding AIDS, testing facilities, and medications used for treatment.

AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
1-800-874-2572
9 a.m.-7 p.m.

CDC National AIDS Hotline
1-800-342-2437 (English) (24 hours)
1-800-344-7432 (Spanish) (8 a.m.– 2 a.m., 7 days)
1-800-243-7889 (TTY)
10 a.m.-10 p.m. (M-F)
Anonymous, confidential HIV/AIDS information in English and Spanish. Referrals to appropriate services, including clinics, hospitals, local hotlines, counseling and testing sites, legal services, health departments, support groups, educational organizations, and service agencies throughout the United States.

CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
1-800-458-5231
1-800-243-7012 (TTY)
1-888-282-7681 (Fax)
info@cdcnac.org (E-Mail)
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service
1-800-HIV-0440
9 a.m.-7 p.m. All calls are confidential.

Immune Deficiency Foundation
1-800-296-4433
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Project Inform National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline
1-800-822-7422
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Pacific) Monday – Friday
10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Pacific) Saturday

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ALCOHOL ABUSESee also Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Locator
Phone: 1-800-662-HELP
This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Web site and toll-free phone line help individuals locate drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs in their communities.

AlcoholScreening.org
This free, confidential Web site lets individuals privately assess their own drinking habits and receive personalized feedback to help them determine if they need help to change those habits. Individuals can also find out about facilities in their communities that offer drug and alcohol abuse treatment and consultations with qualified health professionals regarding alcohol problems.

Al-Anon/Alateen
Phone: (888) 4AL-ANON
Al-Anon provides information on the effects of alcohol abuse and refers friends and families of alcohol abusers to nearby support groups. Al-Anon's purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is the organization's program for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Phone: (212) 870-3400
AA offers a way to stop drinking to individuals who feel they have a problem with alcohol. AA groups are located in most cities and rural communities throughout the country. Look up "Alcoholics Anonymous" in a local telephone directory for a contact in your area.

American Council on Alcoholism
Phone: (800) 527-5344
This service provides referrals to alcoholism treatment programs nationwide and distributes written materials on alcohol abuse problems.

Cocaine Anonymous
Phone: (800) 347-8998
Cocaine Anonymous provides support for people dependent on cocaine and other mind-altering substances. Callers are referred to local helplines.

Nar-Anon
Phone: (800) 477-6291
This worldwide program provides support for friends and families of individuals with substance abuse problems.

Focus on Recovery Helpline
Phone: (800) 234-0420
This helpline provides support and information for recovering drug addicts through referral to local helplines staffed by other recovering addicts.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
Phone: (800) NCA-CALL
This organization, a planning and oversight agency for public substance abuse treatment programs, provides written information on alcohol and drug abuse and referrals to treatment and counseling services nationwide.

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ALLERGY/ASTHMA

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
1-800-822-2762 (Central)

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
1-800-929-4040
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Autism See CHILD DEVELOPMENT/PARENTING




Child Abuse / Missing Children / Mental Health

Report Child Abuse
1-877-237-0004

Child Find of America, Inc.
1-800-426-5678 ( I am Lost)
1-800-292-9688 (Parental abduction)
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CHILDHELP USA National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD
1-800-2-A-CHILD (TDD)
National child abuse hotline for victims, offenders, and parents.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678
1-800-826-7653 (TDD)
Ability to serve callers in over 140 languages.

National Childwatch
1-800-222-1464
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
1-800-394-3366
nccanch@calib.com

Prevent Child Abuse America
1-800-556-2722 (Recording)

CyberTipline
1-800-843-5678
For reporting the exploitation of children, such as child pornography. Parents and others concerned with child safety can call this number to report suspicious or illegal Internet activity online. Operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST
1-800-843-5678
Report any information regarding

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY
1-800-621-786-2929
Non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals through a 24-hour hotline for youth and their families.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT / PARENTING

Birth Defect Research for Children
1-800-313-2232

The MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth
1-800-362-4423
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Central)

National Association for the Education of Young Children
1-800-424-2460
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
1-800-666-6327

SIDS Information Line
1-800-505-2742
8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Starlight Children's Foundation
1-800-274-7827
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Pacific)

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
1-800-899-4301
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

US Department of Education – Especially for Parents
1-800-USA-LEARN
Works toward ensuring equal access to education and promoting educational excellence.

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CRISIS INTERVENTION

A-WAY-OUT
1-800-292-9688 24-Hour
Provides unique crisis mediation program for parents contemplating abduction of their children, or who have already abducted their children and want to use Child Find Volunteer Family Mediators to resolve their custody dispute.

CHILD-HELP USA National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD 24-Hour
1-800-2-A-CHILD (TDD)
Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse and domestic violence issues. Gives referrals to local agencies offering counseling and other services related to child abuse, adult survivor issues, and domestic violence. Provides literature on child abuse in English and Spanish.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 24-Hour
1-800-826-7653 (TDD)
Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children. Offers assistance and training to law enforcement agents. Takes reports of sexually exploited children. Serves as the National Child Porn TipLine. Provides books and other publications on prevention and issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Ability to serve callers in over 140 languages.

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-621-4000 24-Hour
1-800-621-0394 (TDD)
Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance information to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Has access to AT&T Language Line.

National Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-448-4663 24-Hour
Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National (RAIN) Network
1-800-656-4673 24-Hour
Connects caller to the nearest counseling center which provides counseling for rape, abuse, and incest victims.

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DOWN SYNDROME See RARE DISORDERS





DRUG ABUSE See also ALCOHOL ABUSE and SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA
1-800-662-4357

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
1-800-269-4237 (Recording)
8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Central)

Drug Help
1-800-662-HELP

Housing and Urban Development Drug Information and Strategy Clearinghouse
1-800-955-2232
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

National Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education Surveys
1-800-279-6361
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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DYSLEXIA See LEARNING DISORDERS




FITNESS

Aerobics and Fitness Foundation of America
1-800-446-2322 (For Professionals)
1-800-968-7263 (Consumer Hotline)
7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Pacific)

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
1-800-213-7193
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

American Running Association
1-800-776-2732
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Consumer Fitness Hotline
1-800-529-8227 (Recording)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Pacific)

The Weight Control Information Network, NIDDK
1-877-946-4627

TOPS Club, Inc.
1-800-932-8677
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Central)

YMCA of the USA
1-800-872-9622
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Central)

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FOOD SAFETY

American School Food Service Association
1-800-877-8822
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Center for Food Safety
1-888-SAFEFOOD
12 p.m.-4 p.m.

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HEARING AND SPEECH

American Society for Deaf Children
1-800-942-2732

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
1-800-638-8255
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

DB-LINK - National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind
1-800-438-9376
1-800-854-7013 (TTY)
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Deafness Research Foundation
1-800-535-3323
9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Dial A Hearing Screening Test
1-800-222-3277 (Voice/TDD)
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Ear Foundation at Baptist Hospital
1-800-545-4327
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Central), or leave recorded message after hours

Hear Now
1-800-648-4327 (Voice/TDD)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mountain)

John Tracy Clinic
1-800-522-4582 (Voice/TDD)
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Pacific)
Leave recorded message after hours.

International Hearing Society
1-800-521-5247 (Recording)
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
1-800-255-0411, ext. 275
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse
1-800-241-1044
1-800-241-1055 (TTY)
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Vestibular Disorders Association
1-800-837-8428

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HORMONAL DISORDERS

Thyroid Foundation of America, Inc.
1-800-832-8321
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Thyroid Society for Education and Research
1-800-849-7643
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central)

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INSURANCE / MEDICAID

DHHS Inspector General's Hotline
1-800-447-8477
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

National Insurance Consumer Helpline
1-800-942-4242
7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Mountain)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
1-800-400-7242
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213
7 a.m.-7 p.m

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LEARNING DISORDERS

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
1-800-233-4050
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

International Dyslexia Association
1-800-222-3123 (Recording and mail box)

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MENTAL HEALTH

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1-800-333-7636
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Anxiety Disorders Information, NIMH
1-888-826-9438
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The ARC of the United States
1-800-433-5255
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Central)

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
1-800-950-6264

National Council on Problem Gambling
1-800-522-4700

National Foundation for Depressive Illness
1-800-239-1265 (Recording)

National Gaucher Foundation
1-800-925-8885

National Hopeline Network
1-800-SUICIDE 24-Hour
If you are in crisis or having thoughts about suicide, please call the National Hopeline immediately. Your call will be connected to a certified 24-hour crisis center closest to your calling location.

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line
1-800-647-2642

National Mental Health Association
1-800-969-6642
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

National Mental Health Services, Knowledge Exchange Network
1-800-789-2647
1-800-790-2647

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PREGNANCY / MISCARRIAGE

Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
1-800-422-4784
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Pacific).

DES Action USA
1-800-337-9288
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Pacific)

International Childbirth Education Association
1-800-624-4934 (Book Center orders)
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Central)
Summers: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays

Lamaze International
1-800-368-4404
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National STD Hotline
1-800-227-8922 (24 hours)

Herpes Resource Center
1-800-230-6039
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Trained Health Communication Specialists are available to address questions related to transmission, prevention and treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) and provides support for emotional issues surrounding herpes such as self-esteem and partner communication.

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline (CDC)
1-800-227-8922 24-Hour
1-800-344-7432 (Spanish)

National STD Hotline
1-800-227-8922
1-800-342-2437
1-800-344-7432 En Español
Provides information on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, HPV/genital warts, herpes, and HIV/AIDS, and referrals to local clinics.

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SMOKING

Office on Smoking and Health
1-800-232-1311 (Recording)

National Institute of Health

American Lung Association
1-800-548-8252
Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

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STUTTERING

National Center for Stuttering
(800) 221-2483
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stuttering Foundation of America
(800) 992-9392
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central)

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE See also ALCOHOL ABUSE and DRUG ABUSE



VIOLENCE

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (recording)
1-800-787-3224 (TDD)
Crisis intervention, information about domestic violence, referrals to local service providers to victims of domestic violence and those calling on their behalf, assistance in both English and Spanish.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
1-800-879-6682 24-Hour

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
1-800-656-4673

School Violence Hotline
1-800-824-3463

Victims of Crime Help Line
1-800-FYI-CALL
1-800-394-2255
Through its national database, the National Center for Victims of Crime refers callers to an array of critical services including crisis intervention, research information, assistance with the criminal justice process, counseling and support groups.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the free and confidential National Sexual Assault Hotline and is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN also educates the public about sexual assault and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

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WOMEN

Endometriosis Association
1-800-992-3636 (Recording)

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1-800-223-9994 24-Hour

National Women's Health Information Center
1-800-994-9662
1-888-220-5446 (TDD)
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

PMS Access
1-800-222-4767 (Recording)
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Central)

Women's Health America Group
1-800-558-7046 (Recording)
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Central)

Women's Sports Foundation
1-800-227-3988
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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