National and Local Hotlines & Helplines
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – A United States-based suicide prevention network of over 200+ crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. You can test them or go to the website for a live chat at : https://988lifeline.org/
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline – To report Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of the Elderly or Disabled call : 1-800-392-0210 or you can go to the website at : https://health.mo.gov/safety/abuse/
Alcoholics Anonymous – Call to find a meeting near you: 800-839-1686 or see the website at : https://alcoholicsanonymous.com/
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline – If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-392-3738. Our team will be available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call Relay Missouri at 1-800-735-2466 (voice) or 1-800-735-2966 (text).8. For more information see the website at : https://dss.mo.gov/cd/keeping-kids-safe/can.htm
Christine’s Place Drop-In Center – For women that have been victims of prostitution and human trafficking. They offer a variety of resources and assistance. For more information, please go to: https://www.rpor.org/drop-in-center/. Their phone number is: 816-301-5571. The address is 5108 Independence Ave., KCMO 64124.
Consumer Protection Hotline -The Attorney General works to protect consumers and ensure a fair marketplace by enforcing Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act. For questions or to file a complaint call : 1-800-392- 8222. More information is available at the website at : https://ago.mo.gov/civil-division/consumer/consumer-complaints.
Courage 2 Report – Missouri hotline to report any concerns about possible school violence. For more information go to the website at : https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Courage2ReportMO/index.html The phone number is to make a report is : 1-866-748-7047. You may also report things online at: https://www.p3campus.com/tipform.aspx?ID=5250#.
Covid-19 Crisis Counseling at Health Forward Foundation – Confidential calls to 816-404-6222 to learn more about COVID counseling services and resources. A Missouri Disaster Distress Helpline (call or text) is also available 24/7 at 800-985-5990. Missouri has a website https://www.moshowmehope.org with lots of good information. University Health Behavioral Health has a website that will keep you updated on all of the local information and programs. See : https://www.universityhealthkc.org/services/
COVID-19 Distress Line – The Disaster Distress Helpline provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call : 800-985-5990 or text, “TalkToUs” 66746. See the website at : https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
Crittenton Children’s Center – in KCMO offers a variety of services on an outpatient basis such as adolescent substance abuse. Call 816-765-6600 to schedule an assessment appointment for our Psychiatric Inpatient program. For more information see the website at : https://www.saintlukeskc.org/locations/crittenton-childrens-center
Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741 or visit crisistextline.org
Disaster Shelter – Fema has a texting feature that allows the public to access shelter addresses when they need it during a disaster. Text, “shelter” and your zip code to 43362. Additional ways to find shelter can be found at Fema : https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/emergency-shelter or the Red Cross at : https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html
Domestic Violence – Many resources are available in the Metro area.
- Call First Call at : 816-361-5900 or go to the website at : https://www.firstcallkc.org/.
- Call KCPD Domestic Violence Assistance at: 816-468-5463.
- KCPD’s website has a list of more Domestic Violence hotlines. Go to : https://www.kcpd.org/crime/victim-resources/domestic-violence/.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline call : 1-800-799-7233
- Rose Brooks Domestic Violence Hotline call : 816-754-6834
- Synergy Services Domestic Violence Hotline call : 816-321-7050
First Call – Provides substance recovery. Call them at : 816-361- 5900. For more information about their various program offerings as well as support groups for anyone dealing with a loved one or friend’s substance abuse disorder, please go to: https://www.firstcallkc.org
Healing House – Offers a variety of help and support for those seeking to recover from substance abuse. They are located at : 4505 St. John Avenue, Kansas City, MO. For more information, please go to: https://www.healinghousekc.org or call: 816-920-7181.
Home Free Program – The National Runaway Safeline in partnership with Greyhound Bus offers FREE tickets to youth that have runaway and want to come home. Free tickets are also being offered to the parent or legal guardian if the youth is under 15 years old. The number to call is the NRS Helpline at 1-800-786-2929. See the website at : https://www.1800runaway.org/youth-teens/home-free for more information
Hope City KC – Offers daily lunches, a weekly food distribution, as well as other programs to beat addiction, youth programs, and other supports. Please call 816-241-9931 to confirm the dates/times of the events. They are located at: 5101 E. 24th St., KCMO 64127. Their website is: https://hopecitykc.org
Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus – Is the a daytime center in Kansas City, Missouri, providing direct services to people experiencing homelessness throughout Kansas City. Hope Faith provides for immediate needs such as food, showers, clothing, laundry service, case management, and other essential services. They are located at 705 Virginia Avenue, Kcmo. For questions about services reach them by phone at : 816-471-4673 or go to the website at : https://www.hopefaith.org/services
Hope House – Dedicated to making sure every individual affected by domestic violence can find refuge and freedom. The 24 hour hotline is : 816-461-4673. For more information about services go to the web at : https://www.hopehouse.net/get-help/programs
Hotline for The Homeless – City Union Mission located at 1100 East 11th Street , KCMo has programs for the homeless. Call the 24 hour hotline at : 816-474-4599 or for more information go to the web at : https://cityunionmission.org/
House of Hope – In Lexington, MO can help victims of domestic violence with various things. The number is: 888-259-6795. The website is: https://www.lexingtonhouseofhope.org
Johnson County Kansas Interfaith Hospitality Network – A group of Churches that help to provide food, shelter, and other assistance to families and single women that are homeless. They have no known restrictions that state you must be from Kansas to partake in this service. The number is: 913-345-2121. See the website at : https://jocoihn.org/. This is NOT just during cold weather!
Kansas City Center for Inclusion – Kansas City’s LGBTQIA+ resource and community center. Has lots of resources for housing. You may call at : 816-753-7770 or go to the website at : https://www.inclusivekc.org/resources#housing
KC Crime Stoppers – A tips hotline where you can report crimes anonymously and it has other useful information. The website is: https://www.kccrimestoppers.com and the tips hotline is: 816-474-8477.
KC Tenants Hotline – A citywide tenant union in Kansas City, an organization led by a multiracial, multigenerational base of poor and working class tenants in Kansas City. Call with any questions, concerns, or incident reports at : 816-533-5435 or see the website at https://kctenants.org/
Kansas City VA Medical Center – Mental Health hotline is : 816-861-4700 x52641. The address is: 4801 Linwood, KCMO. The 24 hour hotline is: 800-525-1483. For more info go the website at : https://www.va.gov/kansas-city-health-care/locations/kansas-city-va-medical-center/
Legal Aide of Western Missouri -Free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to people who need it most and can afford it least. Call them at : 816-474- 6750 or see the website at : https://lawmo.org/
Male support group – For victims of domestic violence is every Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. via Zoom. For more information please call Rebecca Rickard at: 816-514-1308.
Master Gardeners Hotline – For gardeners in the greater KCMO area call : 816-833-8733. Hours are Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to Noon or see the website at : http://www.mggkc.org/public-education/hotline/
Men’s Virtual Support Group through MOCSA – This is for men who have been sexually abused, assaulted. It is Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tracy for details at: 816-285-1348.
Mental Health America of The Heartland – Mental Health America of the Heartland (MHAH) is dedicated to promoting the mental health of the community, and improving the quality of life of persons with mental illness, through advocacy, education, and support. Helpline is : 913-281-2221 or go the website at : https://mhah.org/
Mental Health Crisis Line – Call : 888-279-8188 or go to the website at : https://www.commcare1.org/. They are the region’s mental health and substance use resource, providing immediate support, and connecting the community to a system of providers.
Missouri Department of Mental Health – For resources for all types of mental health go to the website at: https://dmh.mo.gov/.
Mesothelioma Hope – Our mission is to raise awareness about cancer and other asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. The only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. For more information see the website at What is Mesothelioma? | Types, Symptoms, & Top Treatments (mesotheliomahope.com) See the mesothelioma guide for comprehensive information on treatment options, financial support, and much more!
MOCSA Crisis Hotline – The 24 hour hotline is: 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233. The Women’s Support Group contact is Jenna, 816-401-0610. The all gender support group contact is Emily, 816-285- 1391. All Gender Virtual Support Group contact is Melody, 816-285-1322. The Men’s Support Group contact is Jorge, 816-946- 8970. For more information go to the website at : https://mocsa.org/
MOSAFE – Has a crisis hotline that you can text (741741) or call (800-273-8255) if you are in a crisis or just needing to talk. For more information see the website at : https://www.crisistextline.org/
NAMI of Missouri – Offers a variety of trainings, supports, and more to those needing assistance with mental illness. Please go to: https://namimissouri.org. They also have a training program called, “NAMI Smarts for Advocacy.” Their HelpLine is: 800-374-2138. This is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m.-9 p.m. weekends and holidays.
National Human Trafficking Hotline – National hotline to combat human trafficking. They also have many resources to report and prevent human trafficking. Call them at : 1-888-373-7888 or go to the website at : https://humantraffickinghotline.org/
The National Runaway Safeline – In partnership with Greyhound Bus offers FREE tickets to youth that have runaway and want to come home. Free tickets are also being offered to the parent or legal guardian if the youth is under 15 years old. The number to call is the NRS Helpline at 1-800-786-2929. See the website at : https://www.1800runaway.org/youth-teens/home-free for more information
National Safe Place – A resource for youth/teens in trouble that need help! Also a great resource for adults to be aware of! Many resources and tools on the website as well as info about, “TXT 4 Help”, a way for any child in crisis to get immediate help. The website address is: https://www.nationalsafeplace.org
Neighbor 2 Neighbor – Can help someone who has substance abuse problems gets into recovery and temporary recovery housing. Contact Greg Parr for more information at: 816-606-4509.
Pathways Transitional Living Program – Program is with Cornerstones of Care. It is a supportive transitional housing program exclusively for motivated teens and young adults who are ready to pursue their education or career dreams, but are homeless or in foster care. Pathways is the only transitional living program in the region certified in trauma-informed care, creating a culture of compassion, acceptance, respect and accountability. Call them at : 816-508-1700. To submit a referral go to the website at : https://cornerstonesofcare.org/Our-Services/Youth-and-Family-Support/Intervention-Services/Pathways-Transitional-Living
Poison Control Hotline – If someone may have been poisoned, get help online with webPOISONCONTROL OR call Poison Control at 1‑800‑222‑1222 to speak live with a poison expert at a poison control center right away. You can also get help from Poison Control if you have a question about whether something is poisonous or poisoning prevention. Poison Control is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Knowing is safer than guessing. If you suspect a poisoning, reach out to us right away for definitive answers.
Raytown Fire Department – Non-Emergency line call : 816-737-6034
Raytown Police Department – Non-Emergency line call : 816-737- 6020 or go to the website at : https://www.raytownpolice.org/
ReDiscover – nonprofit community mental health center, provides comprehensive programs and services for adults, families, and children whose lives have been affected by mental illness and/or substance use. For more info see the website at : https://www.rediscovermh.org/
- Rediscover Mental Health Crisis Line 24/7 Line: 888- 279-8188
- Rediscover Mental Health (Children’s Services): 816-966-0900
- Rediscover Mental Health Urgent Care (Adults Only): 816-988-2739. Please note that the Urgent Care for adults only is at 7001 Blue Ridge Blvd. and the hours are 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-9.p.m. Walk-ins are accepted until 7:30 p.m.
Refuge House LLC – Provides all-inclusive living arrangements throughout Kansas City (Jackson County)
that include cable television, telephone, linens, washer-dryer, some transportation, therapy and food in
an all-bills-paid environment. We accept ex-offenders and parolees (prison reform), Domestic Violence
Behavior Health, VETERANS, mental Health, Aging and Disable. We have multiple properties for both
men and women. All properties are located on bus-lines. Starting at $750.00 per month. We accept SSI /
SSDI and other vouchers. Call them for more details at : 816-988-1781 or see the website for more details at : https://www.refugehousekc.org/. You may also email : Jasmine.Graves@refugehousekc.org
Refugee & Immigration Services and Empowerment (RISE) – Their mission is to connect immigrant populations with the quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities of the Library through outreach, education, and advocacy. Call for details at : 816-701-3766 or see the website at : https://kclibrary.org/community-services/immigrant-services
Rehope – Formerly Restoration House provides comprehensive services for women and children that are victims of sex trafficking. For more information please go to: https://www.rehope.org
Restart – Has a number for emergency shelter or other housing questions. Please call: 816- 472-5664. There is a separate 24/7 number for homeless youth and that is: 816-309-9048. For more information see the website at : https://www.restartinc.org/
SPIN Foundation – Single Parents In Need provides temporary crisis relief and supportive services. For more information go to the website at : https://spinfoundation.org/ , email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call :(833) 444-SPIN
Starfish Transitional Living – Provides sober living housing, job support, peer support, and mental health resources for women in recovery in Kansas City. For more information please go to: https://www.starfishsobrietyhouse.org or call them at phone: 816-301-3252
Substance Abuse – It is the mission of First Call to reduce the impact of alcohol, drugs, and addiction by providing quality resources to individuals, families and the community. For a complete list of the services and programs offered go to the website at https://www.firstcallkc.org/ . The Crisis Line number is : 816-361-5900. It is answered 24/7
Suicide and Anti-Violence Education (SAVE) – Program will present a virtual town hall monthly meeting and is open to ages 12-18. This will be a monthly series. For more information please email: email@example.com
Suicide Hotline – National Hopeline Network connects you to a crisis center in your area call : 800-784-2433
Suicide Prevention in Gun Safety – The Safer Homes Collaborative is a joint effort between the gun owning community and the suicide prevention community to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented through safe gun. See the website at : storagesaferhomescollaborative.org
Suicide Prevention in Healthcare at ECHO – For information about Suicide Prevention see the website at : showmeecho.org or email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suicide Prevention in Healthcare at Zero Suicide Institute – Zero Suicide seeks to transform the way health systems care for people with suicidal thoughts and urges. for more information go to the website at : zerosuicide.edc.org
Suicide Prevention Network of Missouri : Call 988 or go to the website at : https://www.mospn.org/ or https://www.mospn.org/crisis-lines. You can also find Suicide prevention toolkits there and you can join the Missouri Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network.
Suicide Prevention Resources – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call : 1-800-273-8255 or chat at suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Synergy Services – Strengthens the individual, family and community through crisis intervention, shelter, counseling, advocacy and education. For more information see the website at : https://www.synergyservices.org.
- Children’s Crisis Hotline call – 816-321-7060
- Domestic Violence Hotline call – 816-321-7050 or 1-800-491-1114
- Youth Crisis Hotline Call – 816-321-8700 or 1-888-233-1639
- Children’s Resiliency Center go to website at : https://www.synergyservices.org/our-services/Build-Strength/Youth-Resiliency-Center
Teen Safe Space – Is for children and teens at Jamison Memorial Temple at: 3115 Linwood Blvd., KCMO 64110. This is an Operation Hope and Healing project and is free of charge. The Safe Space phone is: 816-283-6135. Aim 4 Peace has information about this program by emailing: Rashid.Junaid@kcmo.org
The Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Call them at 1-800-THE-LOST. For more information and resources, please go to: MissingKids.org. You may also email the Program Manager, Missing Children’s Division at: email@example.com
Transgender Helpline – Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans. Call them at : 877-565-8860 or go to the website at : https://translifeline.org/
Veterans Crisis Line – You can contact them in three ways:
- by text 838255
- by phone by dialing 988 and then press 1
- by chat at veteranscrisisline.net
Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Hotline – MOCSA has the only evidence-based outpatient program for youth with problematic sexual behaviors in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, and is part of a nationally recognized multidisciplinary team. Currently this program is only available for youth and families in Missouri. Call them at : 816-531-0233 or for more info see the web at : https://mocsa.org/services/