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Telephone Help Now

If you are in crisis, you may call any of the following hotlines at any time and reach a person who can help you. Professional standards of confidentiality are followed by all of these services.

If someone is in imminent danger of hurting themselves or someone else, call 911.

Phone numbers followed by ** are staffed by persons in Westchester County.

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

For immediate assistance please call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). This number replaces the 1-800-SUICIDE Hotline.

Family Abuse Services 914-347-4558**

Operated by MHA of Westchester and the Northern Westchester Shelter for abused women, this line is for victims, witnesses or perpetrators of abuse.

New York State Family Violence Hotline (English) 800-942-6906
New York State Family Violence Hotline (Spanish) 800-942-6908

Operated by the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, this line is for victims of family violence.

Child Abuse Hotline 800-342-3720

This is a New York State Registry Hotline to report suspected child abuse and/or neglect.

Rape Crisis Helpline 914-345-9111**

Operated by Victim’s Assistance Services, this line is for victims of rape.

Westchester County Adult Protective Services 914-995-2259

Protective Services for Adults (PSA) is a  New York State-mandated program which is provided without regard to income to assist adults age 18 or older who, because of mental or physical impairment, can no longer provide for their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, or medical care, or protect themselves from neglect, abuse, or hazardous situations, and who have no one willing and able to help in a responsible manner. Contact PSA Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (914) 995-5411. Evenings (after 4:30 p.m.) and weekends call Emergency Services at (914) 995-2099.

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program**

If alleged abuse, neglect or mistreatment occurs in a Long Term Care facility in Westchester County, please call our Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) at 914-345-5900 ext. 7522 Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New York State Department of Health Patient Care Hotline 888-201-4563

In case of an emergency in a long-term care facility, call this New York State Department of Health hotline number, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or call 911.

DSS Emergency Services

For evenings and weekends call Emergency Services at (914) 995-2099.

Operated by the Westchester County Department of Social Services, the Emergency Services is for social service emergency assistance including child abuse, housing, runaways, and elder abuse.

Institutional Abuse 800-624-4143

Operated by the New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, this line is for individuals who are reporting abuse suffered at an institution such as a hospital or community health center. Please note this line is not a 24-hour service.

Additional Non-Emergency Telephone Help regarding services is available on our Consumer Services Phone Contacts page.


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