If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact the appropriate services listed below:


    Missouri Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:

    Suicide Prevention:
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    Trevor Hotline for LGBTQ Youth:

    Sexual Abuse:
    1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

    Child Sex Trafficking Text:
    BEFREE to 888-383-7888

    Behavioral Health Response:
    1-314-469-4908 24 hour mental health crisis hotline

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline:


    Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

    1-800-4A-CHILD (422-4453)

     HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week


    The hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.  It is staffed by professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

    Darkness to Light National Helpline

    1-866-FOR-LIGHT (866-367-5444) or Text “LIGHT” to 741741 

    HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week


    Darkness to Light provides a toll-free number for individuals living in the United States who would like have questions answered or chat with a trained crisis counselor regarding resources and responding to child sexual abuse.

    ParentLink Warmline

    For all Families: 1-800-552-8522  

    Kinship Navigator Line for kinship caregiving: 1-833-KIN-4-KID

    HOURS OF OPERATION: 8am to 10pm Monday through Friday and 12pm to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.


    ParentLink has been serving Missouri families since 1989. The ParentLink Warmline or Kinship Navigator could be especially helpful for parents/careigivers needing information, direction to resources, or even just a sympathetic ear. It is answered by Masters-level professionals.

    National Parent Helpline


    HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday through Friday

    12:00PM CST to 9:00 PM CST


    Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

    National Domestic Violence Hotline


    If you are unable to speak safely, you can log onto https://www.thehotline.org/ or text LOVEIS to 22522

    HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours of day/ 7 days a week

    Hotline advocates assist victims, and anyone calling on their behalf, by providing crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals to local service providers.  

    Disaster Distress Hotline

    1-800-985-5990 or  Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746

    HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week


    The toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic incident. This is a free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service. Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. The Helpline staff provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.