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List of Hotline Phone Numbers - County of San Luis Obispo ( 

Local Resources

SLO Behavioral Health Access Line: 800-838-1381

Behavioral Health Department is part of the Health Agency and works in collaboration with the community to provide services necessary to improve and maintain the health and safety of individuals and families affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse. Services are M-F 8am-5pm. Our phone lines may be very busy at first; please be patient and be assured that a staff member will return your call.

Central Coast Hotline : 800-783-0607

Central Coast Hotline is a confidential mental health support, crisis, and suicide prevention telephone line which also provides mental health resource information. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Free of charge. Make the call, anytime.

RISE Crisis Line: 855-886-RISE (7473) 

RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English.

StandStrong 24 Hour Crisis Line: (805) 781-6400 

Formerly known as the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County, Stand Strong supports survivors and end domestic violence in San Luis Obispo County. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. Ask for an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) when the police arrive.If you are not in immediate danger and would like to talk to a trained crisis counselor, or if you are interested in information about your options, call our 24-hour Crisis & Information Line at (805) 781-6400. This line is staffed around the clock by crisis counselors who will listen, help you make a plan, direct you to resources, or connect you to the Emergency Safe House if needed.If you are concerned about a friend or family member, you can call the crisis line as well. The crisis counselor will discuss your options and direct you to resources for your loved one.

SLO Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline: (805) 541-3211 

The Central Coast Intergroup office coordinates local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-Step Recovery services. A 24/7 Hotline is available and staffed by volunteers for your support. The Central Coast Intergroup has also made Remote Meetings available throughout the county.

CalHOPE Warmline: (833) 317- HOPE (4673)

The CalHOPE website has resources to support people experiencing stress from the pandemic as well as the current wildfires. The CalHOPE Warmline is live and answering calls – telephone or text. Assistance is available in many languages.

National Resources

Warm Line: 855-845-7415

Provides free, non-emergency support and referrals to California residents via the toll-free line at 855-845-7415. “Loneliness and social isolation have a tremendously negative impact on health and can even lead to premature death. The Peer-Run Warm Line helps to create a connection an reduce the human toll of social isolation. This is meant to be used BEFORE an individual reaches a crisis point.

Friendship Line: 800-971-0016

Institute on Aging’s (IOA) 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly

National Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Lifelines:  

Provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. 24/7English: 1-800-273-8255Spanish: 1-888-628-9454For Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889For Veterans: 1-800-273-8255, press 1Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Line:  1-800-985-5990 or text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746

Teen Line: Text "TEEN" to 839863

Open every night of the week  between 6:00pm-9:00pm PST Person teen-to-teen education and support. 

Suicide Hotline Phone Numbers

If you feel suicidal or you're in a crisis situation and need immediate assistance, people at these suicide hotlines in the U.S. are there to help. We have additional suicide information and resources here.

  • 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) - National Hopeline Network
  • 1-866-488-7386 (1-866-4.U.TREVOR aimed at gay and questioning youth)
Just a note: These are resources that we have come across that may prove helpful to you. Please understand, we ARE NOT recommending or endorsing any of them. It is up to you to determine if they offer something you need and whether or not it is appropriate for your situation.

Hotline Numbers

Domestic Abuse and Child Abuse Hotline

Drug and Alcohol

Eating Disorders

Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Mental Health Crisis Lines / Suicide Hotlines

Rape and Sexual Assault


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

www.nami.orgNAMI State List:



Mental Health America (MHA)

(800) 969-6642

www.mentalhealthamerica.netMental Health America State List:




Non-Profit Groups for Illnesses & Disorders Government Agencies

More Information on Mental Health by Topic





  • Panic Disorder Information Hotline -- 1-800-64-PANIC














For problems, issues or illnesses not listed above, contact the following:

Child Abuse and Neglect

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
  • Child Help USA
    Info & referrals to local agencies; crisis counseling. Info & referrals to local agencies; crisis counseling.
    1-800-4-A-CHILD (24 hrs)
  • National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence
    Info & referrals on child abuse & other types of family violence. Visit the website for your local toll-free numbers.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • Stop It Now1
    Prevention of sexual abuse of children
    1-800-PREVENT confidential line


  • Health Resources and Service Administration
    The HRSA Information Center provides publications, information, resources, and referrals about health care services
  • National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health
  • National Center for Victims of Crime
    Resource and advocacy for crime victims. Stalking and dating violence resource centers

Missing Children

Youth Issues/Problem Parenting

  • Covenant House NineLine
    Referrals for youth or parents re: drugs, homelessness, runaways, etc. Message relays, reports of abuse. Helps parents with problems with their kids. If all counselors are busy, stay on the line & one will be with you as soon as possible.
    1-800-999-9999 (24 hrs)