Abuse: Child Abuse & Elder Abuse

American Coalition for Abuse Awareness/One Voice
Maintains online resource lists, with the latest legal, research, public policy and media articles regarding childhood sexual abuse and adult survivors.
(202) 667-1160 resource line, (202)462-4688 voice mail,


The Body: Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Provides information, support resources and a community for those with HIV/AIDS.
Also educates about prevention and treatment.

Poz: Health, Lifestyle & HIV
Offering daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features,
videos, blogs and an extensive online social network that includes POZ Personals
(110,000 members and counting); community forums (that are moderated and
active 24/7); and a private, peer-to-peer mentoring program, POZ addresses
the wide spectrum of needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.


Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, works to
advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating
the financial health of over 5,300 of America’s largest charities.

Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) for Los Angeles County
Child Protection Hotline
24 hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
(800) 540-4000 Toll Free within California
(213) 639-4500 Outside of California
(800) 272-6699 TDD – Hearing Impaired

Joshua Childrens Foundation
Created for purpose of assisting victims of sexual child abuse. A very high percentage of persons with bulimia and eating disorders, Alcoholism, and addictions have been sexually abused as children. We are here to assist Both adults and children who have suffered from sexual child abuse. We also provide links to education and information for prevention of sexual child abuse.

Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services
Elder Abuse Hotline
(877) 477-3646, (877) 4-R-SENIORS

National Child Abuse Hotline: Childhelp USA
1-800-4-A-CHILD© (1-800-422-4453)

Disaster Preparedness

Domestic Violence: Shelters & Domestic Violence Programs

Alternatives to Domestic Violence Crisis Line

Provides information, counseling, referrals, and shelter services for domestic violence victims and their children.
(909) 683-0829 24 hour crisis line
(800) 339-SAFE toll-free
(909) 274.9097 TDD

Center for the Pacific Asian Family
24 hour domestic violence and rape hotline
(800) 339-3940

Chicana Service Action Center
24 hour hotline
(800) 548-2722

Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic violence hotline with Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese available
(714) 992-1931

Epidemiology and Prevention for Injury Control Branch (EPIC)

Domestic Violence hotline, shelter info, legal info, victim witness, counseling for batterers, child abuse services, elder abuse, rape hotline info

Family Violence Prevention Fund
Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, the FVPF has continued to break new ground by reaching new audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others address violence.
(415) 252-8900

Free Spirit Shelter
Los Angeles shelter
(213) 937-1312

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization providing community education and direct services for clients. GMDVP offers shelter, guidance, and resources to allow gay, bisexual, and transgender men in crisis to remove themselves from violent situations and relationships.
(800) 832-1901 crisis hotline

Haven Hills
Hotline, shelter information, transitional living, and counseling.
(818) 887-6589

Haven House
Shelter that also provides substance abuse and domestic violence counseling services
(323) 681-2626

House of Ruth
Advocate for and assists women and children victimized by domestic violence by providing shelter, programs, opportunity and education.
(909) 988-5559 24 hour hotline

Human Options
24 hour bilingual hotline
(949) 854-3554

Jenesse Center
The oldest domestic violence intervention program in South Central Los Angeles
(213) 755-6836

Laura’s House
Shelter, 24 hour hotline, and children’s therapeutic program.
(949) 498-1511

Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women (LACAAW)
24 hour domestic violence and rape hotline
(213) 626-3393,
(310) 392-8381,
(626) 793-3385

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) serves as the only center in the nation that provides information regarding 5000 local and nationwide shelters and server providers available for victims, friends and family who often call for life saving help. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day in over 150 languages with a TTY line available for the deaf.
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
(800) 787-3224 (TTY)

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
NRCDV provides information and technical assistance on domestic violence and related issues. The NRCDV serves organizations and individuals throughout the country, including community-based domestic violence programs, state coalitions, federal, state, local and Tribal governments and agencies, policy leaders, the media and anyone seeking information on domestic violence.
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

Rainbow Services
Offers shelter, legal advocacy, hotline services, children’s programs, and community outreach.
(310) 547-9343

Safe Network: California’s Domestic Violence Resource
This is a listing of over 150 agencies that specialize in domestic violence services. Emergency shelter programs, counseling, transitional living, education/prevention, advocacy and health service providers.

1736 Family Crisis Center
Help for runaways, battered women, and shelter.
1736 Family Crisis Center’s emergency youth shelter offers emergency food, clothing, and counseling for people of all ages around the clock, every day of the year. The shelter is located at 1736 Monterey Boulevard, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
(310) 379-3620 immediate help for a child or teen who has run away from home or is about to
(213) 745-6434, (310) 370-5902, or (562) 388-7652 24-hour domestic violence hotlines

24 hour hotline and provides services for battered women and their children
(310) 264-6644

Women’s Traditional Living
Domestic violence crisis counseling, hotline services and legal services
(714) 992-1931 24 hour hotline
(714) 992-0332 24 hour multilingual hotline
(714) 449-7535 family outreach program

Eating Disorders

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
The Academy for Eating Disorders is an international transdisciplinary professional organization that promotes excellence in research, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. The AED provides education, training and a forum for collaboration and professional dialogue.
(847) 498-4274

Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness
Provides educational information to parents and caregivers about the warning signs, dangers, and consequences of eating disorders.
(866) 662-1235
(561) 841-0900

Anna Westin Foundation
The Anna Westin Foundation is actively involved in advocating for people with eating disorders.We are one of the families named in the lawsuit filed in October, 2000 by Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.The suit charges BCBSMN of systematically denying medically necessary treatment for people with eating disorders and other mental health concerns. Education and raising awareness of eating disorders is one of the foundations top priorities. The AWF provides a list of resources related to eating disorders to anyone looking for information.

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Offers hotline counseling, a national network of free support groups, referrals to health care professionals, and education and prevention programs to promote self-acceptance and healthy lifestyles. All services are free of charge. ANADlobbies for state and national health insurance parity, undertakes and encourages research, fights dangerous advertising, and organizes advocacy campaigns to protect potential victims of eating disorders. Hotline hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (Central Time).
(847) 831-3438 hotline

Any Body
AnyBody is committed to challenging the limited physical representation of women – where only the thin image is seen as beautiful and acceptable – so that all body sizes can be celebrated. We seek to find a way to broaden the glamourisation of women so that girls and women of all sizes can find themselves in the images of women all around them.

Association for the Health Enrichment for Large People (AHELP)
Group for professionals who use the non-dieting approach and treat overweight people. Provides members with a newsletter.
(703) 731-1778

Beyond Dieting
Focuses on the experience of repeat dieting and resultant weight preoccupation. Increased awareness and discussion will help individuals come to terms with their own dieting issues. This is not a diet or weight loss program! Healthy lifestyle choices are discussed and encouraged.
(403) 271-1311

Body Image Health
Designed to promote healthy body image attitudes and prevent eating and weight concerns before they start.

Body Positive
Promotes size acceptance and the non-diet approach.

Chance to Heal
A fund with The National Philanthropic Trust to raise funds to support treatment, promote understanding and advocate on behalf of those afflicted with eating disorders. The foundation will operate initially in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region, and promote its model nationally.
(215) 885-2420

Council on Size & Weight Discrimination, Inc.
Activist group. Influences public opinion and policy through education, information, & networking.
(914) 679-1209, Fax: (914) 679-1206

Eating Disorders Coalition

Advances federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.
(202) 543-9570

Eating Disorder Information Network
Committed to addressing the problem of eating disorders on a societal level and devoted to preventing eating disorders, increasing public awareness of the personal, familial, and cultural/media pressures which contribute to eating disorders, and helping those who are already suffering to find the therapeutic services they need.
(404) 816-EDIN (3346)

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. Our goal is to provide assistance, in the form of information and resources, to those suffering with eating disorders to get them started on the road to recovery and healthy living.

Fat and Health: The Myths and the Realities
A website created for a final project in Feminism, Science and Technology, a Special Topics class offered through the University of Pittsburgh’s Women Studies Program.

Gurze Books/
Specializes in information about eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, plus related topics such as body image and obesity. Offers books at discounted prices, many free articles about eating disorders, newsletters, links to treatment facilities, organizations, other websites, and more.
(800) 756-7533

Harvard Eating Disorders Center
Dedicated to research and education with a primary focus on promoting healthy development for children, prevention and treatment for women.
(617) 236-7766

International Association of eating Disorder Professionals
A membership organization for professionals; provides certification, education, local chapters, a newsletter, and an annual symposium.
(800) 800-8126

International Size Acceptance
The mission is to promote size acceptance and fight size discrimination throughout the world by means of advocacy and visible, lawful actions. ISSA’s primary purpose is to end the most common form of size discrimination and bigotry–that against fat children and adults.

Largely Positive
Promotes health and self-esteem for people of all shapes and sizes.
(414) 299-9295

Largess: The Network for Size Self Esteem
Largesse, the Network for Size Esteem is an international clearinghouse for information on size diversity empowerment. Our mission is to create personal awareness and social change which promotes a positive image, health and equal rights for people of size. Since 1986 we have been helping to link individuals, groups, businesses and professionals in the size rights community with information, support and each other.

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)
Advocacy Group. Membership newsletter, educational materials, regional chapters, annual convention, pen-pal program.
(800) 442-1214

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues. Has a help line to provide information and referrals. The current Live Helpline Hours are: Monday 1:00pm – 4:30pm Pacific, Tuesday 9:30am – 2:30pm Pacific, Friday 1:30pm – 5:00pm Pacific
(800) 931-2237 toll-free nationwide helpline for information and referrals

National Eating Disorder Information Center
A Toronto-based, non-profit organization, established in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. Based on a national needs-assessment undertaken in 1983 by the Health League of Canada, a proposal was made for initial funding of an information centre which would focus on eating disorders and socio-cultural factors influencing the health-related behavior of women.
(866) NEDIC-20 (866-63342-20) national Toll-free number
(416) 340-4156 in Toronto

Overcoming Overeating
The National Center for Overcoming Overeating is an educational and training organization working to end body hatred and dieting.

Something Fishy
Support our goal of continuously educating the world on Eating Disorders and our mission to encourage every sufferer towards recovery!



Psychiatric Emergency Treatment (Pet Team)
1975 Long Beach Blvd.LB, CA 90806
(562) 599-9280 or 310-218-4100

Gay and Lesbian Resources

AIDS Project Los Angeles
Provides, advocacy, education, housing, medical assistance, case management, substance abuse counseling, treatment education, medical transportation, home health care, counseling on mental health, legal, insurance and public benefits issues.
(323) 993 1600

American Psychological Association: Answers to Your Questions About Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality

Asian Pacific Gays & Friends
To provide a support system for gay men and women of Asian/Pacific Islander descent in their relations with their families and communities so as to understand and accept each other with caring and pride

Coalition for Positive Sexuality
The Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS) is a grassroots direct-action volunteer group formed in Chicago in the spring of 1992 by high school students and member of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP), Queer Nation (QN), Emergency Clinic Defense Coalition (ECDC), and No More Nice Girls. We came together to respond to the health crisis among Chicago teenagers. The Chicago Department of Health and the Chicago Public Schools fail to teach students about sexuality and safe sex because of bad educational policies, a general silence around sexuality and sexual practices, and systematic discrimination against people on the basis of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation GLAAD
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
(323) 933-2240

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Teen Hotline
(800)347-TEEN(Weekend Nights Only)

Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network of Los Angeles (GLSEN)
GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
(323) 460-GLSEN

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
A non-profit organization working to end homophobia in health care.
(415) 255-4547
Gay & Lesbian Parents of Los Angeles
7985 Santa Monica, Suite 109-346West Hollywood, CA 90046
(213) 654 0307

LA Shanti
L.A. Shanti is a volunteer driven not for profit organization, dedicated to empowering individuals of diverse communities affected by HIV, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses through emotional support, prevention, and education services.
1616 North La Brea Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962 8197
323 982 8398 (TDD)

National Runaway Switchboard
To keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
(800) RUNAWAY, (800) 621-4000

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Promotes the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends, through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education and enlightened an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
(310) 472-8952

Proud Parents serves as an online portal for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents and their families worldwide.
(323) 512-2922

Rainbow Hope
Online Support Group for Lesbians Survivors of Abuse and their Partners.
Youth Outreach Program
1213 N Highland AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90038
(213) 464 7400, Ext 1702
U.S. Public Health Service AIDS
(800) 342-2437 (1-800-342-AIDS) hotline

Grief and Loss

Compassionate Friends
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is toassist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees. There are nearly 600 Compassionate Friends chapters in the US. Select a state on the website to locate a chapter in your area.
(630) 990-0010 national office
(877) 969-0010 toll free

Homicide Loss
Support groups and individual services for adults and teens who have lost a loved one through homicide.
(323) 777-7788 24-hour crisis hotline

Our House
Our house believes that grieving children and adults deserve the opportunity to begin the healing process in a safe, warm, nurturing environment.We also believe that the healing process is enhanced through the relationships that are developed in support groups.
1950 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 255 Los Angeles, CA90025
310-475-0299 phone,
22801 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 112 Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-222-3344 (phone)818-222-3392 (fax)

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
From its humble beginnings 25 years ago, MADD has evolved into one of the most widely supported and well-liked non-profit organizations in America.Learn about how MADD first started, the history of our fight against drunk driving and for victims’ rights, and some of our victories along the way.
511 East John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700Irving, TX 75062
(800) 438 – MADD
(214) 744 – MADD


A non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated
to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building
options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
We work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

American Coalition for Abuse Awareness/One Voice
This national organization operates a phone line offering legal referrals and research information. Provides press kits on sexual abuse and memory. Maintains online resource lists, with the latest legal, research, public policy and media articles regarding childhood sexual abuse and adult survivors.
(202) 667-1160 resource line
(202) 462-4688 voice mail

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
The largest organization in southern California that provides Asian and Pacific Islander and other communities with multi-lingual, culturally sensitive services and legal education.
(213) 977-7500

Custody Source
Real help for people involved in child custody or divorce. Initial determination of custodyor change of custody. This state by state listing of individuals, groups, companies, services, organizations and professionals can make a difference today. Includes state by state listing for resources, including California.

Helping People Meet Aging-Related
Legal & Care Challenges (HELP)

Provides referrals to help older adults obtain care, social and other services. H.E.L.P. does not refer any person to any private attorney or private law office; all legal service referrals are to legal aid and similar free legal service organizations, or to attorney referral services operated by bar associations or similar organizations.
1404 Cravens Ave. Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 533-1996

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles. LAFLA is committed to promoting access to justice, strengthening communities, fighting discrimination, and effecting systemic change through representation, advocacy, and community education. Includes representation for divorce, child custody, child support, child abduction, domestic violence, and much more.
(800) 399-4529

Los Angeles Bar Association Barristers Domestic Violence Counseling Project
(213) 624.3665

Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office
(213) 974-3512
(800) 457-7778 TTY (8:30am – 5:00pm M-F)

Obesity Law and Advocacy Center
First and premier advocacy practice devoted to representing the interests of morbidly obese persons in health care and discrimination matters.
(619) 656.5251

Santa Monica Bar Association
Provides referrals to private attorneys
(310) 581-5163


American Academy of Pediatrics
Provides child health information covering everything from immunization and obesity to breastfeeding and injury prevention. The AAP provides accurate online information parents and pediatricians need to keep kids healthy.
(847) 434-4000

American Association of Poison Control Centers
(800) 222-1222

American medical Association (AMA)
The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
(800) 621-8335

Ask a Nurse
Free medical advice. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(800) 535-1111

House Calls
Also knowns as “HotelDocs”, House Calls has doctors in 150 U.S. cities
and can get a doctor to your hotel in 35 to 60 minutes. HouseCalls USA will provide
you and your with skilled medical care from an experienced physician in the privacy
of your hotel room, home or office.
(800) 468-3537

LA Free Clinic
Since 1967, we have put into practice our belief that access to health and human services is a right, not a privilege. Each year, tens of thousands of people come to The Los Angeles Free Clinic for medical care, dental care, counseling, HIV testing, prenatal care, complementary and alternative medicine, peer education, and outreach services.
(323) 653-1990

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s
right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to increase
awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are
eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers
a single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient assistance
programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
(888) 4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout
the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s
income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin,
or residence.
(800) 230-PLAN or (800) 230-7526

WebMD has a news team of board-certified physicians and Emmy Award-winning journalists solely dedicated to helping people find the health and medical information, support, and services they need. Staff members hold advanced degrees in journalism, medical illustration, health communications, clinical informatics, nursing, and medicine.

Medical: Non Traditional Medicine

Medical: Sexual Health

Medical: Specific Diseases or Conditions

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.
(800) 272-3900 24-hour support

American Cancer Society
The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.
(800) ACS-2345
(866) 228-4327 TTY

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health
organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission
of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of
all people affected by diabetes. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30
AM – 8 PM Eastern Standard Time.
(800) DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
(800) AHA-USA-1 or (800) 242-8721

American Lung Association
Theoldest voluntary health organization in the United States, 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.
(800) LUNGUSA, for the Lung Association near you
(800) 548-8252, to speak to a lung health professional
(212) 315-8700 The National Headquarters of the American Lung Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 118,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
(800) 498-2071, 301-897-5700 TTY for professionals/students
(800) 638-8255 public (Available 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET)

Autism Speaks

Avon Foundation Breast Cancer at Johns Hopkins
Informational Sources provides list of cancer related sites that provide information for people struggling with cancer.

Better Hearing Institute
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is a not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problem of hearing loss and what can be done about it.
(703) 684-3391
(800) 327-9355

Cancer Information Service of the National Cancer Institute
This organization provides information about the all types of cancer including
excellent information about breast cancer, what it is, how it is treated, and
where various treatment options are provided. They will mail you information
written in laymen’s terms within 24 hours of you placing a call.

Center for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.
(404) 639-3534 or (800) 311-3435
(800) 227-8922 Info on STDs

Hormone Foundation
The Hormone Foundation is dedicated to serving as a resource for the public by promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions.

Komen Alliance
For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs.
(800) I’M AWARE or (800) 462-9273

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
The nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women.
(202) 863-2518
(202) 638-5577

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)
MSAA’s mission is to ease the day-to-day challenges of individuals with
multiple sclerosis and their care partners. Our wide array of programs and services
bring ongoing support and direct services to people with MS and their families
throughout the country. MSAA also serves to promote greater understanding of
multiple sclerosis and the diverse needs and challenges of people with MS.
(800) 532-7667
(856) 488-4500

National AIDS Hotline
(800) 342-2437

National Health Information Center
Helps the public and health professionals locate health information through identification of health, information resources, information and referral systems. Distributes publications and directories on health promotion and disease prevention topics.
(800) 336-4797

National Headache Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to educating headache sufferers and healthcare professionals about headaches causes and treatments.
(800) 843-2256
(800) NHF-5552

National Herpes Hotline
Trained Health Communication Specialists are available to address questions related to transmission, prevention and treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV). The NHH also provides support for emotional issues surrounding herpes such as self-esteem and partner communication. The hotline is open from 9am to 6pm, ET, Monday through Friday
(919) 361-8488

National Stroke Association
NSA is aggressively taking steps to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke. We are the voice for stroke, and are working tirelessly to escalate stroke to the top of the national health agenda and create greater awareness for stroke prevention. We are in communities across the country helping people understand the urgency for symptom recognition. We are teaching them how to respond. We are partnering with professionals from a variety of disciplines to improve quality of care and patient outcomes.
(303) 649-9299

National Vulvodynia Association
The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) is a nonprofit organization created
in 1994 to improve the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum
of chronic vulvar pain disorders. In accomplishing this goal, the NVA: educates
affected women about treatment options, encourages patients to develop self-help,
provides a support network, educates, informs, and encourages new research.

Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. The PCF has a single goal: To find better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer. The PCF pursues its mission by reaching out to individuals, corporations and others to harness society’s
resources – both financial and human – to fight this deadly disease.
(800) 757-CURE
(310) 570-4700

Retinitis Pigmentosa International
It is more difficult to raise funds for diseases which are little known to the
public. Despite the millions who have retinal degenerative diseases, names like
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Macular Degeneration and Usher’s Syndrome are unfamiliar to most ears. We’re
spreading the word. Counseling and comforting victims and their families occupies
a tremendous amount of our time and effort. We help the blind and partially sighted.
(818) 992-0500

Mental Health

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States. You will find information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, AACAP membership, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and much more.
Offers a page of specific mental and physical health links.

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
A professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy.
(703) 838-9808

American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.
(202) 682-6000

American Psychological Association (APA)
The objects of the American Psychological Association shall be to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.
(800) 374-2721
(202) 336-5500 TDD/TTY

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
CAMFT is an independent professional organization representing the interests of licensed marriage and family therapists. It is dedicated to advancing the profession as an art and a science, to maintaining high standards of professional ethics, to upholding the qualifications for the profession and to expanding the recognition and awareness of the profession.
(858) 292-2638

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Institute (EMDR)

National Association of Social Workers
The largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
(202) 408-8600

National Institute of Mental Health
Our mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, autism, and other mental disorders are serious, often life-threatening illnesses for which we need reliable diagnostic tests, new treatments, and effective strategies for prevention. Our public health mission mandates a focus on those with the most serious mental illness.
(301) 443-4513

Rape & Sexual Abuse

Center for Pacific Asian Family
CPAF is dedicated to education about the issues of family violence and violence against women, and to providing access to information and other resources through various channels.
(800) 339-3940

Center for Sexual Abuse Treatment/National Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-HELP An information line with referrals to treatment options

Compton YWCA Rape Hotline
The Compton YWCA Rape Hotline assists survivors of rape and sexual assault byproviding sexual assault hotlines, accompaniment for hospital/law enforcement/court appearances, and short-term confidential counseling.
(310) 764-1403 hotline

East Los Angeles Sexual Assault and Battering Hotline
The East Los Angeles Sexual Assault Battering Hotline is committed to providing emergency hotline services for survivors of sexual assault.
(800) 585-6231 hotline

Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women (LACAAW)
LACAAW offers a 24 hour, 7 day a week rape and battering hotline as well as counseling, self defense classes, and psychsocial education.
(213) 626-3393 hotline
(310) 392-8381 hotline
(626) 793-3385 hotline

Long Beach Rape Crisis Center & Hotline
Long Beach Rape Crisis Center provides sexual assault hotlines, accompaniment for hospital/law enforcement/court appearances, and short-term confidential counseling for children, women, and men.
(562) 597-2002 hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) serves as the only center in the nation that provides information regarding 5000 local and nationwide shelters and server providers available for victims, friends and family who often call for life saving help. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day in over 150 languages with a TTY line available for the deaf.
(800) 799-SAFE hotline
(800) 787-3224 TDD hotline

Project Sister Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Services
Project SISTER provides a variety of services including HELP Line counselors, support group programs, awareness education, and counseling services. Project SISTER serves the East San Gabriel Valley and Western San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles.
(909) 626-HELP hotline

Rape, Abuse & Incest National
Network (RAINN)

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. RAINN also publicizes the hotline’s
free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads
national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought
to justice.
(800) 656-HOPE hotline

Rosa Parks Sexual Assault Crisis Center
Rosa Parks Sexual Assault Crisis Center assists survivors of sexual assault by providing hotlines and counseling, as well as accompanying survivors to hospitals for treatment.
(213) 295-HOPE hotline

Sexual Assault Crisis Agency (SACA)
SACA’s crisis programs are designed to meet the immediate needs of survivors
who are struggling with the impact of sexual violence in their lives. Because
it is critical for survivors of sexual assault to regain a sense of control in
their lives in order to heal, SACA offers a range of services so that survivors
can choose what will work best for them: 24-Hour English/Spanish Hotline, Sexual
Assault Response Team (SART), court advocacy/accompaniment, and Crisis Counseling.
(562) 597-2002 hotline
(562) 597-5121 TDD hotline (Monday- Friday 8 AM-5PM)

Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center
The Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center provides free treatment for sexual assault victims, including emergency medical care, forensic exams, counseling and therapy, and prevention education programs for children, adolescents, and adults.
1250 16th St.Santa Monica, Ca. 90404
(310) 319-4000
South Bay Rape Crisis Center
(310) 545-2111 hotline
West San Gabriel Valley Rape & Battering Hotline
(626) 793-3385 hotline

Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
Founded in Philadelphia, in 1973, Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) is a vital non-profit organization dedicated to addressing sexual violence in our society. For almost thirty years, WOAR has worked together with police, hospitals and courts to serve the needs of survivors of sexual violence.
(215) 985 – 3333 hotline


American Self-Help Clearinghouse
The Self-Help Sourcebook Online is a searchable database that includes information on over 1,100+ national, international and demonstrational model self-help support groups, ideas for starting groups, and opportunities to link with others to develop needed new national or international groups.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to funding research, developing prevention initiatives and offering educational programs and conferences for survivors, mental health professionals, physicians and the public.
(212) 363-3500

L.A. Co. Mental Health/Crisis Line
During a disaster this line serves as the Mental Health Hotline.
(800) 854-7771

National Suicide and Crisis Hotline
Lists of suicide and crisis hotline in the United States.

Suicide Hotline
Offers lists of local suicide hotlines based on location.

Suicide Prevention Center
The Suicide Prevention Center (SPC) – founded in 1958 – was the first agency in the country to establish a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. It is the model for most of the crisis centers and hotlines across the nation.
(877) 727-4747 Toll Free hotline in LA County
(310) 391-1253 hotline from anywhere

This website is dedicated to providing support and information to the transgendered
community and to people who are being introduced to the community.

Victims of Crime

Pro Bono Managers
Pro Bono Los Angeles, the web site of Pro Bono Managers/LA, a collaboration promoting volunteer opportunities at more than 27 legal nonprofit organizations primarily serving low-income and underrepresented individuals and families throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties.

Volunteer Match
Every day VolunteerMatch brings thousands of good people and good causes together. VolunteerMatch is the preferred volunteer recruiting service for over 30,000 nonprofits.

Volunteer Work

Women’s Issues

Feminist Women’s
Health Center

Feminist Women’s Health Center is a social change organization dedicated to women’s reproductive freedom, health and equality. We combine direct services (abortion, birth control, reproductive healthcare), with activism (to preserve and expand access to choice and to strengthen the pro-choice movement) and community education (to demystify health information and empower women’s
health choices.)
Feminist Women’s Health Center
14220 Interurban Ave South #140Seattle, WA 98168

National Women’s Health
Information Center

US Department of Women’s Health and Human Services Office on Women’s
(800) 994-WOMAN (1-800-994-9662)
(888) 220-5446 for the hearing impaired.

Youth: Teens and Tweens

Child Find of America
Location helps findmissing children through active investigation, while Public Education helps prevent child abduction through education and CAPSS resolves incidents of parental abduction through mediation.
(800) I AM LOST
(800) A WAY OUT

National Child – At Risk Hotline
(800) 792-5200

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited
Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). Callers without access to the U.S.
800 telephone system should call 001-703-522-9320.
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

National Runaway Switchboard
Are you having problems at home? Are you thinking about running away? Have you
already run away and need to find a place to stay, food, clothing, legal or medical
assistance? Being a teenager isn’t easy. We’re here 24 hours a day. We’re
confidential and free. Whether you are in a crisis, have a friend who is in trouble,
need statistics for a school report, or want ideas for spreading the word about
our services, we can help.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Federal partners, the Resource Center provides current information developed by Federal agencies or with Federal support pertaining to youth violence. A gateway for professionals, parents, youth and other interested individuals, the Resource Center offers the latest tools to facilitate discussion with children, to resolve conflicts nonviolently, to stop bullying, to prevent teen suicide, and to end violence committed by and against young people. Resources include fact sheets, best practices documents, funding and conference announcements, statistics, research bulletins, surveillance reports, and profiles of promising programs.
(866) SAFEYOUTH (723-3968)

Polly Klaus Foundation

Teen Pregnancy Referral Hotline
(800) 522-5006

Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 448-4663