Crisis Lines

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Nevada County Crisis and Help Lines

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition (DVSAC)

24 Hour Crisis Line:  530-272-3467
24 hour crisis line which is available 365 days a year to victims in crisis, or their friends and family
members.  The crisis line gives access to crisis intervention services, no matter what the hour is.


Nevada County Behavioral Health

24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line:  530-265-5811 or 888-801-1437 
The Crisis Team provides 24 hour services to any individual adult or child in the community in a
mental health or emotional crisis. These services include phone or in-person counseling, as well
as evaluation and support in the Emergency Room of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass
Valley or Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee.

Crisis Services Include:
•Phone counseling for individuals in a mental health crisis or urgent situation
•In person assessment for individuals during a mental health crisis at the local emergency room
•Admittance to Psychiatric Inpatient Services under W&I 5150
•After hours referrals for mental health services and other county services


Nevada County Child Protective Services (CPS) Hotline

Hotline operates 24/7 530-273-4291 or 888-456-9380
If you are concerned that a child is experiencing abuse or neglect, make a report by calling the CPS hotline.


California Crisis and Help Lines

California HIV/AIDS Hotline

800-367-AIDS (2437) or 415-863-2437
TDD for the deaf:  888-225-AIDS (2437)


California Missing Persons Hotline

800-222-FIND (3463) or 916-227-3290


California Poison Control Center



California Smokers’ Helpline

Smokers’ Helpline 800-No-Butts (800-662-8887)
Tobacco Snuff or Chew Helpline 800-844-CHEW (2439)


California Youth Crisis Line

California Coalition For Youth
For youth 12 – 24 yrs and adults supporting youth.
24 Hour Crisis Line:  1-800-843-5200
Free and confidential.


Northern California Gambler’s Anonymous Hotline




National Crisis and Help Lines

The Friendship Line

Institute on Aging
24-hour crisis intervention and warmline for seniors 60 yrs and over
as well as adults with disabilities and care givers.  Accredited by the
American Assocation of Suicidology
Crisis Line:  1-800-971-0016 or 415-752-3778


National Runaway Safeline

Crisis Line:  800-786-2929


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24 Hour Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8255
TTY  800-799-4889
Auburn, CA 530-885-2300
Text the word “HOPE” to 916-668-4226

Military Crisis Line – US Department of Veteran Affairs
800-273-8255 Vets Press #1
Text to 838255


Safe Helpline

Us Department of Defense (DoD)
Sexual Assault Support For The DoD Community
Text zip code or installation/base name to 55247 or 202-470-5546 if outside US


Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline

800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Crisis counseling and intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


WellSpace Health Parent Support Line

Offers 24 hour Parent Support Line


Medical Information Helplines

24/7 NurseLine:  800-337-4770
Call the number listed on your insurance ID card and give your ID number to nurse.

Blue Shield of California
NurseHelp 24/7:  877-304-0504

California Health & Wellness
24/7 NurseWise:  877-658-0305


In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.