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California Crisis and Helplines

Emergency Services

Medical Information Helplines

National Crisis and Helplines

Nevada County Crisis and Helplines

Regional Crisis and Helplines


California Crisis and Helplines

California Crisis 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 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

California Helplines

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


Emergency Services


Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

Tahoe Forest Hospital


Grass Valley Police Department

Nevada City Police Department
Emergencies:  911 or 530-265-2626

Nevada County Sheriff’s Department

 Truckee Police Department

Medical Information Helplines

Medical 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
Call the number listed on your insurance ID card and give your ID number to nurse.

California Health & Wellness
24/7 NurseWise:  877-658-0305
Call the number listed on your insurance ID card and give your ID number to nurse.

National AIDS & STDS Hotline
(CDC) 800-232-INFO (4636)

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


National Crisis and Helplines

National Crisis Lines

The Friendship Line
Institute on Aging
Crisis Line:  1-800-971-0016 or 415-752-3778
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.

Military Crisis Line – US Department of Veteran Affairs
800-273-8255 Vets Press #1
Text the word “HOPE” to 916-668-4226
Text to 838255

National Crisis Hotline
800-SUICIDE 784-2433

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 

Safe Helpline
Us Department of Defense (DoD)
Sexual Assault Support For The DoD Community877-995-5247
Text zip code or installation/base name to 55247 or 202-470-5546 if outside US

Trevor Project
LQBT Youth Suicide Hotline

US Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE 7233


National Helplines and Supportive Services

Friends For Survival
916-392-0664 or 800-646-7322
Helpline for friends, family, or therapists touched by suicide.

Self Abuse Finally Ends Helpline
(cutting) 800-don’t-cut (366-8288)

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


Nevada County Crisis and Helplines

Nevada County Crisis 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.

Tahoe Safe Alliance
Domestic Violence Hotline

Nevada County Supportive Services

Nevada County Adult Protective Services
530-265-1217 or 888-339-7248

Regional Crisis and Helplines

Regional Crisis Lines

Placer County Crisis and Emergency Services
For Children and Adults
Adult Protective Services:  916-787-8860 or toll free 888-886-5401
Family and Children’s Services:  916-872-6549 or tell free 866-293-1940

Regional Helplines

Al-Anon/Alateen Meetings
Schedule for Regional Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Helpline
Schedule for Regional Meetings
530-272-6287 or 530-546-1126

Family and youth support.

Narcotics Anonymous Hotline
530-546-1116 or 888-423-3428