Washington, D.C. Crisis Resources

D.C. Crisis Resources

Alma is not an emergency service. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs immediate help, please use the list of resources below. Caring professionals are available to provide you with support and understanding.

24-hour hotlines


Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

Services offered: Free, 24/7 help for those who are in crisis or experiencing distress. 

Who they serve: Anyone.

For more national resources, see National Crisis Resources.

Call or text 988 to reach a live representative

D.C. Department of Behavioral Health Access Helpline

For individuals experiencing mental health crisis in D.C.

Service: 24-hour hotline with a mental health clinician on staff to evaluate and link to appropriate mental health services.

Call: 1-888-793-4357 

PRS CrisisLink

For individuals in mental health crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Service: 24-hour crisis hotline offering crisis intervention, suicide prevention and support.

Call: 1-800-273-8255

Text: “CONNECT” to 85511

24-Hour Sexual Crisis Response and advocacy program

Provides support for individuals who experienced sexual assault. 

Service: 24-hour advocacy and linkage to services by a forensic nurse or sexual assault advocate. 

Call: 1-800-641-4028

D.C. Rape Crisis Line

Provides support services for survivors of rape, incest, or child sexual abuse.

Service: 24-hour crisis line for victims of rape and linkage to services.

Call: 1-202-232-0789


Other resources


Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Provides crisis intervention for individuals with sexual assault concerns.

Call: 1-800-656-4673


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