Crisis Support

Local Help:

First Call Decatur is your resource for any help you need in Central Illinois.  This is an extensive list, so we will only list a few local numbers.  Please follow the First Call Decatur link for a full list of local hotlines / help centers in our area.  There are support systems from children with special needs, divorce and even assistance with clothing.  Please check them out, they have something for everyone!

Child Abuse:

Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-2873
Department of Children and Family Services 217-875-6750




New Life Pregnancy Center 217-872-5556


Crisis Line
Heritage Behavioral Health Center-24 hour Crisis Services 217-362-6262
National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663


Hotlines and Helplines in the U.S.

Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Nineline
This 24-hour hotline provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families.

CHADD-Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
This hotline provides information on support groups and other advocacy resources for children and adults with ADHD.

Child Abuse Hotline
This 24-hour hotline, run by the non-profit group ChildHelpUSA, offers crisis counseling on sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, and missing children, including information and referrals for treatment programs, shelters, and legal assistance.
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

National Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse
Separate number for the Hearing Impaired: 1-800-787-3224
This 24 hour hotline provides crisis counseling and local referrals for shelters and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence. Spanish language option available.
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-7233)

EDAP Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
Trained EDAP staff members answer questions about eating disorders, offer support for addressing food and body image issues, and provide treatment and counseling referrals by mail or fax. See for more information

Homeless/Runaway National Runaway Hotline
The National Runaway Hotline provides education and solution-focused interventions, offers non-sectarian, non-judgmental support, respects confidentiality, collaborates with volunteers, and responds to at-risk youth and their families 24 hours a day.

Independent Adoption Center
The mission of the Independent Adoption Center (IAC) is to provide open adoption placement and counseling to birth and adoptive families to ensure that every child grows up feeling loved and supported.
1-800-877-6736 (Hours: 9am – 5pm PT)

Learning Disabilities – (National Center For)
This national, non-profit organization is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities by providing information, resources, and referral services with its hotline; developing and supporting innovative educational programs, seminars, and workshops; conducting a public awareness campaign; and advocating for more effective policies and legislation.

Missing & Exploited Children Hotline
If you think you have seen a missing child

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking
1-800-438-MADD (1-800-438-6233)

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