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Emergency Crisis Supports

ChildLine: (Child Abuse) 1-800-932-0313         

 ChildLine is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program designed to accept child abuse referrals and general child well-being concerns, and transmit the information quickly to the appropriate investigating agency.

 ChildLine is responsible for receiving verbal and electronic referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


 CONTACT Helpline: is a 24-hour, 7 days-a-week, listening, health and human service information and referral service.

  • Text your zip code to 898211 for help with Information and Referral: Dial 2-1-1
  •  Sometimes you just need a friendly ear and someone to listen: Dial 800-932-4616

Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741741 for free and confidential support 24 hours a day throughout the U.S.


Dauphin County Crisis Intervention: 717-232-7511


Crisis Intervention is the 24-hour emergency mental health service provided by the Dauphin County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities Program. Crisis Intervention staff provide supportive counseling, outreach, assessment, and referral information to individuals experiencing an emotional crisis or difficulty in coping with a personal problem.


Harrisburg Police Department: Emergency Call 911 Non-Emergency: (717) 558-6900 Police Desk: (717) 255-3131


PA Support & Referral Helpline: 1-855-284-2494

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the launch of a statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs. 


Safe to Say Something graphicSafe2Say Something: 1-844-723-2729

Safe2Say Something is an easy and confidential way to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies. The tip line is operated and monitored 24/7 by the Office of the Attorney General where tips are reviewed, classified, and forwarded to the appropriate school district. Tips that are found to contain information that may indicate a "life safety" issue are prioritized and immediately forwarded to the appropriate county emergency dispatch center.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.