Child Abuse/Neglect, Crisis Hotlines, Domestic/Dating Violence, Homelessness and Housing

PG Community Crisis Services, Inc.

CCSI runs PG County’s Suicide Prevention/Crisis Hotline, available 24/7, 365 days a year. They also offer free mental health screenings and links to community health and human service organizations.

Mental Health

For the suicide prevention/crisis hotline, call: (301) 864-7130

For more information and referrals, call: (301) 864-7161

Domestic Violence

For the 24/7 Crisis Intervention Hotline, call: (301) 731-1203

For Youth

For the Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline, call: 1-800-422-0009

To report child abuse and neglect:

  • Normal business hours (8am-5pm, M-F): 301-909-2450
  • Evenings/weekends/holidays: 301-699-8605

Homeless Services

For shelter placement and information, call: 1-888-731-0999

Homelessness and Housing

National Safe Place

Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety. A map of safe locations can be found and searched through on their website.

  • Call: 1-888-290-7233
  • Text “SAFE” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357)
For Children, For Parents, Homelessness and Housing

National Runaway Safeline

NRS is the federally-designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. They offer crisis intervention, information and referrals, a message service for runaways to indirectly contact their families, and, in partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., a free bus ticket home. Their confidential and nonjudgmental hotline is for runaways, youths considering running away, and/or concerned parents.

  • Call: 1-800-786-2929
  • Text: 66008