Crisis Hotlines

Addiction Center: 24/7 hotline: (855) 826-4464. Addiction Center has been an informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance-use disorders and co-occurring behavioral and mental-health disorders.

Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline: (1-800) 662-HELP, (1-800) 662-4357

Early Childhood Intervention: (512) 424-6754

Domestic Violence Hotline, Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center: (830) 693-5600

Greater San Marcos Youth Council (GSMYC): 24-hour Crisis hotline: (1-800) 457-0797; Admin: (512) 754-0500; P.O. Box 1455, San Marcos, TX 78667. Committed to strengthening and stabilizing families. Services strive to prevent runaway, truancy, and participation in delinquent behaviors. The Youth Council aims to help families and youth learn to resolve crisis, conflicts, and develop appropriate coping skills. We support parents in their efforts to resume and maintain parental responsibility. Our shelter provides a structured and nurturing environment to children who have been a victim to abuse or neglect.

The Haven Family Shelter: 24/7 Hotline: (325) 597-7644; P.O. Box 310, Brady, TX 76825. This mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in McCulloch, Mason, and Menard Counties, and surrounding areas by providing services and support that empower victims to rebuild their lives and regain their dignity within a safe and caring community.

The Hays-Caldwell Women's Center: Help: (1-800) 700-4292; Office: (512) 396-3404; San Marcos, TX 78667-0234. Serves victims of family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in Caldwell County and Hays County in central Texas. We strive to create an environment where we do not tolerate violence and abuse, regardless of age or gender, in the communities we serve. Free and Confidential. Our center provides free services to any victim of family violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, or child abuse. HCWC is comprised of the McCoy Family Shelter for Women, Men, and Children, an outreach counseling center and Roxanne's House for victims of child abuse. HCWC believes that physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological abuse of one human being by another is unacceptable and that all abuse diminishes or prohibits the full expression of life and growth that is every person's right.

Hill Country Cares: (830) 257-7088; P.O. Box 291817, Kerrville, TX 78029. A non-profit organization promoting healthy individuals, healthy families, and healthy communities by providing prevention, intervention, and recovery services for domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse and neglect, chronic illnesses, and self-destructive behaviors. Area hot lines for free, confidential counseling, 24 hours a day: Kimball & Kerr Counties: (830) 257-2400 or toll free: (1-888) 621-0047. Bandera County: (830) 796-3302, Kendall County: (830) 249-8379, or Gillespie County: (830) 997-4357

Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center: (512) 756-2607; P.O. Box 27, 1001 N Hill St, Burnet, TX 78611. "Believe the Hurt, Begin the Healing", serves Blanco, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, and San Saba Counties. Multi-disciplinary agency facilitates the prevention, detection, investigation, and treatment of child abuse. Provides free services to abused children and their families. Agency provides services to physically and sexually abused children, witnesses, non-offending family members, and the professionals dedicated to helping victims. Provides video-taped forensic interviews, written statement assistance, on-site medical examinations, evaluations, and referrals. The annual fund-raising event is Pedal Power Wildflower Ride.

Homeless/Runaway National Runaway Hotline: (1-800) 786-2929

Kendall County Women's Shelter: (830) 331-1001; Hot Line: (1-800) 495-8078; P.O. Box 1087, Boerne, TX 78006. Provides safe, emergency shelter in a supportive environment where Texas Hill Country victims of domestic violence and their children can begin the healing process and receive the support services they need to build new lives. If you are in need of assistance, residential specialists are available 24/7 to take your call.

Missing Persons Clearinghouse: (1-800) 346-3243

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: (1-800) the-Lost (1-800) 843-5678

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (1-800) 799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline: (1-800) 656-Hope, (1-800) 656-4673

Prevent Child Abuse Texas: (1-800) 252-5400; 13740 Research Blvd, Ste R-4, Austin, TX 78750

Texas Abuse Hotline (all ages): (1-800) 252-5400; It is the law to report suspected abuses! Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Texas Council on Family Violence: (1-800) 525-1978

Texas Runaway Hotline: (1-888) 580-4357; Volunteer telephone counselors dedicated to helping youths and families in need of assistance. After we have talked about your problem, we will help you consider your choices and develop a sensible solution.

Texas School Mental Health: Research shows that students who learn skills for managing emotions, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and responsible decision-making have better academic performance, and students whose mental health needs are met with effective school and community support are more likely to stay in school, graduate, and have positive life outcomes. The Texas School Mental Health website strives to provide districts and campuses with the resources and tools needed to develop a comprehensive school mental health system.

Texas Youth Hotline: (1-800) 98-youth, (1-800) 989-6884; Provides 24/7 help for teens and their families. Provides prevention services to youths, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and listening ear. Counselors also assist youth advocates, such as, police, caseworkers, counselors. and school officials by locating state and local resources.

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

Bluebonnet Trails Community MHMR Center: Crisis hotline: (1-800) 841-1255; Admin phone: (512) 255-1720; 1009 Georgetown St, Round Rock, TX 78664. Counties Served: Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee, and Williamson

Hill Country Community MHMR Center: Crisis hotline: (1-877) 466-0660; Admin phone: (830) 792-3300; 819 Water St, Ste 300, Kerrville, TX 78028. Counties Served: Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde, and Val Verde 

Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center: 24-hour helpline: (1-800) 712-4357; admin: (830) 249-9717; 439 Fabra, Boerne, TX 78006. Free pregnancy and STD testing, sonograms, education on pregnancy, abortion alternatives, adoption, abstinence, and post-abortion lay counseling

Missing Kids: Information on missing Texas children

National Hopeline Network: (1-800) 784-2433

Panic Disorder Information Hotline: (1-800) 442-4673, or (505) 277-3013

Social Services Referral Help Line (Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center): (830) 693-5600

Victim's Services Hotline: (1-800) 848-4284