Find Help

Check out the links listed below to find local and national resources.

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SEXUAL HEALTH

Teen Connect Tampa Bay

www.teenconnecttampabay.org 

Teen Connect Tampa Bay aims to improve teen access to health services and community resources through a centralized online resource directory, referral database, and personalized navigation services.

CDC Get Tested

gettested.cdc.gov 

Find free, fast, and confidential HIV and STD testing, condoms, and PrEP near you.

sEXUAL ASSAULT

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: Sexual Assault Services

crisiscenter.com/what-we-do/sexual-assault-services/

Call 211 or 813-264-9961

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s Sexual Assault Services is the certified rape crisis center for Hillsborough County. They provide support and assistance to survivors of any unwanted sexual contact including crimes such as rape, incest, sexual harassment and sexual assault. Whether the assault took place 24 hours ago or 20 years ago, help is available.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

hotline.rainn.org/online

800-656-HOPE (4673)

Chat online or call to get connected with a trained staff member from your local sexual assault service provider. Whether you’re looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, trained support specialists are ready to help.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Spring of Tampa Bay

thespring.org

24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 813-247-7233

The Spring provides comprehensive services to enhance the safety to victims and survivors of domestic violence in Hillsborough County, and support them as they rebuild their lives. Services include shelter, legal representation, support groups, and education.

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

loveisrespect.org

1-866-331-9474

Text “love is” to 22522

Trained peer advocates are available 24/7/365 to offer education, support and advocacy to teens and young adults, as well as their concerned friends and family members who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

thehotline.org

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Highly trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Human Trafficking

Florida Department of Children & Families Abuse Hotline

www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/abuse-hotline/report-online.shtml

1-800-962-2873

The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day and 7 days a week of known or suspected child abuse, neglect, or abandonment and reports of known or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

www.humantraffickinghotline.org

1-888-373-7888

Text HELP or INFO to 233733

The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Trafficking Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases. The toll-free phone and SMS text lines and live online chat function are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help is available in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter.

National Runaway Safeline

www.1800runaway.org

1-800-786-2929 (1-800-RUNAWAY)

The National Runaway Safeline has been responding to youth and families in crisis for 50 years, serving as the national communications system for runaway and homeless youth. You can connect with a trusted, compassionate person who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

hotline.rainn.org/online

800-656-4673 (HOPE)

Chat online or call to get connected with a trained staff member from your local sexual assault service provider. Whether you’re looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, trained support specialists are ready to help.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

www.missingkids.org

24/7 Hotline: 800-843-5678 (800-THE-LOST)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.

lGBTQ+

PFLAG Riverview

pflag.org/chapter/pflag-riverview

PFLAG provides support, advocacy, and education for families, allies, and LGBTQ individuals.

PFLAG Tampa 

pflagtampa.org

PFLAG provides support, advocacy, and education for families, allies, and LGBTQ individuals.

The Trevor Project

thetrevorproject.org

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people under 25. Call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386 to speak to a trained counselor 24/7 if you are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe place to talk. TrevorChat is a free, confidential and secure instant messaging service that provides live help to LGBTQ youth. Or text START to 678678 to speak to a TrevorText trained specialist.

Metro Inclusive Health 

metrotampabay.org

727-321-3854

Metro Inclusive Health provides medical services, counseling services, support groups, and social events for LGBTQ youth and young adults in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties.

Substance use

SAMHSA's Behavioral Treatment Services Locator

findtreatment.samhsa.gov

1-800-662-4357 (HELP)

SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.

DACCO

www.dacco.org

Serving Hillsborough, Polk Counties and surrounding areas, DACCO Behavioral Health is one of Florida’s largest community-based providers of behavioral health services. They provide treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. 

Mental Health

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

crisiscenter.com

Call 211 where support is available 24/7

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay provided free, confidential crisis intervention, along with information and referrals to a Crisis Center service or to over 3,000 other community resources. Visit www.211atyourfingertips.org for resources in your community.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

HelpLine: Call 800-950-6264 (NAMI) Mon-Fri 10am-8pm or email info@nami.org
HelpLine Chat: www.nami.org/help  
Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741.  Connect to a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.