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A

ADOPTION

Bethany Christian Services
(800) 238-4269
Crisis hotline

National Adoption Center
(800) TO-ADOPT (862-3678)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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AGING

American Health Assistance Foundation
(800) 437-2423
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Eldercare Locator
(800) 677-1116
9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

National Institute on Aging Information Center
(800) 222-2225
(800) 222-4225 (TTY)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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AIDS/HIV

AIDS Info.
(800) 448-0440
(888) 480-3739 (TTY)
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, (eastern time)

CDC National Prevention Information Network
(800) 458-5231 (English/Spanish)
(800) 243-7012 (TTY)
(888) 282-7681 (Fax on Demand)
9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, (eastern time)

CDC National STD/AIDS Hotline
(800) 227-8922 English (STD)
(800) 342-2437 English (AIDS)
(800) 344-7432 Spanish (AIDS)
(800) 243-7889 (TTY)
English: 24 hours/7 days a week; Spanish: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., 7 days a week (eastern time); TTY: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service
(800) HIV-0440
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. All calls are confidential.

Project Inform National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline
(800) 822-7422
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (Pacific time)
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday (Pacific time) 

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ALCOHOL ABUSE

See also DRUG ABUSE

ADCARE Hospital Helpline
(800) 252-6465

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
(888) 4AL-ANON (425-2666)
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
(800) 821-4357

American Council on Alcoholism
(800) 527-5344
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Calix Society
(800) 398-0524
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255)

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(800) 729-6686
(800) 487-4889 (TTY/TDD)
8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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ALLERGY/ASTHMA

See LUNG DISEASE/ASTHMA/ALLERGY

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
(800) 929-4040
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
(800) 222-5864 (LUNG LINE)
(800) 552-5864 (LUNG FACTS)
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (mountain time)
LUNG FACTS, a companion to LUNG LINE, is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week automated information service.

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ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

See also AGING

Alzheimer’s Association
(800) 272-3900
The information and referral line is available 24 hours; operators staff the line 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (central time). Voicemail available after hours.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
(800) 438-4380
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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ARTHRITIS

American Juvenile Arthritis Organization
(800) 283-7800
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Arthritis Foundation: Arthritis Answers Information Hotline
(800) 283-7800
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.
(800) 886-5963
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
(877) 226-4267
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

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AUDIOVISUALS

See LIBRARY SERVICES

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AUTISM

See CHILD DEVELOPMENT/PARENTING

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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
(800) 598-4668
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
(877) 226-4267
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

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B

BLINDNESS

See Vision

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BONE MARROW

See CANCER

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc.
(800) 747-2820
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

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BONE DISEASE

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases~National Resource Center
(800) 624-2663

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BRAIN TUMORS

American Brain Tumor Association
(800) 886-2282
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)

Brain Tumor Society
(800) 770-TBTS

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
(866) 228-HOPE (4673)

National Brain Tumor Foundation
(800) 934-CURE

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C

CANCER

American Cancer Society, National Cancer Information Center
(800) 227-2345 (Voice/TDD/TTY)

American Institute for Cancer Research
(800) 843-8114
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Cancer Hope Network
(877) HOPENET (467-3638)
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)
Voicemail available 24 hours

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
(800) 366-2223
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Kidney Cancer Association
(800) 850-9132
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
(800) LINK-BMT (546-5268)

National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service
(800) 4-CANCER (422-6237)
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Recorded information available 24 hours.

National Marrow Donor Program®
(800) MARROW-2 (627-7692)
Professional staff answer questions from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (central time); voicemail available 24 hours.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
(800) 462-9273

Us Too! International
(800) 808-7866
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
(800) 221-2141 (English)
(800) 986-9505 (Spanish)
24-hour hotline 

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CEREBRAL PALSY

See RARE DISORDERS

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CHEMICAL PRODUCTS/PESTICIDES

See also HOUSING

National Pesticide Information Center
(800) 858-7378 TDD capability
6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 7 days a week (Pacific time)
Voicemail available 24 hours.

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CHILD ABUSE/MISSING CHILDREN/CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

Child Find of America, Inc.
(800) I-AM-LOST (426-5678)
(800) A-WAY-OUT (292-9688) Parental abduction
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)
Voicemail available 24 hours.

CHILDHELP USA®
National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Covenant House Nineline
(800) 999-9999

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000
(800) 448-1833 (TDD)
Spanish speaking operators are available.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
(800) THE-LOST (843-5678)
(800) 826-7653 (TDD)

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
(800) 394-3366
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

National Institute of Mental Health
(866) 615-6464
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

National Runaway Switchboard
(800) 621-4000
(800) 621-0394 (TDD)
Has access to AT&T Language Line

National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 448-4663 

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT/PARENTING

Back to Sleep SIDS Information Campaign
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
(800) 505-CRIB (2742)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (eastern time)

Human Growth Foundation
(800) 451-6434

MAGIC Foundation for Children’s Growth
(800) 362-4423

National Association for the Education of Young Children
(800) 424-2460
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (eastern time)
Voicemail available after hours.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
(800) 66-NOFAS (666-6327)
All calls will receive a response.
Voicemail available after hours.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center
(800) 370-2943
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (eastern time)

Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation
(800) 274-7827
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, (Pacific time)

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
(800) 899-4301
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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CHRONIC FATIGUE SYMDROME

See RARE DISORDERS

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CRISIS INTERVENTION

All operate 24 hours/7 days a week.

A-WAY-OUT
(800) 292-9688

Provides unique crisis mediation program for parents contemplating abduction of their children, or who have already abducted their children and want to use Child Find Volunteer Family Mediators to resolve their custody dispute.

Childhelp USA®
National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse and domestic violence issues. Gives referrals to local agencies offering counseling and other services related to child abuse, adult survivor issues, and domestic violence. Provides literature on child abuse in English and Spanish. Calls are anonymous, toll-free, and counselors are paid, degreed professionals.

Covenant House Nineline
(800) 999-9999

Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000
(800) 448-1833 (TTD)

Provides short-term intervention and counseling and refers callers to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues that impact children and families. Spanish-speaking operators are available. TDD capability.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678
(800) 826-7653 (TDD)

Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children. Offers assistance and training to law enforcement agents. Takes reports of sexually exploited children. Serves as the National Child Porn TipLine. Provides books and other publications on prevention and issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Ability to serve callers in over 140 languages.

National Runaway Switchboard
(800) 621-4000
(800) 621-0394 (TDD)

Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance information to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Has access to AT&T Language Line.

National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 448-4663

Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National (RAIN) Network
(800) 656-4673

Connects caller to the nearest counseling center that provides counseling for rape, abuse, and incest victims.

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS

See RARE DISORDERS

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D

DIABETES/DIGESTIVE DISEASES

American Association of Diabetes Educators
(800) 338-3633

American Diabetes Association
(800) 342-2383
(800) ADA-ORDER (Fax, Order Fulfillment)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.
(800) 932-2423
(800) 343-3637 (Warehouse)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Voicemail available after hours.
Warehouse is open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Division of Diabetes Translation
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
(877) CDC-DIAB (232-3422)
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International Hotline
(800) 223-1138
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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DISABLING CONDITIONS/DISABILITIES ACCESS

ADA Information Center
(800) 949-4232 (Voice/TTY)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Americans with Disabilities Act Information Line
(800) 514-0301
(800) 514-0308 (TTY)
ADA specialists available 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Children's Craniofacial Association
(800) 535-3643
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)

Easter Seal Society
(800) 221-6827
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
(800) 332-2373
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
(800) 886-1762
7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)

Job Accommodation Network
(800) ADA-WORK (232-9675) (Voice/TTY)
(800) 526-7234 (Voice/TTY)
Services available in English, Spanish, and French.
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday (eastern time)

National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
(800) 695-0285 (Voice/TTY)

National Rehabilitation Information Center
(800) 346-2742 (Voice/TDD)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Scoliosis Association
(800) 800-0669
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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DOWN SYNDROME

See RARE DISORDERS

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DRINKING WATER SAFETY

Safe Drinking Water Hotline
(800) 426-4791
Information provided in English and Spanish.
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., weekdays, except Federal holidays.

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DRUG ABUSE

See also ALCOHOL ABUSE and SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Drug-Free Workplace Helpline
(800) 967-5752
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Drug Help
(800) 488-DRUG (3784)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time).
General information and referrals. 24 hours via Web site only. All inquiries are responded to within 48 hours.

Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
White House Office of National Drug Policy Control
(800) 666-3332
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time).

Housing and Urban Development Drug Information and Strategy Clearinghouse
(800) 955-2232
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE)
(800) 279-6361 (Surveys)
(800) 668-9277 (Youth Program)
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

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DWARFISM

Human Growth Foundation
(800) 451-6434

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DYSLEXIA

See LEARNING DISORDERS

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E

ENDOMETRIOSIS

See WOMEN

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ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Justice Information LIne
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

(800) 962-6215 (English and Spanish)
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse
(800) 438-4318
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time).
Voicemail service is available 24 hours/7 days a week.

National Hispanic Indoor Air Quality Helpline
(800) SALUD-12 (725-8312)
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)
After business hours, consumers may leave a message and have their call returned the next day during business hours.

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EPILEPSY

See RARE DISORDERS

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ESSENTIAL TREMOR

International Essential Tremor Foundation
(888) 387-3667
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)

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ETHICS

Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics
National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature
(800) 633-3849
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (academic year only); 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Tuesday; 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m., Saturday, except summers and holidays. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. during the summer.

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