AIDS Hotline Pennsylvania
Phone: 800-662-6080

AIDS hotlines are invaluable for basic HIV/AIDS information. You can talk to someone knowledgeable about HIV, and get referrals to various AIDS services in your city or state. Typically, hotlines are open Monday through Friday 9 to 5, with some also open evenings and Saturdays.

Bilingual Domestic Violence Project Hotline
Phone: 866-723-3014

The BDVP collaborates with other domestic violence programs and the City of Philadelphia to operate the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline which provides the following services for victims of domestic and dating abuse: Crisis intervention counseling, Safety planning, Referrals for domestic abuse services and other needs, including referrals for shelter and housing, emergency food services, legal assistance, youth services, elder programs, medical services, general counseling needs, sexual assault counseling, welfare assistance, services for gay and lesbian people, and services in multiple languages. The hotline is toll free and is answered by a trained counselor 24-hour a day.

CHOICE Hotline

Phone: 215-985-3300
Outside Philadelphia: 800-848-3367
Spanish: 215-985-3350
TTY: 215-985-3309

The CHOICE Hotline helps thousands of callers each year make informed personal decisions about their sexual and reproductive health care needs. CHOICE Counselors provide education, counseling, and referrals to people who are often in crisis when they call and require immediate, accurate, and unbiased health care information. In addition to providing education and information, Hotline Counselors solicit consumer feedback and work with health care providers to improve client services.

Community AIDS Hotline

Phone: 800-985-AIDS (2437)

The Community AIDS Hotline provides up to date information about HIV/AIDS prevention, treatments and resources in the Philadelphia area.

GLBT National Hotline

Phone: 1-888-843-4564

The GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) people, and those with questions about sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We provide support through our two national, toll-free hotlines as well as through our Online Peer-Support Chat program, which allows private, one-on-one instant messaging (IM) with a trained peer-counselor, directly on our website. We provide factual information about GLBT issues, safer-sex info, local resources for cities and towns across the country and peer-counseling for people going through a difficult time. All of our volunteer peer-counselors are either gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.

GLBT National Youth Talkline

Phone: 1-800-246-7743

Our telephone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties, and we speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more! We also maintain the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings.  Our database contains information on social and support groups, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more.

LGBT Peer Counseling Services at the William Way Community Center

Phone: 215-732-TALK

Whether it's coming out, dating, gender identity –or any other topic, talk to us. We want to help. Our peer counselors are available by phone or in-person (by appointment). Monday – Friday from 6 – 9 pm. Confidential. Free.


Phone: 215-242-2235
Fax: 215-242-3974
7500 Germantown Avenue
New Covenant Campus
Elders Hall, Suite 5
Philadelphia, PA  19119

A counseling program in Philadelphia for people who have been abusive to their intimate partners.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY: 800-787-3224

Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

The Trevor Project

Phone: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.

Women In Transition

Phone: 215-751-1111
 Fax: (215) 564-5723
21 S. 12th St.
Sixth Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Women In Transition (WIT) provides empowerment counseling, referrals and advocacy to women in Philadelphia who are endangered by domestic violence and/or substance abuse.

Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)

Phone: 215-985-3333
One Penn Center
1617 JFK Blvd.
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA  19103

Women Organized Against Rape is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault. We provide free counseling for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. Please explore our website to learn more about sexual violence and the array of services that WOAR can provide to survivors, family members and the community.

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