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Disaster Distress Helpline

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General Agency Information
Name: Disaster Distress Helpline
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 800-985-5990
TDD/TDY: 800-846-8517
Description: The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support. Spanish-speaker can also connect with a DDH conselor by texting “Hablanos” to 66746.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Contact for Information
Public Transportation: Not Applicable
Eligibility: Open to All
Fees: None
Areas Served: United States
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Community disaster service centers/hotlines
Disaster Relief Services
Disaster Services
This agency was last updated on August 19, 2020.