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Alternatives to 911

We understand that 911 is not a safe resource for all people, and that you may have experienced trauma in medical settings in the past. Alternatives include:

When you search for a helpline on Find A Helpline, their ranking algorithm will recommend the best helplines for you. You can also further filter according to your needs, and read helpline descriptions to learn more about the service each helpline provides. Because helplines are free, you can contact more than one service to find the right one for you.

The Crisis Walk-in Clinic is designed for individuals who need immediate or urgent psychological triage and referral for an appropriate level of care. They offer in-person services at 6501 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21204

Baltimore Crisis Response (410-433-5175), for Baltimore City residents: BCRI can send staff to meet with you at your residence, or wherever you are, for evaluation and recommendations for your immediate care if you are in distress

410-931-2214: You don't have to be a resident of Baltimore County to call. This office provides on-site crisis services as well as appointments for psychiatric evaluations and prescriptions for medication if needed.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Call or text 24//7:  1-866-488-7386 or chat here

The House of Ruth is a leading intimate partner violence center, providing safety, support, and referrals for battered women and children. Their 24-hour hotline is 410-889-7884.

877-565-8860: Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support as a community that’s been divested from police since day one. They're run by and for trans people.

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