Hotlines for Support

Below are a few hotlines which provide support for the community.

HIPS – ​​1 (800) 676-4477

HIPS offers a 24/7 hotline to provide emotional support, schedule supplies deliveries, and get connected to health and supportive services.

SWOP USA’s Community Support Line – 877-776-2004

The SWOPUSA Community Support Line is staffed by sex worker peers who can help you figure out your next step. We don’t have all the answers but – chances are – we know someone who does!  We are trained in listening and hearing.  We do not give advice or make recommendations but if we have a resource, we will be happy to give it to you.  A lot of times its nice to just have someone to talk to if you’ve been through a stressful event and know that no one will understand unless they are “in the biz.”

If you have been arrested, charged, or recently released from prison or jail, we all volunteer for SWOP Behind Bars and we will be able to help you get connected to he things you need.

Here’s what we DON’T do…
Tell you how or where to advertise
Tell you how to “get into” the sex industry
Mediate arguments with your partner, your spouse or your agency

You can volunteer to be on our community support line by calling 877-776-2004 and pressing 1 or emailing us at

New York City Anti-Violence Project – 212-714-1141

Have you experienced or witnessed violence, or are you concerned about someone who has? We’re here to support you on our 24 Hour English/Spanish Hotline: 212-714-1141. All calls are free and confidential.  You can also report violence anonymously or ask for a counselor to reach out to you online – link.

Our free, bilingual (English/Spanish), 24-hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline is staffed by trained volunteers and our professional counselor/advocates, offering support to LGBTQ & HIV-affected survivors of any type of violence, as well as to those who love and support survivors, including those who have lost a loved one to violence.

We receive thousands of calls a year. Callers receive immediate crisis counseling and safety planning, as well as access to ongoing counseling, advocacy, and onsite legal services – link to legal. We support clients and community members in trying to access safety, services, and support from systems and service providers to overcome bias, discrimination, and violence.  We may also be able to accompany you to court, the police, to HRA, or to another service provider.

Our hotline is also available to service providers who want support in working with an LGBTQ or HIV-affected survivor.

Trans Life Line – US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366

This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call us.

Our hotline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. Our volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. Our volunteers are dedicated to improving the lives of transgender people.

Additionally, our operators will only call emergency services with your expressed consent.


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