Community Resources

Healing Begins Here

If you are in danger, call 9-1-1.

  • Victim Service Center of Central Florida – Crisis Line 407-500-HEAL
    • To schedule an appointment with please contact:
      • Orange County: (407) 254-9415
      • Osceola County: (407) 483-7386
      • Seminole County: (321) 972-4465
  • Zebra Coalition: Provides services to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 facing homelessness, bullying, or abuse.
    • 407.228.1446
  • Orlando United Assistance Center:  The Orlando United Assistance Center is a place offering support, resources and hope for those impacted by the Pulse tragedy.
    •  (407) 500-HOPE
  • Trevor Project: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.
    • 24/7 Phone line: 1-866-488-7386
    • 24/7 Text line: Text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply.
  • Heart of Florida United Way – United Way operates 2-1-1 which can be reached by phone, emailchat or text by sending your zip code by text to the number 898-211 to connect you with the best community resources to help with critical services including food banks, emergency housing, veteran services, and healthcare.

Warm lines are a form of social support and a complement to hot lines. In this age of social isolation, the phone is proving itself a lifeline for people who are either too afraid or alone to connect with family or friend.

  • CLEAR Warm Line: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. only, for those with mental illness who need someone to listen and help with coping.
    • 1(800)945-1355

Child abuse is an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm to a person under the age of 18. In the United States,  nearly 700,000 children are reported to be abused each year and one in four adults reports that they were physically abused as a child. Child abuse could be physical, sexual, emotional, and/or neglect. If you have concerns or suspicions that a child you know is being abused you should report it as soon as possible. The Childhelp national Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 can provide information on how to report abuse in your area. To learn more about child abuse, warning signs, and prevention read this guide by Maryville University Online.

These resources are provided for informational purposes only, VSC does not endorse these organization. For personalized referrals please contact a Victim Advocate.

Please note: The Victim Service Center provides significant protection of communications between a client and VSC staff. Clients are able to confide in VSC Victim Advocates, Therapists, and all VSC staff members, knowing that communication is confidential and will not be disclosed publicly unless they consent to such disclosure. For further information, please contact VSC directly.

The Victim Service Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services.