Middle Earth Hotline (516) 679-1111
Middle Earth Hotline was Long Island Crisis Center’s first hotline. In fact, we were first known as Middle Earth Switchboard, borrowing from J.R.R. Tolkein’s name for a land safe for young people. Like all our hotlines, this service is free, anonymous, confidential and open 24/7. Crisis intervention and suicide prevention counseling are available; counselors also provide information and referrals.
Middle Earth Hotline’s Information and Referrals System contains more than 1,000 referrals that have been individually researched and personally visited by our referrals coordinator. This is a tremendous resource that connects Long Islanders in need with available human services.
Runaway Hotline (516) 679-1111
With the second highest missing child rate in New York, Long Island needs services that address the issues of runaway and street-involved youth.
The 24/7 Runaway Hotline provides crisis intervention counseling and emergency housing assistance for runaway, homeless, “throwaway” and maltreated youth.
Runaway youth come from all racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Many come from unhealthy home environments. Others feel alienated from their families and find it difficult to talk about important issues. Reaching out and breaking the silence is the first step toward finding a safe alternative.
Children of Hope 1-877-796-HOPE (4673)
Long Island Crisis Center, in partnership with the AMT Children of Hope Foundation, responds 24/7 to calls from pregnant women and those who have just given birth who wish to give up their newborns under the Safe Haven law (New York State, July, 2000). Counselors provide free, anonymous and confidential counseling, information and referrals.
Huntington Hotline (631) 549-8700
In partnership with the Town of Huntington Youth Bureau, Long Island Crisis Center counselors provide free, confidential crisis intervention counseling 24/7 for Huntington Township residents. This hotline also answers evening and weekend calls for Huntington Sanctuary, a counseling agency for runaway youth.
National Hopeline Network/ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
One of the first agencies certified by the American Association of Suicidology, Long Island Crisis Center answers these toll-free hotlines 24/7 for Long Island residents. We also serve as back up for national calls to these lifesaving lines.
Long Island Crisis Center is also one of a few national agencies to have a Suicide Outreach Program. Teams of specially trained counselors place calls to clients who have been assessed as being in danger of harming themselves. Through discrete, confidential conversation these clients receive support and information to help through critical times.
LIRR Suicide Prevention 1-877-582-5586
Recognized as Nassau County’s primary crisis intervention hotline, LICC has joined forces with the Long Island Railroad to provide suicide prevention services on a dedicated telephone hotline that is advertised at LIRR train stations and platforms for callers who are in emotional distress or feeling suicidal. Callers connect with trained counselors who can provide immediate assistance and referral to support services or emergency intervention.