If this is an emergency call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help or want to talk with someone call our helpline (703) 368-4141 or 1-800 273 TALK (8255)
"I appreciate you talking to me. I didn't think you'd be able to talk me out of it but I think you did. Thank you so much." -- caller contemplating suicide
ACTS Helpline 24/7 (703)-368-4141
Your call will be greeted by a compassionate, trained listener. This person is there to help clarify your problems, offer suggestions, and most of all, listen. All calls made are confidential and anonymous, allowing you to be completely open about what you’ve been going through.
- So if you’ve been struggling with thoughts of suicide feeling hopeless feeling lonely and isolated or worried about someone you care about we have help available. This person is there to help clarify your problems, offer suggestions, and most of all, listen.
- For ACTS Domestic Violence Services our staff and volunteers are specifically trained to offer support, provide information, and help with immediate safety planning. Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 support 703-221-4460
- If you are in immediate crisis because of a sexual assault or sexual abuse we will provide you with specialists contact information, and if you would like to speak with a Sexual Assault Specialist, the crisis listener will take your first name and phone number and they will be in contact very shortly.
Many people take it for granted, but connecting to other people on a regular basis is an important part of life. If you have been feeling isolated, or have a family member who is alone at home for extended periods of time, you can sign up for Senior Link. This is a completely free reassurance service that provides phone calls on a scheduled basis. This program is available from 8 AM- 8 PM, so you are completely free to choose exactly when you receive these calls. Everything discussed on Senior Link remains confidential. It is designed for senior citizens, but can be used if you always feel lonely, which is the only eligibility requirement. Calls are made by trained listeners, who provide a caring and warm voice; they will not provide advice or medication recommendations, but can provide referrals to outside agencies. If you would like to sign up for these calls, call 703-441-8606 ext 210 and ask for Senior Link.