Community and Crisis Resources

If you feel that your situation is an emergency, you should contact 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

Crisis Resource list

UWM Student Resources

Community Resources

Please download a list here (updated with telehealth info): PDF Document Community Referral Sources.

This resource list is provided solely for your information and convenience. The Psychology Clinic does not endorse nor guarantee the provider’s availability or services.

Who to Call Instead of 911

Calling the police often leads to unnecessary escalation and may lead to the brutalizing and even killing of the victims themselves. Below are some resources for Milwaukee, as well as some national resources, that can serve as an alternative to police involvement during a crisis.

Mental Health

Milwaukee Crisis Line: 414-257-7222
Walkers Point Youth and Family Center Crisis Line: 414-647-8200
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255) or 800 -SUICIDE (784-2433)


Milwaukee Women’s Center Refuge: 414-671-6140
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE(7233)
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 888-373-7888
American Indian Task Force: 414-690-5354
Sexual Assault Treatment Center: 414-219-5555
Strong Hearts Native Helpline: 1-844-762-8483

Substance Abuse

Intergroup Association (AA): 414-771-9119
SAMHSA Substance Abuse Hotline: 800-662-4357
SAMHSA Abuse Counselor: 800-774-5796
24 hr Addiction Hotline: 800-584-3274


Housing Authority City of Milwaukee: 414-286-5678
HACM Public Safety: 414-286-5100

LGBTQIA2S+ Resources

Milwaukee LGBT Center: 414-271-2656
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
GLBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
Trevor Project LGBTQA+ Crisis Hotline: 866-488-7386
Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743
DeHQ: LGBTQ Helpline for South Asians: 908-367-3374

Other Resources

Voces De La Frontera: 414-643-1620
Poison control: 800-222-1222
Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990

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