A warmline is a peer-run listening line staffed by people in recovery
Information on peer-run respite nationwide.
Other peer-run respite programs to go to:
Another directory of warmlines:
Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC) recent Peer Warmline feature in the SAMHSA Recovery to Practice weekly newsletter 11/12/10.
Warm line featured in the Boston Globe on February 5, 2009! (Article written before our collaboration with NERLC and the expansion from three to six days a week.)
The Warmline Guide is now live at:
To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)
Alabama peer-run warm line manned by peers in recovery from mental illness. 1-800-639-3000. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tucson Warmline (sorry no longer takes out of state calls)
520-770-9909 or 877-770-9912 in southern Arizona
Monday – Sunday 8 AM - 12 AM
Local crisis number: 520-622-6000
Consumer Support Warmline - San Joaquin County
(855) 582-5554 Hours: 7:30 p.m. — 9:30 p.m., 7 days a week
The OC Warmline - NAMI Orange County
6055 E. Washington Blvd. #900
Commerce, CA 90040
El Centrito de Apoyo
Warm line M-F 5-10 pm
(888) 448-9777 English
(888) 448-4055 Spanish
San Diego Warmline for San Diego residents
Northern Valley Talk Line
Warm Line: Consumer to Consumer - The Meeting Place Clubhouse, Inc.
Illinois Warmline - Illinois Mental Health Collaborative
Hours: Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (Central)
Warmline - KEYS Consumer Organization
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; talk to each individual for fifteen minutes each day.
CHATLINE - MHA of South Central Kansas
(316) 684-CHAT (2428)
Hours: 5:00 - 10:00 pm every day except designated agency holidays
Compassionate Ear Warmline
Local Number is: (913) 281-2251
4 pm - 10 pm, 7 days a week
Kansas crisis number: 800-784-2433
Warm Line - Participation Station
(859) 252-0058 Lexington area
(877) 840-5167 Bluegrass area
Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm.
Maine Warm Line - Sweetster, Inc.
Statewide: (207) 772-9276
Statewide clinical crisis number: (866) 771-WARM (9276)
Hours: 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Warm Line is a toll free number from anywhere in Maine.
Intentional Warm Line
Serving Maine residents 24 hours/day, 365 days a year.
Local crisis number: 1-888-568-1112
Edinburg Center Warmline
Monday - Friday: 5 PM - 10 PM; Saturday and Sunday: 4 PM - 9 PM
617-610-7907 (this is not a crisis line)
Sunday to Friday, 7 pm - 11 pm
4:00PM - 7:00PM and 10:00pm - 12:00AM 365 days a year
Call (978) 629-8485
After three beeps enter your phone number and a volunteer will call you back shortly.
617-689-1050, 617-689-1051, M-F & Sun
For the crisis line call 800-528-4890 or 617-774-6036, OPEN 24 HOURS
The Peer Warm Line - Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC)
Toll Free: (877) 733-7563
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 4pm - 8 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Monday - Friday; 1 pm - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday
This warmline does not take incoming calls; calls are made by appointment only. To schedule a 15 minute appointment, call Mark Knowlton at 508-879-2250, ext. 168. Must reside in the Metro-West area.
Southeastern Recovery Learning Community Warmline
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 7 days a week
(scheduled to open early June 2009)
This warmline does not take incoming calls; calls are made by appointment only. To schedule a 15 minute appointment, call Elaine Campbell at 508-880-8527, ext. 104. Initially serving Southeastern Mass residents only.
Samaritans of Boston
Alexandria, MN Warmline - Mental Heatlh Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
Local: (320) 298-4404
Toll Free: (866) 319-5214
Arrowhead/Duluth Warmline - Mental Heatlh Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
Toll Free: (877) 404-3190 (toll free)
Local: (218) 740-0011 or (218) 740-3190
Hours: Every day except Monday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
Toll-free 4 PM - 10 PM Tues-Sat: (877) 404-3190 (CST)
Toll-free 5 PM - 9 PM Thurs-Sun: (877) 276-6070 (CST)
Minnesota NAMI Warmline
5 pm - 9 pm
Mower County Warmline - Mental health Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
Toll Free: (800) 869-9896
Local: (507) 433-0080
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Rochester, MN Warmline - Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
Toll Free: (888) 334-7754
Local: (507) 287-7161
Hours: Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Cloud Warmline - Mental Heatlh Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
Toll Free: (877) 210-2932
Local: (320) 654-9641
Hours: 7 days a week 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Twin Cities Warmline - Mental Heatlh Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
Toll Free: (800) 483-2007
Local: (651) 637-2800
Hours: Thursdays 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Winona Warmline - Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
Toll Free: (888) 739-5954
Local: (507) 474-1866
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friendship Line - St. Louis Empowerment Center
Hours: Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Weekends from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NAMI Missouri Warmline
9 am - 9 pm, 7 days a week
Central Missouri crisis number
DMDA of St. Louis Friendship Line
Mental Health Association of the Heartland "Compassionate Ear Warm Line"
Montana Warmline and Virtual Drop-In Center - MHA of Montana
Toll Free: (877) 688-3377
Hours: Monday - Friday 4:00-10:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday 1:00-10:00 PM
Keene Area Warmline
7 pm – 10 pm, 7 days a week
Local crisis number: 603-357-4400
(note: this warmline may be merging with Stepping Stone as of 7/1/09)
Stepping Stone Warmline
603-543-0920 or locally: 888-582-0920
5 pm – 10 pm, 7 days a week
5 pm - 10 pm
5 pm - 10 pm, 7 days a week
Laconia crisis number: 603-524-1100
Concord crisis number: 603-934-3400
Seacoast Consumer Alliance
Outreach Warmline: 1-800-809-6262
Mon - Fri; 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Call and either talk to someone or if we are on the line with someone, leave a message and we will call you back before the end of the day.
Peer Support Warmline 1-877-452-5433 Everyday
5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Call if you are lonely, want to hear a friendly voice, or if you have a problem you want to talk about. Warmlines are staffed by consumers: people in recovery who have been trained to listen and give support.
WarmLine - HOPE Nevada/DBSA Souther Nevada
Toll Free: (855) 948-HOPE (4673)
Hours: 24 hours a day; 7 days a week.
Peer to Peer Support Line - MHA of Morris County
Toll Free: (877) 760-4987
Hours: The Peer to Peer Support Line is a non-crisis telephone support program for consumers and run by consumers. It is available 365 days per year from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Peer Recovery Warmline
Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 10:00PM
Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Empowerment Center in New York
Available 8 AM - 8 PM M-F (EST)
Parachute NYC, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Initiative
Open daily from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Parachute NYC is supported by a federal Healthcare Innovation Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Peer Support Warm Line - Unique Peerspectives
Hours: Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Only open to residents of Onondaga County.
Phone Link: A Peer Support Warmline - MHA of Nassau County
(516) 489.0100 x2
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Spanish speaking on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Incuding holidays.
open 24 hours
(513) 931-WARM or (531) 931-9276<
24-Hour Warmline - Recovery Outreach Community Center
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
David Romprey Oregon Warmline - Community Counseling Solutions
Serving Morrow, Wheeler, Gilliam, and Grant Counties
Current Hours (UPDATED 11/21/2013)
Monday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm<
Tuesday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
The Mental Health Help Line - MHA of Franklin and Fulton Countiesbr>
Local: (717) 264-2916br>
Toll Free: (866) 593-8351br>br>
Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.mbr>
Philadelphia Warmline (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Tuesday through Sunday, 4-7pm
Allegheney County Warmline
10 am - 12 pm, 7 days a week
Erie County, PA
Hours are noon to 7:30 PM Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Valley Creek Crisis Center - Chester County, PA
Hours: 24/7 every day of the year.
717-264-2916 / 866-593-8351
Operating on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
5 PM- 10 PM
Serving Franklin, Fulton, Bedford & Somerset Counties in Pennsylvania
www.mhaff.org / email@example.com
Peer Support Talk Line - Serving Montgomery County
Monday-Sunday from 3 PM - 8 PM
Warmline - The NHS Stevens Center
Hours: Service for Cumberland/Perry County, PA
Mon. and Fri. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tues. - Thurs. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Warmline of Beaver County - MHA in Beaver County
Local: (724) 775-9507
Toll Free:(877) 775-9276
Hours: 365 days per year from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., including holidays.
Warmline - Family Answers
(610) 820-8451 or (610) 820-8549
Hours: Warmline operates daily but is not able to accept calls between 2AM-6AM. Only accepts calls from Lehigh and Northampton Counties, PA.
Warm Line - The Grapevine Center
Toll Free: 1-866-431-2489
Hours: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year
WARM LINE/Seven Mountains WARM LINE - The Advocacy Alliance
The WARM LINE is for persons from Carbon-Monroe-Pike, Lackawanna-Susquehanna, Schuylkill and Wayne Counties
The Seven Mountains WARM LINE is for persons from Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Centre Counties
Hours: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 365 days a year
TenneseeWarmline - MHA of Middle Tennessee
Hours: From 8a.m. to 5p.m. on weekdays.
Helpline - Contact of Knoxville
Serving Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union counties, TN.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 365 days a year.
Warm Line MHA of Greater Tarrant County.
1-817-546-7806 (not a crisis line)
2 pm - 6 pm M-F
Support Line - Pathways Vermont
Hours: 3 pm - 11 pm, 7 Days a Week
Open to all Vermont residents.
The Rutland County Peer Run Warm-Line
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open to all Vermont.
Peer Access Line (PAL) of Chittenden County
A free support helpline and program of Vermont Psychiatric Survivors with support from HowardCenter.
Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 6-9 p.m.
local crisis number is: 1-802-488-6400
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors of Rutland
Monday-Friday 9 AM to 4 PM. It is statewide.
Washington County Warm Line
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open to Washington County residents.
(MHAV) Warmline - Mental Health America of Virginia
Serving all of Washington State and national.
Local calls: 206-933-7001
National and out of area calls: 1-877-500-9276
Hours are Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 PM till 10 PM.
Greater Puget Sound
Local calls: 206.933.7001
Toll free: 1.877.500.9276
We are open Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays from 5 to 10 pm. All callers welcome.
Washington Warmline - Crisis Clinic
Local: (206) 933-7001
Tool Free: (877) 500-9276
Hours: Wednesday and Friday 5 pm to 9 pm
Open to all Washington state residents.
Washington County Warm Line Calls
Friday and Saturday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
9455 Watertown Plank Road Milwaukee, WI 53715-1002
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for Lyn Malofsky
Warmline, Inc. Milwaukee WI
Hours: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday thru Monday
To join a national email listserv of people who operate or are trying to start new warmlines, email email@example.com
To add to this list, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This site can be reached at http://www.warmline.org.
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