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Mental Health and Crisis Resources 

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: call 988 from the United States.


If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

Seafarers Help

Available in English, Tagalog, Russian, French, Spanish


Free, confidential, multilingual helpline for seafarers and their families available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Direct dial: +44 20 7323 2737 


WhatsApp is Available locally from 2400h until 1000h Monday through Friday

International Transportation Workers Federation (ITF)

If you are experiencing welfare issues onboard, please contact the ITF at

Email at or call +44 (0) 20 7403 2733


For assistance in ports on the west coast of the United States

(Seattle/Tacoma/Everett, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Portland OR),

contact ITF Inspector Cyrus Donato at +1 503 954 4659 or

Sexual Assault and Harassment Resources

If you are a victim of sexual assault or harassment, our ship visitors from the Seattle Seafarers Center are available to talk with you in confidentiality and provide you further resources. You can also contact any of the following organizations directly:

Safer Waves: Support for merchant seafarers who have experienced sexual violence, sexual harassment or gender discrimination.


RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): call +1 800.656.HOPE (4673)

Confidential hotline for support and resources from sexual assault service providers.

Coast Guard: call +1 202-372-2100 or email to report assault or harassment.

US and Canada Crisis Text line

Mental Health support text line

Text HOME to 741741 or Whatsapp HELLO to 14437877678

International Crisis Text Lines

Love Is Respect Healthy Relationship Resources

Text: LOVEIS to 22522 or Call +1 866 331 9474 24 hours a day, 7 days a week



Trevor Project LGBT/Gay Crisis Counseling

Text 'START' to 678-678 or call 1-866-488-7386 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Call +1 800 662 4357 24 hours/7 days a week


Washington Recovery Help Line 

Help for Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling and Mental Health

Call +1 866-789-1511 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Human Trafficking Resources

If you are experiencing sex or labor trafficking, please contact the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation). The following resources are also available:

  • API Chaya (local to Washington State) – “Our services are free, confidential, and culturally relevant. We help survivors explore their options in a supportive environment.”

    • Helpline: 1-877-922-4292 (Toll-Free) or +1 206-325-0325

    • Helpline Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

  • Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network – WARN is a coalition of community-based agencies serving communities vulnerable to human trafficking. WARN is a single phone number that can connect you with the most appropriate agency for an individual’s unique situation.

    • Victim Assistance Line: +1 206.245.0782

  • Innovations HTC (Human Trafficking Collaborative) – Offer direct services to survivors of human trafficking in Olympia, WA

  • National Human Trafficking Resource Center – This is a nationally-run hotline and does experience a high call volume with wait times. When an individual calls, they can receive information about direct service agencies in their local area and can choose whether or not to have their case reported to law enforcement.

    • 24-Hour Hotline: 1.888.3737.888

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