The Catholic University of America

Emergency Services

Our Services:

Counseling Center counselors are available to provide emergency counseling services Monday through Thursday 9-6:30 and Friday 9-5. Outside of these hours, students living on-campus should first contact their RA in case of emergency, who if necessary can be put in touch with a mental health professional. Students living off campus should contact one of the hotlines listed below, call 911, proceed to their local emergency room, or call the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111. Students should not use email to try to make emergency contact.

The information contained below is designed to provide Catholic University students, faculty, staff and parents with additional resources for emergency situations. This is a partial listing. Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by the Counseling Center, nor is it intended as a substitute for professional counseling or psychiatric treatment.

CUA Public Safety:

Catholic University Department of Public Safety: 202-319-5111


Crisis Hotline (24 hours) 202-561-7000 --- Suicide, Emotional Stress

D.C. Hotline (24 hours) 202-223-2255 --- Family Stress & Referrals

Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours) 202-347-2777 --- Victims of violence

Montgomery County Crisis Center : 240-777-4000

Mental Health Association Hotline ( Montgomery County) : 301-738-2255

Montgomery County Suicide Hotline : 301-738-2255

Montgomery County Supportive Listening Line: 301-738-2255

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-Suicide (1-800-784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)


DC Rape Crisis Center:

202-333-RAPE (7273)

The DC Rape Crisis Center offers a confidential 24-Hour Hotline, accompaniment to the hospital, police and court, self defense classes, support groups and individual counseling for rape survivors, adult survivors of incest and partners of survivors.