Emergency Services

Agency Phone Website
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-773-2424 Women's Center of Montgomery County
Drug and Alcohol 1-800-662-4357 (HELP) PA Get Help Now!
Mobile Crisis Support 1-855-634-HOPE (4673)
Older Adult Protective Services 1-800-734-2020 Protective Services
PA Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313 Child Protective Services
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 Suicide Prevention Task Force

Calling 9-1-1

9-1-1 should be used in any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, the fire department or an ambulance. If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency, you should call 9-1-1. It's better to be safe and let the 9-1-1 call taker determine if you need emergency assistance.


On July 20, 2015 the Montgomery County Commissioners announced that wireless phone customers have the ability to send short text messages to 9-1-1 in an emergency. At this time, Text-to-911 is only available to subscribers of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile.

Text-to-911 may be most helpful in these emergency situations:

  • By individuals who have speech or hearing impairments, or who are having a medical emergency that renders them incapable of speech;
  • Or in instances when making noise may endanger the caller, such as a home invasion/robbery, or instances of domestic violence or an abduction.

Call if you Can, Text if you Can't! For additional information on Text-to-911 and its limitations, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page