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Teen Portal - Crisis Help

Runaway and Crisis Prevention

  • Teen Link
    1.866.TEENLINK or 206.461.4922
    The TeenLink program has a help line for teen peer advice on all issues - suicide prevention, substance abuse, relationship problems.

  • Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
    1-800-448-3000
    A 24-hour crisis, referral and resource line for young people, offered by Girls and Boy Town, a national nonsectarian organization dedicated to the care of abused, neglected and abandoned young people. The hotline is free, confidential and 24/7.

  • National Runaway Safeline
    1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
    A federally-designated national communication system (hotline and website) for runaway and homeless youth. The National Runaway Safeline provides education and solution-focused interventions, offers non-sectarian, non-judgmental support, respects confidentiality, collaborates with volunteers, and responds to at-risk youth and their families 24 hours a day.

  • ROOTS Young Adults Shelter
    The ROOTS Young Adult shelter in the Seattle University District serves men and women between the ages of 18-25.

  • Safe Place Program
    Serving youth in crisis, Safe Place provides places where at-risk youth can receive help or gets referrals to a service agency. Safe Place also educates the public on the dangers of running away.

  • Nineline
    1-800-999-9999
    The Nineline is a national hotline for youth, offered by Covenant House, a pastoral ministry that offers services for young people and at risk youth. The hotline is free and confidential for all young people, with crisis counselors who offer advice about anything 24/7. Hablamos Espanol.

  • YouthCare
    Every youth should have a warm place to stay, healthy food, caring adults, and opportunities to grow and succeed. YouthCare delivers services that meet the needs of Seattle’s homeless and at-risk youth.
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