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Kids Help Phone
Provides anonymous phone counseling, web counseling and referral service for children and youth. Professional counselors provide support to young people across the country. One can also post a question for them to answer online. Voice: 1-800-668-6868 Website: http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/AskUsOnline.aspx Verified: 12/12/2013
The Trevor Project
Confidential, non-judgmental helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth 13-24, their families and friends. Website has a chatroom with live help (Fri., 4pm-12am EST), and a 'Dear Trevor' section where youth can ask questions concerning sexual orientation or gender identity issues which will be answered. Also provides information for homeless youth. Voice: 1-866-488-7386 | 1-866-4-U-Trevor (24 hr.) Website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org Verified: 2/27/2014
Boy's Town National Hotline
Provides crisis intervention, information and referrals for boys and girls. Free and confidential. Short-term crisis intervention. Works with children and families. Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-448-3000 (24 hr.) Website: http://www.boystown.org E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 2/27/2014
Children's Defense Fund
Advocacy for children who cannot speak for themselves. Emphasis on low income and disabled children. Develops prevention programs to help children. Training seminars to develop Confident Kids Support Groups. Voice: 1-800-233-1200 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-8pm CST) Website: http://www.childrensdefense.org Verified: 2/28/2014
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Peer-run helpline that provides one-on-one support, information and advocacy for teens and young adults ages 13-25 involved in abusive dating relationships as well as concerned others. Voice: 1-866-331-9474 (24 hrs.) TDD: 1-866-331-8453 Website: http://www.loveisrespect.org E-Mail: email@example.com Verified: 10/1/2013
The above information was 'verified' as correct on the date at the end of each entry. Since American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse's database is extensive but staffing is limited and information for these organizations can change, it is not possible to keep every entry in American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse database completely current and accurate. Please check with the organizations listed for the most current information.
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