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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 Verified: 4/10/2012
(TEENS/YOUTH) Online Resource. An anti-smoking, media literacy, smoking cessation website aimed at supporting and helping teens to quit smoking and off-set marketing techniques of the tobacco companies aimed toward young people. Downloadable lesson plans, resources, journal, contact and support to help youth stay smoke-free. Website: http://www.jackjackass.com Verified: 7/11/2012
United Neighborhood Centers of America
Provides information in the following areas: childcare and early childhod development, youth development programs (including Charter and Alternative Schools), basic assistance (food, shelter and clothing), educaton and training for adults, and programs for older Americans. Website: http://www.unca.org/about-us/who-we-are/our-members Verified: 7/11/2012
The Trevor Project
Confidential, non-judgmental helpline for youth. 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. Social network for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth 13-24, their families and friends. Also provides information for homeless youth. Voice: 1-866-488-7386 Website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org Verified: 7/24/2012
Nationwide crisis/suicide hotline. Referrals for youth or parents regarding drugs, domestic violence, homelessness, runaways, etc. Message relays and reports of abuse. Helps parents with problems with their kids. If all counselors are busy, stay on line and one will be with you as soon as possible. Sponsored by Nine Line/Covenant House. Voice: 1-800-999-9999 Verified: 7/24/2012
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: 1-800-448-3000 Verified: 4/10/2012
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