Hotlines for Youth and Teens ::
If you are having a crisis and don’t know where to turn, try one of these hotlines. There are hotlines available for all of these topics:
Food Parenting/Pregnancy Hotlines
Shelter Runaway
Health and Mental Health Assistance Domestic Violence (including Date Violence and Sexual Assault)
Suicide Prevention School Violence and Bullying
LGBTQ Child Abuse

Food Banks: Shelter Openings:
  • CONTACTS
    • 602-263-8900 or 1-800-799-7739
    • 24-hour, bilingual, hotline that provides up-to-the-minute shelter bed availability for victims of domestic violence and homelessness.
  • Arizona Coalition to End HomelessnessM
    • Kids Care of Arizona
    • Terros
      • 1-800-631-1314
      • www.terros.org
      • Crisis intervention regarding behavioral health
    • CARE Hotline
      • 2200 N. Central Ave, Ste 601
      • Phoenix, AZ 85004
      • 1-877-448-7020
      • Confidential 24-hr hotline for people with HIV/AIDS who need medical care, food, dental services, counseling, and social services.
    • Suicide Prevention and Intervention:
    • Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gay – Phoenix Chapter (PFLAG Phoenix)
    • QLine
      • 1-800-527-4747 or 480-736-4925
      • Phoenix-area, 24-hour Hotline for LGBTQ Youth
    • GLSEN Phoenix (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)
      • 602-705-9780
    • National Runaway Switchboard:
      • 1-800-621-4000
      • 1-800-621-0394 (TDD)
      • Available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
      • Provides services for youth and their parents including:
        • Referrals
        • Message relay
        • Transportation assistance
    • Tumbleweed (Runaway Hotline)
      • 1-88-329-9926
      • www.tumbleweed.org
      • Crisis hotline for necessities including resources for shelters, food, and clothing
    • Girls/Boys Town
      • 1-800-448-3000—Nationwide
      • 1-800-448-1833 (TTY)
      • www.boystown.org/AboutUs/hotline/Pages/CrisisHotline.aspx
      • Suicide, abuse, depression, school, parenting, runaways, chemical dependency, anger,
      • relationships, etc
      • National Domestic Violence Hotline:
        • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
        • 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
        • Victims of domestic violence receive crisis intervention, referrals, information and support in many languages.
      • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN):
        • 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
        • The national hotline for victims of sexual assault.
        • Free, confidential and available 24 hours.
      • Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:
        • 1-866-331-9474
        • 1-866-331-8453 (TTY)
        • Available 24 hours a day to help teens (ages 13 - 18) experiencing dating abuse
        • Peer to peer online individual chat function is available at www.loveisrespect.org.
      • Boys Town National Hotline
        • 1-800-448-3000
        • A 24-hour crisis, resource and referral line.
        • Provides support to parents and teens on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to:
          • Parenting troubles
          • Runaways
          • Physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse
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    • Domestic Violence (including Date Violence and Sexual Assault):
    • Chrysalis (Domestic Violence)
    • Girls/Boys Town
    • Sojourner Domestic Violence Hotline
      • 602-244-0089
      • www.sojournercenter.org/go2/
    • AZ Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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  • Health and Mental Health Assistance: LGBTQ Support: Parenting/Pregnancy Hotlines: Runaway Intervention:

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School Violence and Bullying:
  • WAVE (Working Against Violence Everywhere)
    • 1-888-960-9600
    • The WAVE Line provides support and assistance regarding school violence including:
      • Threats of Violence
      • Aggressive Behavior
      • Weapons on Campus
      • Drugs or Alcohol on Campus
      • Harassment
      • Vandalism
      • Suicide Threats
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Child Abuse:
  • Arizona's Statewide Toll-free Child Abuse Reporting Hotline
    • 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445)
    • Report suspected abuse or neglect of a child in AZ call 24 hours/7days a week
  • Adult Protective Services 24-Hour Hotline
    • 1-877-SOS-ADULT (1-877-767-23858)
    • TDD: 1-877-815-8390
    • Report abuse, neglect, and exploitation of Arizona's vulnerable or incapacitated adults, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the state's hotline.
  • Childhelp:
    • 1-800-4-A-CHILD
    • To get support, crisis counseling, and the resources necessary to report abuse. Not a reporting line. Also call if:
      • if you are stressed to the point of harming your child
      • if you need information concerning child abuse or related issues
      • if you want information about agencies in your area that can help
      • if the system has failed you
      • if you need someone to listen
  • The Cyber Tipline:
    • www.cybertipline.com
    • 1-800-843-5678
    • A reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation:
      • the possession, manufacture, or distribution child pornography
      • online enticement of children for sex acts
      • molestation of children outside the family
      • sex tourism of children
      • child victims of prostitution
      • unsolicited obscene material sent to a child
  • The Indian Country Child Abuse Hotline:
    • 1-800-633-5155
    • Maintained 24 hours a day by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to accept reports of abuse of a child in Indian Country.
    • Callers may remain anonymous.
  • Missing & Exploited Children Hotline
    • 1-800-843-5678
    • This hotline is available for those who need to:
      • Report missing children and seek assistance in their search
      • Report the sighting of a missing child
      • Safety information to better protect their children
      • Report child-sexual exploitation
      • Reunification assistance once their child is found
  • Stop It Now! (Sexual Abuse)
    • 1-888-PREVENT
    • Provides resources and support for callers needing assistance because they:
      • Know about a situation of sexual abuse
      • See possible warning signs of child sexual abuse in adults, teens or children
      • Are concerned about sexualized behaviors in an adult or child
      • Are someone who is struggling with sexual thoughts and behaviors towards children and wants to stop, but doesn’t know how

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