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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
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.)
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.)
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)
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
Verified: 10/1/2013

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