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National Child Abuse Hotline
National Child Abuse Hotline

The National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who provide assistance in over 170 languages with the use of interpreters. They offer crisis intervention, information, and referrals to emergency, social service, and support resources.

National Children’s Alliance (NCA)
National Children’s Alliance (NCA)

Helps connect those in need with a local Child Advocacy Center for support and services.

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Darkness to Light Helpline
Darkness to Light Helpline

For help in determining how to respond appropriately to a disclosure of, or to suspicions of, child sexual abuse, call the Darkness to Light Helpline 24 hours a day.

  • 1-866-FOR-LIGHT
  • Text LIGHT to 74174
  • d2l.org
Stop it Now!
Stop it Now!

Stop it Now! provides direct help to individuals with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse. They also offer email, chat, an online help center and advice column.

RAPE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

Rape, Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Rape, Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network

RAINN offers crisis phone and chat support 24 hours a day through their National Sexual Assault Hotline.

DOMESTIC/FAMILY VIOLENCE

National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline

Advocates are available 24 hours a day to provide support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is also available in Spanish and other languages.

RELATIONSHIP/DATING ABUSE & VIOLENCE

Love is respect.org
Love is respect.org

Advocates offer support and information to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships and to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and law enforcement providers. Phone, text, and chat services are available 24 hours a day.

HELP FOR PARENTS

National Parent Helpline
National Parent Helpline

Provides support to parents and links to resources. Available weekdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., PST.

HELP FOR TEENS

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Whether you are considering suicide or know of someone else who is, crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day for support and services.

  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line

Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to discuss anything on your mind.

  • Text “SUPPORT” to 741-741
TeenLine
TeenLine

Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teens. Teens are available every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST to listen and provide support for any problem or concern. Teen Line also offers message boards, resources and information.

Boys Town National Hotline
Boys Town National Hotline

Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to help boys and girls with depression, stress, peer pressure, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues, abuse, and more. Support is also available for parents having difficulty parenting or dealing with a runaway.

Your Life, Your Voice
Your Life, Your Voice

Connects troubled teens to trained counselors via phone, chat, text or email 24 hours a day.

TeenCentral
TeenCentral

Provides resources for youth/teens. Submit a story or post about any crisis, problem or situation and receive a response within 24 hours.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project

LGBTQ hotline with trained counselors available 24 hours a day via phone, text, or chat.

  • 1-866-488-7386
  • Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 (Available Thursdays and Fridays 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET)
  • thetrevorproject.org

HOMELESS, RUNAWAY, MISSING, AT-RISK, AND EXPLOITED YOUTH

National Human Trafficking Hotline
National Human Trafficking Hotline

The National Human Trafficking Hotline, provided by Polaris, is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

A national clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation.

NCMEC Cybertipline
NCMEC Cybertipline

Accepts all reports of online enticement of children for sexual acts, child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the Internet.

Polly Klaas Foundation
Polly Klaas Foundation

Provides a hotline staffed with caseworkers 24 hours a day to help parents and law enforcement officers locate missing children.

Child Find of America
Child Find of America

Provides professional services designed to prevent and resolve child abduction and the family conflicts that can lead to abduction and abuse.

Child Find of America—Parent Help
Child Find of America—Parent Help

Child Find’s Parent Help program offers support and services to parents in conflict, helping fragile families to explore safe and legal options and available support systems.

National Runaway Safeline
National Runaway Safeline

Provides support and services 24 hours a day for those who have or are thinking about running away. Also provides help to parents of runaways.

Covenant House
Covenant House

Provides housing and support services to homeless, runaway and trafficked youth.

National Safe Place
National Safe Place

Provides immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need or in crisis; available 24 hours a day.

Supervised Visitation Network
Supervised Visitation Network

A network of agencies providing services to ensure children have safe, supervised, conflict-free access to parents.

Mental Health | Substance Abuse

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

OK2Talk.org (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
OK2Talk.org (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle, or hope.

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Your Life Your Voice
Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice is provided by Boys Town. Boys Town, a national nonprofit, offers many resources for parents, families, and children in times of need. To include: having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused or dealing with any other serious issue.

LGBQT Support – The Trevor Project
LGBQT Support – The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. They have trained counselors available to support you 24/7.

What They're Saying...

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.

There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.

I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.