Teen Resources

Alma is not an emergency service. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs immediate help, please use the list of resources below. Caring professionals are available to provide you with support and understanding

New York

Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

Callen-Lorde’s Health Outreach To Teens

A confidential program designed to meet the medical and mental health needs of LGBTQ individuals ages 13-24.

Services are provided free of charge or at low cost (insurance is also accepted) 

Website: Callen-Lorde HOTT

The Trevor Project 

A NYC based organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.

Services include a free 24/7 crisis text/chat line 

Website: The Trevor Project

Call: 1-866-488-7386 

The Billy Esposito Foundation Bereavement Center

Free bereavement services for children and teenagers aged 4-18 and their primary caregivers including a 10-week peer group for children, teens, and caregivers; grief and bereavement consultation for professionals, schools, and businesses.)

Website: A helping Hand

Trans Lifeline A non-profit and hotline that supports trans people in crisis by connecting them to emotional and financial resources.  Website: Trans LifelineCall: US ​877-565-8860Call: Canada 877-330-6366 

 

Other New York Resources

Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

Adolescent Skills Center

Prepare youth with emotional and behavioral challenges to succeed in the world of work through comprehensive vocational training and supportive educational program

Locations in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.

Website: Adolescent Skills Center

Fast Break

A Mental Health Clinic providing mental health services to children living in poverty. Led by a highly-skilled, Board-certified Child Psychiatrist, ABC’s Fast Break provides services such as family therapy, individual therapy, play therapy, and CBT. 

Medicaid accepted.

Website: Fast Break

Northside Center

Northside Center provides children and families outcome-driven behavioral, mental health and education services.

Website: Northside Center

Call: 212-426-3400

HereNow App

A teen-led app created by teens for teens to help each other connect with each other and find answers to mental health questions or concerns.

Website: HereNow

Recovery Village Teen Drug Addiction Hotline

A free & confidential 24-hour addiction hotline for family members, friends, and teens with drug addiction and abuse.

Website: Recovery Village

 

New Jersey

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Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey

A confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. They offer support around bullying, mental health, eating disorders and body image, substance use etc. This service is available 24/7. 

Website:2NDFLOOR

Text: 1-888-222-2228

Children’s System of Care

Serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families.

Website: Children’s System of Care

NJ Hopeline  Provide support, assessment and intervention to New Jersey residents in emotional distress and suicidal crisis. The specialists are available 24/7 to provide confidential phone counseling, support and referrals to local resources to help youth and families get through difficult times. Also a 24/7 Peer Support and Suicide Prevention Hotline. Website: NJ Hopeline Call: 1-855-654-6735

 

Other New Jersey Resources

Organization Name Service Type Contact Information
MHCP Mental Health Clinic of Passaic 

A Mental Health Clinic offering services to Adults, Children and Families throughout northern New Jersey. Services include counseling, day programs, psychiatric evaluations, medication management, play therapy, teen community resources etc.

Website: MHCP

Call: ​​1-973-473-2775

Millhill Counseling Services

This clinic is committed to providing high-quality, client-centered services that make a difference in the lives of children and adults. They provide individual, family, and group counseling, psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, and case management

Accepts Medicaid.

Website: Millhill Center

Call: 609-989-7333

Adult and Teen Challenge New Jersey

A faith-based drug and alcohol program for adults and teens.

Website: ATC New Jersey

Call: 973-374-2206

NJ Suicide & Crisis Hotlines

Crisis lines in New Jersey by county. 

Website: NJ

 

Florida

Alma is not an emergency service. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs immediate help, please use the list of resources below. Caring professionals are available to provide you with support and understanding.

Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

First Call For Help -Broward County

A 24-hour comprehensive helpline providing people in  crisis with housing, food, financial assistance, family issues, depression, and childcare supoort as well as suicide prevention. 

Website: 211 Broward

Call: 1-954-567-8336

Phone Friend for Kids up to Age 13- 1-954-390-0486

Crisis Services of Brevard County

A helpline available 24 hours a day for those in financial, emotional or community crisis. This organisation supports with suicide prevention,substance abuse, child development, homelessness etc.

Dial 211 or 321-632-6688

  • By phone: CALL 2-1-1
  • By text: Text ZIP code to 898211

Crisis Hotline of Central Florida

Teen Crisis Hotline supporting teens in Central Florida

Call: 1-407-841-7413

Florida Department of Children and Families

This is 24/7 crisis support.

Website: Department of Children and Families 

Text “ANSWER” to 839863.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline

 

The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages.

They provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more. 

Website: LGBT

Call: 1-888-843-4564

Serving Children and Reaching Families, LLC

SCARF children and adolescents outpatient mental health treatment program serves children from ages 4 through 17 years old.  Their licensed clinicians complete psychosocial assessments, which include recommendations and/or referrals for additional services and level of care. 

Website: S.C.A.R.F.

Call: 321-236-1540

 

Other Florida Resources

Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

Florida Mobile Response Teams (MRT)

The Mobile Response Team (MRT) is a 24/7 on-call crisis intervention service for individuals who are 25 and younger. Mobile crisis teams provide immediate assessment, intervention, recommendations, referral, and support services. They also link individuals to appropriate community resources.

Click here to locate a Mobile Response Team in your area

Jewish Community Services of South Florida

The Jewish Community Services of South Florida helps children (ages 6-17), families, and adults cope with personal, emotional, and relationship problems, giving them tools to better manage their life.

Website: JCS of South Florida

Call: 1-305-576-6550

 

Texas

Alma is not an emergency service. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs immediate help, please use the list of resources below. Caring professionals are available to provide you with support and understanding.

Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

Family Crisis Center of East Texas 

If you need assistance from the Family Crisis Center or would simply like additional information, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline. The hotline is answered by trained, professional staff that can assist with crisis intervention, safety planning, and provide immediate access to advocates and shelter.

Website: Family Crisis Center

Call: 1-800-828-7233

Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas

The crisis line is staffed by trained, caring volunteers who are available to talk and listen. Their services are free and confidential.

Website: Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas

Call: 1-214-828-1000

Texas Youth Helpline

The Texas Youth Helpline provides free and confidential services to youth, their parents, and other family members of youth in crisis who need help finding a counselor, safe shelter, legal information, other local referral information, or just someone to talk to. Available 24/7. 

Website: Texas Youth Helpline

Call: 1-800-989-6884

Text: 1-800-989-6884

 

Austin Travis County Integral Care Crisis Hotline

The Crisis Hotline operated by Austin Travis County Integral Care provides access to licensed counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hotline callers receive immediate assessments, crisis intervention services if needed and referral to additional community resources. However, if the caller is in imminent danger, a staff member will contact 911.

Crisis Hotline clinicians offer support to anyone seeking help, working quickly to identify how they can best be served and linking them with the most appropriate care.

Website: Integral Care Crisis Hotline 

Call: 1-512-472-4357

 

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline

 

They provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.

Website: LGBT

Call: 1-888-843 - 4564

 

Crisis Hotline TeenLine

A 24-hour crisis hotline for teens to talk about their problems with other teens who are trained to help. No matter what the problem may be—big or small—they are here to help. Don’t be embarrassed to call—TeenLine is anonymous (you don’t have to give your name), confidential (what you say is not told to others), and free.

Call: 1-713-529-8336

The Texas Youth and Runaway Hotline

A  24 hours a day, 7 days a week hotline for teens who may be thinking about running away.

Call: 1-888-580-4357

 

Other Texas Resources

Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

The Ascension Texas Child Study Center

They provide emotional and cognitive care for the youth and families of Central Texas. They also provide assessment to care for other issues that affect youth and their families, such as health concerns, grief and loss, pain management, school consultation, and emotional assessments.

Website: The Ascension Texas Child Study Center 

Call: 512-324-3315

 

 

 

Connecticut

Alma is not an emergency service. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs immediate help, please use the list of resources below. Caring professionals are available to provide you with support and understanding.

Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

EMPS Mobile Crisis Intervention Services for Youth

Mobile Crisis services for any individual experiencing mental health crisis

Call 2-1-1 to find crisis services near you for children under 18 or use the link to check for services in your area

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline

They provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.

Website: LGBT

Call: 1-888-843-4564

The Children’s Center of Hamden

They provide family-centered, quality treatment and education in an environment that is safe, nurturing and least restrictive. They help youth who struggle with psychological or social problems, physical or sexual abuse, learning disabilities, substance abuse and family trauma.

Website: Children's Center of Hamden

Call: 203-248-2116

 

 

Other Connecticut Resources

Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

Triangle LGBTQ Community Center

A home to more than two dozen free groups that meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly at the center. Groups include peer support, recovery, crafts, sober social events, and youth groups. 

Website: TC Center

Call: 203) 853-0600

Youth Continuum 

An organization that prevents and addresses youth homelessness through academic and vocational efforts. Serves individuals between the ages of 14-24 in New Haven, CT.

Call: 1-203-777-8445, ext 2

 

National Resources

Alma is not an emergency service. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs immediate help, please use the list of resources below. Caring professionals are available to provide you with support and understanding.

Organization Name

Service Type

Contact Information

You Matter

A safe space for youth to discuss and share stories of mental health and wellness.

Website: You Matter

Love is Respect

A space to learn about healthy relationships, aiming to empower young people through inclusive and equitable education, support and resources.

Website: Love is Respect

Call: 1-866-331-9474

Text: LOVEIS to 22522

The Children’s Center of Hamden

They provide family-centered, quality treatment and education in an environment that is safe, nurturing and least restrictive. They help youth who struggle with psychological or social problems, physical or sexual abuse, learning disabilities, substance abuse and family trauma.

Website: Children's Center of Hamden

Call: 203-248-2116

 

Ditch the Label

Supporting youth through challenges including bullying, mental health, identity and relationships.

Website: Ditch the Label

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

A 24 hours a day, 7 days-a-week hotline for who are dealing with child abuse situations. Callers can talk to counselors working with translators who speak 170 languages to help callers who speak a language other than English. All calls are anonymous.

Website: Child Help

Call/Text: 1-800-422-4453

Live Chat also available on website.

Crisis Text Line

Anonymous texting service available 24/7. Available through text, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

Text: 741741

National Youth Crisis Hotline

Crisis line that offers free emotional support and information to youth 24/7 nationwide.

Call:1-800-442-HOPE (4673)

The Trevor Project

A non-profit organization offering suicide prevention resources to LGBTQIA+ youth. Available 24/7. 

Website: The Trevor Project

Text: “Start” to 678-678

Nationwide TeenLine 

A teen hotline where another teen will be there to listen, understand, and answer your questions.  Volunteers, who are high school students, receive over 100 hours of training from mental health professionals and key partners so that they can respond, understand and anticipate the needs of the teens reaching out.

Call: 1-800-852-8336 Nationwide (6 PM - 10 PM PST)

Website: Teenline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 

A 24/7, free and confidential lifeline offering prevention and crisis resources in the United States. 

Website: Suicide Lifeline

Call: 1-800-273-8255

 

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