This website is not being maintained and will be discontinued in November 2017. For Runaway and Homeless Youth information, content can be used for informational purposes or you can contact the National Clearinghouse for Homeless Youth and Families at 301-828-1324. For Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention information, visit the Teen Pregnancy Exchange. For Family Violence Prevention and Services information, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
National Safe Place created TXT 4 HELP Interactive, which allows youth to text live with a mental health professional, based on research that says youth seeking help for difficult situations are more likely to look for information electronically than in person. Any youth can text the word "SAFE" and the address of their current location to 69866 and receive the address for the closest Safe Place site and a contact number for the local youth shelter. This automated response will now also prompt users to reply with "2CHAT" to be connected immediately to a mental health professional.