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RESOURCES FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES IN CRISIS

Resources

Safe Place 

 When teens find themselves in crisis or need a place to stay, they should know how and where to get help. CDS sponsors the Safe Place program, as a community initiative, the program designates Safe Place locations.

 

Text the word “safe” and your current location (city/state/zip) to 4HELP (44357) for immediate help.

Interface Youth Program

If you are a Runaway, Homeless, Trafficked, Abused, or are in crisis and are between the ages of 10-17 complete the online referral on the link below or call us at 352- 244- 0618. Interface is a Free short- term Safe Place location for Youth.

National Runaway Safeline 

By calling 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), you can connect with a trusted, compassionate person who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns.

Family Action Program

If you are a youth who is struggling with bulling at schools, issues at home, are considering running away or suicide call us to the 352- 244- 0618 and ask about our Family Action Program. This is a non-residential counseling program for Free for youth ages 6-17.

Alachua County Crisis Center 

Offers 24 hr/day crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling to all residents of Alachua County. 

Crisis Line: 

352- 264-6789

Linea Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio: 

1-888-628-9454

Planned Parenthood 

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide.  

Childhelp National Child Abuse 

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who can provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service and support resources. All calls are confidential.

1-800-422-4453

LGBTQ 

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under age 25.

Dating Abuse 

Love is respect – A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, love is respect offers 24/7 information, support and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. 

1-866-331-9474 

Text: LOVEIS to 22522

National Human Trafficking Hotline 

The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases. Help is available 24/7 in more than 200 additional languages.

1-888-373-7888
Text 233733
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