Parenting and Families

Not My Kid: Inspiring Positive Life Choices

Not My Kid, Inc. is dedicated to facilitating improved understanding about youth behavioral health issues including suicide, drug abuse, eating disorders and depression. This website is designed to help parents learn about issues that face many of today’s youth, and how to help their child if the issue arises.

  • Call: 602-652-0163
  • Email:
Family, For Children, For Parents, Mental Health

Boys Town/Your Life Your Voice

Boys Town provides parents, teens, and families with resources related to suicide prevention, abuse, parenting troubles, and mental health. They run several different programs, blogs, classes, and more.

The Boys Town Hotline is staffed 24/7, year-round by trained counselors who can give advice and guidance on a wide range of issues, including adolescent defiance, tantrums, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts. Both parents and teenagers can call.

  • Call: 800-448-3000

Your Life Your Voice is one of the programs of Boys Town, and offers a 24/7 text line intended for pre-teens, teens, and young adults.

  • Text “VOICE” to 20121
Child Abuse/Neglect, For Children, For Parents

Childhelp USA – National Child Abuse Hotline

Childhelp runs the national 24/7 hotline for children at risk of child abuse and parents dedicated to prevention and treatment of abuse. The hotline is for those that are being hurt, know someone who might be hurting, or are afraid they might hurt another.

Childhelp also has an extensive database of child abuse resources by state.

  • Call or text: 1-800-422-4453
For Children, For Parents, Homelessness and Housing

National Runaway Safeline

NRS is the federally-designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. They offer crisis intervention, information and referrals, a message service for runaways to indirectly contact their families, and, in partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., a free bus ticket home. Their confidential and nonjudgmental hotline is for runaways, youths considering running away, and/or concerned parents.

  • Call: 1-800-786-2929
  • Text: 66008