The Family and Marriage Counseling Directory is a multi-disciplinary, state-by-state directory of marriage therapists and counselors. It provides educational articles, resources, and counseling services.
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: info@notMYkid.org
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
The Children’s Rights Council’s main goal is to ensure that children have the active involvement of both parents in their lives, regardless of the parents’ marital status. They run access centers, and their website has numerous educational resources on family law, child support, joint custody, and more.
- Call: 301-459-1220
Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness and/or trafficking. A map of available shelters is on their website.
- For the hotline, call: 1-800-999-9999
- For general information, call: 1-800-388-3888
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
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