Teens Helping Teens

Call

Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen? We're here to help! Call (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN (nationwide toll-free) from 6pm to 10pm PST.

Text

Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 5:30pm-9:30pm PST to speak with one of our teens (Text STOP to opt out. Standard msg and data rates may apply - click here for terms and conditions).

Email

TEEN LINE answers emails every evening. You can send us a question, and we will answer you as quickly as possible.

Message Board

You can ask other teens questions on our message boards. Read through the disscusions and login or register to join the conversation.

Teens Helping Teens. How Can You Help?

Volunteer

TEEN LINE is more than just a hotline. Our teens and adult volunteers gain invaluable knowledge in helping others, they work in a team-orientated environment, attend outreach opportunities, and they make a difference: in some cases even a life-saving one.

how you can help

Outreach

Our Outreach program reaches over 38,000 people each year providing presentations on various topics pertinent to adolescence. Outreach services are tailored to fit any schedule or population. Schedule an outreach event today to help educate the community.

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SocialWorkToday

Dedicated & Deserving Social Workers

Each year, the readers of Social Work Today nominate social workers who are deserving of recognition for their dedication to the profession. Our Teen Line Founder, Dr. Elaine Leader, was one of 10 social workers nationally recognized for her exemplary service. Congratulations, Elaine! We’re honored to share her story. Click HERE to read the full […]

2016 Save the date

Teen Line Announces 2016 Honorees

Teen Line is pleased to announce the 2016 Luncheon Honorees: Above and Beyond Award: Dr. Elaine Leader Humanitarian Award: The Henson and Otis Family Distinguished Service Family Award: The Hekmat Family Teen Hero Awards: Sabrina Bell & Sarah Cohen Outstanding Listener Awards: Henry Muhlheim & Sarah Wagner Teen Advocacy Award: Gabe Wieder VOICE Awards: Alexandra […]

Teen Line's Teen Suicide Prevention Team members Scott Zorn, Susan Tierney and Traci Lehman conduct training on teen suicide prevention for Los Angeles police officers at the police academy in 1998.

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 6 – Community Policing

As we prepare for our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader will share her memories of the early days of TEEN LINE in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Six: Community Policing “Have you seen a crazy teenager around here?”  This comment from a police officer […]

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