February 1, 2017
Teen Line, a teen-to-teen national hotline, is pleased to announce the S. Mark Taper Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to support the hotline, training and outreach programs. This grant will provide immediate, early intervention for teenagers who are facing a mental health crisis or who are just needing someone to talk to; training of teen and adult volunteers; and community outreach and suicide prevention.
The national hotline is open every evening from 6pm to 10pm, where teen listeners respond to calls, emails, and texts from across the country and world. Last year, over 15,000 teens contacted the hotline. As Teen Line continues to experience an increase in calls, texts and emails from teens asking for help, this grant will provide vital support to help us meet this demand. The funding will also support the volunteer training and community outreach programs. Teen Line is incredibly grateful to receive this grant.
About the S. Mark Taper Foundation
The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities.
About Teen Line
Established in 1980, Teen Line is a nonprofit, community-based organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems. It is our mission to provide personal teen-to-teen education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, current technologies and community outreach.