We are teens helping teens.
During the COVID19 pandemic, our teens are still here to support YOU from 4-10PM PST!
A free 24-hour crisis, support, and helpline for youth.
YouthLine is a teen-to-teen youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life—a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. YouthLine operates a national helpline that provides crisis support and referrals via call, text, and chat. The YouthLine is answered by teen volunteers daily from 4pm-10pm PST (and by adults at all other times!). Translation services are available upon request.
YouthLine also operates a peer-supported outreach program to destigmatize mental health challenges, increase awareness for mental health and wellness, and encourage youth to reach out for help. YouthLine’s helpline and outreach programs are supported by our youth development program, which builds skills and confidence around mental health and wellness.
YouthLine would like to acknowledge that the land where our work occurs is the occupied ancestral homelands of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, and Molalla tribes.
YouthLine Work Study Program
Work Study positions are available for youth 15-20 years old who may face social or financial barriers to participating in volunteer work with YouthLine. Eligible youth who are accepted into the Work Study program receive a stipend of $250 per month for one year.
Lines for Life seeks to reflect the demographics of the communities we serve, and we hope that the Work Study program will increase opportunities for passionate and dedicated youth from a variety of backgrounds to join our YouthLine volunteer team.
Work Study participants will develop the following skills through the program:
- Mental Health Awareness & Ambassadorship
- Behavioral Health Training
- Community Collaboration
- Professional & Personal Development
Frequently Asked Questions
- help, support, and crisis intervention via calls, text, chat, and email support,
- youth mentoring and development,
- classroom education and community outreach, and
- workforce training and development for future career advancement.
- Relationship challenges and family issues
- Feeling depressed or high stress/anxiety
- Thinking about or engaging in self-harm
- Thinking of suicide, or actively suicidal
- Gender identity and sexual orientation