Talklines/Warmlines

Talklines/Warmlines ( Adolescents )

Provider: TEEN LINE

The agency provides counseling services for youth in Los Angeles County and throughout California. Services include helplines/warmlines, helpline volunteer opportunities, outreach programs and youth issues lines. There are no geographic restrictions.

Helpline services are a peer helpline for teenagers who want to discuss feelings, problems and concerns with other teens. The teen listeners assist callers to explore their concerns and the options that they may have to resolve them. Referrals are available to other resources, if needed. The helpline can assist callers with a wide range of problems that may include family or relationship difficulties, depression, suicidal thoughts, running away, bullying, or abuse. Follow up is done, if possible, on situations that involve child abuse. The program is unable to assist youth with severe mental illness.

The program actively recruits and trains teens age 14 to 18 who live in the Los Angeles area and are still in high school who are interested in working with the helpline. Volunteers who are accepted attend a rigorous 13 week training program and are expected to make a commitment to work one shift per week for at least a year.

The community outreach program provides presentations on issues such as teen suicide; gender identity questions and issues facing the LGBT population; drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs; issues related to bullying at school as well as cyber bullying and other social media problems. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call, text, email or visit the agency's website for service. Call or visit the agency's website to apply to become a volunteer.

Individuals can text TEEN to 839863 for service via text message. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for the helpline. The fee for the teen volunteer application is $250.
Languages
Spanish
Service Condition Fee

Free

Free

Service/Intake and Hotline

(310) 855-4673 (855-HOPE) (800) 852-8336 (800 TLC TEEN)

Administrative

(310) 423-3401

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