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General Agency Information
Name: California Youth Crisis Line
Alternate Name(s):Youth Crisis Line
Primary Phone:800-843-5200
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:24 Hours, 7 Days
Description:The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) is a statewide, toll free, 24-hour, confidential Hotline available to teens and young adults ages 12-24 and/or any adults supporting youth.

CYCL is also an immediate, reliable and free link between youth and local homeless services. We can help you find homeless youth shelters, youth-serving medical clinics, on-going counseling services and much more throughout California.

What is a crisis anyway?
Our answer: anytime you are feeling misunderstood or overwhelmed and needing to talk to someone about what's happening, especially before you run away or cause harm to yourselves or others. Call us first to learn how to handle your current and/or future crises.

ELIGIBILITY: For young people between the ages of 12-24, and concerned friends and family members.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Not Applicable
Public Transportation:Not Applicable
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:California

Paul A.  Curtis
Executive Director

Subject Headings
 At Risk Youth
Families with Adolescents
Information and Referral
Runaway Counseling
Runaway Hotlines
Telephone Crisis Intervention
This record last modified March 16, 2015