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General Agency Information
Name:California Youth Crisis Line
Alternate Name(s):California Coalition for Youth
Youth Crisis Line
Primary Phone:800-843-5200
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:24 Hours, 7 Days
Description:The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors respond to 20,000 calls annually with crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the callerís local community. We have access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California.

For 28 years, we have listened to millions of youth and families in crisis from all over California about many struggles. Thoughts of suicide, depression, bullying, health and identity questions, trauma, human trafficking or any teen-related struggle are discussed with a crisis counselor in confidence and without judgment. We do not provide advice. We listen with compassion. If you or someone you know is experiencing any type of teen-related struggle or crisis, please call 1-800-843-5200. Translation services are available for multiple languages.

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 October 5, 2016