1 (800) 843-5200 24 hour hotline

Executive Director
Heather Dearing

The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) is a statewide, toll free, 24-hour, confidential Hotline available to teens and young adults ages 12-24, concerned friends, and/or any adults supporting youth. The CYCL is a service provided by the California Coalition for Youth. It provides crisis intervention counseling on many issues including sexual assault, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, suicide and more.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, don’t hesitate to call 1-800-843-5200.

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

See also other youth resources.