Texas Youth Helpline

Texas Youth Helpline

Contact the Texas Youth Helpline anytime, day or night, to discuss your problem. It's free and we're here to help!

  • I ran away from home. Where can I find help?
  • I want to leave home. Can I move out without my parents' permission?
  • What should I do if my child doesn't come home?
  • My child's friend needs a place to stay. Can they stay at my house?

The Texas Youth Helpline provides prevention services to youths, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and sympathetic ear. Trained volunteers are on call to provide guidance on youth-related concerns, referral information, or simply listen.

TEXT/CHAT line: 800-989-6884

Visit: https://www.dfps.texas.gov/youth-helpline/