We are teens helping teens.
YouthLine is a free and confidential 24-hour teen-to-teen crisis, counseling, and referral line for youth.
YouthLine began in 1999, when, in response to the alarming statistics on youth alcohol and drug use and related teen issues, a group of Portland youth decided to fight back by creating a teen crisis hotline at Oregon Partnership. They researched other teen lines across the country, designed a plan for ‘YouthLine,’ and began answering calls in January 2000.
Since then dozens of youth have logged thousands of hours in training and volunteering to be there for teens in their time of need.
No judgment, no shaming, just listening and supporting.
Teen volunteers are here to help seven days a week from 4-10 PM, and our phone line is open 24/7 with adults answering when we’re not here. You can reach us by calling 1-877-968-8491 or texting teen2teen to 839863.