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SOS - Help Links for Youth

The target audience for this page is youth. Please feel free to share this link and the PDF below.

If it is an Emergency, call 9-1-1

SOS Links for Youth (PDF)

Do you need help, but don’t know who to call? The links and numbers here give immediate, anonymous, confidential help and information. Many are local, Washington State resources and local or toll-free calls. Follow the links or call the numbers for information of help.

Do you need help and want to talk about something, but you’re really not sure who to call? Call Teen Link: 1-866-833-6546 or Email: teenlink@crisisclinic.org and ask for help.

If you are comfortable doing so, talk to someone in your family, a favorite teacher, counselor, school nurse, principal, clergyman or other trusted adult.

Child Abuse:
Washington Department of Social & Health Services – 1-866-363-5624 (1-800-ENDHARM)
ChildHelp – National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-CHILD)

Cyberbullying/Digital Safety:
Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) - OEO Helpline: 1-866-297-2597

Dating Abuse and Domestic Violence:
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233; Text: TELLNOW to 85944
Love is Respect - National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) - Reporting Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Washington State Coalition Against Dating Violence (WSCADV) - WSCADV Hotline: 800-562-6052

Drugs/Alcohol:
Drug Abuse Information – National Institute of Health
Drug/Alcohol 24 hour Help Line: 1-800-563-1249
Alcohol Drug Teen Help Line: 1-206-722-4222 or 1-877-345-8336

Gambling:
Evergreen (WA) Council on Problem Gambling: 1-800-547-6133

Gangs: Call your local police department. Call 9-1-1.
Gangs in Schools
Bremerton Police Department: 1-360-473-5299
Lakewood Police Department: 1-253-830-5049
Seattle Police Department: 1-206-296-2732
Seattle/King County: 1-206-684-0930
Tacoma Police Department: 1-253-594-7867
Yakima Police Department: 1-509-575-6200

Harassment, Bullying: Tell your teacher, counselor, parent, good friend.
Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) - OEO Helpline: 1-866-297-2597

Health:
MedlinePlus – Teen Health
National Institutes of Health Teen’s Page

Homeless: Call: 1-360-725-6050 or click for a local contact in WA: Washington State Contacts
Boys Town (For girls, too.) - National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000

In Case of Emergency (ICE) Numbers: Put your emergency contacts into your cell phone. Identify emergency contacts with “ICE”. For example, if you would call your grandmother in an emergency, save: “ICE Grandma.”

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Questions (LGBTQ):
Safe Schools Coalition - Safe Schools Hotline: 1-877-723-3723
Safe Schools Hotline Email: intervention@safeschoolscoalition.org
The Trevor Project -The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
WA Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - WA GLSEN: 206-330-2099 or 877-220-4213

Pregnancy:
LifeCall – Email: lifecall@aol.com 1-800-662-2678
Planned Parenthood – NW - Information Line: 1-800-230-7526

Runaways: National Runaway Switchboard - National Helpline: 1-800-786-2929 (1.800.RUNAWAY)

Self Harm: Youth Suicide Prevention Program - YSPP Helpline: 1-800-273-8255

Sex/STD’s:
Planned Parenthood STD Info - Information Line: 1-800-230-7526
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network - RAINN Reporting Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673

Smoking/Tobacco:
WA State Tobacco Quit Line - 1-877-270-7867 (1-877-270-STOP)

Suicide:
Youth Suicide Prevention Program - YSPP Helpline: 1-800-273-8255
ReachOut - National Helpline: 1-800-448-3000
The Trevor Project -The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

Threats: Tell someone. Get help. Tell a parent, security, SRO, teacher, counselor, principal, the police or other trusted adult.

For more information on these and other school safety issues, visit the School Safety Center Web site.

The purpose of this document is to provide immediate, confidential information to youths who need it. While all links, helplines and sources have been checked by professionals, OSPI is not responsible for the content of outside Web sites, nor is OSPI responsible for advice given by these resources.

 

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