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Adolescent-Youth Help


If you have an emergency situation, don't hesitate to call 911.




Text SAFE to 69866 for the closest safe shelter:



*Call this 24/7 hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY for runaway consultation and mediation help:



*Call for a free bus ticket back home if you are a runaway:



*Call the 24/7 helpline: 1-800-448-3000 for consultation on finding shelter, suicide prevention and stressful behaviors.



*Call a 24/7 helpline: 1-866-488-7386, a suicide prevention and consultation helpline for GLBTQ youth.



*Call or access Colorado's 2-1-1 system to access a variety of support services:



Local County Department Services:

In Colorado, the first step to receiving direct adolescent services is to contact your local county departments of social/human services who administer a variety of helpful services with contracted providers. The state collaboratively provides leadership, management, and supervision services in the development of public policy, programming, procedures, and practices for youth safety, permanency and well-being.

revised 03/09/2011