• Community Resources:  

    Disclaimer: Phoenix Union is not affiliated with any of the suggested counseling referrals and are not liable for any choice in provider or medical malpractice. 

    Whatever you’re going through, there are people out there who want to listen, help, and support you. Below is a list of several resources for teens and families available throughout Arizona.

    988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

    You can call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. These services provide 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress.


    TEEN LIFE LINE: 602-248-TEEN or www.teenlifeline.org

    General Counseling services:

    Catholic Charities: 602-997-6105 or www.catholiccharities.az.org

    EMPACT: 480-784-1514 or www.lafrontera-empact.org

    Jewish Family and Children Services (JFCS): 602-256-0258 www.jfcsaz.org

    Southwest Behavioral Health Services: 602-265-8338 or www.sbhservices.org

    Aurora Behavioral Health Systems: 480-345-5420 or www.aurorabehavioral.com

    ASU Counselor Training Center: 480-965-067 or httPs://asu.now/asu.edu/content/quality-low-cost-counseling-services-available-asu

    SonderMind: 844-888-9355 or www.tll.sondermind.com


    Teen Lifeline: 602-248-TEEN or www.teenlifeline.org

    Mercy Maricopa (Mobile Crisis Teams): 602-222-9444 or www.mercymaricopa.org

    EMPACT: 480-784-1514 or www.lafrontera-empact.org

    Phoenix Children’s hospital: 602-933-1000 or www.phoenixchildrens.org

    Quail Run: 602-455-5700 or www.quailrunbehavioral.com

    St. Lukes Behavioral Health Center: 602-251-8535 or www.stlukesmedcenter.com

    Banner Health Care: 602-254-4357 or www.bannerhealth.com

    National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-TALK

    Aurora Behavioral Health Systems: 480-345-5420 or www.aurorabehavioral.com


    Family Housing Hub: 602-595-8700 fhhub.org homeless services phoenix

    Grief and Loss:

    New Song Center: 480-951-8985 or www.hov.org/our-care/grief-support/new-song-center-for-grieving-children/

    Stepping Stones of Hope: 602-264-7520 or www.steppingstonesofhope.org

    La Frontera/EMPACT: 480-784-1514 or www.lafrontera-empact.org

    Compassionate Bereavement Care Providers: www.missfoundation.org/compassionate-bereavement-care/find-a-certified-provider

    Substance Abuse:

    TERROS: 602-685-6000 or www.terros.org

    TASC: 602-254-7328 or www.tascsolutions.org

    St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center: 602-251-8535 or www.stlukesmedcenter.com

    Community Bridges: 602-276-9999 or www.communitybridgesaz.org (18 and older)

    Oasis Behavioral Health: 844-810-1256 or www.obhhospital.com/programs/children/


    One-in-Ten www.onenten.org

    PFLAG www.pflag.org

    The Trevor Project www.thetrevorproject.org/



    SafePlace: SafePlace is a network of locations where a young person in immediate danger or in need of safety can go for help. These can include places like public libraries, QuikTrip gas stations, Light rail stations, and UMOM centers.

    Here’s how Safe Place works:

    Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

    Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency.

    Step Three – Within 30 minutes, a qualified Safe Place volunteer or agency staff member will arrive to talk with the youth and, if necessary, provide transportation to the agency.

    Step Four – Once at the agency, counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff make sure the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

    TXT 4 HELP works anywhere in the US, and can be used for the same reason a young person may go to a Safe Place site – abuse, bullying, family problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, and others. TXT 4 HELP counselors can provide support via text, and can offer additional suggestions for immediate help regardless of where you are.

    TXT 4 HELP:

    • Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357).
    • Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.
    • For immediate help, reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor.

    National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY or https://www.1800runaway.org/youth-teens

    The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

    • The National Runaway Safeline offers support to youth and their families through: 24/7 Hotline, Live Chat, Email, Forum, offering referrals, HomeFree Program, and Mediation and Message Service.

    Abuse/Sexual Assault/Rape:

    DCS (Department of Child Safety, formerly CPS): 888-SOS-CHILD

    Childhelp: 800-4-A-Child or www.childhelpusa.org

    Maricopa County Sexual Assault Hotline (EMPACT): 480-736-4949

    Child Crisis Center: 800-842-4681 or www.childcrisisaz.org



    Planned Parenthood AZ health centers: Offers online and phone scheduling for sexual & reproductive services at 7 locations across the state (e.g. pregnancy testing & choices, birth control, emergency contraception, STD testing & treatment, wellness exams, abortion, etc.). NOTE: Must be 13 to access sexual and reproductive healthcare services w/o parent permission, or 12 if in state custody- the only exception is abortion, which you have to be 18 to access w/o parent permission. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-arizona/get-care/health-center-locations

    Title X Health Centers: Local AZ medical clinics across the state that offer family planning services (e.g. sexual & reproductive healthcare services- excluding abortion) to people with limited income. Services are offered on a sliding scale and based on the income of the patient. NOTE: These services are open to teens and they have very specific protocols around confidentiality for teens that don’t want to notify parents. Some of the clinics may be able to offer prenatal care as well- they could look this up on the linked site. These clinics are legally not able to offer referrals to any abortion providers. https://www.sexfyi.org/

    Support to Stop Self-Harm: To Write Love on Her Arm: https://twloha.com/ (800) DONT CUT

    Trauma Counseling:

    La Frontera/EMPACT Trauma Healing Services: 480-736-4949 or www. Lafrontera-empact.org

    Community Information and Referral: www.211arizona.org or dial 2-1-1