California Youth Crisis Line
The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors respond to 20,000 calls annually with crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community. We have access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California.
The California Youth Crisis Line program and the California Coalition for Youth are proud members of Child Helpline International and the North America Alliance of Child Helplines. In addition, California Youth Crisis Line overflow calls are routed to The Boys Town National Hotline. Every day, through programs nationwide, Boys Town reaches out to help those who are most in need. The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors.