1.800.USA.KIDS Horse

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                         INTERNATIONAL CALLERS DIAL 001 (818) 831-1234

                            OPERATED BY ALL-VOLUNTEER SERVICES SINCE WE BEGAN IN 1982

 

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We are an international charity for children, teens and young adults. Our main toll-free number is 1 800 USA KIDS, but we can be reached by cell or internationally at 1 (818) 831-1234.

Virtually all other ‚Äúhotlines‚ÄĚ answer, when they answer, with a recording that automatically places callers on hold until someone actually comes on line. We answer live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The difference between our helpline and other hotlines, is that we are proactive:

We are not just a listening line.
We will try and find solutions.
We are not afraid to give advice.
We will take on the role of advocate for the child.
We will not judge.
There are no fees for any of our services.

Call 800 directory and most 411 directories anywhere in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Pacific territories, ask for any of the following and you get us:

 
Alcoholism Hotline for Teens Alcohol use among teens increases the risk of both date rape and suicide significantly. A 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated there were eleven million underage drinkers in the United States.
Anorexia Hotline for Teens The ratio of anorexia nervosa between teenage girls and boys is approximately 9 to 1. The disorder of continual fasting translates into adulthood and can reduce an average height woman to less than eighty pounds in its final stages. Nearly 1000 women die as a result each and every year.
Anxiety Hotline for Teens Anxiety is fear over something that has not happened yet; something that may never happen, but we are here to talk about it nonetheless.
Binging Hotline for Teens Binging consists of episodes of starvation followed by uncontrollable eating, and generally goes hand in with bulimia.
Bulimia Hotline for Teens Bulimia, which consists of eating followed by purging, tends to affect whites more than any other race, though this is changing. Ninety-five to ninety-eight percent of those affected tend to be women, though, again, there is a small growing shift towards men. While it can affect children as young as six it generally begins in teenage years and will continue into adulthood, and is more than five and one half times as likely to occur among those who are in or will enter college.
Bullying Hotline

Sixty percent of middle school students interviewed stated that they have been bullied. Twenty percent of high school students interviewed stated that they have considered suicide as a result of bullying they have endured. We are one of two bullying hotlines anywhere (the other is in England, and operates four hours a day, weekdays) and host the only 24-hour bullying hotline in the world.

Our helpline is proactive. We will interface with schools if necessary, and willl stick with the bullied youths as long as is necessary to get the bullying stopped.
Child Abduction Hotline see Missing Children Hotline
Child Abuse Hotline On average, five children die each day in the U.S. as a result of child abuse. Countless more are injured and/or sexually molested.
Child Abuse Prevention Hotline Reporting child abuse in its early stages can be the key to saving a child's life.
Child Pornography Tip Line Surfing the Internet, one occasionally comes across instances where children are being sexually exploited. This is one avenue to anonymously report the situation.
Child Trafficking Hotline In the U.S., child trafficking mainly takes the form of teenagers being coerced into prostitution. In 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice seized all assets and arrested all of those in charge of backpage.com, which was considered the most contributory to child sex trafficking in the nation.
Cutting Hotline see Self-Injury Hotline.
Cyber Bullying Hotline Cyber bullying can occur over the Internet or through text messages. It can include hateful comments, denigrating comments or even threats. The National Crime Prevention Council reports that cyber-bullying is a problem that affects almost half of all American teens.
Date Rape Hotline Surveys of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for sixty-seven percent of all sexual assaults, and that thirty-eight percent of date rape victims were young women from 14 to 17 years of age.
Dating Abuse Hotline for Teens Dating abuse is only just now becoming recognized as a serious issue. More often than not it is the boy who becomes violent to the girl, generally over issues of actual or imagined jealousy, and can lead to physical violence or date rape. Forty percent of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age that has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend. Also see Rape Hotline.
Drug Abuse/Addiction Helpline for Teens and Young Adults Approximately fifteen percent of 11th and 12th graders that were interviewed admitted to methamphetamine use. Twenty percent of eighth graders interviewed said that they had smoked marijuana. Twenty-eight percent of teens interviewed said that they knew a friend who had used ecstasy.
Eating Disorders Hotline for Teens and Young Adults We host the only free eating disorders helpline in thr world. Also see our lisings for anorexia, binging and bulimia.
Exploited Child Hotline While much of child pornography comes from Eastern Europe, child erotica is a growing concern in the U.S. due to the Internet. In 2006, three men were arrested in Florida and Alabama for maintaining a string of child erotica websites, having recruited girls as young as six years old. Rather than discouraging such exploitation, hundreds of similar sites have appeared as a result, with many parents all too eager to profit off of the photographs of their children, mostly girls.
Grief Hotline for Teens and Young Adults The loss of a family member or a friend or even a pet can be devastating.
Internet Predator Tip Line Some adults pose as teens to lure actual teens or tweens into meetings, ultimately for sex. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. What started out as predation in chat rooms, has migrated to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and other similar social media.
Missing Children Hotline

According the FBI, the life expectancy of a stranger-abducted child is 2-3 hours. We are staffed 24-7 and work with bloodhound handlers to find missing children when appropriate. We will also help with custody issues.
National Human Trafficking
Reporting Line

We will help to report all instances of human trafficking in or from North America. Human trafficking occurs when individuals are forced or coerced to do unpaid work or engage in prostitution.
Panic Attack Hotline for Teens Growing up, teens often find it difficult to deal with the day to day pressures they encounter, whether from school or home. Often these can lead to thoughts of suicide.
Peer Pressure Hotline for Teens Whether it has to do with drugs or alcohol or sex, learning how to say no is not always an easy choice to make, especially for a teen.
Pregnancy Hotline for Teens and Young Adults In 2009, a total of 409,840 infants were born to 15‚ąí19 year olds. Teenage pregnancy accounts for more than $9 billion per year in costs to U.S. taxpayers for increased health care and foster care, increased incarceration rates among children of teenage parents. The children of teenage mothers are more likely to have lower school achievement and drop out of high school, have more health problems, be incarcerated at some time during adolescence, give birth as a teenager, and face unemployment as a young adults.
Prostitution Helpline for Teens While far more prevalent in Third World countries, prostitution does exist in the U.S., more frequently occurring among runaways, who will prostitute themselves on the streets in order to survive. The Internet, however, has opened new paths for solicitation by the girls or boys themselves or through pimps, who exploit and abuse them. Teenage prostitution is generally accompanied by feeling of low self-esteem. Boys tend to be prostituted in homosexual environments.
Rape Hotline If averaged throughout a 24-hour day, every 45 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
one out of every seven women currently in college has been raped, however, nine out of ten women raped on campus never tell anyone about the rape.
One in ten men is raped in his lifetime; one in seven of those victims will have been assaulted before the age of 18.
More than 61.5% of rapes are never reported to law enforcement.
Approximately 28% of rape victims are raped by their husbands, 35% by an acquaintance, and 17% by a relative other than spouse.
74% of sexual assaults are perpetrated by assailants well known to the victim.
A female child victim is seven times more likely to be re-victimized as an adult.
Nearly six out of ten sexual assaults occur at the victim’s home or the home of a friend, relative, or neighbor.
One in fifteen rape victims contract a sexually transmitted disease as a result of being raped.
One in fifteen rape victims become pregnant as a result of being raped.
The United States has the world‚Äôs highest reported rape rate of all countries that publish such data‚ÄĒthirteen times higher than England and more than twenty times higher than Japan.
61% of rape victims are females under the age of 18.
Runaway Hotline Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youths run away each year. Eighty percent of runaway girls report having been either physically or sexually abused at home. Nearly one-third of all runaway interviewed stated that they have attempted suicide at some point. More than fifty percent of runaways in shelters have stated that their parents either told them to leave or knew that they were leaving and did not care.
Self-Harm Hotline for Teens see Self-Injury Hotline.
Self-Injury Hotline for Teens Ninety percent of self-injury individuals begin harming themselves during their teen years or younger. Almost fifty percent of cutters or self-injury individuals have reported being sexually abused.
STD Hotline for Teens While most teenagers feel as through they are immortal, venereal diseases know no age boundaries. A 2008 national study found that 25% of all teenage girls in the U.S. were infected with at least one sexually-transmitted disease. That means that each of them either gave it to or received it from at least one partner.
Stress Hotline for Teens and Young Adults Stress has many causes. We try to find its origin whenever someone calls.
Suicide Hotline for Teens and Young Adults Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young adults and adolescents 15 to 24 years of age, ranking highest among Native American youth as does alcoholism. Attempted suicide ranks highest among female Hispanic teens, but in far greater numbers.

Our belief is that no one wants to kill themselves, and that those who call suicide hotlines are looking for solutions; not just counseling. We, therefore, try and find solutions for whatever has driven them to the point of them wanting to end their own lives.
Teen Helpline For any problems, from life and death to dating dilemmas.

 

 

 

 

 

                Welcoming Girls

We offer:

 Crisis Counseling and Intervention
         We look for solutions to problems; we are not merely a
          listening line.
 Referrals
         We do not believe in reinventing the wheel, but rather in
          working with other organizations for services that are  
          already in place.
  Assistance for Parental Abductions Victims
         We can help with skip tracing to a limited extent,
          direction for legal remedies and also act as a liaison
          with law enforcement.
 Child Abuse Reporting and Follow-up Assistance
         We will assist in making reports if the caller is reluctant to
          do so.
 Information and Resource Services
        No, we don't make referrals to private practitioners, but
        we  can find free or affordable  treatment for those under
        18 years of age.
  Follow-up where Requested
        We will follow up when asked.
  Proactive assistance for bullying victims
        We will fodeal with the chools to get the bullying stopped.
  Over the phone tutoring
        We will help where we can
  Research assistance through our extensive reference library
        for teens facing stressful homework deadlines.
Live Internet Chat Support
        If a child feel uncomfortable talking on the phone,
Emergency and transitional shelter

Numbers:

Thursday’s Child helps more than 10,000 children each year.

Those we help represent a diverse spectrum; from rich to poor, from black to white; male, female, straight, gay, in control and at wit's end.

To date, we have helped nearly half a million children. Many of the children we have helped from the early 1980's are now middle-aged with children of their own.

 


 

 

   Woman with Sad Children

Celebrating Nearly Four Decades of 24-hour Free Services to Youths

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       Helping a Million Children, one Child at a Time

Helping Children, Teens and Young Adults
who are Abused, Missing, Exploited, Anorexic, Bulimic, Suicidal, Cutters or are Runaways
who are Victims of Dating Abuse, Date Rape, Bullying or Human Trafficking
or who have issues with Substance Abuse or are Those Otherwise Endangered
Established 1982

10325 Donna Avenue, Porter Ranch, CA 91326-3317
Web Address: http://www.thursdayschild.org
National Call Center for Endangered Youth (800) USA KIDS 872-5437 (U.S. and Canada)
Local and International (818) 831-1234
501 (C) 3 Federal Tax ID 95-3798138