The Texas Youth Helpline provides 24/7/365 confidential assistance through calls, text and chats. We serve youth 17 years old and younger, parents, guardians and caregivers of youth 17 years old and younger in times of crisis and conflict. Advocates assist with problem solving, offering alternative suggestions to possible solutions and provide a listening ear. Texas Youth Helpline also has local resources in all 254 counties in Texas as well has numerous national resources to offer those in need. Youth on runaway status can obtain assistance to a free safe emergency shelter, free counseling for youth and family and other helpful services at no cost to the family. Call or text 800-989-6884. Chat @ texasyouth.org Stay in touch to learn about the new Texas Parent Helpline coming soon.