Text “Safe” and your current location (Street address, City, State) to 4HELP (44357)

TXT 4 HELP works anywhere in the US, and extends access to safety for teens. TXT 4 HELP 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.

Here’s how it works:

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 with Safe Place, reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor.

If you are a guardian of a youth aged 12-17 and seeking emergency homeless services, please click HERE to fill out our questionnaire to determine eligibility and a Reunion House staff will reach out to you soon.