If you’re in trouble or need help, text “safe” and your current location (address/city/state) to 4HELP (44357).

TXT 4HELP is a 24-hour text-for-support service offered by National Safe Place to help teens access immediate help and safety.

How it works:

  • Teens can text the word “safe” and their current location (address/city/state) to 4HELP (44357).
  • Within seconds, users will receive a message with the the closest Safe Place location and contact number for the local youth shelter.
  • Teens will then have the option to reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a mental health professional for more help.