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Text TEENHELP to 855-11

Our Hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by trained counselors and volunteers.

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Read about the Alternative House, "A Place for Youth in Need," in the Vienna Connection. >>> Read More

Come to an Open Door Information Session and learn about issues facing homeless and at-risk youth, what Alternative House does to help, and how you can get involved. More info>>>


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24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Woman talking on Hotline

Often the first point of contact for a young person in crisis is the Alternative House Hotline, 1-800-SAY-TEEN (1-800-729-8336).

The Hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by trained counselors and volunteers. In addition to serving young people in crisis, it is also a resource to parents who need advice or referrals.

Our Hotline is linked to the National Runaway Safeline, so if a young person doesn't know about the safe haven our shelter offers, they can reach us through this channel as well.

In 2015, our hotline received 1,300 calls.


You may also chat with a counselor anytime by texting TEENHELP to 855-11.

To learn more, please join us for one hour at our Open Door Information Session, held on the second Tuesday of every month.