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Suicide Prevention Resources

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • Call or text: 9-8-8
  • Chat online:
  • Support for people who are deaf and hard of hearing: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.

Support for Veterans and Their Loved Ones

The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring and confidential support 24/7.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support and trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

Suicide Prevention Resources


Reporting Abuse

Texas Abuse Hotline

Call the Texas Abuse Hotline toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide, or report with our secure website and get a response within 24 hours.

Phone: 1-800-252-5400

OnlineTexas Abuse Hotline

Recognizing Signs of Abuse

The Texas Youth Hotline 

Phone: 1.800.989.6884   
Text: 1.800.989.6884 
Chat OnlineYouth Helpline Chat

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call: 1.800.799.7233 (SAFE)


Text: Text "Start" to 88788

Homeless Student Resources

The Texas Youth and Runaway Hotline 

Phone: 1.800.989.6884   
Text: 1.800.989.6884 
Chat OnlineYouth Helpline Chat

Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program

If your student is experiencing homelessness, please contact our homeless education liaison to learn about available services.

Tami Charest

(830) 357-2040 

When is a youth considered homeless?

Per the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11302), youth are considered homeless if they "lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence," including:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reasons;
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of alternative accommodations;
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters; and
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar places. 
  • Youth may also experience episodic homelessness, which may manifest in more unconventional ways like couch-surfing.