Boys Town National Hotline Celebrates 25 Years of Crisis Prevention

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The Boys Town National Hotline is celebrating 25 years of helping teens and families in crisis.

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"The work being done daily at the Hotline is life-saving work. Children and families are hurting. Our counselors help them past the hurt and toward real solutions."

The Boys Town National Hotline is celebrating 25 years of helping teens and families in crisis.

Over the past 25 years, the Boys Town National Hotline has helped more than 9 million teens, parents and families. The anonymous hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and staffed with trained Boys Town counselors.

In 2013, the Boys Town National Hotline received over 150,000 contacts from people in crisis via phone calls, emails, chats and texts.

Crisis counselors are trained to respond to callers struggling with difficult issues including: depression, bullying, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and family/relationship difficulties.

“The work being done daily at the Hotline is life-saving work. Children and families are hurting. Our counselors help them past the hurt and toward real solutions," said Scott Hartman, Boys Town National Hotline. “We are proud of the Hotline’s 25 years of healing children and families.”

Godfather’s Pizza is also celebrating 10 years as a proud national sponsor of the Boys Town National Hotline. Godfather’s prints the phone number of the Boys Town National Hotline on 20 million pizza boxes each year and develops internship and job programs for Boys Town youth.

Visit http://www.boystown.org/hotline for more information about the Boys Town National Hotline.

About Boys Town
Boys Town is a beacon of hope for America’s children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs across the United States. The nonprofit, nonsectarian organization offers a Continuum of Child and Family Services to provide the right services at the right time based on a child’s or family’s needs, including services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children with special treatment needs.

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Lauren Laferla
402-498-1273
lauren(dot)laferla(at)boystown(dot)org

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