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Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis.

Founded: 2012 by Nancy Lublin

Crisis Text Line
  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    New York, New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +
  • Founder Demographics


Your best friend. Your dad. That lady down the street. That quiet kid in school. That loud kid in school. That dude in accounting. Your cousin in Alaska. That hipster in the flannel in Brooklyn. That rando who might lurk online. Crisis Text Line is for everyone. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers (like you!) to support people in crisis. With 44,000,000 messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need. Apply to be a crisis counselor now.

Funders and Awards

Reid Hoffman, Melinda Gates, The Ballmer Group, Omidyar Network, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Craig Newmark, Mark & Alison Pincus, Anne Devereux-Mills, Joe & Suzy Edelman, Amy & Rob Stavis, DRK Foundation, Soros Foundation, Knight Foundation, Laurence Berg, Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Pamela Weiss, Peter Bloom, Jewish Communal Fund, TIdes Foundation, Just Us For All Foundation, and Vodafone