California Parent & Youth Helpline

Emotional support for families challenged by the pressures of COVID-19

Parents Anonymous® Inc. launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline in partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom as part of his initiative to address the impacts of COVID-19. Since 1969, Parents Anonymous® has provided weekly evidence-based support groups for parents, children and youth nationwide.

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Join a Parents Anonymous® Online Support Group

Parents and caregivers can join a free weekly online support group to explore their underlying emotions and build resiliency to strengthen their family by filling out this form. Each Parents Anonymous® Group has a trained group facilitator and parent group leader.

Exciting NEW Important Research Study

Parents Anonymous® Study Shows Reduction in Child Welfare System Contact
The study found that parents who participated in Parents Anonymous® were significantly less likely to experience new referrals and new substantiated referrals to the child welfare system within a year of finishing the program than parents who did not participate in the program.
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COVID-19 has made life challenging

We can help you get your strength and confidence back.
Call, text or chat us to connect with one of our trained and compassionate Helpline Counselors for free.

Every day from 8 am to 8 pm

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Important COVID-19 information

Remember to wear a face covering (and put one on kids over 2) and practice physical distancing when you go out. Don’t forget to wash your hands! State of California COVID-19 Number: 833-422-4255 (833-4CA-4ALL) or visit their website.

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