Testimonials

Hear the stories of parents, caregivers and youth who have received emotional support from the California Parent & Youth Helpline®

Ashley

”Being at home alone every day with two young children can be rough.” 

Ricky

”Are your parents on your case about everything? Does your sibling drive you crazy? ”

Mona

”Do you ever just need someone to listen to you? Don’t know what to do when feeling frustrated with your parents or siblings?”

Maggie

"Como ama de casa con dos menores de 3 años se vuelve muy angustioso entre las tareas de la casa, las finazas y mis hijas."

“Being able to attend Online Parents Anonymous® groups, a safe space to be vulnerable, has really helped my husband and I believe in our families future again.”

- Mother of five, San Bernardino County

“I called the Helpline because my 16-year-old daughter’s behavior was out of control. She was leaving the house without a mask to hang out with friends, drinking alcohol, and I was scared she would bring COVID-19 into our home. The Helpline Counselor listened to me express my frustration and more importantly helped me brainstorm new ideas to improve communication with my daughter. After calling, I felt recharged and optimistic that I would be able to help my daughter get through this rough patch.”

- Mother of three, Fresno County

“I felt alone and lost as a single mom trying to balance work and childcare during the pandemic. I needed someone to talk to and the helpline was there for me.”

- Mother of three, Sonoma County

“I was having a mental breakdown, I was scared to leave the house because of COVID-19, the Helpline Counselor was caring and helped me to deal with my fear, thank you”.

- Grandmother of one, San Bernardino County

“As a Father from LA, I was struggling to find ways to cope with my daughters new and aggressive behavior since COVID-19. I texted the Helpline to express my feelings and work on a plan of action that has led to a positive change in my daughter and myself. The Helpline Counselor even called me back the following week to check in with me”.

- Father of one, Los Angeles County

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