Our needs

Every year, thanks to the Fondation Tel-jeunes, 35,000 young people and over 12,000 parents receive personalized support right when they need it most.

Every day…

... professional counselors at Tel-jeunes and the LigneParents:

  • support at least 20 young people dealing with various mental health issues
  • help 3 young people who have suicidal thoughts or have a friend or family member with these ideas
  • answer 11 questions about sexuality
  • take time to listen to young people dealing with difficulties in their families, or with violence or bullying
  • help parents of adolescents who are often at the end of their resources, alone with their problems and worries
  • support new parents who are learning how to be parents

Thanks to Tel-jeunes...

...at any time of the day or night, Quebec teenagers can:

  • reach a dedicated and experienced professional
  • be listened to and heard, regardless of what they’re going through
  • be told accurate and relevant information on topics that are relevant to them
  • be guided towards good choices

Thanks to LigneParents...

…Quebec parents can:

  • be listened to and comforted
  • access a professional counselor by telephone 24/7 and 365 days a year

Why Support the Fondation Tel-jeunes?

Because each and every day, Tel-jeunes and LigneParents counselors answer questions like these:

  • “How can I help a friend who’s mutilating herself?”
  • “How can I make real friends?”
  • “I am anorexic and I have suicidal thoughts.”
  • “How can I know what my sexual orientation is?”
  • “Why am I feeling aggressive and depressed?”
  • “I want to help my friend. Her sister tried to commit suicide.”
  • “What can I do with my violent teenager?”
  • “How can I become a good dad?”
  • “I feel terrible because I think I have been a bad mother.”
  • “I am a single mom and I’m at my breaking point.”
Society evolves. Technology changes. And so do we!

Growing alongside young people

To be able to pursue its mission, the Fondation Tel-jeunes’ services have to improve their technological platforms to keep up with constantly evolving communications. Our goals are to:

  • Develop and improve our workshop program:
    • by continuing to work with helpers in high schools
    • by becoming a hub of sex education information
  • Offer parents new means of communicating with our counselors (in addition to the phone)
  • Produce video clips on the relevant topics for which young people contact Tel-jeunes counselors

Thanks to your support, the Fondation Tel-jeunes can:

  • provide the Tel-jeunes and LigneParents services 24/7
  • provide on-going training to our professional counselors so they are always ready to answer new kinds of questions
  • gain cutting-edge expertise to increase understanding and train professionals so that they may intervene better
  • be a hub of information on parent-teen relationships by creating and diffusing parent-teen content

Learn more about our workshops

The Fondation Tel-jeunes is there because life is full of ups and downs.

Support Tel-jeunes and LigneParents
Contact a Tel-jeunes counselor
Telephone: 1-800-263-2266 Text: 514-600-1002 Email Chat
Contact a LigneParents counselor
Telephone: 1 800 361-5085
About Tel-jeunes
Administrative contact information
P.O 186 Succursale Place d'Armes Montreal, QC H2Y 3G7
Tel.: 514-288-1444 Fax: 514-288-6312 Contact us
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