Resources for Teens

These resources are from Columbia County's Health and Human Resources Department's community resource guide. If you have need additional information, Pam will do her best to help! E-mail her at or call (608) 742-4959, ext. 205 with any questions.

National Youth Crisis Hotline

800-442-HOPE; 800-442-4673
TEXT: 741741


888-425-2666, or go

Hope House

720 Ash Street
P.O. Box 557
Baraboo, WI 53913
(608) 356-9123
(608) 356-7500

Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Toll Free: 800-584-6790 24-Hour Confidential Helpline

Provides shelter and advocacy (e.g. counseling, safety planning, legal assistance, and support groups) to people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and provides education to community members on these issues in Columbia, Sauk, Marquette, Adams, and Juneau counties.

Pregnancy Resource Center

306 W. Cook St.
Portage, WI 53901
800-705-4710, //">portageprc@yahoo.com

Offers free pregnancy testing, adoption information and referrals, baby clothing, supplies, counseling and pregnancy education. Promotes life and adoption.

Runaway and Youth Services (RAYS)

Lutheran Social Services

(608) 355-4103
855-577-7297, 24/7 Hotline

A program for youth with runaway and/or other at-risk behaviors and their families; short-term counseling and referrals provided to any youth age 11-17, and the family.