TESSA Online Safe Line

Chat online with a trauma informed staff member who can provide you confidential crisis support. 

Your privacy and safety are crucial to us. Please make sure you are in a safe place and that you are using a secure device and Internet connection. Please note that while we have taken numerous measures to keep your communications safe while using our site, no Internet transmission is 100% secure.

During your session, we will not ask you for information that would identify you (such as your name or address) and we will not record the chat. However, if you disclose your name and location and are under 18 or if we fear that are you in danger of committing suicide (or otherwise as required by law), we may have to provide information you have given us to the appropriate authorities.

Please be aware TESSA advocates are confidential. TESSA advocates are also mandated reporters of child abuse or neglect. Your advocate will discuss this with you further if child abuse is discussed. TESSA cannot ensure confidentiality through this chat.

Chat options are available Monday- Friday| 7:30 am- 4:30 pm

Youth chat options are available Monday- Friday | 7:30 am-Noon