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Parent Stressline


Parent Stressline

It is with great regret that the Parent Stressline, after 40 years of service to Dane County, will end services on December 31, 2017 due to continued funding shortage. 

It has been our humble privilege to listen to concerns and lives of callers over the past four decades. Thank you for your trust in us through all these years. 


As we transition to closure, we want to provide callers and families with other alternative resources: 

  • Call 2-1-1 for the United Way
    • Resource and referral line—dial 211
    • United Way 2-1-1 is a 24-hour, 365-day a year, free and confidential telephone information and referral service for people in Dane County who are in need of help or who want to give help. More than 2,400 social service agencies, food pantries, and other organizations are a part of 2-1-1's database.
  • Parental Stress Line
    • Free and confidential, all languages available—24/7
    • Gratis y confidencial, se habla español y todos los idiomas - 24/7
    • 1-800-632-8188
  • Crisis Text Line - Free support by text 24/7
    • To reach an advocate: 
      • Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US
      • Your opening message can be anything, including: “Hello?” or “I need to talk.” 
      • For a straightforward walk-through of the Crisis Text Line, please visit: