Help for Teens

All youth ages 12-18 are welcome at The Door

Need a place to stay tonight?

Are you age 12-18? Call 374-5678 or Text 371-9595 to learn more.

Come to The Door, 138 10th Ave. Open 24/7

If you’re having trouble at home, running away may feel like the only way to escape. Most teens who run away do so because they are facing a problem that feels too difficult to handle alone. If you’re thinking of running away, have a friend who is, already have, or if you don’t have a place to stay – we are here for you! We can help you stay safe while you are out of your home.

For help, information, or a ride to The Door

Call 374-5678

Text 371-9595

The Door Youth Shelter

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen when I get there?
  • You’ll be are greeted at the door by a staff member.
  • When you arrive, we’ll sit down with you and ask you questions like:
    • What is your name?
    • How old are you?
    • Who can we call in case of an emergency?
    • Do you need a ride to school?
  • You can have access to:
    • information about other resources in the community,
    • an area to hang out and read, study, play games, or talk,
    • clothes, personal items, and warm winter gear,
  • You may read, sleep, eat, shower, play games, or talk until lights out.
  • If you’re in school, we’ll arrange a ride for you.
Still have questions? Call us at 374-5678 or text 371-9595
Other Fairbanks Resources

Fairbanks has a drop-in center for youth located at 605 Hughes St. down near 30th and Cushman. The Street Outreach and Advocacy Program, SOAP, is open Monday thru Friday from 2-6pm, but staffed from 9am-6pm. Their phone number is 374-9913.

Careline Crisis Intervention is there when you are feeling like life isn’t worth living. They are a great to talk to! Calls are confidential. Call 452-4357 in Fairbanks, or toll-free statewide at 877-266-4357 or 800-273-8255.  Their website also offers live chat help.