For assistance regarding a youth in crisis or scheduling an intake: 

  • Call our 24-hour Help Line at 608.251.1126
  • Or Toll-Free Line at 800.798.1126
  • Or text 608.285.2776 (texts checked M-F 9am-9pm)

To speak to Youth Shelter staff regarding a current shelter resident

  • Call 608.245.2550, ext. 1111

For questions regarding youth on Work Teams please contact the youth work team supervisor. 

  • Or call our on-call Intensive Supervision staff at 608.669.4711 


If you are unsure of your party's extension, and have a non-emergency inquiry, please call the Briarpatch Main Number, 608.245.2550. Voicemails are checked M-F 9am-9pm.