In crisis? Text STEVE to 741741.

The Steve Fund has created ​a special keyword, STEVE, that young people of color can text to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7. ​ The Fund views text messaging as a key component of its strategy towards addressing the unmet mental health needs of college and university students of color.​ Through its partnership with the Crisis Text Line, the Fund promotes text messaging as a means to improve the critically needed access for young people of color to crisis counseling.

What you can do

  • If you are a young person of color who is feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious, please know you can text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
  • You can also help us by distributing a flyer we have created for this partnership. You can download it in different formats. It would also be helpful if you could link to this page ( on Facebook and Twitter (please click the social media icons below).
  • You can also apply to become a STEVE Crisis Text Line Counselor yourself. Click here to learn more.

If you have any questions, please email

Download the flyer

Download in PDF format (letter-sized, for printing and posting on walls, bulletin boards)
Download in JPG format (for using in Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will receive the text and respond to you quickly to provide support. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
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About The Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. Right at this moment, there are students of color who are failing academically, suffering emotionally and/OR in some cases are facing serious risk, because population-specific factors influencing mental health are too poorly understood and not acted upon. We are taking action. Learn more.