TEEN LINE, the confidential teen-to-teen hotline, honored The Herzer Family with the “Above and Beyond Family Award” and Santa Monica residents Ellie Schneir and Peter Mezza with the “Humanitarian Award” at the annual Food for Thought Luncheon May 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
In addition, nine of TEEN LINE’s 120 teen volunteers were honored for exceptional dedication to the program.
Actor/director Gabriel Sunday, hosted. The Sumner Redstone Foundation was Presenting Sponsor. Stephanie Nemeth Bronson, MFT and Jane McCord are Co-Chaired.
TEEN LINE is an affiliated program of Cedars-Sinai and has been serving the greater Los Angeles community since 1980. Its flagship program is a confidential teen-to-teen hotline that receives more than 10,000 calls, texts and emails each year.
More than 38,000 participants annually attend TEEN LINE events at schools and community forums and many more access their outstanding website. Services include renowned suicide prevention programs, a robust anti-bullying campaign, and substance abuse education.
For more information, visit www.teenlineonline.org.