Teen Life Resources

 San Mateo County and National Resources
*For general San Mateo County community services, please visit https://www.smc-connect.org/

Rape Trauma Services    
     
Rape Trauma Services (RTS) Offers counseling, advocacy, and education for people who have experienced sexual violence.
http://rapetraumaservices.org/ 
24/7 Crisis Line:
650-692-7273
     
Relationship/Domestic Abuse / Bullying    
     
CORA (Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse) Offers support for individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.
http://www.corasupport.org
24-Hour Hotline: 
1-800-300-1080
     
The National Domestic Violence Helpline 24/7 confidential support providing life-saving tools to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.
https://www.thehotline.org/
Call or Text "START" to:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
     
The Bully Project  A social action campaign that has a goal of reaching over 10 million kids/youth to help end bullying in America.
www.thebullyproject.com
 
     
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide
(Mental Health Issues)
   
     

StarVista

Teen Text Line: 650-747-6463
Teen Crisis Services operate Monday-Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support is peer-to-peer under staff supervision. Serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on basis of age.
sanmateocrisis.org


24/7 Crisis Hotline (All Ages):
650-579-0350

 

     
National Suicide 
Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
suicidepreventionlifeline.org
 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
     

SafeSpace.org

Empowers young people to change the conversation around mental health issues.
https://safespace.org/


SafeSpace Support Line: www.7cups.com/p/safespace

Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741-741

 Bay Area Clinical Associates (BACA) A physician-owned and operated organization offering evidence-based mental health services to youth and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area. We believe that all youth, regardless of socio-economic status, should have access to gold-standard mental health interventions.
https://www.baca.org/
SMC Crisis Hotline:
650-579-0350 
     
National Eating Disorders Association Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders--serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Helpline: 1-800-931-2237
Call Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm/Friday 8am-2pm
Text Monday-Thursday 12pm-3pm
Crisis Text Line:
Text NEDA to 741-741 
     
Identity    
     
San Mateo County 
PRIDE Center
Health, community, and counseling services
1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA. 94402
https://sanmateopride.org/
650-591-0133
     
The Trevor Project Offers crisis and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24
www.thetrevorproject.org
24/7 Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Or Text START to 678-678
Outlet (@Adolescent Counseling Services)


Embraces, empowers, and celebrates
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer
and Questioning (LGBTQQ+) youth 
http://www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet/ 
 

For Information about Outlet Groups: Call 650-424-0852 x107


Addiction
   
     

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
San Mateo County Substance Use Treatment Services for drug addiction, alcoholism, prescription drugs or chemical dependency. No one is turned away for lack of funds. 
https://www.smchealth.org/bhrs/aod 
 
24/7 Access Call Center:
(800) 686-0101

TTY for Hearing Impaired:
Dial 711
     
Al-Anon & Alateen Meetings Help for families and friends of alcoholics.
(Alateen is for young people whose lives are affected by someone else’s drinking). 
http://www.alanonmidpeninsula.org/
Info Line: 650-592-7935
     
Family & Housing    
     
Families Change Provides support and information for youth and children going through parental divorce or separation.
https://www.familieschange.ca.gov/en/teens/
 
     
Your House South (StarVista) Emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth, and individual/family/group counseling
for youth ages 10-17.
https://star-vista.org/
24-Hour Crisis Hotline:
650-367-9687 
     
SMC Pregnant & Parenting Teens Support raising healthy, happy kids, finishing school, finding childcare, getting health insurance, and more.
https://www.smchealth.org/services-pregnant-and-parenting-teens
Resource Hotline:
1-888- 840-0889
     
Planned Parenthood Leading provider or high-quality, affordable health care and sex education.
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Call: 1-800-230-PLAN
or Text PPNOW to 774-636