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Teens: HELP Hotlines

Help is always available.

Crisis Line (Crisis support for Alameda County, available 24/7)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


LoveIsRespect Lifeline (Teen Dating Abuse)

     1-866-331-9474 or TTY (866-331-3453)

The National Runaway Safeline

     1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)



The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline 1-888-843-4564

The GLBT National Youth Talkline (serving youth through age 25) 1-800-246-7743

TransLifeline 1-877-565-8860

Campus Pride

Gay Straight Alliance




         Provides non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. 

Resources for pregnant teens in Alameda County.(PDF)

WIC Program

Help Hotlines


Look at Alcohol Information to see how alcohol affects your body and brain, definitions of alcoholism and alcoholics, and myths you may have heard. The short survey will show whether you or someone you know has a drug or alcohol problem.

BAWAR (Bay Area Women Against Rape)

24-hour hotline 510-845-7273

Coalition for Positive Sexuality

No preaching, no moralizing, just the facts.  

East Bay Pride 

Local support group for teens; plus clinics and trans support (Fremont, Hayward, Oakland)

Go Ask Alice 

A health question and answer site targeting teens, covering topics such as relationships, sexuality, nutrition, and emotional health. You can post your own health concerns directly to "Alice," or read the answers to questions posted by other teens.

Legal Services for Children 

By “children” they mean under 18. Lots of good information on the legal rights of teens, becoming an emancipated minor, and good links to Bay Area crisis phone numbers.

Planned Parenthood Information for Teens

Sex, etc. 

A teen-produced Web site that deals with information on a broad range of sexuality issues. Topics include love, sex, abstinence, contraception, AIDS, STDs, drugs and drinking, and violence. From the Network for Family Life Education (NFLE), a non-profit organization at Rutgers University.


At this site teens can share their thoughts, concerns, anxieties, and experiences with other teens, and you can do this anonymously and safely. Teens can support one another free of outside pressure. Developed by experts in teen counseling and psychology, this professionally monitored, password-protected site is the work of KidsPeace, the world's "oldest and largest independent organization dedicated to helping children in crisis."


A confidential telephone helpline and online chat for teenage callers. 

Undocumented Youth Information 

Information for undocumented your in need of support, legal advice, etc.