We are offering select in-person services at 70 libraries, including Central Library.

Teen Health, Wealth and Wellness

Help Hotlines

211 LA County

2-1-1 toll free/confidential/24-hour/7 days. The 211 LA website is your guide to the services, resources, & information you need to navigate life in Los Angeles; linking people to community services, so that people in LA can survive, thrive, and be empowered, no matter their situation or background

California Youth Crisis Line

Call or Text 1-800-843-5200. Toll free &confidential, 24/7 hotline available to teens and young adults ages 12-24 and/or any adults supporting youth

LA Rape and Battering Hotline Call 626.793.3385 or 310.392.8381 or 213.626.3393

Offers victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking emotional support, information, compassion, accompaniment, referral, and advocacy services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are offered in English, Spanish and ASL. LA Video Phone 213.785.2684 or 213.785.2749. Pasadena Video Phone 626.243.7972

Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Hotline Call 1-800-978-3600 365 days a year/24 hours a day

Loveisrespect.org Call: 1-866-331-9474 or text: LOVEIS to 22522

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233: – TTY 800-787-3224 or text “Start” to 88788

NODVLA: Teen Dating Abuse National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: Call 24/7: 866-331-9474 | TTY: 866-331-8453

NoDVLA is an initiative to ensure that domestic violence has no place in Los Angeles

Penny Lane Centers Helpline Call: 1-833-4-PLC-HLP available from 8am to 5pm (Mon-Fri)

A nonprofit organization that cares for abused and neglected children, youth, and families. We provide therapeutic residential services, foster family home placements, adoption services, transitional and affordable housing, family preservation, Intensive Services and mental health services for children, youth, and families throughout Los Angeles County

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. En Español: Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 888-628-9454. For Deaf + Hard of Hearing: 800-799-4889 OR For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255

Teen Line Call 310-855-4673 or text TEEN to 839863: Nationwide toll-free 800-TLC-TEEN [1-800-852-8336]

A teen-to-teen hotline: if you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands

Why We Rise: Mental Health Crisis Counselor Call (800) 854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741 anytime 24/7 to be connected to a crisis counselor

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) Help Line is available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals

Youth Emerging Stronger (YES): Runaway & Homeless Helpline Call 323-240-2253 anytime 24/7

Comprehensive Runaway & Homeless support and resources for minors (ages 12-17) and transitional age youth (ages 18-24)

Mental Wellness

211 LA County

2-1-1 toll free/confidential/24-hour/7 days. The 211 LA website is your guide to the services, resources, & information you need to navigate life in Los Angeles; linking people to community services, so that people in LA can survive, thrive, and be empowered, no matter their situation or background

Facts For Families

Information on ADHD, ODD, teen suicide, psychosis, conduct disorder and other topics from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

giveusthefloor.org

Trained teens facilitate confidential group chats; participants help each other with prevalent mental health and social issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, identity, discrimination, bullying, relationships, domestic violence, and body image

Go Ask Alice!

Answers anonymous questions about alcohol & other drugs, emotional health, nutrition & physical activity, general health, relationships, and sexual & reproductive health

iEmily

The health and wellness web site just for girls

MedlinePlus Teen Health

Resources page with informational links for over 100 health-related topics and concerns. Accessible in English or Spanish. From the U.S. National Institute of Health

Mind Your Mind

We work with young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience. Our goals are to promote wellness, reduce the stigma around mental health, and increase access to community supports, both professional and peer-based

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

One of NAMI’s main goals is to ensure that young people get the mental health help and support they need early. Learn when to ask for help, how to talk to your friends and family about mental health, and more

Project U LA

Seeks to provide teens with the best information about living a healthy life. Examples include sexual health and sexuality, pregnancy, alcohol, smoking, vaping and drug usage, and receiving free condoms by mail

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. En Español: Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 888-628-9454. For Deaf + Hard of Hearing: 800-799-4889 OR For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255

Teen Health & Wellness

This teen resource features content to reflect today’s most urgent issues: mental & emotional health, bullying, suicide, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, college & career readiness, and more. Requires library card login

Why We Rise

Why We Rise is part of a national movement to transform our mental health care system. We demand that easy access to quality care be recognized as a fundamental civil right

Physical Wellness

211 LA County

2-1-1 toll free/confidential/24-hour/7 days. The 211 LA website is your guide to the services, resources, & information you need to navigate life in Los Angeles; linking people to community services, so that people in LA can survive, thrive, and be empowered, no matter their situation or background

County of Los Angeles Public Health

Timely public health information and resources such as free/low cost Public Health Center clinics

Go Ask Alice!

Answers anonymous questions about alcohol & other drugs, emotional health, nutrition & physical activity, general health, relationships, and sexual & reproductive health

I Wanna Know

Resources and in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships, and more

iEmily

The health and wellness web site just for girls

Need Help Paying Bills

Find financial help (bills, debt), health and dental clinics, local food banks and free emergency food pantries, and many assistance resources

MedlinePlus Teen Health

Resources page with informational links for over 100 health-related topics and concerns. Accessible in English or Spanish. From the U.S. National Institute of Health

Planned Parenthood: Teens

The mission of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is to provide convenient and affordable access to a comprehensive range of quality reproductive health care and sexual health information, through patient services, education and advocacy

Project U LA

Seeks to provide teens with the best information about living a healthy life. Examples include sexual health and sexuality, pregnancy, alcohol, smoking, vaping and drug usage, and receiving free condoms by mail

Sex, Etc…

Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! We’ve helped teens with answers to their question about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more

Teen Health & Wellness

This teen resource features content to reflect today’s most urgent issues: mental & emotional health, bullying, suicide, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, college & career readiness, and more. Requires library card login

Teensource.org

TeenSource.org features accurate and reliable information about STDs, birth control, healthy relationships, and teen rights to accessing sensitive services in California. The site also features youth-generated blogs and videos

Healthy Relationships

211 LA County

2-1-1 toll free/confidential/24-hour/7 days. The 211 LA website is your guide to the services, resources, & information you need to navigate life in Los Angeles; linking people to community services, so that people in LA can survive, thrive, and be empowered, no matter their situation or background

giveusthefloor.org

Trained teens facilitate confidential group chats; participants help each other with prevalent mental health and social issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, identity, discrimination, bullying, relationships, domestic violence, and body image

Go Ask Alice!

Answers anonymous questions about alcohol & other drugs, emotional health, nutrition & physical activity, general health, relationships, and sexual & reproductive health

Healthline: Your Guide to Sexual Consent

I Wanna Know

Resources and in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships, and more

Loveisrespect.org Call: 1-866-331-9474 or text: LOVEIS to 22522

Love is respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources

NODVLA: Teen Dating Abuse National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: Call 24/7: 866-331-9474 | TTY: 866-331-8453

NoDVLA is an initiative to ensure that domestic violence has no place in Los Angeles

Peace Over Violence

Seek help building healthy relationships, free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence, and stalking. Offering Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education and Advocacy services and Hotlines

Planned Parenthood Relationships

Whether you’re dating, hooking up, or breaking up, we can help you figure out what’s going on

Project U LA

Seeks to provide teens with the best information about living a healthy life. Examples include sexual health and sexuality, pregnancy, alcohol, smoking, vaping and drug usage, and receiving free condoms by mail

Safe L.A.

The City of Los Angeles domestic violence awareness initiative, S.A.F.E. (Stop Abuse From Existing) is a long-term commitment to reduce domestic violence and teen dating violence in the City’s communities through a variety of linked strategies

Teen Health & Wellness

This teen resource features content to reflect today’s most urgent issues: mental & emotional health, bullying, suicide, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, college & career readiness, and more. Requires library card login

Teensource.org

TeenSource.org features accurate and reliable information about STDs, birth control, healthy relationships, and teen rights to accessing sensitive services in California. The site also features youth-generated blogs and videos

Understanding the Me Too Movement: A Sexual Harassment Awareness Guide

Housing, Finances, and Food

211 LA County

2-1-1 toll free/confidential/24-hour/7 days. The 211 LA website is your guide to the services, resources, & information you need to navigate life in Los Angeles; linking people to community services, so that people in LA can survive, thrive, and be empowered, no matter their situation or background

Jovenes, Inc. (323) 260-8035

A home and family for those without, Jovenes helps youth, ages 18-25, end their cycle of homelessness

LA LGBT Center: Youth Homelessness

If you’re one of the thousands of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning young people (ages 12 – 24) without a home, we welcome you as a member of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Youth Center

My Friend’s Place

Helping youth experiencing homelessness move toward wellness, stability and self-sufficiency

National Center for Homeless Education - Legal Resources

Directory of informative legal organizations and links to free legal assistance regarding homelessness, immigration, and disability advocacy

National Runaway Safeline Call 1-800-RUNAWAY [1-800-786-2929] toll free & confidential 24/7

The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. NRS refers youth and families to local resources, such as shelters, mental health services, food pantries, and more

Need Help Paying Bills

Find financial help (bills, debt), health and dental clinics, local food banks and free emergency food pantries, and many assistance resources

Our Community LA

Our Community LA (OCLA) website and their free app (WIN) connect homeless or resource insecure youth ages 12-25, as well as families, adults, and seniors, to essential service—all accessible without a referral—to live a life free from poverty, abuse or neglect

Penny Lane Centers Helpline Call: 1-833-4-PLC-HLP available from 8am to 5pm (Mon-Fri)

A nonprofit organization that cares for abused and neglected children, youth, and families. We provide therapeutic residential services, foster family home placements, adoption services, transitional and affordable housing, family preservation, Intensive Services, and mental health services for children, youth, and families throughout Los Angeles County

Teen Health & Wellness

This teen resource features content to reflect today’s most urgent issues: mental & emotional health, bullying, suicide, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, college & career readiness, and more. Requires library card login

W.I.N. (What I Need)

Youth experiencing homelessness can find resources and help. This also available as a phone app in the AppStore and Google Play

Youth Emerging Stronger (YES)

To provide runaway, homeless and foster youth with safety, stability, and housing, along with the relationships and resources to thrive now and in the future

Youth Moving On (YMO)

YMO provides youth ages 16-25 with a continuum of support services: transitional living and permanent housing programs give young adults the job training, financial know-how, and the counseling they need to find fulfilling careers and become responsible, self-sufficient adults

Driver's License

Driving Test Resources

View and take free DMV practice tests to help you prepare for your driving tests. Includes multiple practice tests for car drivers, motorcyclists, and commercial drivers

Government Resources: DMV

California Department of Motor Vehicles locations and hours, online services, publications, forms, vehicle registration, license information, driving tips, highway conditions