Information and links about and for teen issues.

Health

Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 - 24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse.

County of Los Angeles Public Health

iEmily

iEmily provides balanced, respectful information that girls can use to make decisions and to begin to understand that all choices carry consequences, both positive and negative.

Go Ask Alice!

The Go Ask Alice! site is supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers.

I Wanna Know

This is where you will find the facts, the support, the resources to answer your questions, referrals, and get access to in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships, and more.

Need Help Paying Bills

Many of these Los Angeles food bank locations will provide individuals and families with free food in an emergency. They will often also partner and have information on government food programs, local churches, soup kitchens, and pantries in the region.

Peace Over Violence

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.

Planned Parenthood Relationships

Project U LA

LAUSD's public facing Health Education website, designed by students at Art Center of Pasadena.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your Health, Your Rights

Know your health rights.

Help & Hotlines

211 LA County

2-1-1 toll free/confidential/24-hour/7 days.

California Youth Crisis Line

1-800-843-5200 (statewide/toll free/24-hour/confidential Hotline available to teens and young adults ages 12-24 and/or any adults supporting youth)

Healthline: Your Guide to Sexual Consent

Homeless Youth Legal Network Directory

This directory includes information that legal providers have shared with the ABA Homeless Youth Legal Network regarding the services they provide to youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. All of the programs listed below provide their services for free to youth experiencing homelessness.

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

The National Domestic Violence Hotline | 1-800-799-7233

National Runaway Safeline

NODVLA: Teen Dating Abuse

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

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Teen Line - | Call 310-855-4673 or text TEEN to 839863

Teen Line – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services.

Additional Resources

Directory of Services for Homeless Youth in Los Angeles (PDF)

A directory of hotlines, helplines, websites and reports to assist children and teens in getting the help they need.

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.

Facts For Families

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

Government Rescources: DMV

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

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.

Mind Your Mind

Suggestions for coping as well as advice for those seeking help.

My Friend’s Place

My Friend’s Place assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.

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.

Understanding the Me Too Movement: A Sexual Harassment Awareness Guide

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 transition-age youth (TAY, ages 16 – 25) with a continuum of support services to empower them to find lasting independence and a lifetime of personal fulfillment.