SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
CRISIS TEXT LINE
Text HOME to 741-741 to connect with and text a live, trained crisis counselor for free, 24/7. The Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis, helping you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
THE JASON FOUNDATION
The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
Experiencing a crisis? Call 911, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text "Jason" to 741741
LOVE IS RESPECT
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. Love is respect offers 24/7 information, support, and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships.
Call 1.866.331.9474 or Text: LOVEIS to 22522
NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. By calling 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), you can connect with a trusted, compassionate person who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns.
NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIDA created this website to give youth ages 11 – 17 the facts about drugs and their effects on the brain and body. Designed for teens and those who influence them—parents, guardians, teachers, and other educators—the science-based information and resources inspire learning and encourage critical thinking so teens can make informed decisions about drug use and their health.
VENTURA COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (VCBH)
The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department (VCBH) provides mental health and substance use treatment services. VCBH plays an important role as an integrated component of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. The Crisis and Referral Line is the entry point for access to all Ventura County Behavioral Health Services. Individuals needing health services or who are experiencing a mental health crisis should call this number. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide support for individuals and families who are in crisis; people considering suicide; or those struggling with mental illness, substance use, or both.
INTERFACE: 211 VENTURA COUNTY
211 Ventura County, a program of Interface Children & Family Services, is the comprehensive information and referral service for Ventura County. We connect over 30,000 Ventura County callers and texters each year with information about health and human services available to them. 211 Ventura County phone and text service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 211 is available in 150 languages through phone interpretation services.
ONE STEP A LA VEZ
Our mission is to serve the communities of the Santa Clara Valley by providing a safe environment for 13-19 year olds and preparing informed, empowered youth who are equipped with the tools to lead; cultivate cultural awareness; bridge the gaps of inequality; and advocate for fair, just and healthy individuals and community.
NAMI VENTURA COUNTY
The mission of NAMI Ventura County is to provide emotional support, education and resources for families affected by mental illness. Through community collaboration and education, we advocate for a life of quality and dignity—one without discrimination—for all people affected by this illness.
RESOURCE LINE (805) 500-NAMI
We are Ventura County's LGBTQ community. We believe that all people deserve a diverse, inclusive, accepting and welcoming safe space. In lifting each other up even when it's hard, we build allies, opportunities and resources to live our best lives and help those around us do the same. The Rainbow Umbrella Program, in conjunction with Ventura County Behavioral Health, provides peer-based support for youth LGBTQ+ and allies aged 13 to 23.
THE COALITION FOR FAMILY HARMONY
Provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to educate the community regarding violence against women, children, and men; to prevent the cycle of violence. Teen dating support for healthy relationships, including abuse resources
24-Hour Bilingual Hotline: 1-800-300-2181
YOUTH CRISIS & HOMELESS SERVICES
Youth Rescue Staff are available day and evening to work with runaway, homeless, couch surfing youth or youth who are at risk for running away or homelessness. Services are provided to youth ages 12-24. Youth Rescue Staff meet with youth in community settings such as schools, libraries, or another agreed-upon community location.
Interface’s 24/7 Youth Crisis Line: (805)469-5882
La Hermandad’s mission is to address the legal, social, educational, and economical inequities facing immigrants, their families, our youth, and the senior population. La Hermandad emphasizes citizenship organizing, civic engagement and community development activities aimed at building grassroots power in order to strengthen this community’s voice. Since opening our doors, we have been at the forefront advocating for social justice through a just and comprehensive immigration reform.
A non-profit community service organization whose primary mission is to provide assistance to the underserved community. The majority of our clients are low-income agricultural workers and the well being of their families is vital to a stable agricultural industry.
City Impact is a multicultural community-based organization formed in 1995 to meet the growing needs of at-risk/high-risk children, youth and low-income families throughout Ventura County.
Their mission is to promote the educational, physical and emotional well-being of at-risk children, youth and families in our programs