Resources for Teens
Youth Homeless Response Team (YHRT)
(831) 763-2147 ext. 298
Birth Control & Sexual Health
Planned Parenthood - Watsonville Health Center
398 S. Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076
Santa Cruz Department of Health
1430 Freedom Blvd. Suite A
Mariela (831) 400-6667
Claudia (831) 566-5386
24/7 Crisis Hotlines
Text HELLO to 741741
Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance, Inc.
Walk-ins and appointments at 411 East Lake Ave, Watsonville.
Programs & Opportunities
Sueños Youth Employment Services "Earn While You Learn"
Career Support & Guidance
California Career Center
Career Zone California
Search for opportunities that match where you live and what you are interested in doing
Youth Service America, a group focused on helping young people get involved in their communities, has resources for kids of all ages on its site, and a section focused on assisting others during the pandemic.
All For Good is a digital volunteer hub and part of the international nonprofit organization Points of Light. It has a robust website with many resources to connect people with virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities.
VolunteerMatch, a large volunteer platform, has sections on its site dedicated to Covid-19 volunteering. You can filter your search by location, interest, or organization.
For more ideas on virtual or in-person volunteer opportunities see this article from School Library Journal.
Queer Youth Task Force
Safe Schools Project
Trans* Teen Project
Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County Office of Education (Supporting the Safety of LGBTQ Students and Families)
Encompass Community Services
Salud Para La Gente
Queer Youth Leadership Awards
Know Your Rights
National Center from Transgender Equality: Know Your Rights
Trans Youth Handbook (access the mobile friendly version here)
Do you need help now?
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Text START to 678678
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► TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.