Resources for Teens

Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, California

Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, enabling them to rebuild their lives and become contributing members of  communities.

SMART Program, San Francisco, California

SMART Program

SMART provides low-income students access to an exceptional education and the skills needed to thrive in college and in life. SMART also provides access to academically rigorous schools with intensive social, emotional and academic support from grades 5-12. 94% of SMART students attend college, forever altering the trajectory of their lives, and the lives of their families and communities.

Main Office
1061 Market Street, Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94103

Covenant House

Covenant House

Transitional Housing, Crisis Counseling, and More

Covenant House has “houses” in thirty cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Inside each facility are the love, care, and vital resources needed to help a young person break away from a life on the streets. To learn more about the lifesaving services provided at each location, see the Covenant House website and roll over the name of a city on the map.

Resources recommended by Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), California

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Contains a list of resources for teens in Santa Clara County, California. This site also provides  24-hour crisis lines and hotlines for fast answers to serious issues.

Larkin Street Youth Services

Larkin Street Youth

The mission of Larkin Street Youth Services is to create a continuum of services that inspire youth to move beyond the street. The services nurture potential, promote dignity, and support bold steps. To talk to someone at Larkin Street, call their 24 hour youth hotline line at 1 (800) 669.6196. If you need a warm bed or nutritious meal, a shower, or just someone to talk to, you can connect with a Larkin Street Youth Services emergency shelter or drop-in program.

Serving ages 18-24:
Emergency Shelter
869 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
800.447.8223 or 415.749.2968

Eagle Rock School, Colorado

Eagle Rock School

Eagle Rock is a school and professional development center that implements effective and engaging practices that serve adolescents who are not thriving in their current situations, for whom few positive options exist, and who are interested in taking control of their lives and learning. Eagle Rock is a full scholarship school (tuition, room and board).

Educational Services for Immigrant Children

Educational Services for Immigrant Children

National Center for Homeless Education

National Center for Homeless Education

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