Labor Day and Admission Day holiday closures: All library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 9. The Main Library and the Brookfield and Eastmont branches will be open on Tuesday, September 8; all other locations will be closed that day.
Due to a system upgrade there may be disruptions in telephone and voice mail service at all library locations on Saturday August 29 until 3:30pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.
|California Youth Crisis Line||
Get advice and resources about abuse, depression, homelessness, family issues, etc. Available in different languages. (800) 843-5200
|Youth America Hotline!||
Crisis intervention. 877-YOUTHLINE (968-8454)
|Love is Respect||
A website geared to preventing dating violence and helping its victims. 24/7 helpline run by peer advocates (866) 331-9474 or text "loveis" to 22522.
|Strength of Us||
An online community connecting young adults affected by mental health issues.
Help to get through tough times. Forums, facts and teen's own stories. Add your own.
|The Trevor Project||
A website and hotline dedicated to supporting LGBTQ teens.
|National Runaway Safeline||
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home. This is a 24-hour crisis line, also available for chat through the webpage.
|Boys Town National Hotline||
Crisis line that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact them through voice, text, chat, or email and resources are also available at their website.
Call 1-800-448-3000, or text VOICE to 20121.
A crisis and suicide prevention line where all calls are answered by teens. Call 1-800-852-8336, or text TEEN to 839863 between 5:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Resources are also available on the website.
Teen-to-teen peer counseling. Monday to Friday 4 - 8 pm PST. (888) 977-3399.
|Asian Community Mental Health Services||
Available in 8 Asian languages. Open to all.
310 8th St., Suite 201, Oakland, (510) 451-7200
|Berkeley Youth Alternatives Counseling Center||
Crisis counseling, anger management, and drug awareness.
1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, (510) 845-9010 ext. 226
|Center for Family Counseling||
Free for Alameda County youth between ages 8-17
9925 International Blvd, Suite 6, (510) 562-3731
|Children's Hospital Teen Clinics||
Three locations in Oakland. (510) 428-3387
|Community United Against Violence - Safety Line||
Counseling and resources for people who have experienced or witnessed harassment or abuse within LGBTQ communities. Support groups and peer counseling. Available in Spanish and English.
|La Clinica de la Raza "Casa del Sol"||
English/Spanish psychological and psychiatric services.
1501 Fruitvale, Oakland, (510) 535-6300
|Fred Finch Youth Center||
Mental health and social services for at-risk youth. Available in Spanish and English.
3800 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, (510) 482-2244 ext. 5200
Counseling, holistic wellness, fitness, and more.
8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, (510) 777-9909
|Berkeley Drop-In Center||
Free. Drop-in Center. Monday - Thursday 9 - 4pm and Friday 9 - 2pm
3234 Adeline St., Berkeley, (510) 653-3808
|Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay||
Open to all.
2484 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 210, Berkeley, (510) 704-7475
|Westcoast Children's Clinic||
Psychological services to children, youth, and their families.
3301 E. 12th Street, Suite 259, Oakland, (510) 269-9030
|Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants (CERI)||
Mental health, social services, counseling, support groups, and meditation for refugees and immigrants.
544 International Blvd., Suite 9, (510) 444-1671
|Youth In Mind||
A statewide organization in California made up of young people (12-28 years old) affected by mental health issues who want to have a voice in mental health organizations, policies and decisionmaking.
22245 Main St., Ste. 200, RM C, Hayward, CA (510) 479-0554
|Pacific Center for Human Growth||
Counseling and support for LGBTQ youth.
2712 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley (510) 548-8283
|Alameda County Trauma Informed Care||
Resources for those suffering from a traumatic experience and for those aiding an experiencer of trauma.
24 hour crisis line (800) 309-2131
Emergency shelter that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Provides case management, food, counseling, and more.
200 Harrison St., (510) 379-1010.
For youth ages 18-21.
Short term shelter and safe space. Drop-in Support Center provides dinner, computer, laundry, staff guidance, support and legal services. For youth ages 13 - 18.
422 Jefferson St., (510) 701-3711
|Youth Engagement, Advocacy, and Housing (YEAH!)||
Receive basic needs, including case management, job, and educational assistance. Open 7 days a week depending on staffing. Winter shelter available November through May. For youth ages 18 - 24.
1744 University Ave., Berkeley, (510) 704-9867.
An LGBTQ safe space that provides food, computers, movie screenings, case management, and more. Call for support group times, or check their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ourspacebayc for their current calendar. For LGBTQ youth ages 14 - 24.
22245 Main St., Suite 200, Hayward, (510) 566-2739.
|Rape Crisis Line||
A hotline maintained by Bay Area Women Against Rape, which also offers in person counseling and other resources for rape survivors.
24 hour hotline: (510) 845-7273
470 27th St. Oakland, Open M-F, 9am – 5pm PST (Excluding Federal Holidays) (510) 430-1298