The library will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. All locations except the Main Library and the Brookfield and Eastmont Branches will be closed on Tuesday, September 6th for Labor Day.
|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