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Long Beach Teen Resources

Navigating life and parenthood during the self discovery years can be like walking on egg shells, and so the purpose of these much needed resources is to help guide those who need help during this time.

Casa Youth Shelter

Casa Youth Shelter

A safe place to stay. A warm bed. A hot meal. Someone to talk to. Nuestra casa es su casa.   Our Mission Casa Youth Shelter serves and nurtures youth in crisis with shelter, counseling, and support services, empowering them to come through their crisis with increased confidence, stability, and tools for continued growth.  Our Vision A community where all adolescents in crisis have a safe place to stay, in an environment that promotes personal growth and healthy relationships.

Services Provided:  Youth Shelter // Youth Counseling

Physical Address address: 10911 Reagan Street Los Alamitos CA 90720

24/7 Crisis Hotline telephone number:  800/914-CASA (2272  562/594-6825  714/995-8601




Elevations RTC is one of the leading programs for struggling teens in the United States.  

In today’s therapeutic settings, Elevations is unique because:

We have intentional facilities, with a campus specifically designed to build a therapeutic community.

We accept students of all genders, which represents what students would find in a“real world” environment and important for students to practice while still in our safe, supportive environment.

We have high quality of care standards, which are reflected in our strong accreditation’s, comprehensive medical/psych on staff, and our team-based approach.

Services Provided Medical and Mental Health // Housing

Physical Address: 2650 West 2700 South Syracuse UT 84075 

Telephone number: 855/290-9681


GSA Network

GSA Network

GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

Services Provided:  Social Justice

Telephone number: 415/552-4229


The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

Mission: The LGBTQ Center Long Beach advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs, and services. 

The Mental Health Program at the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach offers individual, couples, group, and family therapy for those ages 13 and up. We do not have psychiatric services but are happy to provide community referrals to assist you with this need. We are not a certified site for court-mandated services but will support you with identifying the resources you need.

Generation Q is a peer activity group for LGBTQ+ identified youth who are  9-12 years old. Youth participants have the opportunity to engage with others in a safe space through interactive games, workshops, and discussions. Parent/Caregiver permission is required

Services Provided: Health Services // Mental health Counseling // Legal Services // Social Services // Education + Resources

Physical address: 2017 East 4th Street Long Beach CA 90814

Telephone number: 562/434-4455


The Guidance Center

The Guidance Center

The Guidance Center provides comprehensive mental health treatment to our community’s most disadvantaged children and their families struggling with mental illness and abuse, leading them toward a positive and productive future. The Guidance Center envisions a community where all children have the help they need to be healthy and happy.  

We provide quality mental health services for children ages 0-18 at school, in the home, and at our clinics. To begin the process for your child, call (888) 526-2211. *If this is a life-threatening emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

In Long Beach during the 1940s, help for mental health challenges was difficult to find. In 1946, a visionary group of local public school teachers and counselors responded by forming the agency to provide help and hope to these children and their families.

Services Provided: Comprehensive Mental Health // Mental Health Resources // Virtual Support Groups

Physical address: 1301 Pine Avenue Long Beach CA 90813

Telephone number: 562/595-1139 888/526-2211 *If this is life-threatening emergency, please dial 9-1-1


A Safe Refuge

Safe Long Beach

Safe Refuge assists a wide range of underserved clients with a full spectrum of programs designed to help them rebuild their lives and move them to self-sufficiency. Our services encompass housing for low-income and homeless individuals and families; outpatient group and individual counseling; private and individual counseling.

At Safe Refuge, we believe everyone deserves the chance to recover from addictions to alcohol or drugs and so our programs are open to the population at large – not just those financially able to fund their own recovery. We also serve clients with combined mental health and addiction issues (co-occurring disorders).

Services Provided: homeless // addiction

Physical address:  1041 East Redondo Avenue Long Beach CA 90804

Telephone number:  562/987-5722 or 888/476-2743

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The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.  A non-judgmental hotline for those 25 years old and below with LGBTQ-sensitive trained counselors you can contact through a call, text, or chat during a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.

Services Provided: Suicide Prevention

24/7 Crisis Hotline: 1/866-488-7386 or text


Q Chat Space

Q Chat Space 

Like MYTE, Q Chat Space online groups give you a dedicated space to come together with other youth and discuss topics relevant to your identities and experiences – it’s just online! It is not a forum. It is live and chat-based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time.

It’s accepting

Who belongs here? Are you LGBTQ+ or questioning? Between the ages of 13 and 19? This is a place you can be yourself and be accepted wherever you are in your life & identity. Inclusion is our motto. 

Services Provided: Q Chat Space is a digital LGBTQ+ center where you can join live chat, professionally facilitated, discussion groups

Telephone number: 954/765-6024


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