Resources for Professionals

Found below is a quick reference guide for those who are working with youth populations:

By dialing 2-1-1, you reach a free, 24-hour information and referral helpline linking you to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County, CA. You can also find them online by clicking here. They are staffed 24 hours per day by caring, experienced and trained specialists, 2-1-1 Orange County connects you directly with help for:
  • 24- hours Crisis and Suicide Counseling
  • Youth and child care issues
  • Transportation
  • Government Assistance Programs
  • Housing and Utilities
  • Physical and Mental Health Services
  • Elder Services
  • Substance Abuse
  • Pre-natal care
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care, etc

Talk with AltaMed toll free: 1.877.462.2582

AltaMed has various community clinics that offer comprehensive services, from birth to senior years.

Toll free Talkline: 1.888.493.0092

Backline offers a peer-counseling service for women and their loved ones wishing to discuss pregnancy, parenting, abortion and adoption issues.

CYCL Crisis Hotline: 1.800.843.5200

The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) is a statewide, toll free, 24-hour, confidential hotline available to teens and young adults ages 12-24 and/or any adults supporting youth. They help with runaways, homelessness, suicide, sexual assault/rape, dating or relationship violence, cutting, eating disorders, and human trafficking, etc.

To report abuse or neglect: 1.800.4 A CHILD(22.4453) For information support: 1.800.394.3366

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

DDC Phone Number: 1.800.681.7162

DNA Diagnostics Center, also known as DDC, is one of the leading and most highly accredited genetic testing laboratories in the world. They provide comprehensive DNA testing services in four areas: paternity and family relationships; lifestyle testing including ancestry, health and wellness, veterinary, and forensics testing.

After-Abortion Talkline: 1.866.4.EXHALE(39.4253) If you live outside of the U.S., you can call: 510.446.7977 Exhale is the nation’s premiere organization addressing the emotional health and well-being of women and men after abortion.
Call toll free: 866.626.6847 or text: 855.999.3525 (standard messaging rates may apply) MotherToBaby California specialists answer questions from residents of California, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. Their service provides free information about the following exposures during pregnancy:
  • Over the Counter Medications
  • Prescription Medications
  • Vitamins/Supplements
  • Alcohol/Recreational Drugs
  • Vaccinations or Immunizations
  • Diseases or Infections
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Occupational Exposures
  • Paternal Exposures

National Eating Disorder Hotline: 1.800.931.2237

The National Eating Disorder Association supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, call the toll free, confidential helpline.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 The National Suicide Lifeline is for anyone who is depressed, going through a hard time, or just needs to talk, including people who are thinking about suicide.

NRS: 1.800.RUNAWAY(886.2929)

The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Someone can call this hotline if they are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if they have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

To find your local Health Center call 1.800.230.PLAN(7526) For Community Education Programs call: 714.633.6373 x334 or email:

Hotlines: call, text, or chat your reproductive health questions to live Health Educators: Call: 1.877.4ME.2ASK, Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm Text: 53634, standard text messaging rates may apply Mon-Fri. 9am-7pm, Sun. 12pm-9pm Chat: Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm, Sun. 12pm-9pm, all times are PST

RAINN 24/7 Hotline: 800.656.HOPE(4673)

RAINN offers anonymous and confidential 24-hour/7 days a week rape counseling for sexual assault victims and their friends and families.

Visit to find information on California, and other states' parental rights and minors access to services.

Trevor Lifeline: 866.488.7386

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. Someone can call the Trevor Lifeline to connect with a trained volunteer counselor who is ready to listen.

If you’d like more resources, you can click here for more on parent-child communication, or here for teen resources.

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