A space for youth to find community, support, advice, or even just a moment of pause. Located on Middlefield Rd., allcove Palo Alto is open from 10 am- 7 pm Monday-Friday. They provide mental health care, peer support, Education and Employment Services, psychiatry, and medical services free of charge. Learn more about allcove.
AACI offers health, wellness, and behavioral health services, which include individual and family counseling. AACI offers linguistically and culturally sensitive services that help clients overcome barriers to care. Their trauma-informed, client-centered, community-based approach includes individual, groups, and family counseling for ages 6 and up at their clinics, in the home, at school, or in the community. More information is available at www.aaci.org.
Bill Wilson Center's Contact Cares offers confidential helplines for individuals of all ages. Trained volunteers provide supportive listening, counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals to callers. All help lines are confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Help line topics include:
- A hotline for youth ages 7-24, providing supportive listening, crisis intervention, information and referrals. Youth may call anytime for any reason.
- A contact line for anyone experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, parental stress, or general hard times.
More information is available at ww.billwilsoncenter.org.
The Care Solace Care Concierge is a 24x7 service for parents and staff. They are experts at hand-holding families through the mental health care process. They navigate insurance, look at availability and wait time of resources, and help families schedule appointments with local and trusted mental health resources. The purpose of this program is so that families and district staff do not have to do the heavy lifting required to search and call. More information is available at www.caresolace.com/pausdfamilies.
CASSY is a nonprofit agency that partners with schools like PAUSD to provide professional mental health services to students in their academic setting. Our therapists are compassionate, extremely competent and conveniently located right on campus. All services are free to the student and their parents.
Based in Campbell, CA, the mission of the Eating Disorders Resource Center is to raise awareness through presentations to physicians, educators and community groups; promote recovery by providing resources for treatment and monthly support groups; and advocate for eating disorder legislation and effective insurance coverage. More information is available at www.edrcsv.org.
KARA Grief Support
Change and loss are natural in the cycle of life. We experience grief and emotional distress with any significant loss. Support from those who have experience in dealing with personal loss can help ease the pain and promote healing. Kara provides a safe place for those who are grieving or anticipating their own death to express and normalize their feelings.
Kara is a nonprofit organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1976. Our services are provided primarily by volunteers who have experience in healing from personal loss. They are trained to accompany others on their journey through a life-threatening illness and/or bereavement. There is no charge for Kara's services. We are supported primarily by tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. More information is available at www.kara-grief.org.
(650) 424-0852 x 103
Outlet is a youth empowerment program serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning teens (LGBTQQ) in the Bay Area. As the only comprehensive resource for LGBTQQ youth on the Peninsula, Outlet provides professional counseling, caring support services, and community building social activities to this particularly vulnerable population. In Addition, Outlet is developing the next generation of LGBT community advocates by engaging youth with leadership training, coalition building, and civic activism. Finally, as we envision a world in which all people are accepted and embraced for their true identity, Outlet reaches out to the broader community forming alliances and educating the public to eradicate homophobia.
Every aspect of the Outlet Program is carefully designed to address and foster the emotional and mental health needs of the youth. Most young people come to the Outlet Program feeling alone, scared, or isolated, often having experienced depression or suicidal thoughts. Outlet not only connects these youth to a system of support and resources, but also gives the youth the opportunity to become leaders in their own community, working towards lasting change. More information is available at www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet.
Parents/Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people the coming out process can be both difficult and liberating. Our members - parents, family members, friends and members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community - understand the coming out journey and we offer our support and unconditional love to people at any point in their journey.
For most people it takes time to know who you are and it’s okay to be confused, or to be uncertain about whether (or how) you should come out. Remember: you are not alone. There are people out there with the same questions and concerns that you have. And there are people who have already found their own answers. PFLAG is here to help you.
We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. More information is available at www.pflag.org.