LGBTQ+ Resources for Teens

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State & National Resources

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth.
thetrevorproject.org
Resources include:

  • The Trevor Project Lifeline:b1-866-488-7386 - free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • TrevorText: Available on Thursdays and Fridays, 1 pm - 5 pm PT. Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.

California Youth Crisis Line
Help with issues including medical care, dating violence, sexual assault, runaway resources and homelessness
youthcrisisline.org
1-800-843-5200 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Trans Lifeline
Transgender suicide prevention and crisis support
translifeline.org
1-877-565-8860

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging:
lgbtagingcenter.org

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders)
sageusa.org

Transgender Aging Network
forge-forward.org/aging

FEATURED: RAINBOW UMBRELLA

Rainbow Umbrella (RU) is a positive, safe and welcoming space, free of drugs and alcohol. RU is an activities-based program that provides support and empowerment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) youth ages 13 to 23 and their allies.

Meetings every Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Free and confidential.

NEW LOCATION:
Community Resource Center
2471 Portola Rd
Ventura, CA 93003

Email: ruyouthgroup@gmail.com

Learn more: rainbowumbrella.org

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LOCAL RESOURCES

One Step a la Vez
Teen support in the Santa Clara Valley, Fillmore & Piru, including Pride Project meetings
myonestep.org
421 Sespe Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015
Email: info@myonestep.org
(805) 625-7066

Interface Children & Family Services
Crisis outreach services including for runaway, homeless and couch surfing youth
icfs.org/youth.html
260 W. 4th Street, Oxnard, CA
(805) 469-5882

GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) and Related School Clubs
There are GSA clubs at many high schools and colleges in Ventura County, including:

  • Buena High School
  • California Virtual Academies
  • Channel Islands High School
  • Fillmore High School – Social Equality Club
  • Hueneme High School
  • Newbury Park High School
  • Oxnard High School
  • Pacifica High School
  • Rio Mesa High School
  • Santa Paula High School
  • Santa Susana High School
  • Thousand Oaks High School
  • Ventura High School
  • Westlake High School
  • Cal Lutheran University – PRIDE (People Respecting Individuality, Diversity, and Equality)
  • CSU Channel Islands – Spectrum – Queer-Straight Alliance
  • Oxnard College – Rainbow Cafe
  • Ventura College

Interested in starting a GSA?
Check out: gsanetwork.org/resources/building-your-gsa

Please contact mhsa@ventura.org if you have additional suggestions for local nonprofit resources.