Young Adults with Mental Health Concerns


Local Resources

Ventura County Behavioral Health Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Program:
Mental health services for TAY, supporting your choices in treatment. Learn more and find help >

Pacific Clinics TAY Wellness & Recovery Center:
TAY Tunnel
141 W. 5th St., Suite D, Oxnard
(805) 240-2538
Mon - Fri 9AM - 5:30PM
Sat 11AM - 3PM

Family Urgent Response System (FURS)
Call or text: 1-833-939-FURS (3877)
The Family Urgent Response System (FURS) is a free 24/7/365 hotline for current or former foster youth to call and receive immediate help for either non-urgent or urgent matters

One Step a la Vez
Teen support in the Santa Clara Valley, Fillmore & Piru, including drop-in center
421 Sespe Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 625-7066

Rainbow Umbrella
Meetings for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 23 every Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Free and confidential.
Westpark Community Center
450 West Harrison St., Ventura, CA 93001

Turning Point Foundation: Mental illness recovery and support services, including housing and community centers.
(805) 652-0000

The Client Network: Resource referrals for any level of care, community forums & advocacy. (805) 981-4228

For assessment and referral: Call the VCBH Mental Health Access Line at 1-866-998-2243.

If you're in crisis: Call the VCBH Crisis Team at 1-866-998-2243.

Emergency: If you believe your loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis and you need the assistance of law enforcement, call 911.

Community Resources: Call 2-1-1, visit or text your zip code to 898211.

TAY is short for transitional age youth, ages16-25, wherever you are along your path to adulthood, independence and recovery from mental health problems. Taking care of your mental health is as important as taking care of your physical health.

Want information? Looking for support? Explore this website for information about local and national resources.

As a starting point, check out Ventura County Local Resources listed on this page.

Questions about medication, where to get help or other related issues? See FAQs and For More Information.

Learn about Recovery from Mental Illness and How to Talk about Mental Illness.

For ideas for simple things you can do to help yourself be well and stay well, see the Wellness Action Plan.

Have you ever heard someone implying that people with mental illnesses have low IQs? See Myths and Facts for that and other common myths.

If you have suggestions for other topics and resources that would be useful to find here, please let us know – email