LGBTQ+ Resources for Teens


State & National Resources

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

  • The Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 - 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.

Trans Lifeline
Transgender suicide prevention and crisis support

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

Diversity Collective
Community resource center, programs, and events
Free rapid confidential HIV testing
(805) 644-LGBT (5428)

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

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

Interface Children & Family Services
Runaway & homeless youth shelter services (ages 12-17)
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

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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.

Community Resource Center
2471 Portola Rd
Ventura, CA 93003


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