LGBTQ+ Resources for Teens


State & National Resources

The Trevor Project Lifeline
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth.
Call 1-866-488-7386
text START to 678-678
or web chat:
Free • 24/7 • Confidential

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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