The following resources are community-based counseling, drug, alcohol and mental health services that may assist parents with possible options for addressing non-school related concerns. Please note that these resources are not educationally-related services, special education, or designated instruction and services as defined under the Education Code, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
INTERN & SLIDING SCALE COUNSELING SERVICES:
California Lutheran Family Counseling Center in Thousand Oaks:
Phone: (805) 493-3390
Has been providing quality primary and preventative healthcare services to the residents of Ventura County since 1971. Starting as a "free clinic" in Santa Paula, California, Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. now operates thirteen health center locations. Clinicas' bilingual and bicultural staff reach out to members of the community who are traditionally underserved due to limited income, resources, cultural and language barriers. For more information go to: http://clinicas.org/
Engage Psychological Services in Westlake:
hone: (805) 497-0605
Ludington Institute for Family Enrichment:
Phone: (805) 449-4375
Jewish Family Service
Phillips Graduate Institute Counseling Center in Chatsworth (formerly known as ‘Cal Fam’):
Phone: (818) 386-5615
The following services are offered at the Conejo and Simi Valley Free Clinics:
• 400 three-hour clinics in General Medicine, Women’s Health and Pediatrics.
• Saturday Women’s Clinics for working women: well-woman exams, PAP testing, and mammograms.
• Dental: limited care through private practices for children and adults with serious dental issues.
• Counseling services: led by a licensed clinical psychologist and counseling program interns from California Lutheran University.
• Advocacy services: facilitation from CFC staff to help our patients secure advanced care when their case goes beyond CFC’s scope of care.
• Legal services: top legal professionals volunteer their time to provide advice and referrals without charge in a wide variety of legal matters, including family law, bankruptcies and immigration.
• A variety of health classes and seminars, including smoking cessation, diabetes education, and nutrition.
Conejo Free Clinic
80 East Hillcrest Drive Suite # 102
Thousand Oaks, CA. 91360
Phone: (805) 497-3575 for Appointment (805) 379-1918 for Administration
Fax: (805) 497-4099
The Free Clinic of Simi Valley
2060 Tapo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063
DRUGS & ALCOHOL
SUICIDE PREVENTION & GRIEF SUPPORT
OUR HOUSE is a leading provider of grief education, offering workshops, seminars, and in-service training to mental health and medical professionals, clergy, educators, and other members of the community who interact with bereaved families.The OUR HOUSE grief education program is part of the curricula for students at USC’s Keck and UCLA’s David Geffen Schools of Medicine and the American Jewish University. For more information go to the link above.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT: For comprehensive resources on suicide prevention and response, please see the Prevention Project website linked above.
SUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources. For more information click on the link above.
MY3 LETS YOU STAY CONNECTED WHEN YOU ARE HAVING THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. The App is downloadable from the Apple Store and Google Play. To access, the website click the link above.
UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE PREVENTION The BestColleges.com website contains a myriad of resource to help understand how the transition from high school to college causes many young people to contemplate suicide. Also, has a section on 10 Things To Look For In A Mental-Health-Friendly College. To access this website click on the link above.
SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS
2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis. For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services.Basic Human Needs Resource: food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance. Physical and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, Children's Health Insurance Program, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, and rehabilitation. Employment Supports are: financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs. Support for Children, Youth, and Families: childcare, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services. Volunteer Opportunities and Donations. For more information, you can also go to their website by clicking the link above.
CRISIS TEXT LINE Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works: Text START to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool one.
TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone helpline for teenaged callers. It operates every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST and is toll-free from anywhere in California. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! You can call us at 800-852-8336 and even text us by texting “TEEN” to 839863. TEEN LINE also offers message boards, resources, and information on their website which you can access by clicking the link above.
VENTURA COUNTY CRISIS HOTLINE This toll-free crisis number is the "access" line and "portal of entry" to Ventura County Behavioral Health. Crisis intervention and stabilization services are available to individuals who are experiencing an urgent or emergent mental health crisis. On a 24/7 basis, via mobile field response and/or by telephone, the multi-disciplinary Crisis Team staff provide rapid mental health services that are supportive and strength based in nature and that assist the individual to remain at the least restrictive level of care possible. For many of those calling upon the services of the Crisis Team, it is their first contact with mental health professionals. The follow-up, outreach, support and linkage to needed services are critical components of the Crisis Team's mission. Referrals are individually customized to ensure that appropriate cultural and linguistic needs are accommodated. To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call 1-866-998-2243.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255 or online at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
COVENANT HOUSE NINELINE: Crisis intervention homeless assistance hotline & website. Counselors available 24hrs per day for crisis assistance of any kind call 1-800-999-9999 or go to the website by clicking the link above.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. For more information go to the Trevor Project Website at: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386.