Community Resources

CAREER EXPLORATION

COLLEGE READINESS

PERSONAL GROWTH

ARTS & CULTURE

RECREATIONAL SERVICES

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Merced County *After-school programs, sports, youth development* - (209) 722-9922

VOLUNTEER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

TEEN FRIENDLY WEBSITES

TEEN CRISIS CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS

  • All Emergencies - 911
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline - 1-866-331-9474
  • Youth Crisis Helpline - 1-800-786-2929
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
  • Teen Runaway Hotline - 1-800-621-4000
  • Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN) - 1-800-656-4673
  • CDC National STD & AIDS Hotline - 1-800-232-4636
  • California Poison Action Line - 1-800-222-1222

MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING SERVICES

  • Merced County Mental Health Department - (209) 381-6800
  • Recovery Assistance for Teens (RAFT) - (209) 381-6860
  • Healing Hearts Anger Management Services - (209) 349-1530
  • Valley Crisis Center (Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services) - (209) 725-7900

FOSTER YOUTH SERVICES

  • Foster Youth Services Program - (209) 381-4519

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

  • EMPOWER Program - (209) 381-5920
  • Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) - (209) 381-5920
  • Merced County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) - (209) 381-6607
  • Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) - (209) 357-0062
  • Employment Resource Center (WorkNet - One Stop) - (209) 724-2100

ABUSE & FAMILY VIOLENCE

  • Adult Protective Services (APS) - (209) 385-3105
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) - (209) 385-3104
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233
  • Valley Crisis Center - (209) 725-7900

ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE

  • Approachable Foster Family Agency - (209) 723-2093
  • Labor of Love - 1-888-358-2229
  • Lifetime Adoption - 1-800-923-6784
  • Rainbow Valley Foster Care - (209) 722-0202

DISABILITY SERVICES

  • Assistive Technology Network - 1-800-390-2699
  • Center of Vision Enhancement (COVE) - (209) 722-8118
  • Central Valley Regional Center - (209) 723-4245
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing Video Phone Interpreter Services - (209) 230-9910
  • DRAIL Independent Living Center - (209) 521-7260

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

  • Al-Anon (for adults) / Alateen (for teens) - (209) 524-3907
  • Alcohol and Drug Services - (209) 381-6880
  • Alcoholic's Anonymous (AA) - (209) 385-0309
  • Central Valley Addiction Center - (209) 722-8791
  • Youth Recovery Assistance for Teens (RAFT) - (209) 381-6860

FOOD RESOURCES

  • Catholic Charity - (209) 383-2494
  • Harvest Time Warehouse - (209) 723-2395
  • Love Inc. - (209) 383-1265
  • Meals on Wheels - (209) 385-7550
  • Merced County Food Bank - (209) 726-3663
  • Women, Infant and Children (WIC) - (209) 383-4859