Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
Adolescent Counseling Services
1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000, Palo Alto. Founded in 1975, ACS promotes social and emotional development through counseling and education for adolescents, their families and their communities. ACS programs include an on-campus counseling program on eight secondary school campuses, an adolescent substance abuse treatment program and an after-school counseling program.
581 Capistrano Way, Stanford University. The Bridge provides free, confidential, 24-hour peer counseling services by trained students to anyone in the Stanford community. Counselors are available to help sort out problems such as loneliness, depression, stress and suicide or just to talk. Information and referral services and educational workshops are available.
Call 650-723-3392 for counseling.
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
711 Church St., Mtn. View. Provides counseling services for Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding communities. CHAC provides direct counseling services for children and youth at 31 local schools to address emotional- and social-health needs. The primary goal is to protect students from high-risk behaviors, while promoting positive attitudes and behaviors.
Family and Children Services
375 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto. Provides counseling for all ages; divorce support groups; parenting, child-abuse treatment, anger management and domestic-violence offender treatment groups; substance-abuse treatment; and support services for youth emancipating from foster care. Sliding-scale fees; insurance, including TriWest, accepted.
HAND of the Peninsula (Helping After Neonatal Death)
Mills Health Center, Palm Room, 100 S. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo. 24-hour crisis line and peer support to parents, their friends and relatives who have experienced the death of a baby before, during or after birth.
Meeting time: General support meetings on first and third Wed of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Subsequent-pregnancy support meetings on second Wed of each month (RSVP requested)..
Call office: 650-367-6993; crisis line: 650-579-0350.
La Selva Group, The
206 California Ave., Palo Alto. Offers various levels of care, which includes psychiatry, residential (24-hour staffed) treatment, outpatient program, individual and group therapy, supportive housing, case management and after-care/alumni services. Clients must be 18 years of age or older. La Selva is part of Momentum for Mental Health.
Call Jim Millsap, executive director, at 650-617-1759.
LYRIC - Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center
127 Collingwood St., San Francisco. A safe space for LGBTQQ youth and their allies, ages 24 and younger. Provides internships, case management, community building groups, youth focused events, referrals and more.
Outlet Program, Community Health Awareness Council
711 Church St., Mtn. View. Outlet is a support and empowerment program for lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender and questioning (lgbtq) teens, with support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy.
Call 650-965-2020 ext. 22.
Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA)
160 E. Virginia St., Ste. 260, San Jose. Free legal assistance on issues such as social security, medical, long-term care, elder abuse, housing and probate alternatives. Also at Stevenson House, 455 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto, and Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
Call 650-969-8656 (North County); 408-295-5991 (Central Office).
Suicide Crisis Hotline
828 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 200, San Jose. Crisis line runs through Santa Clara County Mental Health Administration. Counselors listen to callers and will refer them to helpful services, if they'd like. Offers listening and counseling services.
Call 650-368-6655 or 855-278-4204.