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Resources for Minors

Below is a list of government and non-profit organizations in Santa Clara County that help children, teenagers and families.

  1. Services for Children and Teens
  2. Counseling for Children and Families
  3. Domestic Violence Resources
  4. Drug and Alcohol Resources for Adults and Youth
  5. Grandparent Resources
  6. Medical and Health Services
  7. Parent Education
  8. Special Needs Parenting Education
  9. Parental Stress Hotline
  10. Teen Parent Resources
  11. Additional Community Resources
  1. Services for Children and Teens

    Almaden Valley Youth Counseling Service
    6529 Crown Blvd., Suite D
    San Jose, CA 95120
    Tel: (408) 997-0200 

    A support group for teens ages 13-17 that can help with issues like self-esteem and confidence building.

    Bill Wilson Center
    3490 The Alameda
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
    Tel: (408) 243-0222 

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    Services include: runaway/homeless shelter for ages 11-17, counseling (school, family, individual, HIV/AIDS, gender identity), drug and alcohol education, training on how to live on your own, and help with housing for teen-parents. They accept private insurance.

    Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center
    938 The Alameda
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Tel: (408) 293-2429 

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    The Center has a coming-out group, youth and young adult groups. They also have information on community events, physical and mental health and safety.

    Community Solutions
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 546 Morgan Hill, CA 95038

    Tel: (408) 842-7138 (Gilroy)
    Tel: (408) 779-2113   (Morgan Hill)
    Tel: (408) 683-4118  (Hotline)
    Tel: 1(877) 363-7238  (Hotline)

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    Crisis unit can help teens and families in distress. They offer temporary placement for teens, drug intervention and diversion classes, and after-school recreational activities.

    Family & Children Services
    375 Cambridge Ave.
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Tel: (650) 326-6576 

    950 W. Julian St.
    San Jose CA 95126
    Tel: (408) 292-9353 

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    Counseling services and referrals for children and teens. Short and long-term counseling available, for needs such as anxiety, family issues, grief and loss, mental illness. Specialized counseling for youth 16-25 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning; youth 16-20 in foster care or emancipated; children and teens who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

    They accept Medi-Cal and private insurance. They have sliding scale fees.

    Mexican American Community Services Agency (MACSA)
    130 North Jackson Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95116
    Tel: (408) 928-1122 

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    MACSA is for Hispanics in Santa Clara County. Services include:
    • Youth Opportunities Unlimited (recreational, educational and social activities)
    • Latchkey Children's Program (licensed after school day care)
    • Project Independence (job preparation)
    • Project Crossroads (serves teen-parents)

    The Youth Center has a gym, game room and sports.

    Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
    538 Valley Way
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    Tel: (408) 956-8034 
    Tel: (650) 961-2622 
    (24 hr. Crisis-line)
    Provides temporary shelter, food, counseling and casework for runaway and homeless youth ages 12-17. They try to reunite young people with their families or find other options.

  2. Counseling for Children and Families

    Achieve
    1212 McGinness Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95127
    Tel: (408) 374-9050 
    Special education, mental health and counseling services for children and their families.
    Alliance Community Counseling Center
    1014 Lincoln Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95125
    Tel: (408) 293-4489 

    Help and services for abused children and adults who were abused as children.

    Fees vary. They accept private insurance.

    Alum Rock Counseling Center
    1245 E. Santa Clara
    San Jose, CA 95116
    Tel: (408) 294-0500 
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    Programs include crisis counseling for youth, substance abuse prevention, education and assessment.

    Fees depend on your income. They accept private insurance.

    Asian Americans for Community Involvement
    2400 Moorpark Ave., #311
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Tel: (408) 975-2730 
    (408) 975-2739  24-hour crisis hotline

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    Counseling, health, and social services including a project to reduce child abuse and domestic violence.

    They accept Medi-Cal and private insurance.

    Catholic Charities
    2625 Zanker Road # 200
    San Jose, CA 95134
    Tel: (408) 468-0100 
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    Programs include Youth Empowered for Success (YES), and therapy for children with emotional problems or in danger of being abused or neglected.

    They accept Medi-Cal and private insurance.

    Center for Living with Dying
    3490 The Alameda
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
    Tel: (408) 243-0222 
    FAX: (408) 553-0110

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    Help for dealing with grief. Special counseling and peer groups for HIV/AIDS, suicide, seniors, youth and more.

    Programs are free or low cost.

    EMQ FamiliesFirst
    251 Llewellyn Avenue
    Campbell, CA 95008
    Tel: (408) 379-3796 

    FAX: (408) 364-4190
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    Mental health services for children and teens.

    Fees vary. They accept private insurance.  

    Family & Children Services
    375 Cambridge Ave.
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Tel: (650) 326-6576 

    950 W. Julian St.
    San Jose CA 95126
    Tel: (408) 292-9353  
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    One-to-one, couples and family counseling for children, teens and adults on issues including grief, divorce, substance abuse, family violence, mental illness. Play and art therapy for children. Specialized services for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing parents and/or children.

    They accept Medi-Cal and private insurance. They have sliding scale fees.

    Giaretto Institute
    232 East Gish Rd., 1st Floor
    San Jose, CA 95112
    Tel: (408) 453-7616 
    Group therapy for sexually abused children and their families.

    Teen and Family Counseling Center (TFCC)
    307 Orchard City Drive Suite #206
    Campbell, CA 95008
    Tel: (408) 370-9990 
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    Provides affordable counseling services and classes for teens and families, individuals and groups.

    Counseling at school or at the counseling center. Teen peer support groups and parenting seminars.

    Sliding scale fees based on income.


  3. Domestic Violence Resources

    Asian Americans for Community Involvement
    2400 Moorpark Avenue #311
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Tel: (408) 975-2730 
    (408) 975-2739  24-hour crisis hotline

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    Emergency shelter, hotline, information and referral.

    Domestic Violence Solutions (Next Door)
    1181 North 4th Street, #A
    San Jose, CA 95112
    Tel: (408) 279-2962 

    Crisis intervention, counseling, legal help and emergency shelter.

    Support Network for Battered Women
    1975 W. El Camino, #205
    Mountain View CA 94040
    Tel: (650) 940-3850 
    Tel: (650) 940-7855  (24 hr. Helpline)
    (800) 57-BASTA  (24 hr. Spanish Helpline)

    Emergency shelter and help for women and children who are threatened with violence. Also, clinics for temporary restraining orders and divorce, help for victims and community education.  

  4. Drug and Alcohol Resources for Adults and Youth

    Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups/ Intergroup
    1 West Campbell Avenue
    Campbell, CA 95008
    Tel: (408) 379-1051 
    (800) 344-2666 (Hotline)

    Local meetings for youth ages 7-19 affected by someone else's drinking.

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    274 E. Hamilton Ave.
    Campbell, CA 95008
    Tel: (408) 374-8511 

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    Meetings and support groups throughout the county.

    Alcohólicos Anónimos Español
    1349 Taylor Street
    San Jose, CA 95133
    Tel: (408) 295-0920 

    Llame para más información.

    Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services
    967 Lenzen Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Tel: (408) 792-5680 

    Programs include:
    • STEPS: Sobriety Through Education and Peer Support
    • STRIDE: early sobriety for alcohol and drug abusers

    Also women's services and school programs.

    Social Advocates for Youth
    538 Valley Way
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    Tel: (408) 956-8034 
    Tel: (650) 961-2622  (24 hr. Crisis-line)

    Drug and alcohol prevention and treatment for teenagers including family counseling and a short-term place to live.

  5. Grandparent Resources

    AARP Grandparent Information Center
    601 E. Street NW
    Washington DC 20049
    OR
    3200 East Carson Street
    Lakewood, CA 90712
    Tel: (202) 434-2296 

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    National resources for seniors, including grandparents.

    Friends Outside
    551 Stockton Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95125
    Tel: (408) 295-6033 

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    Grandmothers & Caregivers Support Group. Friends Outside is an organization that provides support and resources to families with a family member in jail.

    Kinship Resource Center
    1908 Senter Road, Suite 50
    San Jose, California 95112
    Tel: (408) 200-0980 

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    Resource center and support group run by Catholic Charities.

    Parents Helping Parents
    3041 Olcott Street
    San Jose, CA 94054
    Tel: (408) 727-5775 

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    Information and resources for grandparents and other caregivers who have questions about children's development or learning, or who have children in their care with special needs.

  6. Medical and Health Services

    Asian Americans for Community Involvement
    2400 Moorpark Avenue #311
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Tel: (408) 975-2730 

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    Counseling, health and social services including a project to reduce child abuse and domestic violence. They accept Medi-Cal and private insurance.  

    MayView Community Health Center

    270 Grant Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Tel: (650) 327-1223 

    100 N. Moffett, Suite 101
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    Tel: (650) 965-3323 

    785 Morse Avenue
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085
    Tel: (408) 746-0455 

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    Services include general medicine, gynecology, pre-natal care, pediatrics and confidential HIV testing and counseling. Medical care, well baby exams and immunizations for low-income families. MayView operates three clinics in Santa Clara County.

    Medi-Cal Offices
    1919 Senter Road
    San Jose, CA 95112
    Tel: (408) 271-5500 

    Help with applications, AFDC, health care, and Social Security

    Planned Parenthood
    1691 The Alameda
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Tel: (408) 287-7532

    3131 Alum Rock Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95127
    Tel: (408) 729-7600 

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    Birth control, pre-natal care and counseling. Tests for pregnancy, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.  

  7. Parent Education

    Almaden Valley Youth Counseling Service
    6529 Crown Blvd., Suite D
    San Jose, CA 95120
    Tel: (408) 997-0200 

    7-week classes throughout the year for parents of preschool, school age and teenage children based on the Systemic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program. Fees depend on your income.

    Alum Rock Counseling Center
    1245 East Santa Clara St.
    San Jose, CA 95116
    Tel: (408) 294-0500 

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    Program to help parents.

    Family & Children Services
    375 Cambridge Ave.
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Tel: (650) 326-6576 

    950 W. Julian St.
    San Jose CA 95126
    Tel: (408) 292-9353 

    Click for their website 

    Parenting classes: including Parenting Without Violence (16 weeks), Child Abuse Treatment (52 weeks), and Conflict Accountability (16 weeks).

    One-to-one, couples and family counseling to assist with parenting concerns, family issues, and trauma.

    They accept Medi-Cal and private insurance. They have sliding scale fees.

    Indian Health Center
    1333 Meridian Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95125
    Tel: (408) 445-3430 

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    Medical and counseling services for all races. Contact the agency for more information regarding services.

    Rebekah Children's Services
    290 I.O.O.F. Avenue
    Gilroy, CA 95020
    Tel: (408) 846-2123 
    (877) 310-1359  (Toll-free after hours emergency services)

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    Parenting classes in Spanish.

    YWCA
    375 S. Third Street
    San Jose, CA 95112
    Tel: (408) 295-4011 x 214 

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    Parenting classes for the needs of children at different developmental stages. Groups for parents of kids ages 1-17. Also classes for Spanish-speaking, single or divorced parents, and families with children who have special needs. Sliding scale fees.

  8. Parental Stress Hotline

    Parental Stress Hotline (CONTACT)39155 Liberty St., Ste. F600
    Fremont, CA 94536
    Tel: (510) 790-3803 
    (800) 829-3777  (toll-free)

     

    Santa Clara County Suicide/Crisis HotLines
    871 Enborg Ct.
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Tel: (408) 279-3312 
    Tel: (408) 683-2482 
    Tel: (650) 494-9420 

     

  9. Special Needs Parenting Education

    Family & Children's Services
    375 Cambridge Ave.
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Tel: (650) 326-6576 

    950 W. Julian St.
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Tel: (408) 292-9353 
    Videophone: (408) 899-5207
    Click for their website 

    Specialized counseling and support for families with a parent or child who is Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

    Nuestra Casa Family Resource
    591 North King Road, Suite # 3
    San Jose, CA 95133
    Tel: (408) 928-3760 

    Serves Hispanic families.

    Parents Helping Parents
    1400 Parkmoor Avenue Suite 100
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Tel: (408) 727-5775 
    FAX: (408) 286-1116
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    Helps parents with children who have learning disabilities or other special needs.

    Ujirani Family Resource
    591 North King Road, Suite # 3
    San Jose, CA 95133
    Tel: (408) 928-3760 

    Serves African-American families.

  10. Teen Parent Resources

    Choices for Children
    111 N. Market Street, Suite 500
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Tel: (408) 297-3295 

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    Subsidized child care for low-income parents, including teen parents.

    Community Pregnancy Center
    1150 Hillsdale Ave. #104
    San Jose, CA 91118
    Tel: (408) 978-9310 
    Tel: (408) 315-1940  (24 hr. crisis line)

    Support group, clothing donations, referrals.

    Social Advocates for Youth
    538 Valley Way
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    Tel: (408) 956-8031 
    Tel: (650) 961-2622  (24 hr. Crisis line)

    Teens with Tots in-school program, and support group.

    TeenParents.org

    Click for website 

    Fact sheets for teen parents on:
    • Adoption
    • Child custody
    • Child support
    • Emancipation
    • Grandparents' rights
    • Immigration
    • Legal Guardianships
    • Marriage License for Minors
    • Parental Rights and Responsibilities
    • Welfare for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

  11. Additional Community Resources

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