Youth and Young Adult Resources

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This 2-1-1 topical paper contains links to information which may be useful to young adults in everyday situations, including where to go for help in a crisis, how to find support and what to do for fun. There is help available from a multitude of Connecticut programs and services, and other resources provided by national agencies.

Mental Health Resources

Currently in a crisis and need to talk to someone right way, Dial 2-1-1, or
Just want to talk or sit down with someone, the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (CT DMHAS) Access Centers, can assist:

Having a tough time, and just want to chat, text someone:
**Crisis Text Line: Text CT to 741-741

Youth, who are homeless or in an unstable housing situation, can find resources on food, shelter, employment, youth rights, and healthcare, at youth-help.org

2-1-1 Youth page links to resources on:

• Basic needs – Obtaining food, clothes
• Employment – How to find jobs, training, or summer employment, student financial aid
• Education – How can I find tutoring, homework help, mentoring services
• Mental health help – Crisis hotlines, talklines, textline, Child abuse Careline, counseling services, substance abuse counseling
• LGBT resources available
• How to obtain new or lost documents
• Recreation, arts and youth enrichment – Youth enrichment, leadership development, arts instruction, physical fitness

For these and other targeted resources for youth, link here, http://uwc.211ct.org/categorysearch/youth/

For the 2-1-1 general database, which includes additional health and human service resources for Connecticut residents, visit:  www.211ct.org

In addition, the following 2-1-1 eLibrary topical papers specifically targeted to youth and young adults on a wide variety of subjects, including, tips for getting a job, summer youth employment, bullying, teen dating violence, to name a few,  can be found here:  http://uwc.211ct.org/youthandyoungadults/

To view the over 400 additional eLibrary topical papers on a variety of topics, visit: http://uwc.211ct.org/get-help/informationlibrary/

OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

SafePlace.org – Provides teens with supports to prevent and stop abuse – http://www.safeaustin.org/we-serve-everyone/teens/
True Colors – LGBT mentoring program provides trainings and seminars – http://www.ourtruecolors.org/
Turning Point CT – Provides mental health and wellness treatment options, hotline links, shared stories, and much more – http://turningpointct.org/
Child Development Infoline – Teen pregnancy questions or parenting assistance – helps individuals with supports from pregnancy to promoting children’s healthy growth and development – http://cdi.211ct.org/

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SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (CT DMHAS); United Way of Connecticut; SafePlace; True Colors; Turning Point CT
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2017