Youth and Young Adults

As a youth, you are faced with various questions and decisions. This web page contains information which may be useful in everyday situations, including where to go for help, what to do for fun and how to find support. With over a 1,000 resources available, it can be hard to find the right one.  There is help available.

Browse the categories below to find resources using our guided search.

Acquiring Documents

How can I obtain a new or lost license, birth certificate, identification card, social security card?

What is the legal process for emancipation?

How do I change name and gender on documents?

Basic Needs

Where can I get help with my school work or find a mentoring program ?

How can I get help planning for college or with financial aid?

If I'm a homeless student, where can I get some additional support?


Where can I go see a doctor/dentist?

Where can I get help with birth control?


Is there anywhere I can get assistance with legal matters?

What is the legal process for emancipation?


If you do not have a place to stay, dial 2-1-1.

How can I find a place to stay or affordable housing?

Where can I get help affording an apartment?

How do I get the necessary documents together to access housing programs?

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Youth

What resources are available for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender youth?

Mental Health

If I am having a crisis and need to talk to someone right away, who can I call? Dial 2-1-1.

How can I find someone to talk to if I'm having a tough time or in crisis?

Where can I find counseling services?

How can I find help for an addiction?


Where can I find help with child care?

Are there any parenting classes available to help me?

Is there any assistance to help me with my bills?


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