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

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,

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

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:

To view the over 400 additional eLibrary topical papers on a variety of topics, visit:


True Colors – LGBT mentoring program provides trainings and seminars –
Turning Point CT – Provides mental health and wellness treatment options, hotline links, shared stories, and much more –
Child Development Infoline – Teen pregnancy questions or parenting assistance – helps individuals with supports from pregnancy to promoting children’s healthy growth and development –


SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (CT DMHAS); United Way of Connecticut; SafePlace; True Colors; Turning Point CT