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Teen Crisis Resources

Royal High School encourages students who feel that they are in crisis to speak with their counselor immediately.  No appointment is necessary. 

Samaritan Center of Simi Valley

The Samaritan Center's goal is to assist each individual in becoming self supporting, and independent. Everyone is expected to commit to an action plan with a case manager. Through case management, resource and referrals, the client is able to move forward in a direction that allows them to become housed, self-sufficient and a productive member of their community.

Teen Resource numbers

The following is a list or resources compiled by students for students.  It is meant as a reference to provide information for students.  The following organizations are not associated with Royal High School or the Simi Valley Unified School District.

Teen Line  (All Issues)   

Call: (800) TLC-TEEN (852-8336)  Open 6pm-10pm

Teen-to-teen hotline: provides counseling and referrals.  “TEEN LINE was founded in 1980 to help adolescents address their problems through a confidential peer hotline and community outreach program.  TEEN LINE is a sanctuary for the more than 10,000 youth each year that call the hotline. Toll-free in California, it's a place to talk things out with another teen in a safe, non-judgmental environment.”  Teen Line Online

Teen Assistance and Resource Program (TARP)  (Counseling and Referral) 

Call: 805-583-6765 (weekday hours)

TARP provides no-cost support services for Simi Valley youth, ages 12-17, with issues related to truancy, substance abuse, runaway, peer pressure and personal crisis.  TARP provides workshops on self-esteem, conflict resolution, behavioral skills, and goal setting.  Provides referrals to helpful community resources and services.  Provides crisis intervention and outreach counseling to individuals, groups, and families.  TARP is provided by the City of Simi Valley’s Community Services Department.

Action (All Crisis Issues)   

Call: (800) FOR-TEEN (367-8336)  Open 24 hrs

Action Family Counseling Inc. is an organization with an office in Simi Valley that is designed to address the needs of adults, adolescents, and their families surrounding chemical dependency and mental health issues. Action Family Counseling

Free Clinic of Simi Valley (Medical, Dental, and Legal Issues)

Call: (805) 522-FREE (522-3733)

Open daytime and evening hours. Call after 5pm Monday-Friday to make an appointment. 

“The mission of the Free Clinic of Simi Valley is to provide medical care, counseling, dental and legal assistance to individuals and families, regardless of their ability to pay. This includes those of all ages, ethnicities, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds, who are unable to use traditional sources within the community.” Free Clinic Simi Valley

The Samaritan Center of Simi Valley (Homeless Issues)

Call: (805) 579-9166 M-Th 7-11am, Sat. 7am-9am

280 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065

“The mission of the Samaritan Center is to assist the homeless and near homeless by providing services, resources, opportunities, and hope. Services include food (breakfast and dinner), showers, clean clothes, mail and phone messages, case management, winter overnight shelter program, medical & dental services, social services, human services, behavioral and mental health services.” Samaritan Center

Poison Control Center (Overdose or Ingestion of Poison) 

Call: 800-222-1222   Open 24 hrs

“All calls to a poison center are answered by a medical professional trained to answer questions about poisons. By answering calls to this phone number, poison centers provide immediate poison exposure management instructions.”

Suicide Crisis Line    

Call: 988

“Are you or someone you know feeling suicidal?  The Crisis Line is widely recognized as having developed the telephone crisis intervention model used by most crisis centers and hotlines across the nation and in the world. In addition to our crisis line, the Suicide Prevention Center offers a bereavement program for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, outreach to the community, and an emergency response team that works with local police to provide immediate counseling at the scene of a suicide.”  Suicide-Prevention-Hotline

2-1-1 Helpline (All Issues)   

Call: 211 (No Charge)   Open 24 hrs

24 hour information about health and human services in Ventura County.  Multiple Languages.  “Connects over 20,000 Ventura County callers each year with information about services available to them, including: basic needs resources (i.e. food, clothing, and shelter), physical and mental health resources, domestic violence services, substance abuse services, employment support, rent and utility assistance, senior services, services for persons with disabilities, support for children, youth and families, legal assistance and much more.”  2-1-1

Al-Anon and Alateen Ventura County

Call: (805) 495-0270

“Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Al-Anon and Alateen has but one purpose: to help families and friends of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.” 

National Runaway Switchboard  

Call: (800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)   Open 24 hrs
Confidential crisis intervention, travel assistance, and referrals to shelters nationwide for runaways, homeless and other teens. Provides bus tickets home for runaway youth. Assists with youth-parents reunification by sending messages and setting up conference calls at the request of the child. Transition and follow up support services or referrals provided.  1800 Runaway

National Domestic Violence Hotline    

Call: (800) 799-SAFE (799-7233)   Open 24 hrs

Anonymous and confidential.  Provides information and referrals for shelters and counseling.  “Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.” NDVH

National Sexual Assault Hotline 

Call: (800) 656-HOPE (656-4673)   Open: 24 hrs
Free and confidential. Callers always have the choice of whether or not to share their real name or phone number with counselors.Connects caller to nearest RAINN affiliated crisis service (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network).  RAINN

Trevor Line (Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Issues)

Call: 800-850-8078   Open 24 hrs

Crisis line for LGBT youth younger than 25 years old.  National line with referrals in all areas.  The Trevor Project

California Smokers’ Helpline /  Kick It California

Call: (800) 300-8086

Open M-F 7am-9pm, Sat 9am-1pm, voicemail and recorded messages available 24 hours

“Kick It California has been helping people quit smoking for 30 years, so we know what works. Our program is based in science. It’s proven effective. And best of all, it’s completely free.” Kick it California