SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Teen & Youth Program - SMART Recovery is a free self-help program that offers an online place where teens can get together to look into and change behaviors that hurts themselves and others like smoking, drinking, and using drugs. Teens can access online meetings, forums, 24/7 chat, and recovery journals.
Anderson Teen Center - Youth development, Leadership, and Community Service. Asset building activities. For teens, provides a safe and positive environment for 7th-12th grade youth after school. Find more information on their Facebook page. Located at 2889 E Center St, Anderson, CA 96007 Phone: (530) 365-9021
Youth Outreach - The Youth Outreach page on the Shasta Community Health Center website lists and describes the various services and programs available Community Health for teens and young adults. To find out if you qualify for any of these programs, call (530) 246-5710.
Redding Young People in AA (REDYPAA) - The REDYPAA group offers not only meetings but, also, events such as camping or a "superhero scavenger hunt". Sponsorships are available for low income members who want to take part in the events that cost money through the "newcomers fund". You can check the AA schedule for meeting times for the Redding Young People's group, also listed as REDYPAA. Michelle Wright is the contact person. Volunteers to help plan events for this club are welcome
NIDA for Teens - (National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens) Teen oriented webside that offers games, drug facts, interactive videos, and drug & health blogs to help teens learn more about the way drugs and alcohol can affects their lives. To read about "6 Tactful Tips for Resisting Peer Pressure to Use Drugs and Alcohol", click here. To learn more about how smoking and vaping affect your pregnancy, click here.
Your Life, Your Voice - "Life can give you challenges." This website provides tips and tools to help you deal with tough situations. You can call, text, chat, or email to find support. Mobile App available for "a mood journal you can keep right on your phone". 1-800-448-3000
Lifeline Crisis Chat - Free, private, and confidential service that can connect you to crisis centers in the US via online chat. If you are depressed, considering suicide, or just feeling stressed and having a hard time, you can confidentially chat with a trained specialist. Chat is available from 11:00am to 11:00pm pacific time, 7 days a week. To visit the Lifeline Youth webpage, click here.
Hill Country C.A.R.E. Center – The CARE Center provides rapid access to professional help for people who are overwhelmed by emotional distress, traumatic events or severe life stressors. Additional activities will include peer support, education groups, pre-crisis and emergent crisis access to mental health professionals, case management, and more. Also, the center is designed to help foster youth and their caregivers by providing supportive services and training. (C.A.R.E. stands for Counseling and Recovery Engagement.) They can help when a person is experiencing distress or is having difficulty functioning due to:
- Any mental illness
- Acute anxiety/panic
- Crime-related trauma
- Family Violence
- Loss of job or income
- Loss of home
- School violence
- Sexual Assault
- Sudden loss of a loved one
- Suicidal ideation
- Workplace violence
- Other distressing or traumatic situations
It is located at 1401 Gold Street, Redding CA. Phone: (530) 691-4446 Urgent Outpatient Mental Health Services 365 Days a Year. Hours: Mon thru Fri 12pm-9pm and Weekends/Holidays 11am-9pm
Intermountain Teen Center - This teen program has locations in Burney and Round Mountain. Please contact Kaylynn Harper or Jed Smith, at (530) 337-5752, or drop by on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 3-6pm. This is an afterschool drop-in program on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 3-6pm, for local 13-18 year-olds, located behind Hill Country Clinic in Round Mountain. Also, in Burney at the Circle of Friends office, at the corner of Main and Tamarack (former Intermountain Physical Therapy office). See their website for more information on the activities and events available through the program.
Power to Decide - This is an excellent website that gives information about birth control methods and relationships specifically for teens. Some of the pages in this website include Teen Talk: Q & A, Blogs for Teens, and Blogs by Teens. The Find Your Method page offers a detailed information and pictures to help in choosing a family planning method that is tailored to your needs.
Planned Parenthood - Most birth control and annual well-woman exams will be covered for free with no copay. Accepts Partnership or private insurance. Located at 2935 Bechelli Lane Suites A & C, Redding CA (530) 351-7100
Women's Health Specialists - Most women qualify for free examinations and treatments whether you are insured or not. Locations at 1901 Victor Ave, Redding CA. Or 2110 Ferry Street, Anderson CA. Phone contact for either location: (530) 221-0193 or for Spanish 1-(800) 714-8151
Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP) - Phone: (530) 241-0552 or 1-(800) 846-1451. TAPP is a free and voluntary case management program for pregnant and parenting teens. A teen parent may receive services until the age of 19 or for a period of up to 24 months, whichever time period is longer. The program ensures health and wellbeing of teen parents and their children by connecting families with appropriate services and being a support and advocate for the family.
CAL-SAFE - The California School Age Families Education Program is sponsored by the Shasta Union High School District, and enables expectant and parenting teens to reach their high school graduation goals. Eligible participants must be 18 years or younger, an expectant or parenting teen, and working towards a high school diploma. Both male and female students are eligible to participate. View the brochure for more information. Contact: Julie David, Cal-SAFE Facilitator (530) 245-2672 Fax: 245-2665
Care Net Pregnancy Center - One of the services that Care Net offers is the "Learning for Life Program" where you can earn points by taking on-site or off-site classes, reading books from their library, or watching educational videos, and then you can use the points to "buy" baby supplies, ranging from diapers and baby clothes to cribs and strollers. Phone: (530) 246-7075. Care Net offers many services to its clients, to read about all of the services that Care Net offers, click here.
Life Light Pregnancy Help Center - Provides free and confidential pregnancy-related services for girls and women who are pregnant or think they might be pregnant. Services are Christian-based but open to any religion or beliefs. Phone: (530) 222-5200 (Call or text). Located at 3050 Victor Ave, #C, Redding, CA 96002. Classes during and/or after pregnancy provide opportunity to "earn while you learn"; earn maternity clothes, diapers, strollers and other items for babies and young children.
Text4baby - A free app that provides free text messages to keep you and your baby healthy. Receive personalized texts with health information from pregnancy through your baby's first year. To learn more about this service and to get the app, click here.
Suicide Prevention Shasta County/Teen and Young Adults - Whether there is a teen in your life going through a difficult time, or you're a teen struggling with feelings of hopelessness, help is available. You are not alone. This website page has Crisis and Help lines listed, including a text line that teens can reach out for help through text.
Stand Against Stigma - This project is helping change minds about mental illness. People from Shasta County share their personal stories and experiences through videos and portrait galleries to give us insight into their struggles and how they have learned to cope.