Teen resources


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 and Redding Teen Center- Youth development, Leadership, and Community Service. Asset building activities. Provides a safe and positive environment after school for teens ages 13 through 17 years old. Find more information on their Facebook page. Anderson Teen Center located at 2889 E Center St, Anderson, CA 96007  Phone: (530) 365-9021  Redding Teen Center located at 2981 Churn Creek Rd, Redding, CA 96002  Phone: (530) 242-2020


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


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. Visit the Lifeline Youth webpage.


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
  • Abuse/neglect
  • Crime-related trauma
  • Disability
  • Disasters
  • Family Violence
  • Harassment/bullying
  • Loss of job or income
  • Loss of home
  • Miscarriage/stillbirth/etc.
  • PTSD
  • 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.


2-1-1 Shasta - 211 NorCal - "Get Connected. Get Answers." Providing youth with support and assistance in Shasta County. Find youth services in Shasta County on this page.


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. Contact:  Julie David, Cal-SAFE Facilitator (530) 245-2672  Fax: 245-2665


North State Care Clinic - One of the services that North State Care Clinic 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.  Read about all of the services that North State Care Clinic offers.


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. Learn more about this service and to get the app.


988 Suicide & Youth Crisis Lifeline-  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, along with stories of hope and recovery. Learn more about Youth Suicide Warning Signs and how to help.


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.

When you want to know more. . .

Empowering women to make healthy choices.


Contact Us