These support resources for parents and families will be updated on a regular basis.
The following are not Venture School recommendations, but are for information purposes only.
Through the Discovery Center SCIP program, Venture students can meet with a counseling intern to discuss personal issues at Venture for free. Permission slips are available at Venture's front desk or from the school counselor.
Concord Therapy Center is a resource for teen eating disorders, 1868 Clayton Road, Suite 230, Concord, CA. Call 925-682-4891 or 510-857-3388 for more information.
Discovery Center works with teen eating disorders and all other issues. Call 925 837-0505 for an appointment or for information. Their location is 115 Town and Country Drive, Danville, CA.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by calling 1 (800) 273-TALK or 1 (800) 273-8255. Their website is http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org./default.asp
Northern California Family Center Runaway Program provides short-term shelter for youth, family mediation, follow-up counseling, outreach and can be reached by calling 800 718-4357. Their website is www.ncfc.us
Young Men's Group (ages 13-18) focuses on teens making healthier decisions in areas like peer pressure, substance use and transitions. See www.integratedteen.com for more information.
The Wellness Community at www.twc-bayarea.org offers cancer support, education and hope for teens and children who have parents with cancer. Classes begin in September. To register call, 925-933-0107.
Grief Support for Children and Teens-HOPE HOSPICE Bereavement Program Children and teens who have experienced the death of a loved one can be overwhelmed with their grief, finding it hard to express what they are feeling. This program offers a safe and nurturing environment to help understand emotions and learn healthy coping skills. There is no fee to attend. Call 925.829.8770 to register. Their website is www.hopehospice.com.
Footsteps is a support and counseling program for grieving children in Pleasant Hill. Programs are six weeks long. For more information call 925 887-5678 x 1036. There are programs starting throughout the year.
Tri-Valley Haven's Parenting Classes for teen mothers and pregnant teens at 3663 Pacific Avenue, Livermore. Call Emma Wallace, ECC Coordinator at 925 449-7889 to register.
Individual or family counseling is provided using a sliding-scale fee. Call for an appointment.
New Connections offer drug and alcohol screening, testing and evaluation services. New Connections has provided drug and alcohol services for over 20 years. Please call 925.363.5000 x 140 for more information.
California Youth Crisis Line--1.800.843.5200 or YouthCrisisLine.org or CalYouth.org
The Crisis Line is a free, 24/7 confidential phone counseling and support service available to young people (youth ages 12-24), to young people's families and friends and to youth serving agencies.