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Safe Youth Zones are safe places where youth can seek assistance in escaping from an including bullying, sex trafficking, and other unsafe situations. Help and safe zones can be found at these sites. - Search to find the locations near you below
 

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Hotlines are available to help connect you with programs that can help you escape your situation. - Search for local resources near you below. 
 

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Search for clinics that can assist with birth control near you below. 
 

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If you have Medi-Cal you should see your Primary Care Physician or Urgent Care. If you are unsure if you have Medi-Cal you can visit a contract clinic for medical attention. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1. - Search for contract clinics near you below.
 

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You can call:

  • California Youth Crisis Line – (800) 843-5200
  • Teen Line – (800) 852-8336 or Text TEEN to 839863
  • Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) – (800) 656-4673
  • Domestic Violence Emergency Help Line – (800) 799-7233
  • National Runaway Switchboard – (800) 786-2929

 

As a former foster youth you are eligible for Medi-Cal. If you do not already have Medi-Cal, visit Covered CA to apply and get more information.

 

For information about HIV testing and sexual health, visit the Testing Makes Us Stronger website for local testing sites and general information.

 

Contact the County of Los Angeles – Department of Mental Health Transition Age Youth (TAY) Division at 213-351-7737 or e-mail them at TAYDivision@dmh.lacounty.gov

 

Drop-in Centers provide in-person support and counseling. Most centers are open during the day and can provide you with somewhere to go as well as people to talk with. - Search for Drop-in Centers near you below.
 

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Call 1-877-727-4747.  The Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Helpline is always available to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

California’s Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows parents or other persons, with lawful custody, which means anyone to whom the parent has given permission, to confidentially surrender a baby. As long as the baby is three days (72 hours) of age or younger and has not been abused or neglected, the baby may be surrendered without fear of arrest or prosecution.

Call 1-877-222-9723 (1-877-BABY-SAFE)

 

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