An initiative that provides parenting resources on how to improve communication with your children, about more difficult topics specifically for teens. The website also provides tips and resources for teens to explore difficult issues and seek out guidance. https://parentandteen.com/
Youth Care Team provides a confidential, judgment-free, safe space (virtual or in-person) for adolescents between 13-21 years of age focused on mental, sexual, and reproductive wellness. Resources include brief counseling, depression and anxiety screening, comprehensive education, free condoms with additional safer sex supplies, period products, referrals for additional support, and more.
Click to refer: https://redcap.phila.gov/surveys/?s=HT4E37NMAN
Call for info: (267) 324-6081
Kooth – A NO COST, 24/7 Digital Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Students Grade 6+ in School District of Philadelphia
Kooth is Pennsylvania’s 24/7 online mental health and wellbeing platform sponsored by the PA General Assembly. Kooth is designed to provide students with access to no cost, personalized, digital mental health and wellbeing resources, including self guided, peer to peer, and professional counseling support. Interested to learn more? Click https://us.kooth.com/signup/what-school-do-you-go-to to sign up for Kooth, and https://us.kooth.com/philasd/parent-faqs for parents and caregivers.
Amazing, comprehensive resource guide for Teens and Young Adults from CLS and PLA Resources in this guide include: child care and early learning, domestic violence, drop-in centers, drug and alcohol treatment, education/career, family planning/reproductive health, food resources, general health services, housing/shelter, legal services, mental health services, parenting education, teen parent resources, other resources. Click here for guide and go to clsphila.org/youth-justice/youth-justice-resources-2/for info and amazing fact sheets.
FREE virtual summer emersion program. Offers a 2 and 6 week program for 9-12 graders for computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants will get exposure to tech jobs, meet women in tech careers, and join a supportive sisterhood of girls in tech.girlswhocode.com/programs/summer-immersion-program
Youth programs at PhilyCAM offer an open creativity studio that provides access to media equipment and other tools that help Philly youth to explore various forms of film/video. Through participation in our programs youth will make and share media that challenges commercial norms while promoting creative expression, critical thinking skills, and community participation. 699 Ranstead St. 267-639-5481. We welcome students ages 12-18 to find out more go to phillycam.org
Uplift Center for Grieving Children provides free peer support groups to children ages 5-18 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Uplift helps children grieving a death heal and grow through their grief, while strengthening families, communities, and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. Peer support groups are located in various locations across the city and within schools and community groups. The main location is 3300 Henry Ave, Suite 102, Phone number 267-437-3123, or Call 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673). www.upliftphilly.org
FREE Support Group info as well here
Loveisrespect is an organization that provides 24/7 telephone, online, and texting hotlines to support teens and young adults in abusive relationships or settings in additional to educational materials on healthy relationships and abuse. Information is also available for abusive partners. Call the hotline at 1.866.331.9474, text “loveis” to 22522, or chat and/or locate resources at www.loveisrespect.org
Covenant House Pennsylvania operates a 51-bed Crisis Center that provides emergency shelter and a host of support services through our Open Intake Policy. Any youth under the age of 21 in need of a place to stay is admitted, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31 East Armat Street-call 215-951-5411