Community Resources

What resources are out there for individuals and their families today?

  • Most of our school districts provide some school-wide counseling. This on-site, individual therapy is free and convenient and is tailored directly to the age group. A wonderful starting point for all students, referrals can also be made to sliding-scale clinics in our community for more extensive work.
  • Groups for students are also often held at school sites by these same therapeutic professionals. Subjects can range from conflict resolution, anger management, bullying, eating disorders, self-esteem workshops, grief and loss, dealing with divorce, and social skills among many others.
  • Mentoring Programs are also popular at some sites that partner students with one another to form a support system.
  • Parenting classes are an excellent option for parents and guardians to learn how to communicate better and how to support healthy choices and lifestyles.
  • There is a guide for senior citizens about common mental health conditions in seniors and housing options for those impacted, including how assisted living could be helpful. Here is the guide.

Resources For All

Almaden Valley Counseling Service
Sliding scale fee- based upon the ability to pay
Telephone#: (408) 997-0200
6529 Crown Blvd. Suite D
San Jose, CA 95120

Y.W.C.A. Counseling Clinic
Sliding scale fee- based upon the ability to pay
Telephone#: (408) 295-4011 ext.259
375 S. Third St.
San Jose, CA 95112

Bill Wilson Center
Sliding scale fee- based upon the ability to pay
Telephone#: 408-243-0200
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Telephone Hotlines For All

24-7 Teen Line: 1-888-247-7717

Teenage Health Resource Line: 1-888-711-8336

California Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-843-5200

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988

National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255

Teen Text Line: Text “TEEN” to 839863

Crisis Text Line: Text “CONNECT” to 741741

Pacific Clinics/Uplift Crisis Hotline: 1-408-379-9085