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Connect-OC brings mental health resources currently available throughout Orange County for teens and young adults together in one place.

Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) OC Links

OCLinks provides confidential, free telephone and online chat support for information or linkage to mental health and drug/alcohol programs and services.

405 W. 5th St.
Santa Ana, 92701

Robyne’s Nest

Resources & support for at-risk or homeless youth. Providing services to students in the Huntington Beach Union High School District and Newport Mesa Unified School District only.

7602 Talbert Ave, Unit F
Huntington Beach, 92648
714-369-6102

Therapeutic Services Telehealth Individual Therapy Group Therapy Support Group(s)

No-Cost Services, Fee For Service, Sliding Scale Services

On-site Services

Fristers

Fristers helps teen and young parents build healthy and stable lives and families through educational classes and workshops, mentoring, case management, and the support of a caring community.

17815 Sky Park Circle, Suite H
Irvine, 92614
949 387 7889

Mental Health Association of Orange County

MHA is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt Orange County, CA based social services organization. All our programs serve ages 18 and up with severe and persistent psychiatric disorders.

1971 E. 4th Street, Suite 130a
Santa Ana, 92705
714 547 7559

Northbound Treatment Services

Dual diagnosis treatment center

9842 13th Street
Garden Grove, 92884
949.356.7321

Teens4TeensHelp.org

An Online platform where teens and young adults can see video stories of recovery from a variety of mental health issues, find hope, help, inspiration, and resources.

21695 Yucatan Avenue
Woodland Hills, 91364
310-869-3500

Lido Paddle Project

We offer paddling, kayaking, yoga, meditation as well as tools to reduce PTSD while promoting mental wellness and mindfulness. Sessions offered bi-monthly out of Newport Beach and weekly meditations out of Laguna Beach.

1278 Glenneyre
Laguna Beach, 92651
9498137681

Acacia Counseling and Wellness

Acacia Counseling and Wellness began in response to a great need for outpatient mental health services in university communities. Acacia Irvine offers therapy, psychiatry, and wellness services. Services currently via telehealth until Fall 2021.

4255 Campus Drive, Suite A245
Irvine, 92612
9495020736

Planned Parenthood Orange & San Bernardino Counties

We provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education for middle & high school classrooms and community-based organizations and have 6 health centers in OC that provide sexual & reproductive health care services at low-to-no cost.

801 E. Katella Ave
Anaheim, 92805
714-922-4100

Therapeutic Services Telehealth Peer to Peer

No-Cost Services, Fee For Service, Sliding Scale Services

Remote Services On-site Services

2-1-1 Orange County

2-1-1 Orange County runs a comprehensive information and referral system for Orange County, CA. 211OC provides a resource database of health and human services and support, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

P.O Box 10473
Santa Ana, 92711
(888) 600-HELP ((888) 600-4357) toll free

The H.O.P.E Center

The H.O.P.E. Center, which stands for “Helping Our People Excel,” is an outpatient center affiliated with Anaheim Global Medical Center. The center provides diverse behavioral health services to adults 18 and older.

100 North Harbor Blvd Suite 100
Anaheim, 92805
714-808-8304

APAIT

APAIT provides HIV testing, mental health, HIV prevention, housing and support services for people living with or at-risk for HIV/AIDS in LA and Orange Counties.

12832 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite E.
Garden Grove, 92843
(714) 636-1349

Community Counseling & Supportive Services - OCACCEPT

Community Counseling & Supportive Services (CCSS) has merged with OCACCEPT to serve residents of all age groups. The program specializes in providing services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and/or Questioning and their loved ones.

4000 W. Metropolitan Dr., Ste 405
Orange, 92868
714-645-8000

Parent 2 Parent Strategies/Because I Love You (BILY)

Because I Love You (BILY) meetings are a safe, confidential place for parents of any age child (adult or minor) to receive help with family issues. BILY provides the tools needed to regain control and peace in your home.

1208 Ganado
San Clemente, 92673
949-498-7276

NAMI Orange County

NAMI Orange County conducts free educational programs, meetings and support groups throughout the county at no-cost. We provide virtual events, mentorship and advocacy for families and individuals affected by mental health.

1810 17th St.
Santa Ana, 92705
(714) 544-8488

Wellness & Prevention Center

The Wellness & Prevention Center provides mental health and substance use prevention services including low cost mental health counseling and education workshops for youth and families in Orange County.

700 Avenida Pico
San Clemente, 92673
9496800516

Therapeutic Services Telehealth Individual Therapy Family Therapy

No-Cost Services, Sliding Scale Services

Remote Services On-site Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove

Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove (BGCGG) has a dedicated Community Health Services division of programming that focuses on the ‘whole-child’. Counseling & Crisis Intervention services for youth and families. Providing Individual, Group, & Family Sessions

10540 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove, 92840
7145300430

CASA DE LA FAMILIA

Casa de la Familia provides individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, support groups, advocacy, crisis intervention, and outreach in Orange County.

1650 E. 4th St.
Santa Ana, 92701
(877) 611-2272

Therapeutic Services Telehealth Individual Therapy Family Therapy Group Therapy Support Group(s)

Fee For Service, No-Cost Services, Sliding Scale Services

Remote Services

South Orange County Vet Center

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve

26431 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, 92691
949-697-2329

The Priority Center’s Outreach and Engagement Program

Our program is an Early Intervention/Prevention Program designed to reach people of all ages who are not yet receiving care and experience mild to moderate behavioral health conditions. No age, insurance, or income restrictions. Serving central OC.

1940 E Deere Ave
Santa Ana, 92705
1-888-955-6570

Community Counseling & Supportive Services (CCSS)

CCSS is a short-term counseling program for OC residents of all age groups, who have or are at risk of developing a mild to moderate behavioral health condition. We also specilize in LGBTIQ+, deaf & hard of hearing, and underseved ethnic communities.

4000 W Metropolitan Drive, STE 405
Orange, 92868
(714) 645-8000

Health Care Agency / OC Parent Wellness Program

The program serves families with children under the age of 18. This includes expectant youth and adult with mild to moderate behavioral health symptoms. Services are short-term and at no-cost to OC residents who meet program eligibility criteria.

4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 404
Orange, 92868
714-480-5160

Western Youth Services

WYS provides a range of mental health services through our collaborative partnerships; via telehealth and in clinics, homes, schools and various community locations throughout Orange County, CA.

23461 South Pointe Drive, Suite 220
Laguna Hills, 92653
9498551556

Olive Crest

Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.”®

2130 E 4th St
Santa Ana, 92705
7145435437

LGBTQ Center OC

Mental Health services are provided on a sliding scale basis for the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. Individual, couple, family and group therapy are available. Services are currently provided 7 days a week via telehealth.

1605 N. Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, 92701
7149535428

Strong Families Strong Children

SFSC's mission is to improve the health and well-being of veterans, military families and children throughout Orange County by engaging the community, building resiliency, and creating safer, more stable home environments.

525 N Cabrillo Park Dr, Ste 300
Santa Ana, 92701
(714) 953-4455 x661

Straight Talk Clinic, In.c

Mental illness is not a character defect. At Straight Talk Counseling, staff are committed to reducing stigma around seeking mental health services. We believe that therapy not only helps you understand yourself better but it helps you understand ot

3785 S Plaza Dr,
Santa Ana,, 92704-7463
7148282000

CarePossible, Inc.

CarePossible provides free mental health care to veterans and low income families.

28202 Cabot Rd.
Laguna Niguel, 92677
9493038264

Mind OC / Be Well OC

Brings together a robust, community-based, cross-sector strategy—public, private, academic, faith and others—to create a community-wide, coordinated ecosystem to support optimal mental health.

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Mental Health Association of Orange County

MHA is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt Orange County, CA based social services organization. All our programs serve ages 18 and up with severe and persistent psychiatric disorders.

1971 E. 4th Street, Suite 130a
Santa Ana, 92705
714 547 7559

Psychiatric Services

No-Cost Services

Remote Services On-site Services

Acacia Counseling and Wellness

Acacia Counseling and Wellness began in response to a great need for outpatient mental health services in university communities. Acacia Irvine offers therapy, psychiatry, and wellness services. Services currently via telehealth until Fall 2021.

4255 Campus Drive, Suite A245
Irvine, 92612
9495020736

Psychiatric Services

Fee For Service, Sliding Scale Services

Remote Services On-site Services

2-1-1 Orange County

2-1-1 Orange County runs a comprehensive information and referral system for Orange County, CA. 211OC provides a resource database of health and human services and support, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

P.O Box 10473
Santa Ana, 92711
(888) 600-HELP ((888) 600-4357) toll free

Psychiatric Services

No-Cost Services

Remote Services

Community Counseling & Supportive Services - OCACCEPT

Community Counseling & Supportive Services (CCSS) has merged with OCACCEPT to serve residents of all age groups. The program specializes in providing services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and/or Questioning and their loved ones.

4000 W. Metropolitan Dr., Ste 405
Orange, 92868
714-645-8000

Psychiatric Services

No-Cost Services

Remote Services On-site Services

Strong Families Strong Children

SFSC's mission is to improve the health and well-being of veterans, military families and children throughout Orange County by engaging the community, building resiliency, and creating safer, more stable home environments.

525 N Cabrillo Park Dr, Ste 300
Santa Ana, 92701
(714) 953-4455 x661

Psychiatric Services

No-Cost Services

Remote Services On-site Services

Mind OC / Be Well OC

Brings together a robust, community-based, cross-sector strategy—public, private, academic, faith and others—to create a community-wide, coordinated ecosystem to support optimal mental health.

Robyne’s Nest

Resources & support for at-risk or homeless youth. Providing services to students in the Huntington Beach Union High School District and Newport Mesa Unified School District only.

7602 Talbert Ave, Unit F
Huntington Beach, 92648
714-369-6102

Mental / Physical Wellness & Educational Services Life Coaching Self Help Skill Building

No-Cost Services, Fee For Service, Sliding Scale Services

On-site Services

Fristers

Fristers helps teen and young parents build healthy and stable lives and families through educational classes and workshops, mentoring, case management, and the support of a caring community.

17815 Sky Park Circle, Suite H
Irvine, 92614
949 387 7889

Mental Health Association of Orange County

MHA is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt Orange County, CA based social services organization. All our programs serve ages 18 and up with severe and persistent psychiatric disorders.

1971 E. 4th Street, Suite 130a
Santa Ana, 92705
714 547 7559

Northbound Treatment Services

Dual diagnosis treatment center

9842 13th Street
Garden Grove, 92884
949.356.7321

Teens4TeensHelp.org

An Online platform where teens and young adults can see video stories of recovery from a variety of mental health issues, find hope, help, inspiration, and resources.

21695 Yucatan Avenue
Woodland Hills, 91364
310-869-3500

Lido Paddle Project

We offer paddling, kayaking, yoga, meditation as well as tools to reduce PTSD while promoting mental wellness and mindfulness. Sessions offered bi-monthly out of Newport Beach and weekly meditations out of Laguna Beach.

1278 Glenneyre
Laguna Beach, 92651
9498137681

2-1-1 Orange County

2-1-1 Orange County runs a comprehensive information and referral system for Orange County, CA. 211OC provides a resource database of health and human services and support, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

P.O Box 10473
Santa Ana, 92711
(888) 600-HELP ((888) 600-4357) toll free

Walk With Sally

Mentoring for kids between 7-17 years old impacted by cancer

840 Apollo St. #324
El Segundo , 90245
3103223900

APAIT

APAIT provides HIV testing, mental health, HIV prevention, housing and support services for people living with or at-risk for HIV/AIDS in LA and Orange Counties.

12832 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite E.
Garden Grove, 92843
(714) 636-1349

One Mind Psyber Guide

A non-profit that aims to help people use technology to live a mentally healthier life.We hope to improve access to mental health resources to those who lack access to traditional support & how technology can be used to improve wellbeing.

Community Outreach Alliance COA

A positive environment for children and young adults to help them stay active and prevent the cycle of drug abuse and addiction that has ended so many lives.

3316 Avenida Del Presidente
San Clemente, 92672-4522
949-257-2286

Parent 2 Parent Strategies/Because I Love You (BILY)

Because I Love You (BILY) meetings are a safe, confidential place for parents of any age child (adult or minor) to receive help with family issues. BILY provides the tools needed to regain control and peace in your home.

1208 Ganado
San Clemente, 92673
949-498-7276

NAMI Orange County

NAMI Orange County conducts free educational programs, meetings and support groups throughout the county at no-cost. We provide virtual events, mentorship and advocacy for families and individuals affected by mental health.

1810 17th St.
Santa Ana, 92705
(714) 544-8488

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE OUR STORIES

We facilitate workshops in theatre and storytelling to offer health & wellbeing, creative expression and self acceptance/empowerment.

606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, 92651
9494948021

Orange County Youth Center

The OCYC provides career development and training for youth ages 14-24. Services include vocational training, paid work experience, and supportive services. Besides our La Habra office, we have offices in Garden Grove and Santa Ana.

441 E. Whittier Blvd., Suite A
La Habra, 90631
(562) 383-4227

YouthBuild Anaheim

YouthBuild is a program open to eligible at-risk youth ages 16-24 that provides high school diploma completion, occupational skills training in construction (for participants 18-24), and employment services.

321 N State College
Anaheim, 92806
(714)615-4313

Leslie Rose Coaching

Certified Health, Nutrition and Life Coach, providing one-on-one coaching to teens and college-age young adults. Key areas of expertise: health conditions, nutrition, weight loss/gain, EDs, Mindset, Stress, Anxiety, Sleep.

1927 Leeward Ln
Newport Beach, 92660
949-307-5353

South Orange County Vet Center

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve

26431 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, 92691
949-697-2329

The Priority Center’s Outreach and Engagement Program

Our program is an Early Intervention/Prevention Program designed to reach people of all ages who are not yet receiving care and experience mild to moderate behavioral health conditions. No age, insurance, or income restrictions. Serving central OC.

1940 E Deere Ave
Santa Ana, 92705
1-888-955-6570

Community Counseling & Supportive Services (CCSS)

CCSS is a short-term counseling program for OC residents of all age groups, who have or are at risk of developing a mild to moderate behavioral health condition. We also specilize in LGBTIQ+, deaf & hard of hearing, and underseved ethnic communities.

4000 W Metropolitan Drive, STE 405
Orange, 92868
(714) 645-8000

Western Youth Services

WYS provides a range of mental health services through our collaborative partnerships; via telehealth and in clinics, homes, schools and various community locations throughout Orange County, CA.

23461 South Pointe Drive, Suite 220
Laguna Hills, 92653
9498551556

Olive Crest

Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.”®

2130 E 4th St
Santa Ana, 92705
7145435437

Young Lives Redeemed

Connection to integrated engagement in trauma-informed mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, sustainable housing, secondary and post-secondary education, vocational programming, job training and employment

1105 East Commonwealth Avenue, Suite A-2
Fullerton, 92831
7145269046

Find Your Anchor

Find Your Anchor (FYA) is a grassroots movement aimed at suicide prevention, awareness, and education. With creativity and a personal touch, FYA aims to support those who may be struggling and de-stigmatize conversations surrounding mental health.

1050 Calle Cordillera, #104
San Clemente, 92673
3307547720

LGBTQ Center OC

Mental Health services are provided on a sliding scale basis for the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. Individual, couple, family and group therapy are available. Services are currently provided 7 days a week via telehealth.

1605 N. Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, 92701
7149535428

Strong Families Strong Children

SFSC's mission is to improve the health and well-being of veterans, military families and children throughout Orange County by engaging the community, building resiliency, and creating safer, more stable home environments.

525 N Cabrillo Park Dr, Ste 300
Santa Ana, 92701
(714) 953-4455 x661

The Phoenix

We are a nonprofit sober active community. We offer free activities from group fitness and yoga to climbing, hiking, socials and art nights. The only membership fee is 48 hours sobriety. In-person, virtual and on-demand options available.

850 West 18th Street Unit A
Costa Mesa, 92627
9498735215

BPSOS Center for Community Advancement

We host free online Mental Health workshops. We are partnered with many organizations in order to send any mental health referrals.

13950 Milton Ave St. 301
Westminster, 92683
7148972214

Mind OC / Be Well OC

Brings together a robust, community-based, cross-sector strategy—public, private, academic, faith and others—to create a community-wide, coordinated ecosystem to support optimal mental health.

Northbound Treatment Services

Dual diagnosis treatment center

9842 13th Street
Garden Grove, 92884
949.356.7321

College / University Services

Fee For Service, Sliding Scale Services

Remote Services On-site Services

Lido Paddle Project

We offer paddling, kayaking, yoga, meditation as well as tools to reduce PTSD while promoting mental wellness and mindfulness. Sessions offered bi-monthly out of Newport Beach and weekly meditations out of Laguna Beach.

1278 Glenneyre
Laguna Beach, 92651
9498137681

Acacia Counseling and Wellness

Acacia Counseling and Wellness began in response to a great need for outpatient mental health services in university communities. Acacia Irvine offers therapy, psychiatry, and wellness services. Services currently via telehealth until Fall 2021.

4255 Campus Drive, Suite A245
Irvine, 92612
9495020736

College / University Services Counseling/Wellness Center

Fee For Service, Sliding Scale Services

Remote Services On-site Services

Community Health Initiative of Orange County

To connect children, families and other adults to affordable and quality healthcare and social services.

1505 E 17th St Suite 121
Santa Ana , 92705
1-855-927-8333

Community Outreach Alliance COA

A positive environment for children and young adults to help them stay active and prevent the cycle of drug abuse and addiction that has ended so many lives.

3316 Avenida Del Presidente
San Clemente, 92672-4522
949-257-2286

NAMI Orange County

NAMI Orange County conducts free educational programs, meetings and support groups throughout the county at no-cost. We provide virtual events, mentorship and advocacy for families and individuals affected by mental health.

1810 17th St.
Santa Ana, 92705
(714) 544-8488

Wellness & Prevention Center

The Wellness & Prevention Center provides mental health and substance use prevention services including low cost mental health counseling and education workshops for youth and families in Orange County.

700 Avenida Pico
San Clemente, 92673
9496800516

College / University Services Counseling/Wellness Center

No-Cost Services, Sliding Scale Services

Remote Services On-site Services

Orange County Youth Center

The OCYC provides career development and training for youth ages 14-24. Services include vocational training, paid work experience, and supportive services. Besides our La Habra office, we have offices in Garden Grove and Santa Ana.

441 E. Whittier Blvd., Suite A
La Habra, 90631
(562) 383-4227

California State University, Fullerton MSW Dept

CSUF MSW is an academic institution providing an opportunity to earn a Masters degree in Social Work.

800 N State College
Fullerton, 92831
17142765886

In Crisis?

The OC WarmLine is a free and confidential service available 24/7 providing emotional support and resources to Orange County residents.

Call or text: (714) 991-6412

In an emergency or if you need immediate assistance call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

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At Connect-OC, we’re working to change that.

Connect-OC is about you. It’s about me. It’s about us. It’s about building a platform that brings teens and young adults from diverse backgrounds and circumstances across Orange County together to make our voices heard. To help others find their voice. To normalize talking about mental health and wellness. And to create a community that empowers each of us to pave a path to something better.

Join us. Connect. Share. Make a difference.

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