Teen Resources


ACT Youth Network  A website developed by young people from all over New York State who are working to improve the health and wellness for themselves and their communities.  The site is packed with helpful information for today’s youth.

Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Project of Warren and Washington Counties
1-518-793-9496 – 24 hour hotline, counseling, advocacy, shelter, crime victim assistance, support groups, community education and outreach for victims of domestic violence and their children in Warren and Washington Counties

Family Planning Benefit Program can help you pay for services to prevent unplanned pregnancy which includes confidential counseling, birth control services, STD testing, transportation assistance and emergency contraception.  For a listing of where there is an enrollment site near you (by county), click here.

Friends in Adoption (FIA)
Phone: 1-800-982-4636
Friends in Adoption (FIA) is a non-profit, pro-choice, licensed agency with a focus on helping people make informed decisions concerning adoption. FIA is committed to open adoption, inclusiveness, and providing lifelong support to all members of the adoption circle.   www.friendsinadoption.org

WAIT HOUSE:  Homeless Youth Shelter for Warren and Washington Counties
WAIT House 24-Hour (518) 798-4384 www.hycwaithouse.org

IYG National Hotline for Gay, Bisexual and Lesbian Youth
Phone: 1-800-347-TEEN
Provides information about national and local resources for GLBTQ teens. Boasts the largest database of its kind.

National Council for Adoption Hotline
1-866-21-ADOPT (23678)
Available 24 hours a day for information about adoption; also available by email ([email protected]), sponsored by the National Council for Adoption.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) l 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Available 24 hours a day, every day, in English and Spanish, for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

National Youth Crisis Hotline
A 24 hour resource line for any crisis from pregnancy to drugs to depression
Phone: 1-800-448-4663
TDD for hearing impaired
Phone: 1-800-448-1833

Planned Parenthood Facts of Life Hotline
Phone: 1-800-967-PLAN
The Planned Parenthood Facts of Life Hotline features operators on call to give information about sexuality, STDs, relationships, alcohol and drugs, nutrition and more. Operators are available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Find a Planned Parenthood Clinic Near You
Phone: 1-800-230-PLAN
Website: plannedparenthood.org

Sexual Assualt Support Services
Phone 1-866-307-4086

Rape Crisis Programs in the Surrounding Area
Warren 1-866-307-4086   Albany (518) 447-7716   Saratoga (518) 587-2336   Rensselaer (518) 271-3257
Schenectady (518) 346-2266

The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
Phone: 1-888-THE-GLNH
Provides phone and e-mail peer counseling, as well as information about local resources for GLBTQ teens across the United States.

Youth Suicide Prevention Program Website
Phone: 1-866-427-4747
Phone: (GLBTQ) 1-866-488-7386

Relationship Resources

LoveIsRespect.org  A joint project between the National Dating Abuse Helpline and Break the Cycle to provide resources for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.

The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. The campaign was created using a “bystander intervention” strategy, encouraging friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for dating violence in a friend’s relationship.