Youth Crisis Hotline
California Youth Crisis Line - Confidential assistance to youth, ages 12 to 24, in crisis situations, concerned friends and family members. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Trevor Project - For gay and questioning youth, the Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including their nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone
Runaway and Homeless Youth - 24 hours/ 7 days a week
(800) RUNAWAY (1-800-7876-2929)
CRC Teen Zone - A safe and fun place for teens to hang out with friends. Staff engage teens in activities that include billiards, video games, movies, foosball, and basketball during gym time. The Teen Zone is for 6th -12th grade TVUSD students only. The fee is $1.00 a year. Monday - Friday 2:30pm-8:45pm, Saturday 11:00am - 8:45pm.
CRC - 30875 Rancho Vista Rd. Temecula CA 92592
Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services - Project Independence offers unique, affordable, transitional housing opportunities and specialized supportive services to former foster youth and Non-Minor Dependents who are 18 years and older.
P.O. Box 890326 Temecula, CA 92589
Police Activities League (PAL Program) - FREE for youth, P.A.L. is a youth violence prevention and intervention program that provides educational and recreational activities for youth ages 5 to 17 accompanied by volunteer law enforcement officers. Programs include youth leadership, youth victim awareness, community service, recreational activities (mud run, etc), a Boy's Circle, and Girl's Circle.
The collaboration with Murrieta and Temecula Police Departments is founded on the belief that early prevention and intervention for youth will reduce juvenile crime and violence.
Safe Alternatives for Everyone accepts sign-ups year round for the Temecula/Murrieta Police Activities League.
Call (951) 587-3900 for more information or to join Police Activities League.
SIATech Perris - A FREE public high school where you can continue your education at your own pace. Through small group instruction, individual tutoring, and self-paced study, you will make progress on your learning plan to success. For ages 16-24 years.
351 Wilkerson Ave. Ste. F Perris, CA 92570
Typing.com - FREE typing program for students, teachers, and classes. Provides engaging games to help improve typing skills.
TVUSD Technology Homework Center at the Temecula Public Library - Tutoring is provided by qualified High School student volunteers and is free for K-12 students. No prior sign-up is necessary. Please bring your homework, books and writing utensils with you. Click below for the current schedule.
For more information - Email THCTemecula@gmail.com or call (951) 901-8421
Hemet Womens Club - Annual scholarships for Hemet Youth
PO Box 635 Hemet, CA 92546-0635
Michelle's Place - Michelle's Place offers $6,000 in scholarships annually for continuing education students impacted by cancer. The candidate must be in need of financial assistance due to the death of a parent as the result of cancer.
- The candidate must be under the age of 25.
- The candidate must maintain his or her permanent residence in the City of Temecula.
- The candidate must be a full-time student.
Work Readiness & Career Exploration
Youth Occupation Center - ResCare Workforce Services provides youth ages 16-24 services such as career exploration, leadership development, college preparation, high school diploma, tutoring & study skills, certified training, apprenticeship opportunities, on-the-job training skills & work readiness, paid work experience, develop a business plan & become an entrepreneur, financial literacy education, supportive services, life coaching, and more.
Perris Oasis YOC - 351 Wilkerson Avenue, Suite F Perris, CA 92570 (951) 657-7105
Moreno Valley YOC - 22635 Alessandro Blvd, Suite C Moreno Valley, CA 92253 (951) 653-1311
Indio WIN YOC - 45-570 Grace Street, Suite 1 Indio, CA 92201 (760) 775-2887
At Risk Youth
Friday Night Live - Friday Night Live is a youth oriented program catered to young people in the Riverside area. This organization provides activities and entertainment that promote an anti-drug, anti-drinking message to youth in the community.
Located at: 3525 Presley Ave. Riverside, CA 92507
Calicinto Ranch - Reaches children to break the cycles of at-risk youth of incarcerated parents
San Jacinto, CA 92583
Childhelp - Group homes and advocacy for abused children
MyCity Youth Center - Provides after school activities/sports to embrace at-risk and under resourced youth of our valley (Hemet)
145 N Tahquitz Ave, Hemet, CA 92543
SAFE Alternatives for Everyone - Provides services for children, youth, and families who have experienced, or are at risk of abuse and violence
28910 Pujol Street Temecula, CA 92590
Kids 1st Program - Dedicated to supporting you and your 0-5 year old child. They provide parenting classes, case management, therapeutic services, and parenting support. Parents, daycare, preschool, pediatritian, social workers, and counselors can make referrals. For more information, dial (951) 369-8036.
Local service providers include:
FSA Moreno Valley Clinic - 21250 Box Springs Rd, Ste. 106 Moreno Valley, CA 92557 (951) 369-8036
FSA San Jacinto - 625 Pico Ave. San Jacinto, CA 92583 (951) 292-5790
FSA Riverside Clinic - 8172 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92504 (951) 509-8733
Carolyn E. Wylie Center - 4164 Brockton Ave. Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 683-5193
MFI Recovery Center Riverside Clinic - 5870 Arlington Ave. Ste. 103 Riverside, CA 92504 (951) 683-6596
MFI Recovery Center Banning Clinic - 2781 W Ramsey Ste. 1 Banning, CA 92220 (951) 683-6596
Children’s Clinic - A directory of children’s clinics in Riverside County.
Summer Food Programs
2017 Summer Food Programs serve breakfast and lunch for children 18 years and under. For the closest food location to you, simply text "FOOD" to 877877 and you will receive a message detailing where they can get summer meals.
USDA - Summer meal locations for kids 18 and younger at no cost. To find a site near you call (866) 348-6479 or visit
Free or Low-Cost Childcare
MSJC Child Development and Education Center - MSJC Child Development and Education Center has openings for free state preschool or low-cost subsidized child care with full or part-time programs. They offer childcare and preschool for children 18 months through 5 years old and you do not need to be a student to qualify for childcare! Free parenting classes are available as well.
They are open Monday - Friday from 7:30 - 5:30 pm. For more information call (951) 639-5605 for the Menifee Campus or (951) 487-3605 for the San Jacinto campus.
Car Seat/Driving Safety
Temecula CHP - The Temecula office offers FREE car seat inspections at their office every Friday. Find out if you are eligible for a FREE replacement car seat. Call for an appointment (951) 506-2000.
27685 Commerce Center Drive
Temecula , CA 92590
Start Smart New Driver Safety Training Class - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has created a unique two-hour class designed to help your teen driver Start Smart. Start Smart is a FREE class offered statewide to current and prospective teenage drivers, their parents and guardians. Completion of the course may reduce insurance rates as well. Contact your local CHP office for more information about registering for the class.
Temecula CHP - The Temecula office offers FREE bicycle helmets for those who qualify. Call for more information (951) 506-2000.
27685 Commerce Center Drive
Temecula , CA 92590
Pregnancy Resource Centers
Lamb's House of Grace - is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a safe, caring, loving, family environment that equips pregnant women with the ability and tools to progress through a healthy pregnancy and receive training in practical living, education, and career guidance, parenting skills, computer training, finance and job hunting skills to create a better future for themselves and their babies. Lamb's House of grace brings Christian teachings and experience to give women alternative visions of their potential future.
39252 Winchester Rd. #107 Box 338 Murrieta, CA 92563
Birth Choice of Temecula - Provides free pregnancy tests, personal consultations, maternity home referrals, financial aid information, medical referrals, adoption referrals, maternity & baby clothing, post abortion support, and more.
41750 Winchester Rd. Suite O Temecula, CA 92590
Birth Choice of Hemet - Provides free pregnancy tests, personal consultations, maternity home referrals, financial aid information, medical referrals, adoption referrals, maternity & baby clothing, post abortion support, and more.
3989 W. Stetson Ave. Suite 200, Hemet, CA 92543
(951) 766-6100 or the After Hours Hotline (877) 398-7734
Planned Parenthood Riverside - Low cost or free services including HIV testing ($13), STD testing, treatment & vaccines, Pregnancy testing & services, men & women's health care, Morning-After pill (emergency contraception), birth control, abortion services, and general health care.
3772 Tibbetts Riverside, CA 92506
Hope's Community Closet - Provides new & gently used clothing at no cost to families in need.
26111 Ynez Road #B25
Temecula, CA 92590
The Family Advocate Program - The Riverside County Department of Mental Health (RCDMH) recognizes that adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses either live with or are involved with family members or other caregivers. The Department provides a variety of services to family members and caregivers through its Family Advocate Program.
SMART Moms (Single Mothers are Resilient Together) - meets at Murrieta Church of Christ on Sunday evenings for a children's program (infant to 12th grade), speaker/activity for moms and dinner for all! No cost. For additional information call:
If I Need Help - a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization working to reunite those who are lost, disoriented or can’t self-advocate with their loved ones and caregivers. They use QR Code Technology that can be accessed by computer or cell phone to provide help, emergency iD and peace of mind. They offer a free online member profile, and Emergency Q&A that can be edited in real time and emailed or printed in an emergency. Our customizable iD products include iD cards, & wearables such as shoe/dog tags, patches, pins/clips, & apparel.
Create a FREE profile then click on SHOP and select INLAND REGIONAL CENTER. You will receive a starter kit in addition to one of the 5 safety kits. IRC will fund for 1 starter kit and 1 safety kit per twelve months.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - A central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Parents can find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education; as well as find state resource fact sheets to connect with disability agencies and organizations in your state.
Kinship Warmline - Provides information and referrals to assist relative caregivers in the development, maintenance and strengthening of their families. Areas of service include: Child care, counseling resources and mental health/psychological services, educational services for the child/caregiver, public assistance, financial resources, food and clothing assistance, grandparent/relative advocacy groups, guardianship, adoption and/or foster care services, housing, free or low cost legal services, medical services, senior service agencies, and transportation services and resources.
(800) 303-0001 Monday -Friday 8am - 5pm
California Family Life Center - Kin Care - provides FREE services such as help with initial court required paperwork for guardianship and/or kin adoption, counseling, advocacy & case management, respite services for caregivers, tutoring services for children, link to legal services, parenting and teen workshops, support groups, referrals & case management for families exiting Foster Care and moving into KinGap.
749 N. State Street Hemet, CA 92543
California Phones - Every day, specialized California Phones from the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) enable over half a million Californians to stay connected.
There's a California Phone for every need. For example, there are amplified phones that make it easier to hear conversations. Big button phones that are easier to dial. Phones with lights that flash for incoming calls. Convenient portable phones – and more. We also offer phones that are specially designed for individuals with more significant disabilities.
California Phones are available to persons who live in California, have telephone service* and your doctor approves your need. In addition to your doctor, any of the following may certify your need and sign the application form for you:
- Licensed Medical Doctor (MD)
- Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
- Licensed Physician Assistant
- Licensed Audiologist
- Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser
- Licensed Optometrist
- Department of Rehabilitation Counselor
- Superintendent/Audiologist from the California School for the Deaf Fremont/Riverside
Click HERE to find a Certifying Agent near you.
*Equipment connects to your existing telephone service. Your current telephone service charges still apply, however, the Free Specialized Telephone does not increase your service costs.
Animal Friends of the Valleys - Provides free dog/cat food to those in need to avoid drop-offs
Low cost vaccinations and $20 microchipping are available at their Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Clinic Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic is located at their old shelter location: 29001 Bastron, Lake Elsinore, CA, 92530. The spay/neuter clinic is available by appointment only: 951-674-7729 Monday through Friday or www.fixmypet.net.
AFV also helps our community by providing the following:
Transportation and financial assistance to those needing help with spaying or neutering their pet
Additionally low income residents in Canyon Lake and the unincorporated area of Riverside County are being offered FREE spay/ neuter vouchers. Proof of residency and income are required. To qualify as low income an individual must have a maximum annual income of $37,550, a household of 2-$42,950, a household of 3-$48,250 and a household of 4-$65,000. FREE Spay/neuter vouchers for all Temecula residents are available while the funds are available.
Emergency pet care information