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.

(800) 843-5200


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

(866) 488-7386


Runaway and Homeless Youth - 24 hours/ 7 days a week

(800) RUNAWAY (1-800-7876-2929) 


Child Protective Services 

(800) 442-4918



California Youth Crisis Line - Confidential assistance to youth, ages 12 to 24, in crisis situations, and concerned friends and family members. 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

(800) 843-5200


Homeless Youth Hotline

(800) 551-1300


Operation SafeHouse - provides Emergency Shelter, Intervention and Outreach Services to Youth ages 11-17 in Crisis.

(951) 351-4418

Teen Challenge of Southern California - Process: Mandatory intakes for both men and women are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8 A.M. sharp. Interested party should arrive early and bring identification and their social security card if possible. Once the interview is complete, the potential client will be provided with a medical packet. A full physical including blood work and a TB test will be required ( Interested party should obtain Medi-Cal or private insurance coverage). Once the information from the physical is received by the Teen Challenge administration, the potential client will be contacted. If approved, the client will either enter the program or be placed on a waiting list. The program is a mandatory one-year program. After successfully completing the first year, the client can opt for a four-month apprenticeship program. Clients with current substance abuse are advised to detox before entering the program, or will have to go through withdrawals in the program. Clients with mental health conditions will not be allowed to take medications while in the program. Sexual offenders must contact Teen Challenge- Watsonville @ (831)724-9576 for information on entering the program at that location. Faith based.

5445 Chicago Ave. Riverside, CA 92507

(951) 682-8990

Children’s Mental Health Clinics

Riverside University Health System/Behavioral Health - Children’s Mental Health Clinics provide services to children with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Services include psychiatric evaluations, medication services, individual and family therapy, and case management services. Staff works closely with schools to provide services to students who experience academic problems as a result of their severe emotional problems. Parent partners offer support and advocacy services to parents whose children are receiving services at the clinic.

Lake Elsinore Children’s Mental Health Clinic
31946 Mission Trail, Suite B Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 
(951) 245-7663

The Lehman Center - Children's Campus
3075 Myers Street Riverside, CA 
(951) 358-4625

Moreno Valley Children’s Interagency Program(MVCIP)
23119 Cottonwood Moreno Valley, CA 
(951) 413-5678

Mt. San Jacinto Children’s Mental Health
950 Ramona Boulevard, Ste 1 & 2 San Jacinto, CA 92582 
(951) 487-2674

 Temecula Children’s Mental Health Clinic
41002 County Center Drive, Ste 320 Temecula, CA 92591 
(951) 600-6355


CHP Explorer Program - The California Highway Patrol's Explorer Program is designed for young men and women, 15 to 21 years of age, allowing them to develop the skills and knowledge needed to serve the people of California through discipline and a commitment to serving their community.

Explorers assist the CHP both in office and out in the field. The experience they obtain here will be directly applicable to a future in law enforcement, while building relationships - with other Explorers, in the community they serve, and within the CHP. Explorers receive physical fitness training, medical training, organizational, and clerical training. As an Explorer, you'll attend Community Service events, staff DUI Checkpoints, participate in Ride-alongs in the field, and compete in Explorer Competitions. 'Explore' your future in Law Enforcement as a CHP Explorer.

Location: 27685 Commerce Center Drive Temecula, CA 92590

Any questions, please contact Officer A. Florez or W. Strom at (951) 506-2000.

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  

(951) 694-6410


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.

Books to You - Riverside County Library System’s Western County Bookmobile is available every Wednesday from 9am- noon at

French Valley Community Center - 31757 Browning Street

Youth Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Provides mentors at no cost for youth ages 6-16 years old.


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

(951) 657-7105 -  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 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

Community Action Partnership - Workplace mentoring offered to high school students (grades 11-12). Learn how to manage your time and money while getting PAID at the same time. 

(951) 955-6463



Inland Empire Job Corps Center - Offers skills to succeed in today's workforce at no cost to you or your family.



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


Youth Opportunity Center - Monday - Thursday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. & Friday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

2060 University Avenue Riverside, CA

(951) 826-2272


At Risk Youth

Community Outreach Ministry - Dr. Mona and Bob Davies co-founders are advocates and a voice for voiceless children left behind by incarcerated parents. Investing in the children’s felt needs decreases school dropout rates, drugs, gang resistance and diversion from involvement in juvenile justice. Early intervention has increased the children’s capacities to become first generation graduates, skilled workers and earning a legal salary.

COM offers Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration: Mentor Protégé Workshops, camp scholarships and gifts for at-risk kids of incarcerated parents.

(951) 698-7650


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
(951) 782-2419


Calicinto Ranch - Reaches children to break the cycles of at-risk youth of incarcerated parents

San Jacinto, CA 92583

(951) 654-6838


Childhelp - Group homes and advocacy for abused children


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



Families with Children - LEUSD S.A.F.E.R. Program
(951) 253-7000 ext. 5386

 Domestic Violence

Alternatives to Domestic Violence -  Provides emergency shelter and resources.

(951) 320-1370

24 hour/7day crisis line (951) 683-0829


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

Summer Transportation Programs

Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) - Students grades 1-12 ride RTA buses for only 25 cents all summer long. Plan your trip today by visiting or contact the Customer Information Center, which is open until 10pm daily.

(951) 565-5002

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.


Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County - Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County provides a safe, fun and affordable place for your kids to go during out-of-school time to connect with caring, trained, professionals and engage in enriching programs and activities. 

Lakeland Village Community Center- Lake Elsinore

(951) 245-4499

Menifee Valley

26301 Garbani Rd, Menifee, CA 92584

(951) 246-8845

Murrieta Clubhouse 

(951) 698-3838

Pechanga Great Oak Clubhouse - Temecula

(951) 695-0181

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/Infant Resource Centers

Birth Choice Centers - Free pregnancy and infant resources including no-cost pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound, clothing and supplies.

Temecula Location: 41750 Winchester Rd. Suite O Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 296-3441

Hemet Location: 3989 W Stetson Ave Suite 200 Hemet, CA 92545

(951) 766-6100

Elsinore Valley Pregnancy Resource Center - Free pregnancy help including pregnancy tests, ultrasound resources, pregnancy counseling, educational classes, maternity & infant supplies, and post abortion support.

31735 Riverside Drive, Suite A/B Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

24/7 Hotline: (951) 245-8884

Office: (951) 245-8587

Clear Charity - Provides diapers at reduced cost.

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


Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services - The program helps homeless single moms with young children by providing them with housing and work assistance to get them off the streets while helping them build accountability, financial stability and faith in themselves.

P.O. Box 890326 Temecula, CA 92589

(951) 302-2317

The Grove Community Church - Free new clothing for infants sizes up to 24 months. Visit the Perris Family Resource Center for a voucher at 2055 South Perris Boulevard C1, Perris, CA 92571 or call (951) 443-1158 for more information.

For free health clinics, pregnancy tests, and other health related resources, please click here:


Parent to Parent Telephone Support Line - Riverside University Health System has a non-emergency crisis for parents/caregivers who are raising a child/youth with mental health/emotional/behavioral challenges. If you have questions or just need to talk they can help. Information regarding parent-to-parent support groups, parenting classes, suicide alertness, and mental health first aid-youth trainings are also provided. There is NO CHARGE for these groups. English and Spanish groups are available. 

Telephone Support Line (951) 358-3622 or toll free at (888) 358-3622

Parent Support & Training Program 

3125 Myers Riverside, CA 92503

(951) 358-5862


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:

(951) 375-2594

Family Advocate Program

(800) 330-4522

Burial Assistance for Children

The Unforgettables Foundation -  Assists grieving families with finances to help them afford a timely and dignified funeral for their child.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Empty Cradle - Pregnancy Loss support, education & remembrance. Empty Cradle is a Southern California non-profit serving San Diego County and Riverside County area parents who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, TFMR or SIDS. We are compassionately here for you. Click here for a schedule of support meetings

(619) 595-3887 - Parents can receive individual telephone and email support through a network of trained resource parents, all of whom have experienced a loss. Parents who are in need of support are matched with a resource parent that has had a similar type of loss. The resource parent can offer comfort, support, friendship and hope to the newly bereaved parent.

Special Needs

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. 

(661) 524-6732

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.

Relative Caregivers

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

Riverside County Office on Aging/Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

(951) 867-3800 or (800) 491-7123

Adoption/Foster Care

Rancho Damacitas - Project Independence offers young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 with a history of foster care a place to grow.  Residents are provided safe, stable housing, employment resources and support, personal coaching on finances, life skill development opportunities and more.  In return, participants are required to find and maintain employment, make financial contributions mimicking real-life, and participate in weekly coaching sessions and workshops to help them learn, grow, and thrive!  Residents will gain control over their future by learning how to manage their finances, move forward in their careers and set and achieve personal goals.

If you are a former foster youth between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, and you would like the opportunity to participate in Project Independence, apply below!

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.

(951) 791-3557

749 N. State Street Hemet, CA 92543



(951) 358-3645


Foster Care

(800) 665-5437

Free Cellphones

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.

Prom Dresses

Operation Prom Girl SoCal - Provides free prom and military ball dresses to those who qualify. Hair and makeup services may be available to those who qualify as well.


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

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