Teen Resources 2019-01-04T11:49:26+00:00

Teen Resources

Being a teen can be difficult, but these resources can help.

  • National Hopeline Network: 800-442-4673 or 800-784-2432 (en español). Help and hope 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255). No matter what problems you are dealing with, they want to help you find a reason to keep living.
  • The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386. 24/7 suicide & crisis prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. You can also talk via text or chat.
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860. A line primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender.
  • Reach Out Help for teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues.
  • TeensHealth, Your Mind Worried? Depressed? Afraid? Get some answers.
  • Modern Loss Candid conversation about grief.
  •  NJHopeLine – If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call the New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline at 1-855-654-6735 
  • The Trevor Project The nation’s only 24/7 suicide & crisis prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. Visit them online or call 866-488-7386. You can also talk via text or chat. 
  • Campus Pride Campus Pride’s objective is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States. Includes the Campus Pride Index identifying LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. 
  • Gay/Lesbian/Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. 
  • Gender Spectrum Provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. 
  • GLAAD The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. 
  • GSA Network Connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. 
  • TransYouth Family Allies Empowers young people & their families through support, education, & outreach about gender identity and expression.
  • Garden State Equality  New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
  • Rutgers LGBTQA The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities’ mission is to provide services and programs that actively engage students and make a positive contribution to the quality of student life 
  • Department of Children and Families LGBTQ Resources – Resources in and out of state for LGBTQ youth
  • Covenant House New Jersey Providing food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and an array of other important services to homeless, runaway and trafficked youth between the ages of 18-21 
  • Performcarenj Helping youth and young adults gain access to the services they need throughout the state of NJ 
  •  Young Americans Center for Financial Education Home to Young Americans Bank and an incredible array of award-winning nonprofit programs, all designed to teach young people 21 and under about finances, economics and business. 
  • High School Financial Planning Program As a teen, you are already making decisions today about money that will impact your lifestyle as an adult. HSFPP is a program that provides you with information to help you make informed financial decisions as a teen and young adult and equips you with the skills and knowledge to adapt as your circumstances change. Create a free student account to access the books and activities to start building your future success today. 
  • CashCourse Are you planning to go to college or taking some classes already? If so, then CashCourse is for you. CashCourse is a free, online noncommercial financial literacy resource for college students and those teens planning to attend college. The program provides interactive personal finance tools, articles, and other resources to help you navigate the financial decisions that you will face before and while attending a post-secondary institution. 
  • On Your Own Everyone has something they wish they would have known when they were younger. When young adults are just starting out, they make decisions based on their limited knowledge of the world, but what if they had a little help? The On Your Own blog features practical information alongside profiles of real people facing real issues as they enter adulthood. 
  • GCFLearnFree This free site offers online courses in workplace basics, including completing I-9 and W-4 forms and understanding your paycheck. 
  • Federal Student Aid  Information on preparing for college and getting financial aid to pay for it, from the U.S. Department of Education.  Available in English and Spanish. 
  • USAA Educational Foundation Teens & Money Learn about tracking your money, managing your credit, and saving and investing.