“My brother killed himself and I feel so alone. Are there people like me who I can talk to?” – 19-year-old
The idea of a support group is to provide a nonjudgmental place where you can come and talk about your feelings and hear other people talk about theirs. A lot of times it really helps to hear that other people have been through what you’re going through.
There are support groups to help people through all kinds of experiences – the death of a loved one, sexual abuse, the suicide of someone close to you, problems with relationships, coping with diseases like cancer, AIDS or diabetes, overcoming addictions — and many other types of life experiences that we may not be prepared to deal with alone.
24 hr. recorded listening
with all phone numbers
L.A. (English) 213-387-3158; M-F 9am-5pm call 818-760-7122.
L.A. (Spanish) 562-948-2190.
Meeting info only: (Toll free, English) 888-684-6444
12-step programs for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.
All numbers are 24 hour recording. Orange County: 949-753-2580. Additional: www.ashastd.org/hrc or 919-361-8488. Hotline services, advocacy work and a network of support groups. The HRC focuses on increasing education, public awareness and support to anyone concerned about herpes.
Santa Monica, CA 90406
24-hour Crisis Hotline (collect calls accepted): 877-988-5559 Information provided on shelters, crisis intervention, referral and other support services. Short-term safe shelter includes food, clothes, etc. Individual and group counseling, teen support groups and community outreach. No fees.
JQ creates programs and services that foster a healthy fusion of LGBTQ and Jewish identities. These initiatives offer LGBTQ Jews, their friends, families, and loved ones the opportunity to connect with each other while fostering a strong sense of self. JQ International also encourages and strengthens leadership, activism, and social action amongst its members in order to continue creating not only a vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ Jewish community but also the best possible community at large.
JQSA (Jewish Queer Straight Alliance) is the first community-wide youth group in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and ally Jewish teens, ages 13-18. Members of the Teen JQSA have their own space to socialize with other teens from the LGBTQ and ally community and build an activist toolkit to combat bullying and intolerance in and outside of the Jewish community.
The JQ Helpline is the only resource and social service referral line specifically designed to serve LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies in the United States, as well as Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Call 855-JQI-HLPS (855-574-4577) or Email Warmline@JQInternational.org
801 Larrabee St. Suite #10,,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Recorded information. 12-step recovery program for those wanting to quit smoking marijuana. *Not a treatment center; the website has information on local meetings. 24 hour recording.
#PO Box 7807,
Torrance, Torrance 90504, 90504
7days 24 hours
Main LA Office: (323) 653-7652
San Gabriel Valley: (626) 335-3355
San Fernando Valley: (818) 881-4776
Information Line: (562) 493-9030
For all types of eating disorders information and referrals to LA area 12-steps meetings.
20121 Ventura Boulevard, #315,
woodland Hills, CA 91364
Provide recorded textbooks and other educational materials in audio format for the blind. Shifts available days and evenings for ages 15 or older.
20 Roszel Rd,
Princeton, NJ 08540
M-Th 8:30am-8pm & F & Sat 9:30am-3:30pm (ET)
Provides referrals to local support groups including Tourette’s Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Autism, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy. Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Thai parent support groups.
75 Rancho Camino Dr,
Pomona, CA 91766
FREE Referrals for self-help groups in L.A. County. Help starting your own support group.
Downtown L.A.: 213-213-0100, Sun,F: 12:30pm-9:30pm, Sat: 9am-5:30pm
6666 Green Valley Cir,
Culver City, CA 90230
M, W-F 1pm-9:45pm & Tu 6pm-9:45pm