Youth Organizing Resources

Center for Young Women?s Development
832 Folsom Street, Suite #700
San Francisco, CA 94107
Ph: 415-703-8800/ Fax: 415-703-8818
Founded in 1993 by a coalition of service providers working with young and adult women in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The guiding principle then and now is that young women are the experts on issues impacting their lives and they should be involved in running and directing the programs that serve them.
H.O.M.E.Y.?Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth
1337 Mission St, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Ph: 415-861-1600 / Fax: 415-861-3791
The mission of HOMEY is to transform the lives of [at-risk] youth and grassroots community members to inspire them to not only choose a path of education, self-sufficiency and non-violence, but to also strive towards stability in their physical, mental and emotional health in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Youth Justice Coalition
1137 E. Redondo Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90302
Ph: 323 235-4243

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Youth Justice Coalition is a youth-led movement challenging race, gender, and class inequality in the Los Angeles County juvenile injustice system. Youth utilize direct action organizing, advocacy, political education and activist arts to demand and create change.
Families and Friends of Louisiana?s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)
FFLIC New Orleans Office
1600 Oretha C. Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Ph: (504) 522-5437/ Fax: (504) 522-5430
FFLIC is a statewide membership-based organization that fights for a better life for all of Louisiana?s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system. Based on principles of racial justice, human rights, and full participation, FFLIC uses education, community building, and leadership development advocacy in a fight for justice for youth. FFLIC has successfully campaigned for changes in youth incarceration policy.
National Center for Youth Law
405 14th Street, 15th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Ph(510) 835-8098/ Fax: (510) 835-8099
email: website:
National Center for Juvenile Justice
3700 South Water St., Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA
Ph: (412) 227-6950/ Fax: 412-227-6955tree
Human Rights Watch
Los Angeles Office:
11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 441
Los Angeles, CA 90064 USA
Ph: (310) 477-5540/ Fax: (310)477-4622
San Francisco Office:
100 Bush Street, Suite 1812
San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
Ph: (415) 362-3250/ Fax: (415) 362-3255
Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project/ Transgender in Prison Committee
1095 Market St. Suite 308
San Francisco, CA 94103
Ph: (415) 252-1444
Send legal mail to the above address, c/o Dani Williams, Attorney at Law
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
322 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Transgender Law Center
870 Market Street, Room 823
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 865-0176
ACLU of Northern California
Attn: A. Cleghorn or T. Lange
39 Drumm Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 621-2493
Lambda Legal Defense
3325 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1729
(213) 382-7600
1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)
National hotline answered by youth offering crisis counseling, information and referrals.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1 (800) 784-2433
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
1 (415) 781- 0500 International
Al-Anon (Alateen for Younger Members)
A twelve-step program for friends and families of people with alcohol addiction
1 (888) 425-2666
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 6 PM
Nar-Anon (for those affeced by someone else?s addiction)
22527 Crenshaw Blvd. #200B
Torrence, Ca. 90505
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1 (800) 799-7233
1 (800) 787-3224 TTY
National Gay & Lesbian Youth Hotline
1 (800) 347-8336
Hours: Monday through Friday
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
1(888) HIV-4911
Post-Exposure Prevention (PEP)
A 28-day cycle of drug treatment believed to be 80% effective in preventing an HIV negative person from becoming positive after exposure to HIV.