Adolescents

There are 95 programs in the Adolescents Category.

Al-Anon/Alateen
Eligibility: Al-Anon meetings are for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking. If someone’s alcoholism is bothering you, please attend any ‘unrestricted’ meeting, both ‘open’ and ‘closed’. ‘...
Fees: None

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. Alateen, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend. They help each other by sharing their experience, strength, and hope. Please call the Al-Anon/Alateen Information Line or visit the website to receive information about gro...

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA)
Eligibility: Youth under the age of 19 years.
Fees: None

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) is an educational, problem solving organization that provides leadership for Park Village residents by collaborating with the larger community to provide a safe, positive environment that promotes economic development and small business.APSARA works with other agencies to provide youth programs at Park Village Apartments and at neighboring communities. The programs include: after school tutoring, volunteer opportunity for high ...

Boy Scouts of America-Greater Yosemite Council (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Explorer Posts)
Eligibility: Male youth ages 7 to 20 years old, female youth ages 14 to 20 years old.
Fees: Annual registration $24.

Boy Scouts of America activities include camping, hiking, citizens training and leadership development. The Boy Scouts also has a program which encourages young people to read using rankings and achievement. Exploring (career interest) and Venturing (general interest and/or high adventure) are co-ed programs for those 14 to 21 years old. For information about local packs, troops and posts, please call the Stockton Service Center. Volunteers must be over 21 years old.

Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Individuals $60, scholarships are available.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop has tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.Programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, t...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tracy
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annual fee $35, scholarships are available.

Boys & Girls Club of Tracy provides social, recreational, physical fitness, sports leagues and educational activities including game room activities, handcrafts, fine arts projects, computer skills, recording studio, reading and math support and homework assistance. Employment and life skills training for high school age students through our Torch Club and Keystone Clubs in addition to our volunteer mentoring and tutoring program. Counseling for youth employment and self-help groups are off...

California Coalition for Youth (California Youth Crisis Line)
Eligibility: Youth ages 12 to 24 years old and their families in crisis.
Fees: None

California Youth Crisis Line is a 24-hour crisis line, and 18-hour chat and text, for youth and their families to help young people receive the support and referrals they need to address critically important issues; i.e. homelessness, running away, parental or family violence, HIV/AIDS and other STDs, depression, anger, self-harm, suicide and other topics of importance. Services are anonymous and confidential. Assistance available in all languages. To chat with us go to our website at www.caly...

California Foster Families, Inc.
Eligibility: Please call for more information.
Fees: None

California Foster Families, Inc. is a private non-profit foster family agency licensed by the State of California to recruit, train and provide extensive services to foster family homes. Their goal is provide safe, loving homes for foster youth ages infant to 18 years. The agency provides 24-hours per day, 7 days per week emergency support along with weekly home visits by a social worker. In-home training for foster parents is offered and reimbursement is given to all homes with children....

California Grapettes Girls Softball, Inc.
Eligibility: Girls ages 10 to 18 years old.
Fees: Vary

California Grapettes Girls Softball, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation whose purpose is to sponsor competitive girls' fast pitch softball teams. These teams are divided into the following age groups: 18 years and under, 16 years and under, 14 years and under, and 12 years and under. The teams are very competitive, however, winning is not everything. The hope is that the girls in their program will learn other values such as good sportsmanship and teamwork from their softball experi...

California Human Development (CHD WorkNet Center)
Eligibility: Use of computers and telephones at the CHD Lodi WorkNet Center is available to everyone at no cost. The center is open M-F 8am to 4:30pm. Individual assistance is provided to those who meet the mini...
Fees: None

California Human Development (CHD) exists to create paths and opportunities for those seeking greater self-sufficiency, independence and dignity through education, training, housing and other services. In the San Joaquin County area and through funding from the Dept of Labor, La Cooperativa Campesina de California, the State of CA, and County of San Joaquin, CHD provides assistance with occupational training, job placement, referrals to community services, services to youth, and Immigration and ...

Case For Kids
Eligibility: You must be a foster parent, foster child or a social worker with foster kids, placed in either Tracy, Mountain House or Banta, CA.
Fees: None

Case For Kids is a nonprofit organization that will donate a personalized case to children being placed in foster care into homes. Custom cases with each child’s first name will be packed with new clothes, a homemade blanket, sheet set, toiletry items, a stuffed animal, and an age appropriate Christian book for each child. We have formed partnerships with social workers in San Joaquin County, Foster Family agencies, schools, private citizens, and other local nonprofit organizations that help chi...

Children's Home of Stockton
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: Vary

The Children’s Home of Stockton is a non-profit, state-licensed agency that provides 24-hour, Level 12 residential care and treatment to over 150 severely emotionally disturbed and disadvantaged children and adolescents per year. Seven psychiatric-level treatment programs, located in six centralized Residential Cottages and one Community based Emancipation Cottage, provide highly specialized services to students with the following treatment issues: • Dysfunctional family systems• Victim of phys...

City of Lodi Parks and Recreation Department (Childcare programs)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary by program.

City of Lodi Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports, recreation and activities. Each department publishes a calendar of events and offers a summer program.Teen activities include flag football, basketball, late night basketball, summer swim league, Lodi Babe Ruth baseball/softball, youth tackle football and cheer, youth competitive soccer and American Legion baseball. They utilize youth volunteer time, hire teens as game officials and hire teenagers for other recreation...

City of Stockton Community Services Department
Eligibility: Youth, teens and seniors living in Stockton.
Fees: Vary

City of Stockton Community Services Department provides the following:Recreation/activitiesCommunity CentersConcerts in the ParkDay CampsInstruction ClassesSportsActivities for TeensVolunteering Opportunities

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Arnold Rue Community Center)
Eligibility: Ages 3 to 60 years old.
Fees: Vary

Arnold Rue Community Center provides youth and adults with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, arts and crafts, basketball, dances, after school program and senior program. Many more classes available for all ages. Please call for more information. Facilities are available for rental.The Center provides hot lunches daily at 11:00 a.m. to seniors. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance. Programs for seniors include needle craft, painting, tap dancing, pinochle and bri...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Seifert Community Center)
Eligibility: Ages 19 months to 60 years old.
Fees: Vary

Seifert Community Center provides young children, youth and adults with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, arts and crafts, basketball, dances, after school program and senior program. Many more classes available for all ages. Please call for more information.

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Stribley Community Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Stribley Community Center provides youth with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, art contests, teen concerts, arts and crafts, basketball, dances and many others. There is also a Teen Advisory Board, a weight room and the After School Express Program.Senior program available for adults ages 50 and over. Programs offered include painting, crafts, bingo and cards. Seniors are provided with hot lunches daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for those 60 and older. Cost for lunch i...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Van Buskirk Community Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Membership fees: 17 years & under free, 18 years - 49 years $10, 50+ years $25 for fiscal year (July-June).

Van Buskirk Community Center offers recreational and daily programs for all ages. Youth sports and the After School Express program are offered. The facility is equipped with a game room, fitness room and a gymnasium. The gymnasium and multi-purpose room are available for rental.

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Youth Sports and Recreation Program)
Eligibility: Open to all youth.
Fees: Fees are charged for some events.

Youth Sports and Recreation Program offers a wide variety of youth sports leagues for boys, girls and adults. There are three community centers that offer programs for seniors, children and adults. Please visit website for more information.

City of Stockton Fire Department (Juvenile Firesetter Education Program)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Juvenile Firesetter Education Program provides educational services to children ages 4 to 14 years, that are considered firestarters. The program is also offered to teens. Please call for more information.

City of Tracy Parks & Recreation Department
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

City of Tracy Parks & Recreation Department offers a full-range of recreation programs and community services for all ages. Programs and classes are in the areas of fitness and wellness, personal development and enrichment and social services. Transit services are also provided. Facility rentals are available. Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants.

Community Hospice (Hospice, Grief and Bereavment Support)
Eligibility: Pre-registration requested.
Fees: None

Grief Counseling offers the following support groups:Individual and Group SupportT.A.G. Support (Teen): for ages 13 to 17 years S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide Support)Bereaved Parent SupportLoss of a spouseGeneral Grief: loss of significant other, friend, family member other than spouseThe H.U.G. Program (Hanging Up Grief): children 7 to 9 years old and 10 to 12 years old (2 groups) Grief Education and Support (Grief Education Information Overview)Infant Loss Group and Individual Support Pet Lo...

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (Administration)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin is a partnership of neighborhood groups, churches, schools, public and private health care services, social service, criminal justice and municipal agencies and the business community. The overall goal of the Partnership is to improve health, education, economic and public safety for the community. CPFSJ partners with a comprehensive team of public and private organizations to meet the distinct needs of families living in our communities. Commun...

Delta Health Care
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

Delta Health Care and Management Services Corporation is a private non-profit community based organization dedicated to providing health, nutrition, wellness, breastfeeding, and health education outreach services to underserved families, women, adolescents, children and individuals in San Joaquin County.School-Based Health Programs: Delta Health Care operates the provision of services to students at Edison and Stagg High Schools. Please call (209) 444-8300 for more information.Education and out...

Delta Health Care (Edison Health Center)
Eligibility: Must be a student enrolled at Edison High School.
Fees: None

Edison Health Center is a comprehensive medical facility located on the Edison High School campus. Medical care, mental health, family planning, sports physicals, nutrition, case management, health education and a variety of other services are available at no charge to students.

Delta Health Care (Stagg High School/Stagg Healthy Start)
Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a student at Stagg High School, Pacific Law Academy, or Public Safety Academy.
Fees: None

Stagg Healthy Start Center is a comprehensive medical facility located on the Stagg High School campus. Medical, mental health, family planning, sports physicals, case management, conflict mediation, health education and a variety of other services are available.

Delta Health Care (WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program))
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

Delta Health Care’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program) continues to be an SJC leader in the provision of WIC Nutrition Services including: enrollment, food instrument distribution, nutrition and breastfeeding education, and nutritional care plans to WIC eligible participants at four sites located in Stockton and Lodi. Please call Stockton: (209) 444-8600 or Lodi: (209) 370-6850, for more information.

Delta Valley Volleyball Club
Eligibility: Girls ages 9 to 18 years.
Fees: $20 per session for clinics, approximately $2,900 per year, plus travel, lodging and food costs for team competitive play.

Delta Valley Volleyball Club teams are age and ability-specific. They compete in the Northern California Volleyball Association from January to June. Training sessions begin in July. The two purposes are to develop skills in volleyball among girls with ability and interest so that they can be recruited into high school and college level teams, and to compete regionally and nationally through club teams. Clinics teach youth how to play volleyball and are offered from July to November. Practi...

El Concilio (Social Service)
Eligibility: Low-to-moderate income.
Fees: None

El Concilio (Council for the Spanish Speaking) is a non-profit community based organization whose goal is the empowerment of the Hispanic community so that its members can improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their children.El Concilio’s services are designed to assist individuals become self-sufficient and productive members of the community.Services include: referrals to community services, immigration assistance, interpreting and translation, assistance completing personal docu...

Employment Development Department (Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP))
Eligibility: The Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP) assists youth in the age group of 15-25 that are at risk of dropping out of school or have dropped out of school due to having and/or being one or more ...
Fees: None

The program emphasizes on education and additionally provides the following services: peer advising, resume building, job application assistance, mock interviews, career outlook and skills assessment, college and financial aid assistance. The YEOP also supplies referrals to supportive services, job leads, training and volunteer opportunities.

Escalon Unified School District (Vista Continuation High School)
Eligibility: High school counselor or administrator must send a request on behalf of the Escalon Unified School District student.
Fees: None

Vista Continuation High School serves young adults (eleventh and twelfth graders) who need to finish requirements to meet high school diploma requirements. Five credits are earned from community service volunteer work.

Facts of Life Line
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Facts of Life Line provides anonymous, toll-free, confidential and automated health information and referrals for health care and other services.   Pre-recorded health messages are available in English or Spanish.

Family Resource and Referral Center
Eligibility: Residents of San Joaquin County.
Fees: Sliding scale for subsized child care.

Family Resource and Referral Center is a non-profit, child care resource and referral organization providing direct services, information, training and advocacy to enhance child care and family well being in San Joaquin County. Services include:Child care assistanceChild care referrals First 5 ProgramsHead Start EnrollmentInformation and training for individuals interested in becoming licensed family child care providersWorkshops and trainings are available on a range of topicsResource Lending ...

Family Resource and Referral Center (Podesto Teen Impact Center)
Eligibility: Youth ages 13 to 19 years old.
Fees: None

Podesto Teen Impact Center promotes participation in recreational experiences, health, and wellness through a variety of activities. The Center builds physically and emotionally healthy teens through diverse diverse recreational activities. The Center offers 4-lane bowling alley, a half-court basketball area, stage, meeting rooms, a computer room, a snack bar, climbing wall and more. The Center is available for rental for birthday parties, graduation events and other occasions. The Center is st...

Family Resource Network (FRN) (Sibshops)
Eligibility: Typically developing siblings of special needs children.
Fees: None for families residing in Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

Sibshops are informal meetings of siblings ages 7 to 13 years. Sibshops consist of recreational activities and learning opportunities. They provide siblings with an opportunity to meet other siblings of special needs children, exchange information, thoughts, ideas and have fun. The meetings are held in FRN's service areas.

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (Youth Empowerment Program)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Youth Empowerment provides: El Joven Noble “The Noble Youth”Healing through mentoringLeadership developmentYouth organizing coalitions, projects and eventsYouth-led action research

Give Every Child A Chance (Tutoring Program)
Eligibility: At-risk children in grades K-12. "At-risk" is a student receiving one or more D's or F's academic grades and/or in danger of failing proficiency requirements. Students must reside in Manteca, Banta,...
Fees: None

Give Every Child A Chance (GECAC) is a non-profit corporation that utilizes community volunteers to serve as mentor/tutors for the children of the Manteca, Banta, Tracy, Ripon and Escalon Unified School Districts. The program matches these volunteers, one-on-one, with at-risk students. The Homework Assistance Program is an extension of the Tutoring/Mentoring Program and offers a safe environment for children to bring their homework assignments and work independently on completing them. After ...

Greyhound (Runaway Transportation Services)
Eligibility: Youth ages 21 years old or younger.
Fees: None

Runaway Transportation Services will provide transportation home on Greyhound, free of charge, for runaway children of indigent families. The child's parents must go to their police department and have the police contact Greyhound with the information. Greyhound will then issue a ticket with the child's name, to the appropriate bus station, to be picked up by the child. The child must be 21 years or younger. However, children under 15 years of age cannot travel on their own. In such a case,...

Kelly's Angels Foundation
Eligibility: Children of homicide victims, and victims of violent crimes.
Fees: None

Kelly’s Angels Foundation is a nonprofit working with the community to reach their mission to provide support for children of homicide victims and victims of violent crimes. They are striving to achieve their mission by means of involvement in sports, peer mentoring, tutoring and therapy. This can assist as well as increase the motivation, social and emotional well being in children and adolescents that are living through such a traumatic experience.Kelly's Angels Foundation provides financial s...

Kristen Watt Foundation for Eating Disorders Awareness
Eligibility: Individuals suffering with eating disorders. Information will be provided to anyone dealing with or concerned about someone dealing with an eating disorder.
Fees: No fees within the greater San Joaquin area.

Kristen Watt Foundation for Eating Disorders was established after the tragic loss of the Watts' daughter to an eating disorder in July 1999. She was 14 years old and a normal-weight bulimic. The Watt family has established the foundation as a result of their frustration from the lack of available resources and knowledge. The Foundation aims to prevent any other family from having to experience this horrific loss and offers information focusing on body image and self-esteem.

Lodi Boys & Girls Club
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annually $35, Sunrise Program additional $10 per day.

Lodi Boys & Girls Club provides recreational facilities in a broad range of physical, social, recreational, educational and vocational programs designed to promote sound personality and social development. It also has self-improvement, self-creative and informal education programs for children of all ages.

Lodi Unified School District (New Horizons Parent Education for Pregnant and Parenting Minors)
Eligibility: Pregnant and/or parenting teens in the Lodi Unified School District who are attending school full-time. On-site parenting lab for children up to the age of 3 years old. Students may attend Plaza Robl...
Fees: None

New Horizons Parent Education for Pregnant and Parenting Minors offers a program for its pregnant and parenting students. They offer prenatal, childbirth and parenting classes, as well as extensive community input. Students attend regular classes at Plaza Robles or any other Lodi Unified School. They participate in the parent education class and the parenting lab portion of the program. Independent school students attend the parent education class and may have hours arranged in the lab. Chi...

Manteca Unified School District (Manteca Adult School)
Eligibility: Ages 18 years or older.
Fees: Vary by class.

Manteca Adult School offers classes for adults seeking their high school diploma, high school equivalency and English as a Second Language. Other courses available: Computer Basics, Microsoft Office Specialist Program, Word & Excel, welding, forklift certification, powered aerial platforms certification, guitar, yoga and OSHA Safety Training.

Mary Magdalene Community Services
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary by program.

Mary Magdalene Community Services offers services to adults, youths and children. Adult services include, crisis intervention and referrals, transitional housing and case management, job skills, resume writing and outreach. Services for youth and children include counseling, case management, and teen mentoring through the "My Brother's Keeper" program. Parenting classes and substance abuse classes are offered through court referrals.

National Runaway Safeline
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Keeping America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year.Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go homeCall 1-800-RUNAWAY if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from homeCall 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teacher looking for info...

One-Eighty Youth Program (Adolescent & Family Services)
Eligibility: Adolescents, teens and their families.
Fees: Sliding scale based on income.

One-Eighty is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families make a 180-degree change toward thriving physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Teens and families can receive individual and family counseling with caring professionals who specialize in adolescent and family development. The goals of therapy include identifying the problem, providing relief through understanding, education, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and a creation of...

One-Eighty Youth Program (Teen Center)
Eligibility: 7th through 12th graders living in Lodi.
Fees: None

The One-Eighty Teen Center is the ultimate hang-out for teens with pool tables, cafe, multiple seating for many groups of teens, computer & espresso bar, video games, and more.After school. The One-Eigthy offers tutoring, mentoring and many activities focusing on the youth. These activities range from ping-pong to pool, a skate park to art-making, One-Eighty hosts many activities each day from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Stay up-to-date with all One-Eighty classes (they rotate throughout the sem...

Parents by Choice (Positive Parenting Program)
Eligibility: None. This program is free and available to all families in San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

Positive Parenting Program offers FREE parenting groups designed to reduce stress and improve the atmosphere of the home. In this program, small groups of 6 to 10 people meet each week for six weeks. Through these groups, skills and techniques will be taught to build on the knowledge the parent already has. A workbook, dinner and child care is offered at no-cost. The Positive Parenting Program is recommended for parents, grandparents, step-parents, foster parents or guardians. They offer pare...

Peniel Missions, Inc. (The Center)
Eligibility: Grades 1-12.
Fees: None

Peniel Missions, Inc. The Center offers an after school drop-in center for children and youth in South Stockton. Computers and assistance with homework are offered for the children, in a safe environment. Snacks and lunch are provided during the summer break. This is a Christian-based organization.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Eligibility: Individuals with limited financial resources.
Fees: Low to no-cost.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte provides confidential and low cost services. Medi-Cal welcome. Day, evening and Saturday hours are offered.Family Planning information and education, medical services including pregnancy testing, birth control exams, routine medical exams, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, abortion services, AIDS testing and counseling, breast and testicular exams and prenatal care are provided. Educational presentations are offered to the community. These ...

Pregnancy Help Center
Eligibility: Call for details.
Fees: No cost.

The Pregnancy Help Center is a non profit organization dedicated to helping women facing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, they are there to help you. Trained staff is available to listen and provide spiritual, emotional and practical support. They offer FREE pregnancy tests, information on all pregnancy related options, material resources and referrals. They also offer a "Earn While You Learn" program where you can earn items needed for you and your baby.The...

Pregnancy Help Center of Manteca
Eligibility: Pregnant individuals with one form of the following identification: California Driver's License, School Identification Card, Immigration Card or California Identification Card.
Fees: None

Manteca Pregnancy Help Center offers free counseling, pregnancy testing, post-abortion counseling, referrals to other agencies, maternity and infant clothing, baby equipment, diapers, prenatal vitamins and formula to pregnant women who are in need. Services are available until infant reaches 12 months of age. Earn-While-You-Learn parenting classes are available. In addition, mentoring and counseling services for young men are offered.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Lodi (P.R.C. of Lodi)
Eligibility:
Fees: All of our services are FREE and confidential.

The Pregnancy Resource Center is a life-affirming licensed medical clinic that provides pregnancy testing, nurse consultations, and obstetrical ultrasound. The Center offers education about parenting, abortion, adoption, contraception, and sexual health. We have a parenting program that provides parenting support and baby care items. Post abortion healing classes are also offered here. The center does not provide or refer for abortion or contraception services.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy
Eligibility: Pregnant women in crisis.
Fees: None

Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy provides support to expectant mothers and their families by offering referrals to community agencies for needed services and prenatal care. Teen childbirth and parenting classes are provided to better understand the development and basic needs of babies.Services Provided:Free pregnancy tests ("Accurate, quality tests are used.")Information on Pregnancy Abortion alternativesPost-abortion support servicesMaternity clothingInfant clothing and suppliesTeen childb...

Project Gia
Eligibility: Girls ages 12-25 in the Stockton area.
Fees: None

Project Gia (Girls in Action) is a community outreach organization focused on the empowerment of girls and young women in the Stockton area.The mission is to empower girls and young women ages 12-25 in the Stockton area through positive and creative interaction and connection to local resources.This organization is creating a safe, judgment-free space online for girls through social media profiles and website. They have built a social media presence on multiple platforms to better connect with t...

Safety Council
Eligibility: The Safety Council courses are open to the public. Some courses require the ability to read, write and understand spoken English in order to understand course content and pass written competency exam...
Fees: Vary by class

Safety Council offers the following training programs:Driver Safety Training for adult and juvenile traffic violators as well as corporate employees and senior drivers, DUI ProgramsForklift Operational Training which provides the training card required by many employers to apply for warehouse and other job positions. The training meets OSHA requirements for basic training on a sit-down forklift and includes two hours of classroom training/two hours of hands-on training on a forkliftCPR/...

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (Children and Youth Services)
Eligibility: Children with serious mental health needs.
Fees: Accepts Medi-Cal and uninsured are charged a fee based on income.

San Joaquin County Children and Youth Services provides individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric medication services, case management and psycho-education services throughout the County.Other sites:1209 West Tokay Street, Suite 5, Lodi (209) 331-2070129 East Center Street, Suite 3, Manteca (209) 239-555319 East 6th Street, Tracy (209) 835-8583

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (San Joaquin County Friday Night Live Partnership)
Eligibility: Participating school sites must submit an Advisor Agreement/Mini-Grant Application in August/September of each school year. This form can be obtained from San Joaquin County Prevention Services. Onc...
Fees: None

San Joaquin Friday Night Live Partnership is a youth development program that focuses on alcohol and drug prevention. Friday Night Live (FNL) is designed for high school aged youth and Club Live (CL) is geared toward middle school students (7th & 8th grades). SJCFNLYC (San Joaquin County Friday Night Live Youth Council) is designed to work with high school aged youth from all over the county working directly with the SJCFNLP Staff. The mission of SJC Friday Night Live is to build partnersh...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Taft Community Center)
Eligibility: Low-income Stockton residents living in the 95206, 95231 and 95330 zip codes. Residents must provide picture identification and proof of residency (utility bill or a current bill).
Fees: None

Taft Community Center offers a wide range of services. Please see below:Food and Nutrition ServicesUSDA Commodity Food - every 3rd Thursday of each month for 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Donated Foods - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with exceptions. Donated Food is not distributed the week of commoditiesEmergency Food Assistance - Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.; once every 90 days. Emergency Food is not distributed week of commoditiesFarmer's Market ...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Thornton Community Center)
Eligibility: Vary. Please call for more information.
Fees: None

Thornton Community Service Center provides assistance to families primarily living in the Thornton/North San Joaquin County area. They offer the following services: Food giveaways on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Proof of residency in the area for new participants. Emergency food programClothes closetVITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) Farmers Market: 1st Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m.Youth Program Intramural Sports Program Computer Lab Recreation Games Arts & Crafts Classes Ho...

San Joaquin County District Attorney
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office provides protection for those who are witnesses and/or victims of crime or consumer fraud by prosecuting criminal acts aggressively and fairly. They seek to protect the law-abiding and create a safer environment in which the population may live and prosper. The office has a staff of 192 employees including 78 attorneys, 32 investigators, and additional support personnel located in downtown Stockton, the Juvenile Justice Center in French Camp, and co...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (Children’s Services Bureau (Child Protective Services))
Eligibility: Children from birth to 18 years of age who are suspected of being abused or neglected.
Fees: None

Children’s Services Bureau receives reports 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, of suspected child abuse, neglect and exploitation. If intervention is required, the Bureau conducts an assessment of the family. If the child is in danger of continued abuse and neglect, including physical, emotional/mental, neglect, abandonment and sexual abuse, either in-house family maintenance services or juvenile court intervention are provided. Such intervention attempts are made to remedy the situation with...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (Independent Living Program)
Eligibility: Must be a current or former foster youth or an out-of-home placed probation youth ages 16 to 20 years. Must be referred by a county probation officer or county social worker, unless already emancipate...
Fees: None

Independent Living Program offers one-on-one case management services and basic skills courses offered through the San Joaquin Delta College YESS Program and the County Office of Education Foster Youth Services. These services are provided during the traditional school year and include: social development activities, employment, health and nutrition, financial literacy, college planning, financial assistance for participating youth through referrals for scholarships and grants, assistance in se...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (J.D. Kortzeborn Child Advocacy Center (CAC))
Eligibility: Birth through 18 years old and developmentally delayed adults. Referral by law enforcement or Children's Services Bureau required to obtain a forensic interview or a forensic medical exam. .
Fees: None

Kortzeborn Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides specialized medical and evidentiary examinations for child sexual abuse and sexual assault victims. They conduct investigative interviews with children for whom there are allegations of sexual abuse, coordinate multidisciplinary team interviewing and case-handling in child sexual abuse investigations, and provide support, advocacy, crisis intervention and treatment referrals to child victims and their families. Foster children receive medical serv...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (Mary Graham's Children's Shelter)
Eligibility: Ages 17 years or younger. Only a law enforcement agency, Children's Services Bureau or the Juvenile Court can refer children.
Fees: Vary

Mary Graham Children's Shelter provides educational, medical, dental, immunizations and mental health services to all residents. The facility strives to meet the children's recreational, religious, social and emotional needs through various programs/activities. This residential children's shelter provides protective custody on a temporary, emergency basis for abused and neglected children in San Joaquin County. The Shelter also operates a Satellite Shelter Home Program (licensed county foster...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (Minor Consent Services)
Eligibility: Anyone under the age of 21, living at home with parents, U.S. citizen and single.
Fees: None

Minor Consent Services assists those who are under 21 years old, living with their parents and have experienced sexual assault, drug or alcohol abuse, pregnancy and/or sexually-transmitted diseases, in establishing Medi-Cal eligibility. The parents of the minor are not involved and it is confidential. A Minor Consent Application can be obtained from the office on East Washington Street, Stockton.

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE)
Eligibility: Vary by program.
Fees: Vary by program.

The San Joaquin County Office of Education is a regional agency that provides educational leadership, resources, and customized services to assist school districts. The SJCOE promotes student achievement and accountability, serves San Joaquin County’s most at-risk students, and strives to create an environment in which every student, regardless of circumstances, has an opportunity for a quality education. The history of the SJCOE stretches back to 1852, when the California Legislature created t...

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) (Alternative Programs-ONE)
Eligibility: Students who are either on probation, expelled from local district schools, referred by a School Attendance Review Board, Foster Youth Services, enrolled at parent request or homeless.
Fees: None

Alternative Programs-ONE uses integrated thematic curriculum, with core subjects taught around a yearly theme broken down into four two-quarter units. There are currently 21 school sites throughout San Joaquin County. School sites vary from “general education” to “focus sites.”Students may be referred to the Alternative Program by a district Child Welfare and Attendance official, a School Attendance Review Board, the Juvenile Court, a probation officer or a social worker. A student’s placemen...

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) (one.Choice)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

one.Choice is one of approximately 34 school sites offered through the SJCOE Alternative Education Program. This particular site has a population consisting of pregnant, parenting teens and non-pregnant teens. In addition to offering academic instruction that will lead to a high school diploma, one.Choice focuses on child development and parent education. Child care is available to all children of the teen parents and is funded through Head Start. The students spend a portion of their day in...

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) (WorkStartYES (Youth Education and Employment Services))
Eligibility: Economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 and 21 years.
Fees: None

WorkStartYES (Youth Education and Employment Services) is a joint partnership program between San Joaquin County WorkNet and the San Joaquin County Office of Education under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The program is dedicated to helping at-risk youth attain their educational and occupational goals by providing high school completion assistance, supportive services, career exploration opportunities, paid work experience and job placement assistance. All youth must be 16 to 21 years old...

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) (YouthBuild San Joaquin)
Eligibility: Economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 17 and 24 years and in need of a high school diploma or a GED.
Fees: None

YouthBuild San Joaquin provides a 9-month training program that is a federally funded partnership between the San Joaquin County Office of Education and San Joaquin Housing Authority. Their mission is to assist undereducated and unemployed young adults, ages 17 to 24 years, to work toward completion of a high school diploma or GED. They also learn construction skills while building affordable housing, develop leadership skills by becoming involved in their community and secure apprenticeships ...

San Joaquin County Probation Department (Crossroads)
Eligibility: Free counseling for pre-delinquent youth, ages 10-18 and their families.
Fees: None

Crossroads involves a spectrum of interventions tailored to the needs of the individual youth and his or her family. The program's primary focus is to effectively address the needs of pre-delinquent youth, ages 10-18 and their families, in an effort to prevent escalation of behavior to the juvenile justice system.The driving goals of the program are as follows:Reduce the rate of truancy and curfew violationsIncrease school attendance and improve academic performanceStrengthen the family unitImp...

San Joaquin County Probation Department (Juvenile Division)
Eligibility: Ages 7 to 21 years, delinquent (juvenile) and criminal (adult).
Fees: Minimal

The San Joaquin County Probation Department is a partner in the Sierra Health Foundation's Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI). The Department and its Community Partners are changing systems,strengthening support services and increasing awareness countywide to improve the outcomes for crossover youth – young people who have experienced significant trauma, have a history in the child welfare and foster care systems, and are now drawn into the juvenile justice system. The county has a strong ...

San Joaquin County Probation Department (Juvenile Division)
Eligibility: Ages 7 to 21 years, delinquent (juvenile) and criminal (adult).
Fees: Minimal

The San Joaquin County Probation Department is a partner in the Sierra Health Foundation's Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI). The Department and its Community Partners are changing systems,strengthening support services and increasing awareness countywide to improve the outcomes for crossover youth – young people who have experienced significant trauma, have a history in the child welfare and foster care systems, and are now drawn into the juvenile justice system. The county has a strong ...

San Joaquin County Probation Department (Project 654)
Eligibility: 7-12 graders who are not on probation and are referred by the school district, the Probation Department, or parents.
Fees: None

Project 654 is a joint program of the San Joaquin County Probation Department and San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE). Probation officers and probation assistants are stationed at various county ONE schools within the community. Their goal is to keep students in school and out of the juvenile justice system. Students attending the SJCOE Community School Program enter into a contract for a duration of six months provided that the students and parents are willing to participate in th...

San Joaquin County Public Defender (Juvenile Division)
Eligibility: Juveniles accused of law violations with petitions (changes) filed with the court. Adults and children with petitions in dependency court where government seeks to modify or terminate parental rights...
Fees: Decided by the court, mostly without substantial loss to indigents.

San Joaquin County Public Defender, Juvenile Division provides zealous legal representation in both dependency and delinquency cases by appointment, from the courts.

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Adolescent Family Life Program/Cal-Learn)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County pregnant and/or parenting teen.
Fees: None

Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) provides intensive case management and home visiting to pregnant and/or parenting teens. The focus is on providing nutritional, medical, educational and psychosocial services, including referrals. The AFLP Positive Youth Development Program (PYD) introduces the teen parent to a strengths based approach. A life planning intervention includes a life planning tool called My Life Plan (MLP). The MLP is an interactive, client centered, strength based tool in...

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Local Health District)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents.
Fees: None

The Local Health District provides the following services: registration, analysis of vital records, provision of copies, control of communicable diseases, including immunization, tuberculosis, case-finding and diagnosis treatment of venereal diseases, maternal and child health services, well baby clinics, school health services, health screening, therapy and clinics for handicapped children, health education, public health laboratory and bedside nursing and home health aide services for selecte...

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC))
Eligibility: Low-to-moderate income residents of San Joaquin County. Working families may qualify.
Fees: None

Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) is a federal nutrition program providing food checks, nutrition education and breastfeeding support. Health care referrals to eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children under 5 years old.Sites:Stockton:620 North Aurora Street, Suite 2 (209) 468-3280. Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open two Saturdays each monthTracy:205 West 9th Street (209) 831-5930. Hours: Wednesdays only 8:00 a...

San Joaquin County Superior Court (Youth Leadership Academy (YLA))
Eligibility: High school students with a nomination by a teacher or counselor. Applications available through counselor's office in early spring.
Fees: None. Students only pay to receive transferable credits.

Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) aims to provide students with a leadership learning experience and expose them to various aspects of the justice system. These students will serve as liaisons and educate their peers about the justice system. The Academy lasts for five weeks during the summer and is designed for students with an interest in careers within the justice system.Students will be paired up with a "Mentor" in an area of the court or a law office that matches their interests. Mentors wi...

San Joaquin County WorkNet (Private Sector Youth Employment)
Eligibility: Youth (ages vary within each program).
Fees: None

Private Sector Youth Employment provides universal services to youth in a One-Stop Center. Youth services include job search workshops, assistance with resume preparation, access to labor market information and the necessary tools to obtain employment.Youth may qualify for additional services through WorkNet or one of several contracted youth service providers. To be eligible, youth must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years, economically disadvantaged and have barriers to employment. Servic...

San Joaquin Delta College (Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) Program)
Eligibility: Must be referred by Human Services Agency.
Fees: Classes are free.

Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) Program provides educational opportunities to help foster, relative care, group home youth and emancipated foster youth ages 16 to 21 years develop the skills and competence needed to become self-sufficient. This assistance is also provided to relative caregivers. One-on-one advisement is offered to all participating youth. Youth must be referred through their ILP social worker. Please contact your social worker for more information.

State of California Department of Corrections Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) (Straight Life Program)
Eligibility: Youth ages 7 to 17 years old.
Fees: None

Straight Life Program was designed for youngsters, ages 7 to 17 years, who are experiencing problems with gang involvement, delinquency, drug use or overall disruptiveness. Services include a tour of the prison and lectures by inmates (three consecutive Saturdays or three consecutive Sundays). Similar programs operate at other state prisons. Application forms must be completed and returned prior to participation in the program.

Stockton Unified School District (School Age Family Education (SAFE))
Eligibility: Pregnant and parenting students who are enrolled in a Stockton Unified School District school and are making progress towards a high school diploma.
Fees: None

School Age Family Education (SAFE) program offers child care and developmental centers, monthly educational workshops, academic support, parenting, health and nutrition education, childbirth education referrals, support groups and referrals for community services at all of the schools under Stockton Unified School District.The Stockton Unified School District program for pregnant and parenting teens supports these parents in their roles as students and as parents. The program provides comp...

The Arc San Joaquin (The Arc)
Eligibility: Referral from Valley Mountain Regional Center or Department of Rehabilitation. Ages 22 years old or older.
Fees: None

The Arc San Joaquin services include Adult Development Programs, Recreation and Supported Employment. Adult Development Programs serve persons with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Services help participants to become more independent through adult life skills and communication skills training. Site and community group activities provide social, leisure and volunteer opportunities. Behavior management services help individuals become aware of and better cope with chall...

The Table Community Foundation
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Table Community Foundation’s (TCF) mission is to create a better world through change in youth one community at a time. They are committed to creating solutions by recognizing the need for innovative approaches to address existing problems in order to empower and partner with communities, other non-profit organizations and local stakeholders. These partnerships will provide the tools and resources necessary to build a safe place to live, work and play. Their unique focus on the people of the...

Tracy Unified School District (Student Teens Educational Parenting Support (STEPS))
Eligibility: Pregnant or parenting teen mothers and fathers-to-be attending Tracy Unified School District.
Fees: None

Student Teens Educational Parenting Support (STEPS) program offers child care and transportation to and from school for parents and their children utilizing child care services. In addition, parenting classes and counseling services are available in a comprehensive high school curriculum.

Uneed2
Eligibility: Youth computer programs and Entrepreneurial/Job & Life Skills Development.
Fees: None

Uneed2 is a non-profit organization that enables youth to have an equal opportunity in education and career development by bridging the digital divide. Our vision is to bridge the gap by assisting the economically challenged individuals with technology which will allow the youth to be competitive in the 21st century economy, break the cycle of poverty and allow them to have the same opportunity to reach their full potential as successful, productive and responsible citizens. To accomplish thes...

University of the Pacific (Saturday P.I.E. (Partners in Education))
Eligibility: Ages 6 to 12 years old.
Fees: $10, contact program if hardship exists.

University of the Pacific Saturday Partners in Education (P.I.E.) program is a day long program offered twice a month and is designed to bring children to the University of the Pacific and give them a glimpse into college life. While interacting with college students on campus, kids will participate in a variety of games, activities and learning experiences that show children that college is a real possibility. Lunch is included.Children attending will:Tour the campusWork on fun and exciting p...

Uplift Family Services (Foster Care and Adoptions)
Eligibility: Youth must be referred by a County Child Welfare Social Worker. Foster families must pass fingerprint and background check, complete initial certification process and attend pre-certification trainin...
Fees: For potential foster parents- fingerprinting costs and cost for First Aid/CPR classes.

FamiliesFirst, Inc. is a foster care and adoption agency. They provide foster care and adoption services (recruitment of foster families and placement of foster youth) in the Northern California/Bay Area region. The agency also has a residential program and community-based services. FamiliesFirst has an adoption program that strives to ensure permanency for children in safe and nurturing homes.

Valley Mountain Regional Center (Diagnostic and Case Management Services)
Eligibility: Individuals with developmental disabilities.
Fees: None

Valley Mountain Regional Center provides diagnostic, evaluation, case management and prevention services to children and adults with developmental disabilities to include: autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other special needs disabilities requiring treatment similar to mental retardation.

Victor Community Support Services, Inc.
Eligibility: Children and families in need of mental health treatment. A referral is needed through Behavioral Health Services, Human Services Agency or Probation.
Fees: None (only full scope Medi-Cal accepted).

Victor Community Support Services, Inc. offers the following:The Foster Care Assessment and Treatment Team provides assessment and counseling for mental health needs for children who live with their families, relatives or in foster care homes. This Team helps with referrals and coordinating of other services in a short term or extended basis.Family Vision provides “wraparound” services for children and their families, utilizing a family-centered, strength-based and needs-driven planning process...

Victor Treatment Centers (Residential Treatment Program)
Eligibility: Children ages 12 to 17 years who are seriously, emotionally disturbed (certified for RCL 14) and referred by San Joaquin County Department of Mental Health.
Fees: Vary

Residential Treatment Program includes a special education school with day treatment services and mental health counseling. Youth must be referred through the inter-agency screening committee of San Joaquin County Department of Mental Health. Measured program outcomes include improved behavioral/social skills, increased academic skills and improved problem solving skills.

Weber Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Weber Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology is a high-tech high school that offers career training and core academic classes which satisfy the requirements for graduation from Stockton Unified School District. Weber Institute is dedicated to academic and career preparation with an emphasis on good citizenship. Weber career academics include the following career areas: Information Technology, Health and Transportation & Green Energies.Applications for admission to Weber Institute ...

YMCA of San Joaquin County (After School Program)
Eligibility: Students in K-6 grades attending Julia Morgan, Manlio Silva, Podesta Ranch, Waverly and Linden Elementary Schools. For the high school after school program, students must attend Cesar Chavez, Edison ...
Fees: Vary. Financial assistance is available.

YMCA of San Joaquin County operates a before and after school program at the following sites: Julia Morgan Elementary, 3777 A.G. Spanos Boulevard, Stockton (209) 518-7138Before school: 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., after school: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Manlio Silva Elementary, 6250 Scotts Creek Drive, Stockton (209) 639-7015Before school: 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., after school: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Podesta Ranch Elementary, 9950 Windmill Park Drive, Stockton. (209) 639-3149After school: 12:00 p.m. to...

Youth for Christ (Point Break Adolescent Resources)
Eligibility: Adolescents 12 to 18 years of age.
Fees: Vary

Youth for Christ/Point Break Adolescent Resources provides programs to help teenagers and their parents develop resiliency skills and access resources. The following classes and presentations are offered in these various topics:Anger Management - 8 weeksSubstance Abuse Early Intervention/Prevention - 8 weeksGang Awareness/Intervention - 7 weeksAn All-day Violence Prevention Workshop (for high schools)Anti-Bullying Assembly (for elementary and middle schools)Anti Tobacco Assembly (for elementary...