One of the core components of Teen Conference is to provide access to community resources. We invite you to click on the links below to the many organizations that are available to educate and assist you, your family and friends with any number of issues. These are challenging times, but there is always somewhere to turn for support, information and help.


For questions, or to add your organization to the 2021 Virtual Teen Conference resource page,
please email our team at education@ppgnnj.org.

Resources For Teens

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2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline

2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline

Statewide

2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline is a free and confidential helpline for young people ages 10-24 in New Jersey who can reach out by text or phone 24/7 for support with any issue or concern.

2NDFLOOR is always available to provide supportive listening, information and referral, and help with any problem or concern callers may have. They can be reached at 888-222-2228 by phone or text and message boards are always available at https://www.2ndfloor.org/.

GLBT National Helpline

GLBT National Helpline

National

Provides a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.

Girls Helping Girls. Period.

Girls Helping Girls. Period.

Statewide

Partners with schools, food pantries, government offices and social services organizations to provide free menstrual products to those in need. They believe access to free, easy to access menstrual products for students is the responsibility of every school board and they work with students and schools to make that a reality.

I Support the Girls - Central/South New Jersey

I Support the Girls - Central/South New Jersey

Central and Southern NJ

I Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and girls experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity. Around the globe they help girls and women experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, victims of sex trafficking, refugees and evacuees affected by natural disasters. ISTG's various programs work with a wide range of populations: Evacuees of natural disasters, breast cancer survivors, inmates in correctional facilities, transgender teens and adults, veterans, Native Americans and many more. Their motto is: "Collect locally, donate locally." Because of their affiliate network, they have people on the ground ready to meet the local need.

Montclair State University, Department of Public Health

Montclair State University, Department of Public Health

Statewide

They are an academic program in public health at a premier state university in New Jersey. They invite students and their families to consider studying here, in a growing, and outstanding public health undergraduate programs, in community health education or in health systems administration and policy.

If you believe that every teen should have the right to safe and effective methods to prevent pregnancy and STIs, choices about whether and when to have a baby, access to high quality sexual health care, the right to receive high quality comprehensive sex education, and the right to celebrate who you are regardless of sexual orientation, gender, or gender expression, then you should consider studying public health at Montclair State University.

National Eating Disorder Association

National Eating Disorder Association

National

Confidential support, resources and treatment options for eating disorders.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

National

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

P.A.C.E (Preparing Artist For College Entrance)

P.A.C.E (Preparing Artist For College Entrance)

Southern NJ

An educational enrichment program for students who are interested in the performing arts (dance, instrumental music, vocal music). Students travel the country, performing in events and competitions, visiting historic locations, and talking to professionals to become inspired about life and how they wish to fix the world. Students have free SAT prep tutoring and college counseling so that they can achieve their dreams. P.A.C.E. students go to the best schools in the country: Berklee College of Music, Columbia, Cornell, Oberlin Conservatory, U Penn, UCLA... just to name a few.

It's not about music... It's about life. They don't just teach the arts. Their goal is to create students who are inspired and have the tools to make a better world.

Princess Foundation

Princess Foundation

Northern and Central NJ

Mentorship, scholarship, financial literacy, college preparation, community service and civic engagement. The Princess Foundation is here to be a viable source for young women of color to develop personal and professional skills, that can be transferable into adulthood.

The Father Center of NJ

The Father Center of NJ

Central and Southern NJ

Offers job readiness and workforce development activities, parenting education, anger management classes, dress2Impress professional men's clothing, and the “Healthy Relationships, Healthy Choices” ninth grade male leadership program.

They believe strong fathers, father-figures, and role models are the best influence on young people. They work to build stronger communities by building stronger, healthier families.

AMAZE

AMAZE

National

Educational videos for youth ages 10-14 and their parents/caregivers with more than 100 videos, translated into a variety of languages, covering a wide range of information about sexual health and well-being.

GLSEN Southern New Jersey

GLSEN Southern New Jersey

Southern NJ

The leading national education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from harassment and discrimination.

GLSEN:
• Conducts extensive research on the experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools
• Trains educators to support students and create safe classrooms
• Authors developmentally appropriate resources for educators
• Advocates for policies that protect and support LGBTQ youth
• Trains and supports students to effect change in their school communities

HiTOPS, Inc

HiTOPS, Inc

Central NJ

HiTOPS provides a diverse and comprehensive array of sexual health-related programs, services, and community events centered on:

• Sex education for middle and high school-aged youth
• Peer leadership and education
• Education, support, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ identified youth
• Professional development and consultation

All their programs are youth informed. They invite youth of all identities to participate in their programs. Check out their LGBTQ support groups and peer leadership program. HiTOPS LGBTQ support groups meet the first and third Saturday of every month. During the pandemic, these groups meet virtually. The HiTOPS peer leadership program is an annual cohort of 20 high school juniors and seniors. Peer leaders actively participate in leadership training; learn sexual-health related content; and design, develop and implement a diversity of youth-focused interventions around sexual health-related issues for youth throughout New Jersey.

Magnificent Men Mentoring Group

Magnificent Men Mentoring Group

Statewide

Magnificent Men provides group mentoring, empowerment workshops, training and community services. They are very passionate and want to sincerely educate , inspire and motivate each young person in one or all capacities to make them a better individual.

National Child Abuse Hotline

National Child Abuse Hotline

National

Hotline for those experiencing abuse & violence.

National Runaway Safeline

National Runaway Safeline

National

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has runaway, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program

New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program

Statewide

The New Jersey Foster Care Scholars program provide adolescents who have experienced time in foster care later in their lives, adoption, kinship, legal guardianship, and homelessness with assistance and support to pursue their post-secondary education.

Their mission is to provide advocacy and enriching programs and services to empower families and youth to thrive.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

National

Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

Services Empowering the Rights of Victims (SERV)

Services Empowering the Rights of Victims (SERV)

Southern NJ

Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) provides crisis intervention, counseling, and support to survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Their dedicated team of highly trained and compassionate staff provides personalized care to help people follow a path to healing. The SERV crisis intervention team is available 24/7 through their free and confidential hotlines:

Camden County & Gloucester County: 1.866.295.SERV (7378)
Cumberland County: 1.800.225.0196

The Huddle of South Jersey

The Huddle of South Jersey

Southern NJ

Provides a safe space for young men to talk about their issues. They have workshops were young men can learn about three well-beings:
• Mental well-being
• Physical well-being and
• Financial well-being.

They also provide weekly podcasts that talk about current events and life issues, they engage youth through sports, and are a support system for young men.

B.O.S.S Mentoring Inc. (Boys of Sustainable Strength)

B.O.S.S Mentoring Inc. (Boys of Sustainable Strength)

Southern NJ

Provides group mentoring that focuses on physical and mental health awareness, academic success, life skills, cultural competency, and financial literacy. The offer community services, events, college tours, field trips, and parent workshops.

The goals of B.O.S.S. Mentoring are to build self-esteem; provide an environment where boys can be safe and interact with other boys their ages; challenge them to be responsible for their actions and engage in conflict resolution; help them discover and develop their own individuality including strengths, talents, and gifts; and give them hope, confidence, and the courage to be sustainable.

Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey

Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey

Central and Southern NJ

Opportunities for teens, leadership, programming, and scholarships. Being a Girl Scout helps prepare older girls for college as well as providing them life skills along the way.

Hunterdon Helpline

Hunterdon Helpline

Central NJ

They have a 24-7 hotline for any need at any time, referring callers to the appropriate organizations, programs and services so they can find the assistance they need, along with follow-up and case management to ensure success.

They offer assistance with compassion and no judgement.

Melinated Moms

Melinated Moms

Statewide

They provide community engagement and supportive membership services that inspire, motivate and cultivate community members to become better versions of themselves. They do this through workshops, trainings and workforce development tools that highlight empowerment through education, action into advocacy and exploring options through entrepreneurship.

They support youth throughout the phases of conception: Preconception (before having children), prenatal (during pregnancy), postpartum (after birth) and interconception (between births). They also emphasize upholding an inclusive environment for the village that supports moms and women – aunts, uncles, fathers and father figures. They extend support to teen fathers as well.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

National Domestic Violence Helpline

National

Support for those encountering dating or domestic violence.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

National

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, help is available.

New Jersey Hopeline

New Jersey Hopeline

Statewide

Need someone to talk to? NJ Hopeline is here to help. Specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You are not alone.

Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey

Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey

Statewide

Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey, Inc. provides high-quality, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable reproductive and complementary health care services, emphasizing privacy, confidentiality, dignity and sexual self-determination. They advocate for public policies that guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services. They provide and support education programs that expand understanding of human sexuality.

Sex, Etc.

Sex, Etc.

National

Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! Each year, five million young people visit Sexetc.org, and over 45,000 read our magazine to get honest and accurate sexual health information. Sexetc.org has comprehensive sex ed information including:
• Stories written by teen staff writers and national contributors
• Opportunities to get involved and make a difference on sexual health issues
• Forums where teens can participate in moderated discussions with other teens.
• “Sex in the States,” which is a state-by-state guide to teens’ rights to sex education, birth control and more.
Sex, Etc. is published by Answer, a national organization that provides and promotes unfettered access to comprehensive sexuality education for young people and the adults who teach them.

Woodland Community Development Corp

Woodland Community Development Corp

Southern NJ

Their services include College Prep Program, College Tours, Community Gardening Program, Mary Esther Williams Homework Center, and Your Food Shelf Pantry.

They are very diverse in their conversation and in their efforts to support young people in the areas of education, health, and financial literacy.