Resources for Teens

Marin Youth Services

Marin Youth Services

Relationships exist on a spectrum, from healthy to unhealthy to abusive -- and everywhere in between. It can be hard to determine where your relationship falls, especially if you haven’t dated a lot.

We can help:

  • Figure out if what’s going on in a relationship (whether talking, hanging out, or hooking up) is healthy or not.
  • Connect with others who are dealing with similar issues.
  • Make a safety plan and talk about options.
  • Get emergency shelter and/or legal protection.

How?  Call or text our youth services phone line 415-526-2557.

Marin Against Youth Abuse (MAYA) Advisory Committee

Become a school leader on healthy relationships! As a member of the MAYA Advisory Committee, you will partner with 1-2 other members to be peer resources on healthy relationships and relationship abuse at your school. You will come up with creative ways of raising awareness and getting help to those who need it, and then make them happen! Bring your leadership skills, enthusiasm, creativity, and ideas! For more information or to apply:  maya_flyer_and_application_2018.pdf

Parent resources include:

*A Parent's Guide to Teen Dating Violence*

*A Parent’s Handbook: How to Talk to Youth about Healthy Relationships.*

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Also, peer advocates are available for assistance and support 24 hours a day. Seven days a week from the National Dating Abuse Hotline.

Live chat and text @

Text "lovies" to 77504 or call 1-866-331-9474

You are not alone!


Watch this Video: Love Struck: Dating Abuse Up Close

The compelling stories of three survivors of dating abuse are featured in this 17-minute mini-documentary. The survivors describe their experiences, warning signs and the impact of dating abuse on their lives.