Teen Community Resources

Being a teen is rough. Sometimes you have questions that are difficult to ask, or you’re just not sure how to ask them. The library is a great place to start, we have tons of books on teen topics that will help you. For extra privacy, we have self-check-out stations you can use. Always remember, you belong at your library.

Life Topics

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis lifeline provides free and confidential support anytime by dialing 988. Chat is available through their website.

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line provides free 24/7 crisis support by texting HOME to 741741.

Local Resources

A Safe Place

A Safe Place provides services addressing domestic violence and human trafficking in Lake County, Illinois.

24-Hour Helpline: (847) 249-4450


The Cuba Township Food Pantry

The Cuba Township Food Pantry provides non-perishable foods, paper products, cleaning supplies, and toiletries for those in need of assistance.

Phone: (847) 381-1924

Email: info@cubatwpil.gov


CYN Counseling Center

The Community Youth Network Counseling Center is a non-profit comprehensive community-based counseling center that serves children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues.

Phone: (847) 548-6000


Lake County Health Department

Lake County Health Department: Access information and connect with various health services that include preventative care, behavioral health, environmental health, maternal and child health services, healthy living programs, animal control, and more.

Phone: (847) 377-8000

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Lake County

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public.  HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained, and able to provide guidance.

Phone: English (847) 249-1515
Spanish (224) 818-6264


PADS Lake County

PADS Lake County is a community-based organization that Provides Advocacy, Dignity & Shelter to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis.

Phone: (847) 689-4357

United Way of Lake County 211

United Way of Lake County 211

Community resources including mental health, housing, food, and immigration help.

Call 211 or Text 898211 24/7 English and Spanish


Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

The Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center is a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal and also mobilizes the community toward action to end sexual violence.

Direct Voicemail: (847) 244-1187

24-Hour Helpline: (847) 872-7799

LGBTQ Resources

Gay Straight Alliance Network

The Gay Straight Alliance Network is an LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.


It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.


PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.


The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

24-Hour Helpline: (866) 488-7386

Text: START to 678-678

More Resources

ANAD: Eating Disorder Support Groups and Services

The association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders is for anyone struggling with anorexia, bulimia, or another type of eating disorder.

Helpline:  (888) 375-7767

National Runaway Safeline

National Runaway Safeline serves as the national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.

24-Hour Helpline: (800) 786-2929