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Adolescent Health Information and Resources

Sharing and promoting best practices and evidence-based information about adolescent development and health to guide policy and practice is central to our mission.  


Resources for Baltimore Youth

Assembled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Adolescent Health

If you can't find what you're looking for, call 2-1-1 or visit


  • Connect with a licensed therapist at Black Mental Health Alliance Baltimore City
  • Here2Help 24/7 Hotline offers confidential advice, emotional support, crisis response, information, and referrals: 410-433-5175
  • The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 for folks who prefer not to talk. Text hello to 741741 to get started.
  • National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ Youth: 1-866-488-7386 Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Eliza Boquin, LMFT & Eboni Harris, LMFT @melaninandmentalhealth
  • Benjamin & Vladimire Calixte, LMHC @therapyforblkmen
  • Paul B. Williams, LCSW @basheawilliams
  • Nedra Glover Tawwab, LCSW @nedratawwab
  • Maria Paz Garcia, LMHC @healingwithmaria
  • Aparna Sagaram, LMFT @reflectionswithatherapist
  • Nicole LePera, PhD @the.holistic.psychologist
  • House of Ruth 24/7 helpline for domestic violence crisis intervention, counseling, shelter, and legal services: 410-889-RUTH (7884)
  • Turn Around, Inc 24/7 Helpline for domestic violence: 443-279-0379
  • National Sexual Assault 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • To immediately connect with someone who can help you find treatment and other services, call Baltimore's 24/7 Here2Help Hotline: 410-433-5175
  • Echo House Multi-Service Center 1705 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore 21223 410-947-1700
  • Northwest Baltimore Youth Services 3319 W. Belvedere Ave, Baltimore 21215 To get help now: 1-866-720-3784 Intake: 410-578-8100 (extension 0) Information: 410-578-8100 (extension 2)
  • Baltimore City Health Department Clinics: Druid Clinic (1515 N. Ave, 410-396-0176) Eastern Clinic (620 N. Caroline Street, 410-396-9410) Harriet Lane Clinic (Harriett Lane Children's Health Building, 200 N. Wolfe Street, 410-955-5711)
  • Planned Parenthood (330 N. Howard Street, 410-576-1414)

For free, 24/7 confidential help in 150 languages: call 2-1-1

  • Mayor's Office of Homeless Services To connect emergency shelter for the night: 443-984-9540 (9:30am-9pm)
  • Visit the Mayor's Office list of Baltimore City shelters and resources
  • Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition Nest Youth Shelter: 410-759-8374
  • Youth Empowerment Society (YES) drop-in services for youth experiencing homelessness Office: 410-235-7744 Drop-in center website
  • Maryland United Way Helpline Dial 2-1-1, or 410-685-0525, or 1-800-492-0618
  • St. Vincent de Paul (400 S. Bond Street) Monday - Friday, 8am-3pm

The Teen Years Explained

Cover of Teen Years Explained, group of diverse teens posing for camera.

This essential guidebook for anyone who works with or cares about youth delves into the normal physical, cognitive, emotional, social, sexual, identity formation, and spiritual changes that happen during adolescence and how adults can promote healthy development. Learn about accompanying training here.

New & Noteworthy

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Just Published

Dr. Powell Named Center Asst. Director

Dr. Terri W. Powell has been appointed the Assistant Director of the Center of Adolescent Health (CAH), where she will lead the center’s Training Core and oversee diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Powell shares Assistant Director duties with Dr. Beth Marshall, who leads the center’s Research Core.


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In the News

Teens are talking about mental health: NIH Medline Plus

The prevalence of mental health issues is hard to measure, but federal data show how widespread the challenges are. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said we need to address threats to mental health in young people—especially adolescents.

Featuring Dr. Tamar Mendelson 

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Watch on Demand

Mindfulness program helping kids manage stress: NBC News

Andy Gonzalez and brothers Ali and Atman Smith started the Holistic Life Foundation in Baltimore, where they offer free yoga classes and hope to kids after school. NBC News’ Rehema Ellis shares more on how the organization has grown and helped many.

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