California Coalition for Youth

Rating: 4.25 stars   8 reviews

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Location: PO Box 161448 Sacramento CA 95816 USA

Mission: To improve and empower the lives of California's youth!
Programs: California Youth Crisis Line Membership Youth Development Public Policy & Advocacy

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Rating: 4 stars  

Volunteering for the California Coalition For Youth's Crisis Line has been one of the best volunteer experiences I have ever had! The staff is very genuine, and the work that we do here is truly amazing. We truly do provide an open ear for youths in crisis when they feel they have nowhere else to turn to. I know in this role I have greatly impacted many youths lives! CCY will always hold a very special place in my heart!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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CCY is an important player in the movement to fight youth homelessness in California. The not only have an advocacy and policy initiative, but they operate the California Youth Crisis Line, which yearly serves thousands of young people and those who care about them.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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CCY is a statewide leader on issues affecting disconnected, runaway and homeless youth in California and has been a strong advocate on their behalf. In addition CCY operates the CA Youth Crisis Line which is an amazing resource for youth and young adults in need.

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Rating: 4 stars  

CCY has been a valuable resource for youth and RHY programs. From the 24-hour Crisis Line (which we publicize with our program information) to the youth led and driven Advisory Board to the annual legislative conference in Sacramento, the programs empower youth and through the annual conference, provide legislators with input from the youth many bills are designed to serve.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

CCY does amazing advoacy work on behalf of young people in California and the California Youth Crisis Line is a valuable resource that we need to protect and promote.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The only agency giving voice to disconnected youth in California. They provide a valuable resource and have been influential in helping the state legislature understand these youth and how their decisions impact the youth.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

CCY has been operating the California Youth Crisis Line since the mid-80's. It is the only 24-hour hotline for California's youth and families in crisis. They currently handle over 20,000 calls a year and are working to expand their connections with youth who need help by adding on-line chat and texting to their services.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 1 stars  

Private charity has taken nearly $8 million in public funds to provide a 24-hour hotline, shuts down at night and in the early morning morning hours.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Trying to phone them

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stop their all of their government funding. Hold them accountable for the times their hotline has been down.

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