What Services do we provide?
Food & Clothing
Shower & Laundry Facility
Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Program
Individual and Family Therapy
Substance Prevention/Intervention Counseling
Life Skills Training
Case Management & Referral Services
Youth Action Board
TAY (Transitional Age Youth)
Youth Action Board (YAB)
We Can Help
PREVAIL is dedicated to providing immediate crisis intervention and ongoing supportive services to youth who are at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. All PREVAIL services are free and confidential. You are not alone. We are here to help.
Are you between the ages of 16-25?
Do you need help making a successful transition to adulthood? Our TAY Program can help!
Shelters ensure the safety and well-being of our participants by providing a safe space, food, clothing, and supportive services for a healthy change.
Get Help Now
Our trained advocates are available to talk confidentially with at-risk youth, youth in crisis or anyone seeking resources or information. We provide safe havens and free, confidential services to help individuals heal and transition into life off the streets.
The 24-Hour Helpline provides immediate help to individuals, families, and young people in emotional crisis. Our skilled Crisis Specialists can assist with safety planning, shelter resources, supportive services, and refer to outside community partners.
Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Services
Family problems: Many youths run away, and in turn become homeless, due to problems in the home, including physical and sexual abuse, mental health disorders of a family member, substance abuse and addiction of a family member, and parental neglect. In some cases, youths are asked to leave the home because the family is unable to provide for their specific mental health or disability needs. Additionally, the LGBTQ+ youth population can be more vulnerable to homelessness, as 40% of homeless youth fall into this population. Oftentimes, the families of individuals who identify as LGBTQ are not supportive, and therefore, the home is not a safe place. Still, some youths are pushed out of their homes because their parents cannot afford to care for them.
Transitions from foster care and other public systems: Youths who have been involved in the foster care system are more likely to become homeless at an earlier age and remain homeless for a longer period. Youths aging out of the foster care system often have little or no income support and limited housing options and are at higher risk to end up on the streets. Youths that live in residential or institutional facilities often become homeless upon discharge. In addition, very few homeless youths can seek housing in emergency shelters due to the lack of shelter beds for young people and shelter admission policies.
Economic problems: Some youths become homeless when their families fall into difficult financial situations resulting from lack of affordable housing, difficulty obtaining or maintaining a job, or lack of medical insurance or other benefits. These youths become homeless with their families, but later can find themselves separated from them and/or living on the streets alone, often due to shelter or child welfare policies.
During normal business hours, all the Youth Service Programs, including access to shelters, are located at 729 N California Street in Stockton. After hours, youth may access Safe House emergency shelter at 436 E Flora Street in Stockton.