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Youth and Young Adults

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Young adulthood is a time of great opportunity and growth. From around age 10 to 25, young people discover, learn from, and adapt to the world around them. They develop a sense of who they are and learn how to make decisions, manage emotions, and create deeper connections with others. Adolescence and young adulthood are also a time for building personal strengths and pursuing interests and meaningful goals. CDPH programs and initiatives collaborate with young people to provide the necessary supports and opportunities to explore, discover, and thrive as they transition to adulthood.

If you’re a young adult or loved one of a young person, check out the resources and links below for more information on CDPH’s services for youth and young adults.​

Sexual Health and Abortion Access

Relationships and Mental health

Mental Health Matters

Staying connected with friends and family can help you cope with anxiety, reduce stress, and stay positive.

If you are feeling like you are in crisis, or want someone to talk to, call:

  • CalHOPE warmline at (833) 317- HOPE (4673)​
  • The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 (or text)

General Health

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Are you WIC eligible?

To find out, head to​

Eligibility for WIC:

  • People who are pregnant, breasfeeding, or just had a baby in the past 6 months; or
  • Parent or caregiver with a child under the age of 5; and
  • Have low to medium income, or receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, or CalFresh; and
  • Live in California



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