Laurel House is a youth shelter program for teen girls at risk of homelessness or who are runaways. There are 28,000 teen runaways in California. 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused. 1 in 5 youths will have a diagnosable mental health disorder. These are the teen girls we serve at Laurel House. They are struggling with issues of alcohol, drugs, eating disorders, sexual promiscuity, self-inflicted mutilation, running way, and suicidal tendencies. This is their way of coping with unreported sexual abuse or an undiagnosed mental health disorder. Laurel House bring a holistic approach to healing these teen girls by providing a loving, safe home environment, ongoing counseling, access to mental health resources, academic support, and the care of a live-in house parent.
Providing a home for teens in crisis, transforming lives, and strengthening families.
Laurel House is the only teen shelter in Orange County providing longer term care to ensure longer term success in these young lives. Our goal is to end homelessness for at-risk teen girls by reunifying them with their families or moving them into positive living situations. Join us in keeping teen girls off the streets and safe from human trafficking, gang involvement and a life of drug and alcohol dependency.