• Fresh Lifelines for Youth




    PHS is partnering with Fresh Lifelines For Youth (FLY) to help provide support to our youth

    FLY’s Law Program is a semester-long legal education and life skills course that teaches youth about the law and consequences of crime. Research shows that youth who are exposed to legal education are less likely to break the law.  FLY’s nationally-recognized law curriculum uses role-play, debates, and mock city council hearings to capture youth interest, educate them about the law, and build skills like anger management, problem solving, communication, and resisting negative peer pressure.

    Highly trained volunteers and FLY staff teach the course in teams, developing rapport with youth and giving them access to positive role models. The course covers a range of topics, including theft, vandalism, hate crimes, drugs and alcohol, the Three-Strikes Law, Proposition 21, and gangs.

    For more information please contact: 

    Joey Gallo 
    (650) 213-6794 

    Melissa Delbon 
    (650) 450-2361


  • StarVista




    PHS is proud to be partnering with Insights, a program through Star Vista. Insights Outpatient Counseling program offers strength-based counseling services for adolescents and their families. Our professional staff are warm and caring, and genuinely enjoy working with adolescents. Clinicians empower youth to take responsibility for the choices in their lives. Participants and staff work together to identify hope for the future and create positive changes for themselves and for their families.

    Insights Program will be conducting counseling groups at PAHS for the 2017-18 academic year. These groups will provide psycho-education around substance use, emotional regulation, healthy relationships, and other issues surrounding adolescence. If you would like your son or daughter to participate, please reach out to the Wellness Counselor.

    Visit the Insights website, or contact the PHS Wellness Counselor.


    • San Mateo County Crisis Line: 650-579-0350 or 1-800-SUICIDE
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
    • Rape Crisis Hot Line (24 hour): 650-692-7273
    • 24-hour Suicide and Crisis Line (Santa Clara County): 650-494-8420 or 408-279-3312
    • Children's and Adolescent Hotline: 650-567-5437
    • Uplift (EMQ) Crisis Team (Santa Clara County) 408-379-9085 or 877-412-7474
    • NAMI San Mateo Warm Line: 650-638-0800
    • Parent Support Line: 1-888-220-7575


  • It has been proven that engaging teens in peer-to-peer support has been a great resource. Sometimes being able to talk to someone your age makes a huge impact. Visit one of the below links to find out more about teen-to-teen support.

    Text 741-741 and get a live person to for support you during any time of crisis.

    On Your Mind 
    Teenz Talk
    Teen Line
    The Trevor Project has a variety of ways to connect LGBTQ+ teens in crisis in need of support be it through text, chat or social media