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RESOURCES FOR LGBTQ+ POPULATION


THE TREVOR PROJECT

Trevor Support Center, a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more!


Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 chatlink through website.


Web-based support community for LGBTQI young people.


TRANSLIFELINE

Vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.


SERVICES & ADVOCACY FOR LGBT ELDERS (SAGE)

Advocacy, information on many subjects including housing, social isolation, discrimination, health care and links to resources.


GLASC

Gay & Lesbian Assc. of Santa Clarita - An LGBT social group in the Santa Clarita Valley that meets for fun and friendship in a safe and open environment.


PARENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS (PFLAG)

e-mail at [email protected] or call at (661) 254-2177. Their group meets every month. National PFLAG page.


PENNY LANE

This nonprofit organization provides mental health services to clients in schools, foster homes, probation camps, groups homes and the community. Other services include outpatient services for substance abuse disorders, Embracing Identities program for LGBTQ youth 16-25 years, support services for pregnant women and families with children 5 and younger who are at high risk for child maltreatment, support services for adults caring for related (such as grandchildren, nieces and nephews) and non-related children. Locations are in North Hills (headquarters), North Hollywood, Palmdale, and Lancaster. Call (818) 892-3423.


THE VILLAGE

The Village Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides clinical and behavioral services working with individuals and families, including those who identify as LGBTQ+. Children and youth who receive care often have experienced trauma—abuse, neglect, homelessness—often accompanied by a host of health problems such as poor nutrition, chronic illness, substance use, and more. There are programs to address homelessness in youth and provide support to those who are LGBTQ+. Headquarters and drop-in center for homeless youth are in North Hollywood. Tel: (818) 755-8786 or e-mail [email protected]


PEER LISTENING LINE

Offers LGBTQ young people a safe place to call for information, referrals, and support with coming out, locating LGBTQ groups and services, safer sex and relationships, and HIV/AIDS. Provides and anonymous and confidential help line for accessing support from other LGBTQ youth (not specific to suicide). Call 1-800-399-PEER (7337).


IT GETS BETTER PROJECT

A nonprofit organization that empowers and connects LGBTQ+ youth through education and inspiring stories. The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it will get better.


NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) — Mental Health Risk Factors Among GLBT Youth Fact Sheet (PDF)

This fact sheet describes mental health risk factors among LGBT youth, including coming out, family relationships and victimization by peers. It further provides information about mental health treatment for LGBT youth, and suggested resources. Additional information and helpful resources for the LGBTQ community can be found on the NAMI website


LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER NATIONAL HOTLINE

Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time Saturday from 9am to 2pm, pacific time Toll-free 1-888-843-4564


LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER

Offers social services, housing, medical, HIV, addiction, mental health services and support for LGBT persons. It offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as psychiatric care and operates one of the few programs to assist LGBT people involved in domestic and intimate partner abuse and violence. Our programs to combat substance abuse include a renowned outpatient program for those who want to stop or reduce substance use.


FORGE

National transgender anti-violence organization, provides training and technical assistance to providers around the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. It Directory has searchable database of: Mental health professionals who specialize in working with trans people; Support groups for trans and non-binary individuals; and LGBT anti-violence-programs that serve LGBTQ victims of crime or violence.


THE NATIONAL QUEER AND TRANS THERAPISTS OF COLOR NETWORK

NQTTCN is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for black, indigenous, latinx and other people of color who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, two-spirit, gender non-conforming, gender-queer, and non-binary people. This organization works at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. The overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for queer and transgender people of color (QTPoC).

The website includes a directory of mental health practitioners with offices throughout Southern and Northern California, and on the East Coast. You will also find information about the Mental health Fund which awards some financial support for therapy through an application process.


RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS & ORGANIZATIONS


SUICIDE PREVENTION AMONG LGBT YOUTH: A WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO SERVE YOUTH

Developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, this free kit of materials to help staff in schools, youth-serving agencies, and suicide prevention programs provide a workshop on suicide prevention among LGBT youth.


FAMILY ACCEPTANCE PROJECT

Research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender o(LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV. The site includes publications and videos.

Training is provided on using our multicultural family education booklets and other resources with providers, religious leaders, parents, families, foster families and caregivers of LGBT youth and on the new evidence-based family intervention model to reduce risk and promote well-being for LGBT children and youth in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities.


NATIONAL LGBTQ HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER “SUICIDE RISK AND PREVENTION FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE”

This publication from the Fenway Center offers a brief summary of what is known about suicidal behavior and risk among LGBTQ people, followed by information and resources for health centers to help both young and old LGBTQ people get support and tap into internal and community resilience.


NATIONAL LGBTQ HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER “SUICIDE RISK AND PREVENTION FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE”

This publication from the Fenway Center offers a brief summary of what is known about suicidal behavior and risk among LGBTQ people, followed by information and resources for health centers to help both young and old LGBTQ people get support and tap into internal and community resilience.


NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON LGBT AGING

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (a project of SAGE) is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.


AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION: LGBTQ SUICIDE AND SUICIDE RISK