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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 If you are thinking of harming yourself—get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential and 100% free. Call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. Start a chat through the online chat link. Text ‘START’ to 678-678.


TREVORspace TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Sign up and start a conversation now.


TRANS LIFELINE

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis — for the trans community, by the trans community. Their mission is to connect trans people to community support and resources trans individuals need to survive and thrive. Phone (877) 565-8860


SERVICES & ADVOCACY FOR LGBT ELDERS (SAGE)

SAGE is a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBTQ+ elders since 1978. They build welcoming communities and keep LGBTQ+ issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBTQ+ people.

Talk and be heard at the SAGE LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline. We connect LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBTQ+ elder or care for one, call the free SAGE Hotline, toll-free, at 877-360-LGBT(5428).


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

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. The PFLAG mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people. PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed, inclusive of their sexual orientation and gender expression.

Learn more about the organization at the National PFLAG website: https://pflag.org

Visit the PFLAG Santa Clarita Valley website for more information about monthly meetings and events: https://www.pflagscv.org Phone and Hotline: (661) 383-0008; Email: [email protected]


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. The headquarters is located in North Hills. Direct service centers are located in Lancaster, North Hollywood and Commerce. Call the headquarters at (818) 892-3423 for general information or email at [email protected] See the website for phone numbers and addresses of locations in Lancaster.


THE VILLAGE FAMILY SERVICES

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 toll-free at (888) 683-5084. Email: [email protected]


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) - LGBTQI

This section of the NAMI website discusses the mental health risk factors among LGBTQI community, including coming out, family relationships and victimization by peers. It further provides guidance for seeking mental health treatment and includes additional resources for this community. For more information, visit the website. Call the NAMI Helpline at (800) 950-6264 (NAMI). In a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741.


LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER NATIONAL HOTLINE

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. sAll of our services are free and confidential. Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time and Saturday from 9am to 2pm, pacific time. (Eastern time: M-F from 4pm to 12 midnight and Saturday from noon to 5pm.) 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 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, their families, and caregivers.


AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION: LGBTQ MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

AFSP is dedicated to preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. As a public health organization, AFSP believes that it is our individual and collective responsibility to support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people.