LGBTQIA+ RESOURCES

LGBTQIA+ resources

Non-Location Specific resources

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Information and Resources via MHA

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Pride and Mental Health

American Psychological Association (APA) on Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Website: https://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/lgbt-health
Description of Services: The American Psychological Association (APA) provides countless educational and support resources on a range of LGBTQ topics


Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists (AGLP)

Website: http://www.aglp.org/
Description of Services: Offers numerous resources for LGBT individuals experiencing mental health conditions and psychiatric professionals with LGBT clients.
Phone: (215) 222-2800
Email: info@aglp.org

National Center for Transgender Equality

Website: https://transequality.org/
Description of Services: Offers resources for transgender individuals, including information on the right to access health care.
Specific Target Population: Transgender individuals
Phone: (202) 642-4542
Email: ncte@transequality.org


SAIGE (Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender
Expansive Identities)

Website: https://saigecounseling.org/
Description of Services: The mission of SAIGE includes the recognition of both individual and social contexts presenting the confluence of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation,
ability, age, spiritual or religious belief system, and indigenous heritage. SAIGE delivers educational and support resources for LGBTQ individuals, as well as promoting competency on LGBTQ issues for counseling professionals.


The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Provider
Directory

Website: https://glmaimpak.networkats.com/members_online_new/members/dir_provider.asp
Description of Services: A search tool that can locate a LGBTQ-inclusive health care provider.


The LGBT National Help Center

Website: http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/
Description of Services: Offers confidential peer support connections for LGBT youth, adults and seniors including phone, text and online chat.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
LGBT National Senior Talkline: 1-888-234-7243
Email: help@LGBThotline.org

The Trevor Project

Website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Description of Services: A support network for LGBTQ youth providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention, including a 24-hour text line (Text “START” to 678678).
Specific Target Population: LGBTQ Youth
Phone: 1-866-488-7386

Trans support

The 5 Best Online Transgender Support Groups of 2021

Transgender Resources | GLAAD

Groups – Los Angeles LGBT Center

Bay Area California Resources

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center

Website: https://www.defrankcenter.org/virtual-groups
Description of Services: Our mission is to provide a broad array of opportunities and programs, a dedicated and caring staff, a corps of volunteers, and a spirit of community that celebrates the many facets of our broad-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
constituency. Variety of support groups currently being held virtually during COVID.
Phone: (408) 293-3040
Address: 938 The Alameda San Jose, Ca 95126

Castro Country Club

Website: https://www.castrocountryclub.org/
Description of Services: The Castro Country Club is a clean & sober gathering place for all people and a home for the queer recovery community. We endeavor to be a space where all can seek wisdom, serenity, courage and joy.
Specific Target Population: Queer recovery community
Phone: (415) 552-6102
Email: info@castrocountryclub.org
Address: 4058 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114


Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

Website: https://www.cuav.org/
Description of Services: CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities to transform violence and oppression, offering peer counseling, community leadership training, and more. As part of the larger social justice
movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.
Phone: (415) 777-5500
Email: info@cuav.org
Address: 427 S Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94103


Dimensions Clinic

Website: http://www.dimensionsclinic.org/
Description of Services: Mental health and/or substance abuse counseling, behavioral health services for queer youth to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning
individuals lead healthy and connected lives, strengthening our diverse communities. By approaching health holistically and valuing the whole human experience, clients at Dimensions can have their mental health, as well as medical needs, supported all under one roof.
Specific Target Population: Members of the SF/Bay Area LGBTQ community ages 12–25
Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish
Phone: (415) 934-7700
Address: 3850 17th Street San Francisco, CA 94114

Gaylesta

Website: https://gaylesta.org/
Description of Services: Mental health services including therapist referrals, education and consultation. Their members offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both to the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. They are the oldest and largest collection of individuals focused on LGBTQ mental health. They seek to provide a range of services, experience, specializations, and expertise. They work to promote
awareness of the special skills our members have to offer the LGBTQ communities and the general public.
Phone: (415) 729-3996
Email: membership@gaylesta.org
Mailing Address: 584 Castro Street, #230 San Francisco 94114

LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color

Website: https://www.lgbtqpsychotherapistsofcolor.com/
Description of Services: Directory of therapists specializing in LGBTQ+ and BIPOC clients.

LYRIC Center for LGBT Youth

Website: https://lyric.org/
Description of Services: Community mentorship programs, artistic residencies, medical support for trans youth, mentorship programs. LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career training, health
promotion, and leadership development with LGBTQ youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.
Specific Target Population: Members of the SF/Bay Area LGBTQ community ages 12+
Phone: (415) 703-6150 x100
Email: lyricinfo@lyric.org
Address: 127 Collingwood Street San Francisco, CA 94114


Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHA SF)
Clearing House Support Group

Website: https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/support-groups/#
Description of Services: This group is for LGBTQ seniors 55+ to share their struggles, strategies, and successes. It is led by those with lived expertise/ systems to overcome the challenges of living with clutter. Meeting first & third Wednesday of every month from 12:30-2:00pm; currently being held on Zoom during COVID.
Specific Target Population: LGBTQ seniors 55+
Phone: (415) 421-2926
Email (General): info@mentalhealthsf.org
Email (Support Groups): lisa-sun@mentalhealthsf.org
Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 928 San Francisco, CA 94102

NAMI SF Mental Health 101 Presentation

Website: https://www.namisf.org/mental-health-101
Description of Services: Mental Health 101 is a program designed for community groups and organizations including religious organizations and centers of learning and support. This presentation is designed to end the stigma surrounding mental health by starting the conversation and providing an opportunity to learn about mental health conditions through an informative PowerPoint, personal testimony, and open Q&A. The presentation is designed for a variety of culturally diverse communities, and can be customized to fit the audience.
Specific Target Population: Religious organizations, community groups, diverse populations, schools and educational institutions
Email: natasha@namisf.org


PEERS Sexuality And Gender Alliance Committee

Website: https://peersnet.org/programs/saga/
Description of Services: The Sexuality And Gender Alliance Committee advances health and wellness within the LGBTQ Community of mental health consumers. SAGA is affiliated with the
Pool of Consumer Champions as the 13th POCC Committee. Beyond general support work, SAGA advocates for the LGBTQ community in the mental health system. Specifically, it champions cultural awareness of LGBTQ specific concerns. Committee members create a welcoming environment that validates the LGBTQ wellness experience.
Email: karrington@peersnet.org


SF LGBT Center

Website: https://www.sfcenter.org/
Description of Services: Arts & culture, youth services, community programs, employment services, housing & financial services, information & resources. Their mission is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and allies.
Specific Target Population: Members of the SF/Bay Area LGBTQ community ages 16+
Phone: (415) 865-5555
Address: 1800 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


The LGBTQ Youth Space

Website: http://youthspace.org/about-us/
Description of Services: We are a community drop-in center and mental health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25 who live in Santa Clara County. Our space is open 3pm-9pm Monday through Friday. Our staff offer a safe and confidential space with: support groups, activism and leadership opportunities, connections to any resources you might need, and more. The LGBTQ Youth Space is a Program of Family & Children Services and Caminar. Services are free and confidential.
Specific Target Population: Folks between the ages of 13-25 insured through Santa Clara County based Medi-Cal or who are uninsured are eligible for counseling services.
Phone: (408) 343-7940
Video Phoneline for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services: (408) 899-5053
Email: YouthSpace@FCServices.org
Address: 452 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113


UCSF Behavioral Alliance Health Project

Website: https://alliancehealthproject.ucsf.edu/
Description of Services: Mental health services, substance use counseling, and general wellness of LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. The goal of their services is to reduce the symptoms of mental illness or substance use that cause problems for our clients. They are a LGBTQ specialty mental health clinic offering a range of support services to help with problems caused by living with HIV, mental illness and substance use.
Languages Spoken (other than English): Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, ASL
Phone: (415) 476-3902
Address: 1930 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102


Sources include:

NAMI SF Mental Health Resource Guide forCulturally Diverse Populations


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