LGBTQIA+ RESOURCE LIST
The Letter People
The mission of Letter People is to connect, empower and educate the LGBTQ+ Professional Community by hosting mixers, talks and by providing outreach and mentor opportunities for the purpose of nurturing business growth and creating resources to learn, inform and inspire.
LGBTQ Connection (Napa – Sonoma Counties)
LGBTQ Connection (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) is a youth-led initiative mobilizing the community to increase awareness, inclusion and support of LGBTQ people of all ages and races. Each year, LGBTQ Connection engages 3,500 LGBTQ people, their families and community, and trains 500 providers from local organizations across Northern California to increase the safety, visibility and well being of LGBTQ residents. In Napa and Sonoma Counties the program operates local LGBTQ community centers, supporting underserved LGBTQ youth and elders. The Napa and Sonoma offices of LGBTQ Connection each provide a safe and trusted space to cultivate hubs of vibrant activities and caring community.
Contact: 707.251.9432 email on website
GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.
Contact: 212.727.0135 email@example.com
This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call us. Our hotline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. Our volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. Our volunteers are dedicated to improving the lives of transgender people. Additionally, our operators will only call emergency services with your expressed consent.
Contact: US: 877.565.8860 Canada: 877.330.6366 email on website
PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Contact: 202.467.8194 firstname.lastname@example.org
A GSA club is a student-run club in a high school or middle school that brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice. “GSA” has historically stood for Gay-Straight Alliance, however many clubs have expanded the name of their clubs beyond the binary Gay-Straight terminology. Some examples include: Genders and Sexualities Alliance, Queer Students Alliance, Pride Club, etc.
Contact: 415.552.4229 email@example.com
The Trevor Project
Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.
Contact: 866.488.7386 email/text/chat on website
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.
Contact: 1.800.273.8255 email/chat on website
SOS Community Counseling
SOS is a non-profit agency providing affordable therapy and counseling services to the community through sliding-scale fees. Through our Community Counseling Clinics in Santa Rosa and Windsor, we offer individual therapy for adults, teens and children, couples counseling, and families. We have a diverse team of licensed therapists, interns, and trainees who bring varying clinical specialties to our clinics.
Contact: 707.238.4171 email on website
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging 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. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The center is led by SAGE, in collaboration with 18 leading organizations from around the country.
Contact: 212.741.2247 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAGE: Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
SAGE leads in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.
Contact: 212.741.2247 email@example.com
Hotline: 1.888.234.SAGE(7243) M-F 4pm-12am Saturday 12-5pm Eastern Time firstname.lastname@example.org
2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need. They’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
LifeWorks of Sonoma County: Growing Healthy Minds
Our vision is to build a stronger community where access to effective mental health services supports individuals and families. We have been serving Sonoma County for over 20 years.
LifeWorks has earned a reputation for providing mental health services that are flexible, respectful and culturally responsive. We work with city, county and state programs, service providers, families and individuals.
Contact: Phone 707-568-2300
Transgender-Affirming Therapists in Sonoma County
Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT People