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Information and Resources

 

Here are some resources that can help you and your family maintain your physical, mental, and social well-being.

 

Mental and Physical Health

 

Asian Women's Shelter San Francisco

415-751-7110 www.sfaws.org

The mission of the Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic, and political self-determination of women. AWS is committed to every person’s right to live in a violence-free home. It specifically addresses the cultural and language needs of immigrant, refugee, and U.S.-born Asian women, transgender people, and their children. AWS’s perspective is reflected in the agency’s broad strategy, which integrates culturally knowledgeable and language-accessible shelter services, educational programs, and community-based initiatives and advocacy.

 

API Wellness Center San Francisco

415-292-3400 • www.apiwellness.org

Trans, queer youth, and MSM sexual health and support programs. We transform lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality for people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and immigration statuses. We believe everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest quality health care. At API Wellness Center, health care is grounded in social justice.

 

Community United Against Violence San Francisco

415-777-5500 • www.cuav.org

Founded in 1979, Community United Against Violence (CUAV) is a multicultural, anti-oppression organization working to end violence against and within our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) communities. They believe that in order to end homophobia and heterosexism, we must confront all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, ageism, classism, and ableism.

 

Dimensions Clinic San Francisco

415-487-7589 • www.dimensionsclinic.org

Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy. We offer low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25. With a staff made up of medical and mental health professionals, we can answer just about any question you might have, including things you may be too embarrassed to ask anyone else.

 

El/La Programa Para Trans Latinas Bay Area

(415) 864-7278 www.ellaparatranslatinas.yolasite.com

This program was developed to reach out to the TransLatina community in and around the Mission District Neighborhood. They provide services for HIV Prevention, counseling, and referrals to other transgender services.

 

Gay Couples Institute San Francisco

877-424-1221 • www.GayCouplesInstitute.org

Founded by two partnered therapists in San Francisco to help gay men and women create and keep healthy relationships. Based on 35+ years of empirical research, they show couples how to use proven relationship-strengthening tools to improve their relationships.  Their approach has been shown to help couples to: stop arguing, find solutions to problems, become better parents, recover from affairs, resolve sexual problems, you name it.

 

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

415-255-4547 • www.glma.org

GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare providers. GLMA can help individuals find culturally competent providers and help medical providers to become more familiar with the needs of LGBT people.

 

Gaylesta Psychotherapy Referral

415-729-3996 • www.gaylesta.org

Gaylesta members offer a wide range of specializations, allowing them to serve as a unique resource both to the LGBTQ community and to other service providers. Explore their site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member.

 

Jewish Family & Children’s Services Bay Area

415-449-1200 • www.jfcs.org

JFCS’ programs are geared specifically to meet the LGBT community’s needs. They provide adoption and post-adoption services, services for people with HIV, workshops and seminars, and counseling services for LGBT individuals, couples, and families—with special outreach to the elderly. Their clinical staff possesses the skills, experience, and sensitivity to work with those who are dealing with issues and concerns relating to sexual orientation and identity.

 

Lou Sullivan Society Bay Area

www.lousullivansociety.weebly.com

The Lou Sullivan Society exists to provide information, education, support, community building, and advocacy for transgender and transsexual men.

 

Lyon-Martin Health Services San Francisco

415-565-7667 • www.lyon-martin.org

Lyon-Martin Health Services provides excellent health care to women, lesbians and transgender people in a safe and compassionate environment, with sensitivity to sexual orientation and gender identity; all services are regardless of ability to pay.

 

Pacific Center for Human Growth Berkeley

510-548-8283 • www.pacificcenter.org

Founded in 1973, Pacific Center is the oldest LGBTQ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQ people and their families in Alameda County. Pacific Center for Human Growth fosters and enhances the well-being and self respect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer youth, seniors, and adults through the delivery of LGBTQ competent mental health and wellness services, and through the cultivation of a strong community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals.

 

PFLAG

East Bay 510-562-7692 • www.pflag-eastbay.org

San Francisco 415-921-8850 • www.pflagsf.org

San Jose / Peninsula 408-270-8182 www.pflagsanjose.org

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is an international organization promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends. It does this through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

 

 

PublicHealth: HIV/AIDS

www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/hiv-aids/

PublicHealth.org is dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. The site offers a comprehensive look into the expanding field of public health, the latest in health policy updates and recommendations, and information on launching a career in public health. As the issue on HIV/AIDS seems to have faded, the resource revisits the AIDS crisis to give readers an update of where we are in the fight against the disease. The resource includes a definition and history of the disease, current research and treatment, US and global strategies to combat the disease moving forward, and relevant resources.

 

San Mateo County Health System PRIDE Initiative San Mateo County

650-610-0800  www.smchealth.org

An inclusive environment based in equality and parity for LGBTQQI communities of San Mateo County.The PRIDE Initiative is commited to fostering a welcoming environment through an interdisciplinary and inclusive approach.

 

Straight Spouse Network

510-525-0200 • www.straightspouse.org

The Straight Spouse Network provides personal, confidential support and information to straight partners, current or former, of LGBT mates. They strive to make it as easy as possible for straight spouses to find the level and type of support they need.

 

TALK Line Family Support Center San Francisco

415-441-KIDS • www.talklineforparents.org

The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the promotion of healthy families and the mental health of children.

 

Community

 

Asian & Pacific Islander Family Pride Bay Area and beyond

510-818-0887 • www.apifamilypride.org

API-Family Pride is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the isolation of API families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through support, education, and dialog. They provide one-on-one sessions with parents; connect parents with others who speak their language; conduct workshops at high schools, colleges, and adult gatherings; set-up information booths at street fairs; and interact with other organizations’ health and diversity programs. They have developed resources that have found their way into over 10,000 homes, schools and universities.

 

Billy De Frank LGBT Community Center San Jose

408-293-3040 • www.defrank.org

Through collaboration and unity, the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center strives to provide a diverse platform for our community to meet, learn, be challenged and grow. The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center strives to be the community's premier resource hub and a recognized leader in promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness.

 

Bi-Net USA

800-585-9368 • www.binetusa.org

As America’s umbrella organization and voice for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and all other of us “somewhere in between” people as well as their lesbian, gay, transgender, “straight but not narrow” and questioning friends and allies, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distribute educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual and pansexual and allied communities.

 

Camp It Up! Bay Area

510-338-0370 • www.campitup.org

Camp It Up! is known for its one-of-a-kind gay family vacations. They respect and celebrate all unique families. They provide children's programs for kids 12 months to 12 years, teen and counselor-in-training programs, adult activities, three square meals a day cooked by a seasoned staff, and lodging for each family among the redwoods.

 

COLAGE, Children of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere USA

415-861-5437 • www.colage.org

COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

 

KidSpace at the SF LGBT Community Center San Francisco

415-865-5639 • www.sfcenter.org

KidSpace strengthens diverse LGBTQ and ally families' readiness for school, and connects families to community resources and to each other. KidSpace children engage in super fun activities like dramatic and manipulative play, arts and crafts, story time, dance and fine motor development. The goal of KidSpace is to create a safe, trusting and challenging environment where children are encouraged to pursue new and familiar interests, develop friendships, grow in confidence and independence, and continue to develop respect for themselves and others. The KidSpace makes learning and growing fun while making awesome new friends, sharing our special family stories, and building memories that last a lifetime.

 

Lighthouse Community Center Southern Alameda County

510-881-8167 • www.lgbtlighthousehayward.org

It is the mission of the Lighthouse Community Center (LCC) to serve the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Community, and Allies, in Southern Alameda County. We are a Resource Center and catalyst for community building, providing communication, education, support, social activities and programs in a safe and substance-free environment.

 

Mamas and Papas (A Project of Our Family Coalition) East Bay

415-981-1960 • www.ourfamily.org

Expand your circle of East Bay LGBTQ parents, swap parenting tips, and explore concerns shared by all parents as well as those of special interest to our families. Help your kids build lasting friendships with other children growing up with LGBTQ parents. Your kids will have a great time – keep your infants with you while all other kids get a chance to play in the Habitot Children’s Museum.

 

NIA Collective Bay Area

510-869-4403 • www.niacollective.org

The purpose of NIA Collective is to collectively build a network through self-definition, self-acceptance, and acceptance of each other as lesbians, as people of African descent, and as women. The NIA Collective's main project has been an annual gathering. Recently, they have enlarged their vision and scope to meet the needs of lesbians of African descent throughout the year. They are committed to excellent social, political, educational, and spiritual health for us all!

 

Purple Moon Dance Project San Francisco

415-552-1105 • www.purplemoondance.org

Purple Moon Dance Project explores the continuum of intimacy between women and illuminates less visible, and unheard stories from our communities, through the integration of non-western and western dance forms and aesthetics and interdisciplinary collaboration. Its underlying mission is to contribute to transformation, peace and healing in our society, through the medium of dance. Purple Moon's work is "diversity made physical!"

 

Rainbow Community Center Contra Costa County

925-692-0090 • www.rainbowcc.org

The Rainbow Community Center (RCC) is the only organization in Contra Costa County that is solely focused on serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning  (LGBTQ) community. Their goal is to provide a safe, supportive and respectful environment for LGBTQ people of all ages, socio-economic status, races, cultures and religions.  They strive to create services and activities that will promote the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of our community by providing professional services, peer support, referral services, social opportunities and educational programs of interest to our community as well as to the community at large.

 

San Francisco LGBT Community Center San Francisco

415-865-5555 • www.sfcenter.org

The mission of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center 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 our allies. When visitors arrive at the Center, they find free services like career counseling, job fairs, computer lab, social activities, mentorships, youth meals, daycare, various workshops and much more. Here they can connect with other LGBT people and organize to secure our equal rights. The Center is truly the heart, home and hands of the San Francisco LGBT community.

 

San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration San Francisco

415-864-0831 • www.sfpride.org

The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.

 

San Jose Pride San Jose

408-475-5428 www.sanjosepride.com

With year-round support from hundreds of community volunteers and sponsors, thousands from near and far continue to gather annualy to celebrate San Jose Pride, our diversity, and our community. 

 

Santa Cruz Pride Santa Cruz

www.diversitycenter.org

This parade and street festival gives LGBTQ community members and allies the chance to celebrate their pride together. It includes performances, food booths, and a kids zone, among other attractions.

 

Spectrum LGBT Center North Bay

415-472-1945 • www.spectrummarin.org

Spectrum engages, empowers, and advocates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. Their vision: A Marin community where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people are welcomed, affirmed, supported and advocated for by all community members.  A community where it takes no special act of courage to live openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person.

 

Stonewall Alliance Center Chico

530-893-3336 • www.stonewallchico.org

The Stonewall Alliance Center offers a range of services to help connect people with their community and the surrounding areas. We serve to unite and strengthen individuals and the community. Volunteers and staff provide information on activities and events and offer referrals for services. We are open, safe, and inclusive for all people. We are an active resource for the LGBTQ+ community which provides information, advocacy, referrals, and support to those all people.

 

United Territories of Polynesian Islanders’ Alliance (UTOPIA) San Francisco

www.utopiasf.org

A social LGBT group for Pacific Islander families, friends, and supporters. They are of many colors and embrace many different cultures that make up the diversity of San Francisco. The goal of their site is to provide information and resources to families, friends, and supporters of the LGBT communities at large. They welcome all ethnic backgrounds and celebrate diverse cultures.

 

The Women’s Building San Francisco

415-431-1180 • www.womensbuilding.org

The Women’s Building is a women-led community space that advocates self-determination, gender equality and social justice. It is a place where: Women can take care of themselves and their families by using social services; the well-being of women and girls is improved by social justice advocacy; and community groups, including in-house organizations strengthen their community work by interacting and partnering with each other in a vibrant, socially progressive and affordable space. They connect women and their families with social services, community involvement opportunities, the arts, wellness and educational events.

 

Youth

 

Note: Many of the community organizations above include youth services.

 

Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp

www.rainbowdaycamp.org

The play-based camp provides a safe space for the exploration of gender identity and expression, to build community for gender expansive youth and their families and to support these youth and their families with self-empowerment and resiliency curriculum.

  

Bay Area Youth Summit

www.bayareayouthsummit.org

The Bay Area Youth Summit (BAYS) is the only completely youth-led LGBT organization in the world. BAYS seeks to empower fellow LGBT and allied youth to decide to make a difference in their communities by taking a leading role in the fight against bullying.

 

Camp Kickin' It Bay Area

916-538-1466 • www.campkickinit.com

A social camp for transgender, gender nonbinary, and genderqueer teens to participate in identity exploration and Bay Area activities in community with their peers.

 

Dimensions Clinic San Francisco

415-487-7589 • www.dimensionsclinic.org

Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy. We offer low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25. With a staff made up of medical and mental health professionals, we can answer just about any question you might have, including things you may be too embarrassed to ask anyone else.

 

EMQ Families First San Francisco

www.emqff.org

EMQ FamiliesFirst is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health treatment programs in the country. The agency takes a state-of-the-art approach to children and youth with complex behavioral health challenges: they combine research-based services (including evidence-based therapies and psychiatric services) with a family-centered effort to identify and address the social and other needs of the family.

 

Gay-Straight Alliance Network United States

415-552-4229 • www.gsanetwork.org

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

 

Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco

415-673-0911 • www.larkinstreetyouth.org

With 25 comprehensive youth service programs located throughout San Francisco in over 15 sites, Larkin Street Youth Services is now an internationally recognized model successfully integrating housing, education, employment and health services to get homeless and at-risk kids off the streets.

 

Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center (LYRIC) San Francisco

415-703-6150 • www.lyric.org

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.

 

Legal Services for Children - Queer Youth Project San Francisco

415-863-3762 • www.lsc-sf.org

LSC's mission is to ensure that all children and youth in San Francisco Bay Area have an opportunity to be raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and the services and supports they need to become healthy and productive young adults. LSC pioneered a unique interdisciplinary approach to legal services, employing teams of attorneys and social workers to comprehensively meet the needs of our clients.

 

Project Outlet Mountain View

650-494-0972 • www.projectoutlet.org

Since 1997, thousands of LGBTQQ youth living in the Bay Area have come to Outlet for support, community, and opportunities to improve the world. As the Peninsula's only organization for LGBTQQ teens, Outlet is working hard to support and empower local youth by providing counseling and community, leadership training, advocacy, and awareness outreach.

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