HotlinesGLBT National Help Center Telephone: 1-888-843-4564 1-800-246-7743 (National Youth Talkline) Website: http://www.glnh.org Providing free and confidential telephone and email peer counseling. Information, and local resources for GLBTQ callers throughout the U.S. Nightline Suicide Prevention Telephone: 415-781-0500 24-hour crisis line. Feeling depressed and desperate? Call.
Mental Health ResourcesQueer LifeSpace Telephone: 415-358-2000 Website: http://www.queerlifespace.org A nonprofit counseling agency providing quality, low-cost mental health and substance abuse services to the LGBTQQI community of the Bay Area. We offer individual, couples and group therapy. Pacific Center for Human Growth, East Bay GBLT Community Center Telephone: (510) 548-8283 Website: http://www.pacificcenter.org/ Dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of our LGBT community, Pacific Center offers affordable, dependable, and effective counseling when you need a listening ear and caring support. Also provides peer support groups. Bay Area Open Minds Website: http://bayareaopenminds.org/ A group of San Francisco Bay Area psychotherapists and psychotherapy students who affirm that sexual and gender diversity are natural expressions of the human experience. The members of this organization have practices that welcome and serve clients who engage in consensual sexual behaviors, including but not limited to kink and polyamory; and clients who identify as gender variant. Lyon-Martin Women’s Health Services Telephone: (415) 565-7667 Website: http://www.sfccc.org/clinics/lmwhs.htm Provide quality, affordable, nonjudgmental, comprehensive health care and health education for women, by women. We are committed to serving all women with a focus on lesbians and special outreach to women of color, low income women, older women and women with disabilities. Tom Waddell Health Center Telephone: (415) 554-2950 Website: http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/chn/hlthctrs/tomwadell.htm Offers comprehensive primary care to transgendered people while addressing the unique needs of the population. Sober Recovery Website: http://www.soberrecovery.com/links/gayandlesbianresources.html Resources for GLBT treatment of addictions of all kinds. Community United Against Violence Telephone: (415) 777-5500 Website: http://www.cuav.org/index.php Provides a number of services to help combat hate-crimes and violence in the LGBT community. Gay & Lesbian Medical Association/Gay & Lesbian Physician Referral Website: http://www.glma.org GLMA works to maximize the quality of health and health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, to promote full civil rights, and to foster a professional climate in which our diverse members can achieve their full potential. Woodleaf Eating Disorder Center Telephone: (415) 840-0670 Website: http://www.woodleafeatingdisordercenter.com/ The most individualized intensive outpatient setting for eating disorder treatment in San Francisco. Day and evening programs available for adolescents and adults; many years’ experience working with LGBT clients, including specialization in male eating disorders. Insurance accepted. Chrysalis Community Counseling Services Telephone: (707) 545-1670 Website: http://www.chrysaliscounseling.org Serving Sonoma County for 30 years, Chrysalis Community Counseling Services is committed to providing high-quality, affordable feminist counseling to all members of our diverse community. Founded on the feminist principle of inclusiveness, we welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions. We are honored to be a catalyst for individual healing and empowerment, as well as social change. In addition, we provide training, consultation and supervision in feminist therapy to licensed therapists and advanced counseling interns.
Families of Birth, Families of Choice
Many LGBT individuals need support in coming out to the birth families, or dealing with the reactions they get when they do. For the families we create by choice (partners, children, friends) we sometimes also need support. These organizations are a good place to begin.All Our Families Coalition Telephone: (415) 665-8641 Website: http://www.allourfamilies.org Promotes the civil rights and well being of families and individuals whose civil rights are at risk through education, advocacy, and grassroots community organizing. Couples San Francisco Bay Area Website: http://www.sfcouples.com/ CSFBA (Couples of the San Francisco Bay Area) is a social, educational, advocacy, support, and networking organization for gay and lesbian couples. Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere (COLAGE SF/Bay Area) Telephone: (415) 861-5437 Website: http://www.colage.org Colage’s mission is to help foster the growth of daughters and sons of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents. Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Telephone: (415) 921-8850 Website: http://www.pflag.org/ Committed to help change negative attitudes and to create an environment of understanding so that all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people can live with dignity and respect.
Alcohol & Drug Use
PRIDE InstituteTelephone: (952) 934-7554 (office) Telephone: (800) 547-7433 (admissions) Website: http://www.pride-institute.com/life The PRIDE Institute is the nations first and leading LGBT EXCLUSIVE Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program. San Francisco Alcoholics Anonymous Telephone: (415) 674-1821 Fax: (415) 674-1801 Website: http://www.aasf.org Alcoholics Anonymous is an international nonprofit fellowship or society organization of men and women for whom alcohol consumption had become a major problem. Members meet regularly to support one another in their struggles with alcohol use. Meetings are open to anyone who believes they may have a problem with alcohol use. Northern California Al-Anon / Al-Ateen Website: http://www.ncwsa.org/ Al-Anon meetings are for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-Ateen is for anyone who is legally a minor who believes their life has been affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Helpline: (415) 621-8600. Website: http://sfna.org/ NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. In their own words “We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.” If you have a problem with drugs or have trouble staying clean, please call the NA hotline.