Bay Area Resources

Hotlines

GLBT 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 Resources

Queer 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.

Family Resources

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 Institute

Telephone: (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.

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