LGBTQIA+ Resource Directory

LGBTQIA+ Resource Directory

Contributors: Mental Health Initiative, Nancy Solomon, Liz Lasdon, Dina Bakst, Amy Lipin/CRS Social Action Committee


Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
Hotline: (212) 714-1141 | Phone: (212) 714-1184 | 116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor, NYC, NY  10038

Offers free and confidential crisis-counseling, support and advocacy to victims of crime—including bias crime, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS related violence, police misconduct or a pick-up crime.

Safe Homes Project
Hotline:  (718) 499-2151 | Phone:  (212) 243-7070 | 305 7th Avenue, 9th Floor, NYC, NY  10001

A community-based, domestic violence advocacy and service program which provides a hotline, counseling, shelter, safety-planning and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence.

Counseling & Case Management

The Center—Youth
(212) 620-7310 | 208 West 13th Street, NYC, NY  10011

The Center is committed to helping members of the LGBT community enrich their lives through services and programs that support growth and connection. Through our programming for families and youth, we have provided the guidance that thousands of families have needed to grow, and the foundation from which thousands of LGBT young people have flourished.

Day One
Hotline:  (800) 214-4150 | Text Line:  (646) 535-3291 | P.O Box 3220 Church Street Station, New York, NY  10008
Free and confidential counseling, case management and legal advice, information and direct representation to young people age 24 and under related to dating abuse. They have specific services for LGBT, gender non-conforming, queer and questioning youth.

The Door
(212) 941-9090 | 121 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, NY  10013
A social service agency for all youth, offering a support group for LGBT youth as well as health care services, recreation, referrals and high school equivalency classes.

Hetrick-Martin Institute
(212) 674-2600 | 2 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003
An after-school program for LGBT youth and home of the Harvey Milk High School.

Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center
(212) 423-3000 | 312-320 East 94th Street, NYC, NY  10128

A New York City-based program delivering comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 22. New York City’s largest provider of high-quality, comprehensive, free health and wellness services for young people, and one of the nation’s leading centers of adolescent health care, training and research.

NYU Child Mind Institute
(212) 308-3118 | 445 Park Avenue, NYC, NY  10022

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders They work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

William Alanson White Institute
(212) 873-0725 | 20 West 74th Street, NYC, NY  10023

A psychoanalytic training and treatment centers for almost seventy-five years. The faculty and graduates continue to make major contributions to the professional literature and to assume significant leadership roles in academic and clinical training settings and in national and international professional organizations.

College & Education

Affordable Colleges Online – LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources
A guide to show LGBTQ students the various on-campus and online resources they can use to help make college a more welcoming and supportive experience. This guide also includes interviews with a pair of diversity experts who lead student inclusion efforts on campuses today.

Campus Pride
(704) 277-6710 | P.O. Box 240473, Charlotte, NC  28224
Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.

GoGrad – Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students
A variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) scholarships in popular career fields such as the arts, physical or social sciences, advocacy and education, tips and resources for funding your master’s degree and a scholarship application checklist.


Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
(212) 271-7200 | 356 W 18th St, NYC, NY  10011

Provides sensitive, affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming adolescents and adults. Many trans health resources are available on its website.

HEAT (Health and Education Alternatives for Teens)
(718) 467-4446 | 760 Parkside Avenue, Room 308, Brooklyn, NY  11226
HEAT provides free, comprehensive and confidential services for youth who are HIV+ and at-risk, ages 13-24, including HIV and STD testing, counseling services, mental health services and access to clinical research.

HOTT Program (Health Outreach To Teens)
(212) 271-7200 | 356 West 18th Street, NYC, NY  10011

A program of the Callen Lorde Community Health Center, offering free and confidential primary health care, HIV care and medical services for LGBT youth. Call for appointment.

Planned Parenthood Health Center Services
Planned Parenthood offers birth control, pregnancy testing, GYN care, STD screening and HIV testing and counseling services.

Ryan Community Health Center
(212) 749-1820 | 110 West 97th Street, NYC, NY  10025 | (see website for additional locations)
A free and confidential health clinic. Offers physicals, pregnancy tests and birth control, STD screening and treatment, HIV testing and treatment, TB testing, check-ups, counseling, free condoms and referrals.

Homelessness & Foster Care

Ali Forney Center
(212) 222-3427 | 224 West 35th Street, 15th Floor, NYC, NY  10001
Services for Homeless LGBTQ Youth, ages 16–24, in order to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives. Offers emergency and transitional housing, drop-in services, meals, support groups, counseling and medical services.

New Alternative for LGBT Homeless Youth
(718) 300-0133 | 410 West 40th Street, NYC, NY  10018

Program to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives.

Peter Cicchino Youth Project
(877) 542-8529 | 321 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC, NY  10027
 | (see website for additional locations)
Legal services for homeless and street-involved LGBTQ youth in NYC.

Sylvia’s Place at Metropolitan Community Church
(212) 629-7440 | 446 West 36th Street, NYC, NY 10018
Provides social services for the homeless and the hungry, including people living with HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) youth.

Safe Horizon Streetwork Project
(212) 695-2220 | 209 West 125th St – 2nd Floor, NYC, NY 10027 | (see website for additional locations)
Provides LGBT-affirming services for runaway and homeless youth, including emergency housing, food, clothing, showers, medical care, needle exchange and an HIV support group.

Covenant House
(800) 388-3888 | 461 Eighth Avenue, NYC, NY‎ 10001
Provides emergency shelter, crisis care, counseling and clothing.

Trinity Place Shelter
164 West 100th Street, New York, New York 10025
Transitional housing program for LGBTQ youth ages 18-24 in New York City.

Lamda Legal
(212) 809-8585 | 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, NYC, NY 10005

Works for full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through legal advocacy.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
(212) 337-8550 | 147 W 24th St, 5th Floor, NYC, NY  10011
Legal help to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence. Provides legal services for trans-youth including issues related to welfare, benefits, immigration, school, name-changes and police.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
(646) 862-9396 | 20 West 20th Street, Suite 705, NYC, NY  10011

Legal programs to end discrimination based upon gender identity and expression, including The Name Change Project, which organizes free legal name change services.

Urban Justice Center
(646) 602-5600 | 40 Rector Street; 9th Floor, NYC, NY 10006
Offers free legal services to LGBT youth, including help with immigration, public benefits, discrimination and more.

LGBT Primary Care Physicians

Parent & Family

Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG)
Phone:  (646) 240-4288 | Helpline:  (212) 463-0629 | 130 E. 25th Street, Suite M1, NYC, NY  10010

Helps LGBTQ youth and their families stay close, keep together, and strengthen love and acceptance. The Safe Schools Program helps schools create safe and welcoming environments for LGBTQ students. Offers support and education to parents whose children are coming out, including a specific group for parents and friends of transgender youth. The TransFamilies Project serves families with transgender and gender non-conforming loved ones.

The Parents Project
556 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 101, #490, Pasadena, CA  91105
The Parents Project is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their LGBTQ kids.

SCO Family Therapy Intervention Program
Phone:  (516) 671-1253 or (718) 895-2555 | Hotline:  (718) 674-7800 | (see website for locations)
Provides free, short-term family counseling services to support parents and young people in working through challenges that might arise related to coming out.

Suicide Prevention & Crisis

The Trevor Project
Hotline:  (866) 488-7386

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people and allies. Has online resources for chat and social networking, as well.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Hotline (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline): (800) 273-TALK (8255) | Crisis Text Line:  Text “TALK” to 741741 | Phone:  1-888-333-AFSP (2377) | 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 | Email:
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health.

The Jed Foundation
Hotline (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline): (800) 273-TALK (8255) | Crisis Text Line:  Text “START” to 741741 | Phone:  (212) 647-7544   FAX (212) 647-7542 | 6 E 39th Street, Suite 1204, New York, NY 10016
JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. They partner with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. They are equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. They are encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

General Youth Resources

Bee’s Fund
(212) 457-1341 | 1270 Broadway, Suite 501, NYC, NY,  10001

Benefits young women whose own families have withdrawn emotional and often financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
(347) 889-7719 | 1360 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY  11216

Programs for young people ages 12-24.

Destination Tomorrow
(646) 723-3325 | 2825 Third Ave, Bronx, NY  10455

Comprehensive youth services for LGBTQ youths in the Bronx.

Gender and Family Project
(212) 879-4900 x 150 | 936 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10010

Part of the Ackerman Institute, GFP empowers youth, families and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training, and research.

The Center
(212) 620-7310 | 208 West 13th Street, NYC, NY  10011

The LGBTQ Community Center provides counseling, resources for skills building and career development, and peer support.

Queens Community House
(718) 592-5757 | 108-25 62nd Drive, Queens, NY  11375

Based at Queens Community House, social services and social, educational, and recreational activities for LGBTQ youth.

(212) 727-0135 | 110 William Street, 30th Floor, New York, NY  10038

Helps make school curriculum safe and affirming for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

LGBTQ Directory
Published by the NYC Comptroller, the LGBTQ Guide of Services and Resources is a comprehensive directory of LGBTQ resources and services in New York City covering hundreds of community organizations ranging from health care facilities to counseling and support groups, recreational clubs, and much more.

Pride Center of Staten Island
(718) 808-1360 | 25 Victory Blvd. (3rd Floor) – Staten Island, NY  10301

Comprehensive services for the LGBTQ community of Staten Island, including youth support and after-school programs and support for families through PFLAG NYC on Staten Island.

Safe Schools Action Network (SSAN)
A leading grassroots organization committed to empowering all students, educators, and providers and communities in building inclusive safe schools and resources.

VCS, Inc.
(845) 634-5729 | 77 South Main Street, New City, NY  10956

Counseling and family support in Rockland County with an anti-racist, social justice mission.

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Congregation Rodeph Sholom is not endorsing these organizations; this list is not comprehensive but is a collection of those recommended to us.

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