LGBTQ+ Community Resources

Peer Support Services

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The Q Corner
Address: 1075 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: 408-977-8800 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sccbhsd.org/theQcorner
Facebook: The Q Corner
Instagram: theqcorner

The Q Corner is a Behavioral Health Services Department peer support program that is dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and their friends, families, and allies, in Santa Clara County. This safe, welcoming, and affirming team is committed to making community services and resources available to everyone.  

The Q Corner Services include:  

  • Support Navigating Resources and Referrals 
  • Peer Support and Mentoring 
  • Opportunities for Social Activities and Community Building 
  • Information on available Trainings and Best Practices 

 

LGBTQ Wellness

LGBTQ Wellness
Address: 452 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-841-4300 
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://lgbtqwell.org/
Instagram: lgbtqwellness

  • LGBTQ Wellness services include: resources and referrals, peer support groups, social outings, cultural events, speakers bureau, educational programs, cultural competency training sessions, community needs identification and advocacy. 

  

THE LGBTQ YOUTH SPACE

The LGBTQ Youth Space
Address: 452 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-343-7940 
Email: [email protected]
Website: youthspace.org
Facebook: LGBTQ Youthspace
Instagram: thelgbtqyouthspace

•    The LGBTQ Youth Space is a community drop-in center providing support groups, art workshops, social events, activism and leadership opportunities, safer sex supplies/condoms, drop-in peer counseling, individual counseling, case management, and psychiatry to Santa Clara County resident youth and young adults ages 13-25.   

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center
Address: 938 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-293-3040 
Email: [email protected]
Website: defrank.org
Instagram: billydefrank
•    The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center offers an extensive menu of peer discussion/support groups, plus an LGBTQ Library/Cyber Center, information on resources and referrals, free HIV testing, and special events like Senior Luncheon, Rainbow Bingo, and Trans Day of Visibility. 
  

Bill Wilson Center

Bill Wilson Center
Address: 693 S. 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-243-0222 
Email: [email protected]
Website: billwilsoncenter.org/services/all/lgbtq-outreach.html
Facebook: Bill Wilson Center
Instagram: billwilsoncentr 

•    BWC LGBTQ Connections provides a safe drop in space, support groups, and services for youth 13-25. BWC also offers Mental Health services, Getting to Zero HIV Prevention, and an LGBTQ Transitional Living Program. 

 

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Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Address: 602 E. Santa Clara St., Ste. 130, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-960-0662
Email: Marissa - [email protected]
Website: indianhealthcenter.org

  • This group is to serve as a safe space for people of the Two Spirit (LGBTQIA) community. Whether it is yourself, a friend or a family member. Each month will either have an arts & crafts project, nutrition presentation or a guest speaker. Groups take place every 3rd Friday of the month from 12:00-1:00pm. Email Marissa at [email protected] for Zoom login and password. If interested in in-person groups, please all 408-960-0662.


Galaxy Community Circle
Email: [email protected]
Website: galaxycommunitycircle.org
Instagram: @galaxycommunitycircle

•    Galaxy Community Circle offers an affirming space for gender diverse children (ages 4-9) through social groups, resources and consultation services. Social groups are organized by age. They offer an older space for youth ages 7-9 and another group for younger youth ages 4-7. They also offer a mixed-age space for elementary and preschool kids.

  

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Avenidas Rainbow Collective
Address: 450 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 
Phone: 650-289-5417 
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.avenidas.org/

  • The Rainbow Collective LGBTQ Seniors Initiative focuses on supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender seniors. Avenidas offers new programs and services in the areas of Socialization and Health Education/Cultural Competency through strategic partnerships with LGBTQ organizations focused on seniors in the Bay Area. 

 

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VA LGBT Developmental Special Emphasis Program
Website: https://www.va.gov/ORMDI/DiversityInclusion/LGBT.asp
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 Press 1
Email: [email protected]
Providers on VA network: http://go.va.gov/Transgender

  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proudly leads the effort to build a diverse workforce and cultivate an inclusive work environment. We do this by developing and implementing policies and programs that promote diversity and inclusion in our workplace as we strive to ensure that VA’s workforce is drawn from the broadest segments of society so that it is poised to meet the present and future needs of our Nation's Veterans, their families and beneficiaries. The LGBTQ program provides support groups, LGBT community outreach and a harassment prevention program. 


VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care
VAPAHCS LGBTQ Program Website: www.paloalto.va.gov/services/lgbt.asp
LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator Program Website: www.paloalto.va.gov/services/lgbt/index.asp
Email: [email protected]

  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System seeks to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of LGBT Veterans and their families. We are committed to making sensitive and high quality health care accessible. Our policies and practices focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment of care for LGBT Veterans. Our employees receive training in clinically competent care that is responsive to the unique needs of LGBT Veterans.

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES

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The Gronowski Center – A Community Clinic for Psychological Services
Address: 5150 El Camino Real, Building C, Suite 15, Los Altos, CA 94022 
Phone: 650-961-9300 
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.gronowskicenter.org/sgic.html

•    The Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic (SGIC) offers affordable and affirming psychological services on a sliding scale basis, for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. SGIC offers specialized counseling to address issues related to LGBTQ identity as well as counseling for other life issues in a comfortable space. 

  

Outlet Program of Adolescent Counseling Services

Outlet Program of Adolescent Counseling Services
Address: 643 Bair Island Road, Suite 402, Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-424-0852 
Email: [email protected]
Website: acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet
Instagram: acs_outlet

•    Outlet is youth-centered, respecting all individuals and honoring their differences.  Outlet program staff provide a safe environment that is confidential, inclusive, and non-judgmental.  Striving for social justice and engaging youth in achieving freedom, fairness, and equality for all are the core elements of the program.  Outlet services support the emotional, physical, and social development of youth as whole individuals.

 

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Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gendered Sexual Diversity
Address: 584 Castro St., #230, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: 415-729-3996
Website: https://www.gaylesta.org/
Instagram: gaylesta

Find a Therapist: https://directory.gaylesta.org/find-a-therapist/

  • Gaylesta maintains a member directory to connect LGBTQ+ community members to a network of therapists who best match their location and areas of expertise needed. They provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education and consultation. 

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HEALTH RESOURCES

  

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Valley Medical Center (VMC) 

  • VHC Downtown Gender Health Center 
    • The Gender Health Center offers medical care, referral coordination, mental/emotional health care, and social work support for transgender, gender-non-binary, and gender expansive people 
    • 777 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 
    • scvmc.org/genderhealth | 408-977-4550 
  •  Valley Homeless Healthcare Program – Gender Clinic 

        

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Partners in AIDS and Education (PACE) Clinic 

  • The PACE Clinic offers individuals, in all stages of HIV infection, state-of-the-art primary care in a friendly and compassionate environment. The Clinic offers a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to care that includes a comprehensive range of on-site services, from clinical treatment to nutrition and psychotherapy.  
  • 2400 Moorpark Ave, San Jose 95128 
  • scvmc.org/clinics-and-locations/Moorpark/PACE-Clinic/Pages/PACE-Clinic.aspx 

  

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County of Santa Clara Public Health Department – The Crane Center and Positive Connections Programs
Address: 976 Lenzen Ave, Ste 1500A and Ste 1800, San Jose, CA 95126 
Phone: 408-792-3750
Email: [email protected]
 Website: gettestedscc.org or www.sccphd.org/cranecenter
 
The Crane Center includes free STD/HIV Testing Services , the Getting To Zero Program striving for Zero New HIV Infections, deaths related to HIV/AIDS, and HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination, the HIV prevention medication Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and an extensive Needle Exchange Program.
The Needle Exchange Program includes: 

  • Syringe exchange (new needles in exchange for used needles)
  • STD, HIV and Hepatitis C Testing at most Needle Exchange sites
  • Referrals: Mental health, detox, substance use and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention
  • Opioid overdose prevention (naloxone kits and training)
  • Kits available for safer smoking, safer sex and general hygiene
  • Fentanyl test strips

The Positive Connections Program is The Positive Connections Program provides comprehensive case planning and coordination for those individuals who have been newly diagnosed with HIV, or are not currently in care in Santa Clara County. Our goal is to promote better health outcomes by ensuring access to healthcare and supportive services.
Services include: 

  • Access to primary health care
  • Linkages to benefits counseling, mental health, food and housing assistance, drug and alcohol treatment, emergency financial assistance, dental care, legal services, and case management
  • Vida y Salud, a support group for Spanish speaking clients
  • Patient advocacy
  • Partner counseling and referral through Partner Services
      
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Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) HIV Outreach, Prevention & Education (HOPE)
Address: 2400 Moorpark Ave # 300, San Jose, CA 95128 
Phone: 408-975-2730 
Email: [email protected]
Website: Aaci.org/wellness/hope
Instagram: aaciorg

•    The AACI HIV Outreach, Prevention, and Education (HOPE) Program aims to reduce the incidence of HIV infection in the Asian and Pacific Islander community by engaging the community in Santa Clara County through outreach activities, community events, educational workshops, and by providing free HIV Rapid Testing, Counseling and Referrals. 

 
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM)
Address: 2470 Alvin Ave, San Jose, CA 95121 
Phone: 408-795-3600 | 1-877-855-7526 (to make an appointment) 
Email: ppmarmonte.org
Instagram: ppmarmonte

  • PPMM Provides a range of reproductive and general health services including hormone replacement therapy (HRT), birth control, pregnancy testing and options counseling, STD testing and treatment, HIV testing, breast and cervical cancer screening, abortion, sterilization, pre-natal care, pediatrics and adult primary health care, an engaging education program, and advocacy for reproductive freedom. 


 

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Stanford Health Care
Address: 211 Quarry Road, Suite 202, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-9001
Website: https://stanfordhealthcare.org/

  • We provide respectful, compassionate care to the LGBTQ+ community. Our program offers in-person and video appointments to deliver care in a safe, comfortable, and affirming environment.

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FAMILY SUPPORT

 

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TransFamilies of Silicon Valley
Phone: 831-205-0078 | Tans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
Email: [email protected]  
Website: transfamiliesca.org
Instagram: transfamilies

 

  • TransFamilies is a welcoming community of families with transgender and gender-creative children up and down the San Francisco Peninsula and throughout the South Bay. They offers an active online support group, monthly playgroups for families with young children, and monthly peer-led support meetings for parents/caregivers with teens and young adults. 

 

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PFLAG San Jose
Address: PO Box 2718, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: 408-270-8182
Email: [email protected]
Website: pflagsanjose.org  
Instagram: pflagsanjose

  • PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends 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. PFLGA also hosts monthly peer support groups in English and Spanish. 

 

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Family Acceptance Project
Email: [email protected]
Website: familyproject.sfsu.edu

  • The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. 

 

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Our Family Coalition
Address: 1385 Mission St., #330, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415.981.1960 
Fax: 415.981.1962
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ourfamily.org

  • Our Family Coalition advances equity for the full and expanding spectrum of LGBTQ families and children through support, education, and advocacy.  Uniquely situated at the intersection of LGBTQ+ and family justice work, OFC is powered by community and inspired by a love of children and families and a vision of a just society where we all belong and thrive.

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HOUSING/SHELTER RESOURCES

  

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New Haven Inn Through LifeMoves
Phone: Call or text: 650-533-9299
Website: LifeMoves | New Haven Inn - LifeMoves | www.lifemoves.org/santa-clara-county/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lifemoves.org
Instagram: lifemoves_org

  • New Haven Inn is an inclusive shelter in downtown San Jose with focused support for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. The location of this shelter is confidential to protect clients. New Haven Inn, accessed by referral only, offers adults a safe, warm, and welcoming place to stay. Staff are LGBTQ+ sensitive and knowledgeable, providing clients immediate and longer-term services to return to stable housing and achieve self-sufficiency. 

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INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE SUPPORT

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Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
Address: 234 E Gish Rd #200, San Jose, CA 95112 
Phone: 408-501-7550 | 24/7 Hotline for victims of domestic violence: 408-279-2962
Email: [email protected]
 Website: https://www.nextdoorsolutions.org/dv/
Instagram: next_door_solutions

  • Next Door Solutions aims to reduce and end domestic violence through comprehensive quality services, unwavering survivor-defined advocacy, and collaborative strategic initiatives that target individuals, relationships, community norms, and societal attitudes. We seek a community environment that breaks the silence and makes domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence unacceptable. They offer crisis and legal support, housing support and other supportive services (e.g., employment services and support groups).

 
SafeChatSV
Website: Safechatsv.org | Chat with an Advocate

  • A confidential online chatting platform allowing people that have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence or intimate partner violence to connect with an advocate for support. 

  

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YWCA Silicon Valley
Address: 375 S. Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-295-4011 | Helpline: 800-572-2782
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://ywca-sv.org/ 
Instagram: yourywca

  • YWCA is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women by not only a depth of direct service to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, but also towards bold systems change. YWCA is on a mission to empower by working to end racism and violence, to achieve solutions for survivors of violence facing homelessness and to inspire by closing the education and prosperity gap. 

Love is Respect
Address: PO Box 90249, Austin, Texas, 78709
Phone: 866-331-9474 | Text LOVEIS to 22522
Website: loveisrespect.org (chat available via website)

Love is Respect provides relationship support, health relationship education, safety and supporting others. They also provide resources to victims of intimate partner violence via chat, text or phone.


 

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Community Solutions
Address: 9015 Murray Avenue, #100, Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1.408.842.7138
Email: [email protected]  
Website: Communitysolutions.org 

Community Solutions provides a comprehensive spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and residential services to support children, families, and individuals overcome the challenges posed by mental health issues, substance abuse, trauma, severe family dysfunction, sexual and domestic violence, and human trafficking. 

  • 24-Hour Crisis Lines: 
    • Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence: 1-877-END-SADV (1-877-363-7238) 
    • Youth & Family Crisis Line: 1-408-683-4118 

 

 

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CUAV
Address: 427 South Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-777-5500 | 24-hour safety line: 415-333-HELP (4357)
 Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cuav.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cuav.bayarea
Instagram: CUAV_SF

  • Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression. They support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. 

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LEGAL SERVICES

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Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Address: 100 W San Fernando St # 310, San Jose, CA 95113 
Phone: 408-293-4790 
Email: https://www.lawfoundation.org/
Website: lawfoundation.org

  • The Law Foundation provides assistance and programs linked to social injustices like poverty, discrimination, and child abuse and neglect and provides free legal name and gender marker change support. 


 

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Oasis Legal Services
Address: 1900 Addison St., Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704 
Phone: 510-666-6687
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.oasislegalservices.org/home
Instagram: oasislegalservices

  • Oasis Legal Services proudly provides quality legal immigration services to under-represented low-income groups with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities. Their services include:  Screening for immigration relief, Affirmative asylum, Residency, Citizenship, and Family petitions 

 

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Bay Area Legal Aid
Address: 4 N 2nd St #600, San Jose, CA 95113 
Phone: 408-283-3700 | Legal Advice Line: 1-800-551-5554
Website: baylegal.org
Instagram: baylegaljustice

  • Helps thousands of low income Bay Area residents build safer, healthier, and more stable lives; also hosts free gender marker and name change clinics. 

 

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Transgender Law Center
Address: PO Box 70976 Oakland, CA 94612-0976 
Phone: 510-587-9696 
Website: transgenderlawcenter.org
Instagram: translawcenter

  • Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for self-determination for all people. By maintaining a robust collection of resources and publications, TLC offers guidance through some of the more common legal challenges and questions transgender people encounter. 

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CHILD WELFARE

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Department of Family and Children Services LGBTQ Social Worker
Phone: 408-501-6889
Email: [email protected]

  • The LGBTQ Social Worker works within the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children Services and provides support, advocacy, education, and resources related to LGBTQ youth involved in the child welfare system.
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The Hub
Address: 591 North King Road, Suite 1, San Jose, CA 95133
Phone: 408-792-1750

  • The Hub is a youth-led and organized community center, dedicated to supporting current and former foster youth, ages 15-24, by providing a safe, welcoming center where foster youth feel a sense of belonging, empowerment, and are offered a variety of services by their peers and other caring community members.


 

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YOUTH ACCEPTANCE PROJECT
Address:  1900 Embarcadero, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94606
Phone: 510-536-5437
Email: [email protected]
Website:  Youth Acceptance Project - Family Builders

  • The Youth Acceptance Project, works with the families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) and gender expansive children and youth in foster care.  The intervention serves as a family preservation and family reunification tool, assisting families who are struggling with the sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression of their child.  Family advocates use a psycho-educational model to address the misinformation, resistance, fear, and grief that families often struggle with; ultimately moving families to a place of acceptance of their child.  

 

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Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
Address: 509 Valley Way, Building 2, Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: 408-416-0400
Email: [email protected]
Website: childadvocatessv.org

  • Child Advocates of Silicon Valley serves children aged birth to 21 years old who are placed in the foster care system for having experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. They ensure that every child has a caring and stable adult in their life, an advocate while navigating the system. They also work to influence local policies and decisions that affect the children they serve and build enduring community partnerships to broaden and strengthen their impact.

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HOTLINES AND CRISIS SUPPORT

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LGBT National Help Center
LGBT National Hotline (adults): 888-843-4564
LGBT National Hotline (youth): 800-246-7743
LGBT National Hotline (seniors): 888-234-7243

 

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Trans Lifeline
Address: 195 41st St #11253, Oakland, CA 94611-9991 
Phone: 877-565-8860 (7 days a week, 7am-1am) 
Email: [email protected]
Website: translifeline.org
Instagram: translifeline

  • Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive through a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

 

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The Trevor Project
Address: PO Box 69232, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 1-866-488-7386 (24/7 TrevorLifeline) | TrevorText: Text START to 678678 
Email: [email protected]
Website: thetrevorproject.org
Instagram: trevorproject

  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 12-24. They also offer 24/7 counseling support for young people in crisis, feeling suicidal, or needing a safe and judgement-free place to talk; also offers web-based chat support and text support. 

 

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SAGE Advocacy and Services for LGBT Seniors
Address: 305 7th Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Phone: 877-360-LGBT (5428)
Website: sageusa.org 
Instagram: sageadvocacy

  • The SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages.

 
 

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Crisis Text Line
Phone: Text LGBTQ to 741741 or RENEW to 741741
Website: https://www.crisistextline.org/
Instagram: crisistextline

  • Crisis Test Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the US to access a trained Crisis Counselor.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES

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Office of LGBTQ Affairs 
Address: 2460 N 1st St Suite 220, San Jose, CA 95131 
Phone: 408-678-2900 
Email: [email protected]
Website: sccgov.org/lgbtq 
Instagram: lgbtqsccgov

  • Established in 2015, the mission of the Office of LGBTQ Affairs is to provide leadership and support for the well-being and longevity of LGBTQ communities in Santa Clara County through coordinated integrated opportunities. The office advises on policy and runs initiatives in the community to combat stigma and bolster the health and wellbeing of our LGBTQ+ residents 


 

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Santa Clara County Office of Education LGBTQ+ Resources
Website: www.sccoe.org/LGBTQ/Pages/default.aspx

  • The office provides resources and Information for LGBTQ+ students and their families, including the LGBTQ+ Information and Resource Guide and OUT for Safe Schools Campaign.

     
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BAYMEC Community Foundation
Address: 1855 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 203, San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 408-391-2321
Email: [email protected]
Website: baymecfoundation.org
Instagram: baymec

  • The BAYMEC Community Foundation is dedicated to the creation of a more equal future for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) community in Silicon Valley and neighboring regions. Through a balanced approach of equitable programs, the BAYMEC Community Foundation (BCF) strives to engage in community discussion on LGBTQ inclusion and equal rights, ensure the equal access of LGBTQ-supportive safety.

  

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UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Address: 550 26th Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: 415-514-3933 
Email: [email protected]
Website: Transhealth.ucsf.edu

  • The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities.

 

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Project More
Address: 1700 De La Cruz Blvd. Suite D2, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone: 408-673-1745
Email: [email protected]
Website: domoreproject.org

•    Project MORE strives to improve the quality of life of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) community by empowering inclusion within a compassionate and safe environment through cultural activities, outreach, education, and advocacy.

 

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Qmunity District
Address: Qmunity Address: Downtown San Jose on Post Street from S. 1st to S. Market Streets    
Administrative Address - 1700 De La Cruz Blvd. Suite D2, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone: 408-673-1745
Website: qmunitydistrict.org

  • The District establishes a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming place for LGBTQ+ people and families in the South Bay where #WeAreCommunity. The new district will feature shopping, socializing, dining, networking, and nightlife in Downtown San José on Post Street from S. 1st to S. Market Streets.

 

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Silicon Valley Pride
Address: 1346 The Alameda, Suite 7, PMB 508, San Jose, CA 95126
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.svpride.com

  • Silicon Valley Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. It all started back in 1975 as a gay rights rally and evolved into San Jose Pride Festival in 1976. The following year, 1977 San Jose added its first parade to the celebration. In 2014 San Jose Pride was changed to Silicon Valley Pride to include neighboring cities to encourage unity. It is now the largest Pride celebration of the South Bay and is a family friendly event. That is 44 years of honoring and celebrating our rights to choose whom we love and spend our lives with! The LGBTQ+ movement has been built on the backs of people who have fought hard for equality and progression. We choose to honor those individuals and those whom we’ve lost. It is important, now more than ever, to make our voices heard and to celebrate our diversity! We will not be pushed aside and we will not be erased!

 

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Silicon Valley Rainbow Rotary Club
Address: 580 Waite Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Email: svrainbowrotary.org
Website: [email protected]

  • Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. This club is unique in that it is the second in the world dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ causes.

 

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Queer Silicon Valley
Address: 1855 Hamilton Ave., #203, San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 408-391-2312
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.queersiliconvalley.org

  • Queer Silicon Valley celebrates people and leaders and documents the milestones and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community in Santa Clara County. The goal is to preserve the history of our community and present it in a way that is easily accessible to everyone.

 

Getting to Zero
Phone: (408) 792-5021
Email: Dr. Harit K. Agroia, STD/HIV Prevention & Control Program: [email protected]
Website: http://gettingtozeroscc.org/

  • We envision the County of Santa Clara free from new HIV infections where individuals and communities living with or affected by HIV and AIDS live meaningful and healthy lives free from stigma and discrimination. We will meet the goals of zero HIV-related stigma, zero new HIV infections, and zero HIV-related deaths while eliminating health disparities in the County of Santa Clara through collaborative and equitable interventions.

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RECREATION

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Silicon Valley Gay Men’s Chorus
Address: 1100 Shasta Ave., San Jose, CA 95126
Email: [email protected]
Website: svgmc.org

  • SVGMC’s mission is to inspire and unite our diverse community through musical excellence and collective pride. Their vision is to transform and unite our global community through song.

 

 

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Rainbow Women’s Chorus
Address: 14938 Camden Ave., Ste. 61, San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: Eileen – 408-603-9367
Email: [email protected]
Website: rainbowwomen.org

  • The Rainbow Women's Chorus (RWC) works together to develop musical excellence in an atmosphere of mutual support and respect. We perform publicly for the entertainment, education, and cultural enrichment of our audiences and community. We sing to enhance the esteem of all women, to celebrate diversity, to promote peace and freedom, and to touch people's hearts and lives.

 

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Ensamble Folclorico Colibri
Phone: 669-262-7164
Email: [email protected]
Website: folcloricocolibri.com
 

  • Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí (EFC) Is a Mexican folklore dance group. Under the artistic directorship of Arturo Magaña, EFC has the mission to promote the pride of identifying as an LGBTQ+ Latinx through the art of Mexican Folklórico dance. Our mission also seeks to preserve our costumes and traditions through cultural and educational projects as well as staged performances. EFC was created on November 2015. It was Magaña‘s vision to create a unique folklorico group where the LGBTQ+ Community would have creative platform to express and validate our sexual and cultural identity.

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COLLEGE SUPPORT

 

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SJSU Pride Center
Address: One Washington Square, Modular B, San Jose, CA 95192
Phone: 408-924-6158
Website: www.sjsu.edu/lgbtrc
Facebook: SJSU PRIDE Center

 

  • The San Jose State University PRIDE Center has many different LGBTQ+ community organizations which you can check out on their Student Organization Web Page (www.sjsu.edu/lgbtqrc).


 

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Santa Clara University Rainbow Resource Center
Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: 408-554-4000
Email:
Website: www.scu.edu/oml/rrc/


 

  • As a part of the Office for Multicultural Learning, the Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) educates, empowers, and celebrates the experiences and identities of the LGBTQ+ community at Santa Clara University. The RRC maintains an affirming, inclusive, and welcoming environment for people of all identities. In addition, we advocate for those who self-identify within the wide spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions and educate the whole person within the context of Jesuit values.

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GREATER BAY AREA RESOURCES 

 

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San Mateo County Pride Center
Address: 1021 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402 
Phone: 650-591-0133 
Email: [email protected]
 Website: sanmateopride.org
Instagram: sanmateopride

  • The Pride Center is the first and only LGBTQ+ center in San Mateo County, offering a combination of direct mental health services and social/educational programming. 

 

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Bay Area Community Health
Address: 40910 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 
Phone: Alameda County: 510-770-8040 | Santa Clara County: 408-729-9700
Website: bach.health/transvision/

 

  • BACH’s TransVision program offers access to trans-affirming medical treatment including primary care services, hormones, and surgery referrals. They also offer an array of HIV prevention services including PrEP, safer sex supplies, needle exchange, STD screenings, and HIV testing, care and treatment.

 

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Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
Address: 3207 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 
Phone: 510-882-2286
Email: [email protected]
Website: Oaklandlgbtqcenter.org
Instagram: oaklandlgbtqcenter  

 

  • The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, and their families and allies, by providing educational, social, health & wellness related activities, programs and services. 

 

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Pacific Center for Human Growth
Address: 2712 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 
Phone: 510-548-8283 
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.pacificcenter.org/
Instagram: pacificcenterberkeley
 

  • The Pacific Center fosters and enhances the well-being and self-respect of diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer, youth, seniors, adults, and families through the delivery of LGBTQ-proficient mental health and wellness services, and through the training of a strong and inclusive community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals. 

 

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San Francisco LGBT Center
Address: 1800 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102 
Phone: 415.865.5555 
Email: [email protected]
Website: sfcenter.org
Instagram: sflgbtcenter

  • The SF LGBT Center is a place for LGBTQ individuals who need resources, support, and a safe space to gather. Upon arrival, individuals find information on free services such as career counseling, job fairs, a computer lab, social activities, mentorships, youth meals, and various workshops. The Center hosts over 200 events each month.  

 

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Our Space
Address: 22245 Main St., Ste. 200, Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: 510-727-9401
Email: [email protected]
                                                               Website: www.sidebysideyouth.org/programs/our-space/

  • Our Space is a vibrant safe space for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 13-24 in Alameda County. As the only LGBTQIA+ provider in South Alameda County, Our Space serves over 400 queer and trans youth each year, with a focus on disconnected LGBTQIA+ youth in the foster system that are at high risk of further isolation and possible homelessness because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression (SOGIE). Approximately 75% of Our Space members are youth of color.  Comprehensive services for youth include: peer support groups in schools, community-based mental health and case management, intergenerational community building activities, paid youth leadership opportunities, as well as a community center with drop-in hours and a gender affirming clothing closet and food pantry.

 

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Rainbow Community Center, Concord
Address: 2118 Willow Pass Rd., #500, Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 925-692-0090
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rainbowcc.org

  • Rainbow builds community, equity, and well-being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI+) people & our allies. Rainbow envisions a society that advocates for and celebrates gender and sexual diversity, racial justice, safety, and liberation for all through healing centered engagement. Rainbow transcends its vision from inclusive to expansive*, as we will be able to represent by centering and reaching a wider scope of Marginalized LGBTQI+ and Intersectional Identities more effectively.

 

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UCSF Transgender Care Navigation Program
Address: 2356 Sutter St., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: 415-885-7770
Website: transcare.ucsf.edu

  • The UCSF Transgender Care Navigation Program is a collaboration between the Center of Excellence for Transgender (CoE) Health and the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. Both Centers work together with partner providers and clinics to assist transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people seeking general healthcare or gender-affirming medical care at UCSF. 

 

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Lyon-Martin Health Services 
Address: 1735 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-565-7667
Website: www.healthright360.org/agency/lyon-martin-health-services

  • 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.

  

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TGI Justice Project (Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project)
Address: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-554-8491
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.tgijp.org/
Instagram: tgijusticeproject

  • Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people – inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers – creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. 


 

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The Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County
Address: 1117 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 
Phone: 831-425-5422 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.diversitycenter.org
Instagram: diversitycentersc

  • The Diversity Center, previously known as The Santa Cruz Lesbian and Gay Community Center, offers training, programs and services. Their services include Conexiones for the Latinx and POC community as well as Triangle Speakers that go to various organizations to speak about their experiences. 

 
 

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San Benito LGBTQ+ Youth Resource Center
Address: 544 San Benito Center, Suite 102, Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: 1 (831) 634-2009
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: San Benito County LGBTQ+ Youth Resource Center

 

•    This center works towards ensuring safer futures for the young members of the local LGBTQ+ Community through their Drop-in Center and Peer Mentoring Services. 

General Changes:

•    All links should open in a separate tab so folks can come back to the resource list without having to go back through the selected links
•    The Q Corner page should have a link to the LGBTQ+ Resource page
 

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