Everyone needs a helping hand now and then. Listed below are links to many well-respected organizations that offer help and assistance to those in need. Links on these organization’s pages will be of even further assistance.
Trevor Project Helpline is a 24-hour suicide prevention hot-line for gay and questioning youth – (866) 488-7386.
The Gay & Lesbian Center is the largest gay and lesbian organization in the world and offers the widest array of services to gay men and lesbians available anywhere. It’s services include youth programs and housing; legal aid and legal assistance programs; education and enrichment courses; primary and specialty medical care; employment training and placement services; programs for seniors; theater and cultural arts programming; computer training skills; Internet access in a state-of-the-art CyberCenter; civil rights and health policy advocacy programs; HIV prevention and education programs; and extensive HIV/AIDS related services. In addition, the organization houses one of the country’s largest HIV/AIDS drug-related pharmacies in the nation.
There is a local chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). You can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at (661) 254-2177. Their group meets every month. Or visit the National PFLAG page.
Valley Trauma Center is the sexual assault crisis service center for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. They provide a 24-Hour Hotline (661-253-0258), counseling and prevention. Call them at their office (661-253-1772).
!OutProud! is the largest site for gay youth-specific resources online, including brochures, book recommendations, organizing resources, the Community Role Models Archive, and more.
HeartStrong, Inc., exists to provide truthful information and support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and allied persons who have attended, are attending, employed by, or associated with conservative religious educational institutions through support, education, and advocacy. HeartStrong, Inc., is a non-sectarian outreach established to provide educational resources, compassion and understanding to GLBT and allied persons adversely affected by the influence of conservative religious educational institutions.