Resources

HOTLINES:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • Access Line (for 24/7 access to substance use treatment, including detox and transportation): 1-800-563-4086
  • LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 4pm – 12am ET. Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm ET
  • LGBT National Senior Hotline (Ages 50+): 1-888-234-7243 
    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 4pm – 12am ET. Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm ET
  • LGBT National Youth Hotline: 1-800-246-7743 
    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 4pm – 12am ET. Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm ET
  • The Trevor Lifeline (ages 13-24): 1-866-7386
    • The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ young people 
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
    • The only national hotline in which all operators are transgender. 
    • As a result of the particularly vulnerable relationship between transgender individuals and police, it is the only service in the country with a policy against non-consensual active rescue 

RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH/CRISIS INTERVENTION:

  • Connecticut Mental Health Center (Mobile Crisis Intervention Unit):

RESOURCES FOR LGBTQ FOLKS:

RESOURCES FOR TRANSGENDER FOLKS:

  • Trans Teen Online Talk Group (Ages 12-19): 
    • https://www.glbthotline.org/transteens.html 
    • A weekly moderated group for transgender, pan-gender, gender-fluid, nonbinary, agender teens to speak and express themselves in a safe space.
    • Hours of Operation: Thursdays 7-9pm EST
  • Trans Youth Online Chat Group (Ages 13 and younger): 

CONNECTICUT SUPPORT GROUPS:

  • Growth Therapy, LLC
    • Parents/Caregivers of Gender Expansive Youth – growththerapyllc.com/services
  • Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (State-wide):
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Connecticut (State-wide):
  • Lambda Legal Connecticut (State-wide):
  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Connecticut: Hartford, Norwalk, Waterbury):
    • https://pflag.org 
    • Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) through support, education, and advocacy
  • Queer Unity Empowerment Support Team (Waterbury):
    • https://questct.com
    • A community-based collaborative formed to create healthy, inclusive and safe spaces for members of the LGBT community in the Greater Waterbury area that foster meaningful relationships, learning and joy.
  • Stonewall Speakers (State-wide):
  • Triangle Community Center (Norwalk): 
    • https://www.ctpridecenter.org 
    • Fairfield County’s leading provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community

LGBTQ FRIENDLY HEALTH CENTERS IN CONNECTICUT:

  • Apex Community Care (Danbury)
  • APNH – A Place to Nourish Your Health (New Haven): 
  • Anchor Health Initiative (New Haven, Stamford):
  • Aware Recovery Care (Statewide):
  • Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (Farmington, Hartford, New London):
  • Connecticut AIDS (Hartford):
    • https://www.aids-ct.org
    • A coalition of organizations that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut
  • Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective (Hartford):
    • https://www.hglhc.org
    • Empowers individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education and advocacy.
  • Health Care Advocates International (Stratford):
  • Jim Collins Foundation (New London):
  • Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project (Norwalk):
  • Planned Parenthood of Connecticut (17 locations around Connecticut):
  • World Health Clinicians (Norwalk):