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Referrals and Resources


#WeAreOrlando Resources

  1. We are community Poster
  2. Estamos en Comunidad Poster
  3. Local Resources and What I can do
  4. Recursos Locales Y Que Puedo Hacer

NEW from the Office of LGBTQ Affairs

  1. Marriage Equality Pamphlet
  2. Take Pride in a Healthy Community- Local Agency Directory

Santa Clara County Resources

  1. Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center
    Through collaboration and unity, the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center strives to provide a diverse platform for our community to meet, learn, be challenged and grow. It offers many support groups, community events, and other helpful information about LGBTQ resources.

  2. The LGBTQ Youth Space
    For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning as well as ally youth and young adults ages 13 to 25 who live in Santa Clara County. The LGBTQ Youth Space offers counseling services, social and leadership opportunities, community outreach and education and safe and welcoming drop-in center. 

  4. LGBTQ Wellness
    LGBTQ Wellness supports the mental health of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning) community members and allies by providing outreach, education, and advocacy services. LGBTQ wellness serves diverse, multigenerational LGBTQ communities throughout Santa Clara County with a vision to build an affirmative culture. 
  6. Outlet
    Outlet empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13-18 living in the Peninsula and South Bay through support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy.

  7. PFLAG San Jose
    The local chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG).

  8. Bill Wilson Center
    Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter

    The Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter offers short-term housing for runaway, homeless, and other troubled youth (ages 11-17). Individual, group, and family counseling is provided to restore family ties when possible, and to stabilize the lives of homeless youth to avoid victimization from street life.

  9. Drop-in Center
    The Drop-in Center in downtown San Jose helps homeless at-risk youth, ages 12 – 22, by providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. The program also provides more comprehensive services including counseling, living skills training, job readiness training, housing assistance, health education (including HIV prevention) and links to other services, such as access to legal services and health care.

  10. LACY Legal Advocates for Children & Youth
    LACY provides free legal representation, advocacy, and information to minors in Santa Clara County, and educates several minors, parents, service providers, and attorneys on legal issues relevant to minors.

Crisis Lines

  1. 24-7 Line for Youth
    (888) 247-7717

    A free hotline for youth ages 7-24, providing supportive listening, crisis intervention, and information and referrals. Youth may call the line ANYTIME FOR ANY REASON.

  2. The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. Phone line, chat and text access available.                           Chat 7 days a week between 3pm - 10pm ET/12pm - 7pm PT​
  3.  Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386          24/7/365
  4. Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200     Monday-Friday between 3pm - 10pm EST/12pm - 7pm PT

  5. National Runaway Switchboard
    The National Runaway Switchboard gives help and hope to youth and their families by providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals through a 24-hour hotline.

  6. 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. We 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. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.
    24-hour Safety Line: (415) 333-HELP (4357)
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Last updated: 1/3/2019 2:26 PM