Live Your Truth

In honor and celebration of Pride Month, we have put together the Celebrate Your Pride collection to remind you to always live your truth. At EVOLVE, we believe that who you are and who you love is beautiful, which is why we have shared this extensive list of resources if you are in need of support, as well as a list of books, media, and more educational materials so that we can continue the conversation with the LGBTQIA+ community and understand how to be better allies. If we missed anything or if there is anything that you would like us to add, please send us an email at shopevolvestore@gmail.com

 

 

Direct Care/Hotlines for LGBTQIA+ Folks:

The Trevor Project: 24/7, confidential, and free

  • A national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
  • Call 1-866-488-7386 to access the TrevorLifeline suicide prevention and crisis intervention phone service or online chat here
  • Text START to 678-678 to access confidential, 24/7 TrevorText with a counselor

LGBT National Hotline: free and confidential, M-F 4:00 pm-midnight & Saturday noon-5 pm (EST)

  • Call 888-843-4564 or email help@LGBThotline.org to talk and receive resources for different issues and concerns including, but not limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more
  • For LGBTQ folks under the age of 25, access the LGBT National Youth Talkline by calling ​800-246-7743 or by emailing help@LGBThotline.org 

Trans Lifeline: free and confidential, 10 am-4 am EST each day

  • A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive
  • Call 877-565-8860 in the U.S. or 877-330-6366 in Canada or email contact@translifeline.org  for confidential support from trans-identifying counselors

CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory

  • Find LGBT health centers in each state through this directory here

Lambda Legal

  • A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work, website here

Virginia Anti-Violence Project LGBTQ+ Helpline, 24/7, confidential, and free

  • Call 866-356-6998 or text 804-793-9999 for LGBTQ+ folks looking for information or help regarding intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Access to live online chat here
  • The VAVP also has individual support services and advocacy you can read here

Health Brigade

  • Virginia’s oldest free clinic located in Richmond with medical, mental health, community outreach, and care coordination services for low-income and uninsured persons
  • Call 804-358-6343 to speak to the medical clinic and check your eligibility to access services here

LGBT Life Center

  • Empowers the LGBTQ communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy in Virginia
  • Access the website here or use the contact form to talk to a professional
  • Five locations in Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

  • The Mental Health Fund (MHF) for Queer and Trans People of Color provides financial support for QTPoC to work with psychotherapists in an effort to address the economic barriers inherent in healthcare and the mental health system
  • The Mental Health Fund provides financial support for up to 6 sessions with a psychotherapist. Applicants can request up to $100 per session. Learn more about the application process here
  • The QTPoC Mental Health Practitioner Directory can be accessed here to find licensed practitioners across the country that are registered with the network

Pride Institute:

  • The admissions staff is available 24/7 by calling 888-616-5031 for a no-cost assessment and through the online contact form here
  • The Pride Institute supports LGBTQ folks in recovery from addiction and mental health issues, including a Residential Treatment Center Program, Partial Hospitalization with Lodging, Intensive Outpatient Program, and a Kindred Family Program with main campuses in Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and Rochester, Minnesota as well as access to online educational topics here

National Runaway Safeline: 24/7, confidential, and free

  • Call 1-800-786-2929, text 66008, or access free online chat here to assist runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth with crisis intervention and safety planning services

Crisis Text Line: 24/7, confidential, and free

  • Free texting service that can be accessed by texting HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7, confidential, and free

  • Call 1-800-273-8255 for distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals or online chat here 

Mental Health America:

  • Free online screening tools for mental health conditions here
  • General resource list for COVID-19 and mental health here
  • For Virginia constituents:
    • The Mental Health America of Virginia Warm Line is available at 1-866-400-MHAV (6428) for mental health resources and referrals in Virginia

Additional Resources for LGBTQIA+ Folks:

Useful Articles, Links, and Resources for Allies:

 

-Courtesy of Mental Health America of Virginia, Anna Marston

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