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Just need to talk to someone?

Take My Hand

If you're stressed out, sometimes just having someone to talk to who knows what it's like to deal with your challenges can help. Riverside University Health System offers a unique “peer-to-peer” chat program called Take My Hand – where you can talk to someone who understands and can offer emotional support.

Visit https://www.takemyhand.co/ to start talking.

Find a Doctor

Need a LGBTQ+ membered or allied doctor? Try https://lgbtqhealthcaredirectory.org/

Free or Low Cost Local STD/STI Testing

Planned Parenthood is your best option for compassionate, free or low cost sexual health services. They provide testing to any gender and if you don't have health insurance, can help you with financial assistance for care. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-care/our-services/std-testing-and-treatment

Riverside University Health System (The county health department) also provides healthcare regardless of your insurance status. Although, not as straight-forward or easy to navigate as Planned Parenthood, they have many locations and options for healthcare including STI testing, mental health and medical care.

Note: Although we trust and work with the following organizations, the resources on this page are provided for your information and Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride has not vetted or reviewed any of the providers below.

Immediate Housing Assistance

The Path of Life Shelter & Counseling

Path of Life offers an emergency shelter program to individuals and families in a housing crisis. Their Community Shelter provides 90 beds to men and women, and our Family Shelter provides 46 beds to families with children. Shelter guests are provided with wraparound stabilization services including employment support and housing referrals that foster self-sufficiency and family restoration.

Therapy and counseling services for anyone, including those in the LGBTQIA+ communities. Several locations throughout IE and mobile clinics too! Accept many insurances, including IEHP, Medi-Cal, United Health Care, Beacon, Magellan and more. https://renewing-hope.org/
Therapy and counseling services for teens and young adults, including those in the LGBTQIA+ communities. Located in Rancho Cucamonga. https://equilibriumcs.com/
QueerWorks committed to making mental health care accessible to the community, regardless of their financial situation. We have eliminated insurance copays to ensure that quality mental health care is within reach for all.
https://www.queerworks.org/freetherapy
Therapy Services specializing in Trauma, Families and LGBTQ in the Inland Empire, including some free options for low or no income needs. Located in Redlands. https://cccenterforhealing.com/
Multiple locations offering services to the community, including mental health support, vocal coaching, hair removal, advocacy and many other programs to help those in need. www.Trans.health
A LGBTQ+ mental health non-profit based out of San Bernardino who's mission is to promote, advocate and offer support for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. If you have any need related to growing up LGBTQ+, RainbowPrideYouthAlliance.org can help.
TruEvolution fights for health equity and racial justice to advance the quality of life and human dignity of LGBTQ people, and provides a range of health programs including HIV testing, mental health, housing programs and more. www.TruEvolution.org
Offering sexual and mental health to all in Riverside County, the Riverside University Public Health department has resources to those who need it. www.ruhealth.org

Regional LGBTQIA+ Resources

Family Assistance Program

Domestic violence and housing assistance programs for LGBTQIA+ communities in San Bernardino.

California LGBTQ Health

Resources for the LGBTQ communities around Riverside County

Inland Counties Legal Services

Free legal services and advocacy for low income seniors and people with disabilities.

LGBTQ+ Center of Riverside County

“Uniting communities and creating safe spaces where everybody belongs.”

Operation Safehouse

“Operation SafeHouse, with Community Support, provides Emergency Shelter, Intervention and Outreach Services to Youth in Crisis.”

Out UCR

LGBT Resource Center of UCR

“Established in 1993, the LGBT Resource Center provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity/expression for the UC Riverside community and beyond.”

PFLAG Riverside [ Facebook Group ]

PFLAG is the first and largest organization that provides support for parents and families of LGBTQIA+ people.

Planned Parenthood, Riverside

“Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.”

Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance

“The mission of Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance is to provide a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) youth of the Inland Empire.”

Riverside Transgender Coalition

“The Riverside Transgender Coalition is a grassroots organization working to meet the needs of our local transgender community.”

Trans Family Support Services

“TransFamily Support Services saves lives by shaping a gender affirming and accepting Community.”

Transgender Health & Wellness Center

“Safe, prosperous, and healthy community for Transgender diverse individuals and their allies in Southern California!”

Additional Important LGBTQIA+ Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Text or call 988

“If you're struggling, you can call or chat with the Lifeline. We're available 24/7 and confidential. There are crisis counselors available to listen and support you without judgment.”

SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders

“We make aging better for LGBT people nationwide. How? We show up and speak out for the issues that matter to us. We teach. We answer your calls. We connect—generations, each other, allies. We win. And together, we celebrate. Learn more about our mission and core values.”

Steps to Support: How To Be There When Someone Comes Out to You

“Understanding Sexuality, Gender & Allyship” has great resources to help, including tips on how to help when someone you love is coming out. Click the link above to read more.

Family Acceptance Project

“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. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children.”

It Gets Better

“For the last decade, we’ve been helping people like you embrace their authentic selves. Our goal is to make that journey more joyous by empowering you through the stories of others who have shared your experience. Whether you need inspiration, help, or community, we are here for you. You are more powerful than you realize.”

The Recovery Village

This is a web resource that provides information about addiction and mental health issues.

There is also information specifically created to help members of the LGBTQ communities.

Addiction Resource

“If you or a loved are struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, get the help you need today. We will find a top-rated treatment program.”

The Trevor Project

“Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.”

* The descriptions in quotation marks are from their websites.