If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Text or call 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911.
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Just need to talk to someone?
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.
Regional LGBTQIA+ Resources
California LGBTQ Health
Resources for the LGBTQ communities around Riverside County
LGBTQ+ Center of Riverside County
“Uniting communities and creating safe spaces where everybody belongs.”
“Operation SafeHouse, with Community Support, provides Emergency Shelter, Intervention and Outreach Services to Youth in Crisis.”
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 is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.”
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.
“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.