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Explore the affirmative resource guide below.

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LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Resources


Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center, located in Ferndale, MI, has been the hub for southeast Michigan LGBTQ+ communities and allies for the last 30 years.


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LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit, Alaska Native & American Indian Communities

The Indian Health Service (IHS) works to ensure that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ-2S) American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals and their families receive equal access to health services in the communities where they live. IHS carries out this work by providing enhanced resources for health issues, developing better information regarding health needs, and working to close the health disparities gap that currently exist for our Native LGBTQ-Two-Spirit people.

LGBTQ+ Health:


LGBT National Help Center

Serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning community by providing free & confidential peer-support and local resources.

GLMA - LGBTQ+ Provider Directory

This link can help LGBTQ+ individuals search for affirming care from a variety of health professionals within their local area.

LGBTQ+ Student Resources & Support

Creating more welcoming environments for LGBTQ+ teens and college students.

LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention:


National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation's leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

Trans Health:

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Suicide Prevention, Crisis & Self-Harm Resources

What to Do When You're Thinking About Suicide

Fewer than half the people struggling with mental health receive the services they need. OpenCounseling is transforming mental health by giving people the information they need to find affordable treatment where they live.

National Suicide Resources:

  • 211.Org: The most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country.

  • Crisis Text Line: Text "DESERVE" TO 741-741

  • Lifeline Crisis Chat: Online live messaging

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

  • National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)


Michigan-Based Resources:

  • Macomb County Crisis Center: 586-307-9100

  • Oakland County Common Ground: 248-456-0909 or 1-800-231-1127

  • Oakland County Youth Mobile Crisis Unit: 877-800-1650

  • St. Clair County Blue Water Safe Horizons: Call 1-888-985-5538 or Text 1-810-824-7948

  • Wayne County Neighborhood Services Organization: 313-224-7000


Alaska Native/American Indian Suicide Prevention:

Communities of Color Suicide Prevention:

General Suicide Prevention​:

NAMI Helpline

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.

Refugee Suicide Prevention:

S.A.F.E. Alternatives

S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.


Veteran/Active Duty Suicide Prevention:

Suicide & Self-Harm

Important Hotlines

AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044

American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222

GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386

Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) 

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255

NEDA Helpline: 1-800-931-2237

Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1


Mental Health American - Find Support Groups

Many people find peer support a helpful tool that can aid in their recovery. There are a variety of organizations that offer support groups for consumers, their family members and friends. Some support groups are peer-led, while others may be led by a mental health professional.

Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence Resources

HAVEN:  248-334-1284

HAVEN has helped domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families escape abuse and create safer lives for over 40 years. Our survivor-centered services honor survivors as experts of their own experiences.


National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-4673

24-hour Chat

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

Human Trafficking Resources

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Call: 1-888-373-7888

Text: 233733

Find social and legal services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, and connect with training and volunteer opportunities across the U.S. and its territories.

Resources for Children & Elders

Bullying: provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying iswho is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullyingLearn more about what teens can do.


Child Abuse Reporting:

Call ChildHelp: 1-800-422-4453

Elder Abuse Hotline:

Call: 1-800-677-1116

If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call your state's elder abuse hotline or reporting number, which you can find by calling the above number provided by the U.S. Administration on Aging. 

National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence

Our mission is to provide pro bono volunteer abuse prevention services to every generational stage of the family by bringing together community and national stakeholders, volunteers, and professionals to prevent intergenerational family violence

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline

Call: 877-360-LGBT (5428)

Talk and be heard at the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline. We connect LGBT older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen.


Sexual Abuse - Stop It Now! 

Call: 888-773-8368

If you're concerned about the safety of a child, call the Stop It Now hotline Monday through Friday from 12pm to 6pm EST to receive support, guidance, and information about what you can do.

Youth in Trouble/Runaways - National Runaway Switchboard Phone:

Call: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)

Important Hotlines
Domestic Violence
Human Trafficking
Children & Elders
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The Audre Lorde Project    

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.


BEAM is a national training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

Black Trans Advocacy

The Black Trans Advocacy program provides referral services, case management and direct services within ten components through our national advocacy network and state chapter coalitions.


BLMP (Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project)

We build and center the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people through community-building, political education, creating access to direct services, and organizing across borders.


Center for Black Equity

Multinational LGBTQ+ network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.


Fireweed Collective Support Groups

The Icarus Project is a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation.

Gender and Sexualities Alliance Network

GSA Network unites trans and queer youth for racial and gender justice through GSA clubs. 

Harriet’s Apothecary

An intergenerational, healing collective led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors.


HEARD is a cross-disability abolitionist organization that unites across identities, communities, movements, and borders to end ableism, racism, capitalism, and all other forms of oppression and violence.

Indigenous Circle of Wellness

Indigenous Circle of Wellness offers numerous services to the community, including counseling, workshops, trainings, and consulting.


Just Practice

The Just Practice Collaborative is a training and mentoring group focused on sustaining a community of practitioners that provide community-based accountability and support structures for all parties involved with incidents and patterns of sexual, domestic, relationship, and intimate community violence. 

Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective

A collective of anti-oppression grassroots healers based in the traditions and practices of energy, body, earth-based traditions, and birth workers grassroots medical practitioners, social workers, nurses, counselors, cultural workers and organizers who are based in the South.

Loveland Foundation

Ongoing therapy fund in effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. 


National Black Justice Coalition

Civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black LGBTQ people.


National Organization of People of Color Against Suicide

Helping communities of color deal with suicide issues.

Queer Crescent Healing

Queer Crescent is building community, safety, healing arts and justice with LGBTQIA+ Muslims.

Rest For Resistance – QTPoC Mental Health

Facebook Group

A grassroots trans-led org that creates online and offline spaces for trans & queer people of color to practice being our whole selves. 


Sins Invalid

A disability justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.


Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LGBTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities.


Trans People of Color Coalition

Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) exists to advance justice for all Trans People of Color. We amplify our stories, support our leadership, and challenge issues of racism, transphobia, and transmisogyny. 

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of gender identity or expression.

Transgender Professional Association for Transgender Health

The Transgender Professional Association for Transgender Health is the first global transgender healthcare organization headed by trans-identified health care professionals, broadly identified as researchers, clinicians, providers-in-training, activists and other service-oriented experts. 

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