Bay Area LGBTQ+
Community and Emergency Resources
Resource Information Hubs
|www.211.org||Call 2-1-1 (toll-free)|
|One Degree||Visit website or text any keyword (like “shelter”) to 844-833-1334|
Community Resource Centers
Many offer support groups and/or therapy, or can refer you to these resources and many others.
|Oakland LGBTQ Community Center||(510) 882-2286|
|San Francisco LGBTQ Community Center||(415) 865-5555|
|Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center (SF)||(415) 703-6150|
|Pacific Center for Human Growth (Berkeley)||(510) 548-8283|
|Rainbow Community Center (Concord)||(925) 692-0090|
|Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center (San Jose)||(408) 293-3040|
|The LGBTQ Youth Space (San Jose)||(408) 343-7940|
|RYSE Youth Community Center (Richmond)||(510) 374-3401|
Los Angeles-based community center with some mobile services, serving LGBTQIA+ young people experiencing housing insecurity.
Health, Health Care & Substance Use Services
|Dimensions Clinic (SF)|
Free or low cost medical and mental health care for LGB, queer, trans, & nonbinary people 12-25.
|Lyon-Martin Health Services (SF)|
Free or low cost medical services for women + trans & genderqueer people.
|HEPPAC (Oakland/East Bay)|
Free harm-reduction and other services available by drop-in at Casa Segura and at mobile community outreach sites in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
|St. James Infirmary (SF)|
Peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for current & former sex workers of all genders and their families.
|Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic (SF)||(415) 746-1940|
|Berkeley Free Clinic||(510) 548-2570 |
|San Francisco AIDS Foundation|
For folks from a wide range of communities facing sexual health & substance use-related inequities; free or low-cost services promoting health, wellness, harm reduction & social justice.
|Main Office (1035 Market):|
Strut Wellness (470 Castro):
|Planned Parenthood||(800) 230-PLAN|
|California HIV/AIDS Hotline||(800) 367-AIDS|
|HIV/AIDS Nightline||(800) 273-2437|
|HIV/AIDS Textline||(415) 200-2920|
|Drug Info Line (24-hour hotline)||(415) 362-3400|
|Poison Control Center||(800) 222-1222|
|North American Syringe Exchange Program (NASEN)|
Find harm reduction programs and services in your area.
General Mental Health Support
|Mental Health Referral Service (24-hour hotline)||(800) 843-7274|
|Teen to Teen Hotline||(510) 236‑TEEN|
|LGBT National Youth Talkline||(800) 246-7743|
|LGBT National Hotline||(888) 843-4564|
|Trans Lifeline (24 hour hotline)|
Peer support service run by trans people for trans people.
Sliding-scale therapy in SF for LGBTQ people, by LGBTQ people. May be able to recommend resources in other areas.
(415) 358-2000 ext. 301
|Phoenix Jackson, MFT|
Located in Oakland, Phoenix specializes in topics relevant to queer youth and adults specifically, as well as intersectionality.
Suicide & Emotional Crisis
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||(800) 273-8255 |
Text: MYLIFE to 741741
|Hopeline Network||24-hour hotline:|
|Hopeline: San Francisco||(415) 781-0500|
|Hopeline: Berkeley/Oakland||(510) 849-2212|
|Hopeline: San Leandro/Hayward/CV||(510) 889-1333|
|Hopeline: Fremont/Newark/Union City||(510) 794-5211|
|Hopeline: San Mateo County||(650) 579-0350|
|Hopeline: Livermore Valley/Pleasanton||(925) 449-5566|
|Hopeline: Contra Costa County||(800) 833-2900|
|Hopeline: San Jose/Santa Clara County||(408) 279-3312|
|Hopeline: Marin County||(415) 499-1100|
|The Trevor Project|
Crisis support & suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ folks under 25.
|Online chat: thetrevorproject.org|
Call: (800) 850-8078
Text: START to 678678
|National Youth Crisis Hotline||(800) 448-4663|
|California Youth Crisis Hotline (24-hour)||(800) 843-5200|
Mental Health & Emergency Psychiatric Services
Call 911 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.
Sexual Violence, Partner Abuse & Domestic Violence
Legal, Crime & Other Resources
|Victims of Crime Resource Center||English/Spanish/TDD:|
|Anti-Violence Project (AVP) |
For survivors of all forms of violence and those who support and love them, geared towards LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities.
|City of Oakland Community Police Review Agency (CRPA)||Portal for filing a complaint: www.oaklandca.gov/services/make-a-cpra-complaint|
|Cop Watch |
Links and forms for filing complaints with most Bay Area law enforcement agencies.
|National Lawyers Guild||(415) 285-5067|
|Bay Area Legal Aid|
Free legal advice, referrals, and services for eligible low-income Bay Area residents (civil matters only; for criminal matters contact your county’s public defender office or bar association).
|National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)||Manual for victims of police misconduct:|