Resource Information Hubs Call 2-1-1 (toll-free)
One DegreeVisit 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
Project Q
Los Angeles-based community center with some mobile services, serving LGBTQIA+ young people experiencing housing insecurity.
(213) 617-8442

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.
(628) 217-5753
Lyon-Martin Health Services (SF)
Free or low cost medical services for women + trans & genderqueer people.
(415) 565-7667
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.
(510) 434-0307
St. James Infirmary (SF)
Peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for current & former sex workers of all genders and their families.
(415) 554-8494
Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic (SF)(415) 746-1940
Berkeley Free Clinic(510) 548-2570
(800) 6-CLINIC
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):
(415) 487-3000
Strut Wellness (470 Castro):
(415) 437-3400
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.
(878) 565-8860
Queer LifeSpace
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.
(510) 214-6762

Suicide & Emotional Crisis

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(800) 273-8255
Text: MYLIFE to 741741
Hopeline Network24-hour hotline:
(800) 784-2433
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:
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.

San Francisco General Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services(628) 206-8125
Mobile Crisis Team(415) 970-4000
Minors call: (415) 970-3800
Alameda County Crisis Line(800) 309-2131
Mobile Crisis Unit Berkeley & Albany (11:30a-10p)(510) 981-5900
Mobile Crisis Unit, general Alameda County
(10a-8p M-F)
(800) 981-5900
John George Psychiatric Hospital (24-hour)(510) 346-1300
Contra Costa County Mental Health Crisis Services(888) 678-7277
Santa Clara County Emergency Psychiatric Services(408) 885-6100
Santa Clara County Mental Health (408) 299-6234

Sexual Violence, Partner Abuse & Domestic Violence

The Network/La Red
Survivor-led org providing free support, info, resource referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ folks experiencing partner abuse.
24-hour hotline:
(800) 832-1901
Community United Against Violence
Serves LGBTQ+ people dealing with violence and abuse.
(415) 333-4357
Bay Area Women Against Rape
Free counseling and 24-hour support for survivors.
(510) 845-7273
STAND! Against Domestic Violence(888) 215-5555
Info and support to prevent & end abusive relationships.
Chat online
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Call (866) 331-9474
Domestic Violence Prevention Hotline24-hours:
(800) 540-5433
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Info on resources in your area.
English/Spanish 24-hour hotline:
(800) 799-SAFE
(800) 799-7233
(800) 787-3224
Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Resource Center (CASARC)
Services for people 17 and under.
(415) 206-8386
National Sexual Assault Hotline(800) 656-4673
Child Abuse Talk Line 24-hour hotline:
(415) 441- 5437
Children’s Protective Services
Investigates reports of child abuse.
24-hour hotline:
(800) 856-5553
South Bay Community Solutions(408) 683-4118
Next Door Solutions to Domestic ViolenceBilingual:
(408) 279-2962
Asian American Community InvolvementAsian languages:
(408) 975-2739
East Bay Area SAVE (Fremont) (510) 794-6055
A Safe Place (Oakland)(510) 536-SAFE
Victims of Crime Resource CenterEnglish/Spanish/TDD:
(800) 842-8467
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.
24-hr Spanish/English:
(221) 714-1141
City of Oakland Community Police Review Agency (CRPA)
Portal for filing a 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).
Advice Line:
(800) 551-5554
National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)Manual for victims of police misconduct: