Resources

Philadelphia Suburbs

1. Crisis Support


O Trevor Project LGBT Crisis Hotline 
If you're thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help—please call the Trevor Lifeline, available 24 hours everyday.

866-488-7386

Online hotline: TrevorChat 7 days a week between 3pm-10pm (12pm-7pm Pacific Time).


O Trans Lifeline

Hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

877-565-8860


 O National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

English: 1-800-273-8255

Espanol: 1-888-628-9454


O  Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) 

325 Swede St., 2nd Floor, Norristown, PA 19401

Victim Services Center (VSC) is a non-profit organization located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania that provides free and confidential comprehensive support services to crime victims, their families and significant others.

Crisis hotline available 24 hours everyday, staffed by certified sexual assault crisis counselors.

1-888-521-0983


Bucks County Network of Victim's Assistance (NOVA) 

2370 York Road. Suite B1. Jamison, PA 18929

Get support and information securely and confidentially. Serving victims of crime in Bucks County, Pennsylvania since 1974.

Crisis hotline available 24 hours everyday.

1-800-675-6900


O RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on your phone number or by entering the ZIP code of your current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider. Available 24 hours everyday.

800-656-4673

Online hotline: online.rainn.org


 Laurel House Domestic Violence Agency

Laurel House offers an array of supportive programs and services to those who are impacted by domestic violence.

24-hour hotline: 1-800-642-3150


O Philadelphia Victim's Assistance Programs

Neighborhood-Based Victim Assistance Programs, Children’s Services, Domestic Violence Services, Sexual Assault Services.


O Montgomery County Mobile Crisis

Mobile Crisis provides not only immediate support for mental health crisis situations, but also assistance with managing recurring or future crises.  This service is available to anyone in Montgomery County, including children, teens, adults, and families.
Before a crisis…
When you start to recognize the stressors that you or a loved one have felt during previous crises, please call

Montgomery County’s peer support talk line at (855) 715-8255. It is available, free of charge, 7 days a week, 1:00pm to 9:00pm. 

Montgomery County also has a Teen Talk Line that can be reached by calling 866-825-5856 or texting 215-703-8411.  (available Monday through Friday, 3:00pm to 9:00pm).
During a crisis…
When you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis, Mobile Crisis is available to help. Support is available

24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-855-634-4673.


Location key:

 O  Montgomery County

 O  Bucks County

 O  Lehigh County

 O  Berks County

 O  Delaware County

 O  Chester County

 O  Philadelphia County

 O  Online/Hotline


      O Bucks County Mental Health Crisis Line

      If you are in a Crisis situation call to speak to a trained crisis worker -

      24-hours, 7 days per week.  1-800-499-7455 

      Children's Crisis Support - ACCESS 1-877-435-7709


2. Healthcare

 O Einstein Healthcare Network PRIDE Program 
5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141 

A safe, professional and innovative medical practice, dedicated to your specific health needs, including:
OB/GYN services: Reproductive healthcare, diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor conditions, counseling and treatment for menopause.
Mental Health and Wellness services: Long and short term therapy, medication management, patient navigation support.
Trans Care: Top surgery, hormone therapy, trans competent OB/GYN care.

Patients are seen by appointment on Tuesday evenings, once a month from 5–7 pm. To learn more about the Pride Program and other services we are offering the LGBTQ+ community or to make an appointment, please call Kalen McLean at 215-420-0989. We make every effort to accommodate your needs, whether urgent or routine.


 O Mazzoni Center 
1348 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Located in Philadelphia, PA. Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine offers compassionate, comprehensive health care with a primary focus on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

(Primary care, HIV/AIDS care, On-site pharmacy, Adolescent health, Women's health, Behavioral health consultation, Hepatitis C care, Medical case management, PrEP/PEP, 340B program: helping uninsured patients access medication, Community health Navigation Services, Mental and behavioral health, Walk-in HIV and STD testing, Adolescent drop-in clinic, Trans clinical care services, Pediatric and adolescent comprehensive transgender services (PACTS), Sisterly love: support for trans women, Peer support groups, Training and resources for providers, Trans Care Services Internship Program).

215-563-0658


 O Project Hope 
Greater Norristown Area

Project HOPE offers a full spectrum of services to the general public and those most at risk in the Greater Norristown and Greater Pottstown Areas, including free anonymous or confidential HIV testing with pre- and post-test counseling

drobinson@fsmontco.org

610-630-2111 ext. 23


 O GLMA Healthcare Directory

GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.


 O OutCare Health Directory

Providing  information and education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare and connecting individuals with the most appropriate healthcare providers, resources, and events.


3. Mental Health

O Trans Support Group

Ambler, PA

Contact Kellie Brunton, MA for a consultation and more information regarding the group.

Meets weekly on Tuesdays. $40 per session.

kellie@kelliebruntoncounseling.com

(215) 353-2497


O Bucks LGBTQ Center

17 Barclay Street, Suite B3, Newtown, PA 18940

Bucks LGBTQ Center is unique in providing individual therapy by Masters and Doctoral level therapists with specific training around supporting and affirming LGBTQ clients and their families.  Groups are run by well-trained and experienced therapists.

The beautiful space at the Barclay Building, home to Bucks Eating Support Collaborative, Newtown Therapy & Wellness Center, and Newtown Yoga, allows clients to add on other services: nutrition, massage, yoga, meditation, wellness classes, personal training, acupuncture, hypnotherapy & Reiki/energy work.

Bucks LGBTQ Center is home to a variety of events for clients, workshops for families, training for professionals, and free events for LGBTQ+ people and the community.

(Mailing address only is 444 S. State St. Newtown PA 18940 Building B3)

(267) 753-3005


O Mazzoni Center 
1348 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mazzoni Center is a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment provider, offering quality professional, accessible and culturally-affirming psychotherapy and psychiatric services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, couples and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and more fulfilling lives.

215-563-0652


O Pink and Blues Support Group

We are a mutual self-help, peer support and resource exchange group for persons living with mental health, substance use and/or health conditions who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, two-spirit, questioning adults and our allies. It’s a safe space to explore our dualities, discover recovery opportunities and alternatives to suicide, self-abuse, trauma, loneliness, etc.

Free and open for you!

Meets Every Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Doors open at 6:50pm - please arrive by 7pm or soon after

The Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany - Blue Room

330 S. 13th St. (between Spruce and Pine) Philadelphia, PA 19107

(Enter courtyard look for single red door to the right down access ramp)

Mark A. Davis @ 215-627-0424

madpride@ymail.com


O William Way Center Peer Counseling

The Peer Counseling Program of the William Way LGBT Community Center offers     one-to-one counseling that is confidential and free of charge. We offer short-term, goal-oriented counseling.

Peer counselors are not therapists, and we do not diagnose or prescribe medication. We are volunteers trained and supervised by mental health professionals. We work closely with our clients to help them make changes and see results.

In addition, we can offer clients referrals to resources and information on a variety of issues including organizations, support groups, therapist and more.

MONDAY-FRIDAY EVENINGS - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
BY PHONE, WALK-IN OR APPOINTMENT
215.732.8255
LGBTPEERCOUNSELING@YAHOO.COM


4. Legal

LGBT Legal Clinic:

Employment Discrimination:

Name Changes:

Non-Discrimination Ordinances:

O ACLU of Pennsylvania

ACLU of Pennsylvania works to secure total rights for LGBT people by working to defend and expand the individual rights and personal freedoms afforded to us all by the state and federal constitutions and the Bill of Rights.


O Equality Pennsylvania

Equality Pennsylvania is an organization which advocates throughout Pennsylvania for LGBT rights. Equality Pennsylvania also attempts to advance LGBT friendly policy and legislative initiatives.


5. Employment

O LGBT Career Link

For employers and prospective employees to connect safely.


6. Youth & Families

O PFLAG

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well being of LGBTQ people, their families and friends through support (to cope with an adverse society), education (to inform and enlighten the public), and advocacy (to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights).

O Philly PFLAG

www.pflagphila.org

O Pottstown PFLAG

http://montcopflag.wixsite.com/

O Bucks County PFLAGhttps://www.pflag.org/chapter/pflag-bucks-county


O  Bullying Prevention (PA Dept. of Education) 

PA BULLYING PREVENTION CONSULTATION LINE

1-866-716-0424

Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be returned Mon.-Fri. during normal business hours. The Bullying Prevention Consultation Line is a toll free number that will allow individuals experiencing chronic and unresolved bullying to discuss effective strategies and available resources to deal with school-based bullying; and is available, to students, parents/guardians and school districts across the state of Pennsylvania.


O PP Rainbow Room

181 E. Court St. in Doylestown, PA

Planned Parenthood Keystone sponsors programs for LGBTQA+ and allied youth ages 14 to 21. Facilitated by trained Planned Parenthood educators, meetings feature a blend of education, recreation and advocacy,  are confidential, free and provide a space where LGBTQA+ youth can learn, build support networks and have fun. Program topics include sexuality education, life skills, LGBTQA+ history, guest speakers, game nights and activities.

Meets every Wednesday  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

RainbowRoom@planitpa.org 

267.282.4117

Facebook page


O PP The Spectrum 

48 South 4th St., Reading, PA

Planned Parenthood Keystone sponsors programs for LGBTQA+ and allied youth ages 14 to 21. Facilitated by trained Planned Parenthood educators, meetings feature a blend of education, recreation and advocacy,  are confidential, free and provide a space where LGBTQA+ youth can learn, build support networks and have fun. Program topics include sexuality education, life skills, LGBTQA+ history, guest speakers, game nights and activities.

Meets every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Spectrum@planitpa.org 

610.376.0137

Facebook


O The Attic Youth Center 

The Attic creates opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society.


O Philadelphia Family Pride

PFP’s mission is to build community for the LGBTQ parents and our children in the greater Philadelphia region through advocacy, education, and family centered events. PFP is a an inclusive community for LGBTQ prospective parents and families to engage in social events, education, and advocacy.


7. Addictions Help

 O LGBT Safe Rehab Programs

We are available day and night even if you just need someone to talk to. Our admissions coordinators provide a confidential assessment and will review with you the best treatment options for the situation if you need it.

855-396-3011


 O SMART Recovery 

(Self-Management And Recovery Training) is not a 12-step group. It is an online 4-Point Program® that sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings to help people recover from all types of addictive behaviors. Online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.


 O LGBT-friendly 12-step meetings

(directory on pages 31-33)


O Mazzoni Center 
1348 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mazzoni Center is a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment provider, offering quality professional, accessible and culturally-affirming psychotherapy and psychiatric services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, couples and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and more fulfilling lives.

215-563-0652

8. Spiritual and Interfaith

O GayChurch.org

LGBT-affirming Church Directory


O JewishLGBTNetwork.com

LGBT-affirming Synagogue Directory


O LGBT Muslim Retreat


O Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia


9. Education and Training


General Information on LGBTQIA+ people and terms

http://lgbtqia.ucdavis.edu/educated/glossary.html


Gender, Sex, and Attraction

http://www.transstudent.org/gender


Who are Allies?

https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/allies/


Being a Trans Ally

https://www.glaad.org/transgender/allies


Understanding Pronouns
https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/


Non-Violent Protest Methods

While we can not and will not tell you how to vote or who to vote for, we will provide you with options should you end up with someone you don’t agree with.

https://www.mapm.org/documents/198_nonviolent_methods_2007.pdf

https://www.resistanceschool.com/#home

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/


Chest Contouring & Binding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt2V4A2uYc8

Binding with KT tape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kJtrc4G6r4

PRO TIP: If you bind with tape, please use flexible tape and put tissue over your nipples to prevent tearing.

Chest Binders, measuring and putting on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G158ytS76I