LGBTQ

 
Hotline & Online Resource
The Trevor Project
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Trevor Lifeline 24/7: (866) 488-7386
TrevorText:  Text “Trevor” to (202) 304-1200 for texting with a trained counselor or Fridays (4PM- 8PM EST)
TrevorSpace: www.trevorspace.org (Social networking site for LGBTQ youth 13 thru 24 and friends.)
About The Trevor Project: “The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.”
The Trevor Project provides a variety of information sources for LGBTQ youth including a 24- hour hotline, texting, a social networking site, and information online to help answer any questions they may have.
 
Hotline & Online Resource
GLBT National Youth & Help Center
http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/index2.html
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 4PM - 12AM (EST) Sat. 12PM - 5PM (EST)
GLBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743 *for youth up to age 25
National Hotline: (888) 843-4564 *for youth and adults
Online Peer- Support Chat: http://www.volunteerlogin.org/chat/ *for youth and adults
About GLBT National Youth & Help Center: “Providing free and confidential telephone and internet peer-counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning callers throughout the United States. We also work to strengthen local GLBT hotlines and organizations in their mission of service to our community.”
These hotlines and the online support chat provide peer-counseling on a variety of topics such as coming out, relationship concerns, safe sex information, anxiety, HIV/AIDS, etc.
 
Local Organization
Aid Atlanta
http://www.aidatlanta.org/
1605 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-2955

Phone: (404) 870-7700
Mission Statement: “The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its members and the community by breaking barriers and building community.” 
Aid Atlanta runs a primary healthcare clinic for those living with HIV to help allow them to remain healthy for as long as possible. They provide services to those who are uninsured or under insured. Services provided also include free HIV testing as well as educational programs for several different populations including outreach for gay African American young men, African American women living with HIV or other STDs, the LGBTQQI community, ASK US Teens for youth 13- 24, and others.
 
Local Organization
Feminist Women’s Health Center
http://www.feministcenter.org/
1924 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, GA 30329
Clinic Phone: (404) 728- 7900 or Toll Free: (800) 877-6013
Hours: Mon thru Sat. 8AM – 5:30PM (hours subject to change) Extended GYN and wellness appt. hours Mon. (12PM – 7PM)
Mission Statement: The mission of the Feminist Women’s Health Center is to provide accessible, comprehensive gynecological healthcare to all who need it without judgment.
Services include: English, Spanish, French, and Vietnamese spoken, affordable pricing/sliding scale for those demonstrating financial need, abortion services, comprehensive gynecology (wellness exams, STD/HIV testing, birth control, emergency birth control/plan b), trauma program for victims of sexual abuse/assault, trans health initiative including services for trans men and trans women, and community education on a variety of social issues.

Local Organization
JustUsATL
http://justusatl.org/
Contact: Us@JustUsATL.org to inquire about services or visit FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JustUsATL  
Mission Statement: “Our mission is to provide a community center for LGBTQQA youth where individuality is valued and encouraged, social and personal development is fostered, community is promoted, and youth empowerment is seen as a step toward social change.”
JustUsATL is a 100% youth run organization that provides a safe space for Atlanta's LGBTQQA youth aged 13 thru 28. Services provided are free and include weekly discussion groups, individual and group counseling, social events, and HIV/STI testing.
 
Local Organization/24-hour Hotline
Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc.
http://lostnfoundyouth.org
470 Candler Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307
24/7 Homeless Youth Hotline Call/Text: (678) 856-7825
Office Phone: (678) 856-7824
Mission Statement: “Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc. is an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths off the street and transition them into more permanent housing arrangements. We operate a 24/7 hotline at (678) 8-Lost-25 as well as a 6-bed housing facility in Atlanta, Georgia.”
Provides a 24/7 hotline, emergency and transitional housing, helps youth obtain important lost or stolen documents, provides mental health evaluations, referrals to dental and health services (including HIV/STD testing), and also connects youth to a variety of trainings for skill building and educational attainment. Primarily works with youth aged 18 to 25. 
 
Local Organization
The Health Initiative
http://thehealthinitiative.org/
The Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307
Phone: (404) 688-2524
Mission Statement: “The Health Initiative is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Georgia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community through education, support, access to care and advocacy.”
Provides LGBTQ healthcare resources, support groups, a LGBTQ friendly healthcare provider directory, and a health fund that helps individuals in the LGBTQ community who are uninsured or under insured.
 
Local Organization
The Rainbow Center
http://www.therainbowcenter.org/
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30338
Phone: (770) 677-9471
The Rainbow Center provides resources and support to the GLBTQ community and their families. The center was founded by the Atlanta Jewish community, but provides support to people of all religions and ages.
Services include: education and trainings, individual and group counseling, youth peer support groups, ‘Ask the Rabbi’, and a help line that leads to a variety of resources. 
 
Online Resource
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
http://www.glsen.org
https://www.facebook.com/GLSEN
Phone: (212) 727-0135
Mission: “Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”
GLSEN is a way for students and educators to take a stand against negative opinions and actions targeting the LGBT community. GLSEN offers information about how both students and educators can take action in their school communities to foster respect and understanding for all students regardless of their orientation or identity including gay- straight alliances as well as different ways to take legislative action and petition politicians for change.

Online Resource
Youth Resource 
http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/youthresource
Mission: “YouthResource is a Web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy. Through monthly features, message boards, and online peer education, GLBTQ youth receive information on activism, culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them.”
Provides online peer education program the provides peer to peer support for ages 13 to 24, resources and hotlines for the GLBTQ community, articles on queer living and health topics, and the option to contact a peer educator with any questions on sexuality, health, and/or relationships.
 
Online Resource/National Organization
Lambda Legal
http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/youth
Southern Regional Office: 730 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1070, Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 897-1880
Mission: “Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.”
The Lambda Legal website provides crucial information on the rights of members of the LGBTQ populations state by state, as well as nationally. It also has information and resources particularly catering to youth and educators on rights and laws pertinent to these populations.