Community Resources

 

Our Mission

“We are a house of service, ministry, and outreach to our LGBTQ community and others in need. We promote human rights, respect, diversity and spiritual enlightenment for all humankind. Our focuses are bringing awareness to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, gender issues, the eradication of bullying, and teaching others the value of self-worth.”

LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ+ Supportive Health Care Providers

LGBTQ+ Supportive Health Care Providers

What Is an Ally? And How Can Allies Help?

What Is an Ally? And How Can Allies Help?

Additional Impactful Resources

Additional Impactful Resources

Bisexual Alliance of St. Louis
Social support group for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities

https://www.facebook.com/BIALLIANCESTL/?fref=nf

 

Growing American Youth
Youth, 21 years of age and under, who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity; provides support groups for youth.

314-669-5428 | http://www.growingamericanyouth.org

 

Guardian Project
Support group for gay/bi men, ages 18 to 29, that provides positive social events and discussions to keep your mind and body healthy

314-535-7275 | http://www.outproudandhealthy.org/2013/guardian-project/

 

St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline
The St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline is a volunteer-run peer support resource that provides free, confidential and identity-affirming emotional support, resources and referrals for the

St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community, by the community. Call between 1-7 p.m., Friday through Monday, to talk with a peer support volunteer. Callers anywhere on the spectrum of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are welcome!

314-380-7774 or 844-785-7774 (toll-free) | www.thesqsh.org

 

Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG)
Advocacy group for transgender community that seeks to build support and link individuals with resources including therapy, doctors, support groups, legal help and STI testing

314-270-2155 | https://www.stlmetrotrans.org/

 

PrideCenter of St. Louis
Community Center project serving LGBTQIIA folk in the St. Louis Metro Area. Their facility features an enormous LGBTQ Resource Library, as well as a full Library of Queer Literature and Children’s Books. They also sponsor a monthly Sunday Supper and Holiday Gatherings for those with nowhere else to go.

https://www.pridestl.org/pridecenter/about

 

LGBTQ+ Student Resource

Online resource guide for LGBTQ+ students, including scholarship information and links to other helpful resources: https://www.onlineschools.org/lgbtq-student-guide/

 

Stopbullying.gov published this breakdown of federal laws, including civil rights laws, that protect LGBTQ+ community members.

 

The Trevor Project provides 24-hour phone, text and online chat services to anyone experiencing a mental crisis. LGBTQ+ people share their stories to empower and uplift youth who’ve experienced discrimination based on their gender or sexual identity with the It Gets Better Project.

1-866-488-7368  |  Text “START” to 678-678  |  https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Provider Directory can help find inclusive providers across the U.S.

https://glmaimpak.networkats.com/members_online_new/members/dir_provider.asp

The Healthcare Equality Index offers an up-to-date list of LGBTQ+-supportive health care policies and organizations.

https://www.hrc.org/hei/about-the-hei

Americanprogress.orgpublished this article outlining the challenges facing LGBTQ+ people when looking for health care and offers suggestions and solutions.

An ally is anyone who actively supports and stands up for LGBTQ+ community members’ rights. This could mean not tolerating bullying or prejudice when confronted with it, attending activism events, speaking out in support of LGBTQ+ people, or any other action that creates a safe space. Here are a few specific ways to help people in the LGBTQ+ community:

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation published this informative guide to help support LGBTQ+ individuals. This glossary provides terms and definitions that reflect proper respectful usage of LGBTQ+-related terminology.

https://www.hrc.org/resources/straight-guide-to-lgbt-americans

 

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) offers a kit of safe space materials especially made for schools to let LGBTQ+ students know they’re supported.  This article explains what to say and not to say when an LGBTQ+ person comes out to you.  Join or start a group or GSA club, allowing members and visitors to support LGBTQ+ community members through activities, discussions and self-expression.

https://www.glsen.org/activity/glsen-safe-space-kit-be-ally-lgbtq-youth

 

Creating Safe Schools and Campuses

 

Higher Education Today offers resources for professors and other educators who want to make safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students.

https://www.higheredtoday.org/2017/04/10/lgbtq-students-higher-education/

 

Stomp Out Bullying lists information and resources to help high school administrators recognize and prevent bullying and harassment.

https://www.stompoutbullying.org/lgbtq-bullying

 

Stop the Hate is a Campus Pride project that supports colleges and universities in preventing discrimination and bullying.

https://www.campuspride.org/stop-the-hate/

The SPOT (Supporting Positive Opportunities with Teens) “Our mission is to increase access to health care for youth who have been disproportionately impacted by HIV, poverty, trauma, and discrimination.  In order to protect and promote the physical and mental health of those we serve, we must work together to dismantle institutional racism and injustice to address the root of these conditions.  Together we have a responsibility to ensure that each day is safer and more just than the days before.”

http:\\thespot.wustl.edu

 

The National LGBTQ Task Force mobilizes activists to promote inclusion and acceptance of LGBTQ+ community members.

https://www.thetaskforce.org/

 

Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE).

https://promoonline.org/about/sage-of-promo-fund/

 

Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people.

https://transgenderlawcenter.org

 

PFLAG unites people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends and allies.

http://pflag.org

 

EPWORTH’S YOUTH DROP-IN CENTER/Street Outreach

7520 Natural Bridge Rd. Normandy  63121

http://www.epworth.org

Office-314-222-4877    Outreach-314-952-8689     24/7 Helpline   314-727-6294    800-899-KIDS (5437)

Ages 11-20 that are at risk of homelessness or are homeless.

Mon-Thur 12pm-5pm Friday 1pm-5pm and some evenings.  Laundry and shower facilities; safer sex kits and life skills classes, nutrition, clothing and hygiene items; computer work stations; access to community resources such as healthcare, legal aid, and birth certificate and ID voucher assistance; recreational activities, and support for LGBTQ youth and allies with monthly support group(s). Youth ages 21 to 24 can access intensive case management by appointment or when in crisis. Case Managers are available to assist with locating shelter and referrals for housing.

 

RUSTIN’S PLACE DROP-IN CENTER

1114 North Sarah St.  63113

http://www.rustinsplace.org

314-553-9506

A program of Williams and Associates. Safe haven, free wi-fi, washers and dryers.  STD/ST testing, social activities, health education. PREP available, free pregnancy testing.

NEW LOCATION:

SAFE: Rustin’s Place

3533 Dunn Rd. Suite 228     Florissant 63033

314-695-5188