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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex & 2-Spirit

Hotlines; Information & Referral; Counseling & Mental Health;
and Community Centers Resources

for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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HOTLINES

  • YOUTH AND ADOLESCENTS HOTLINES
    • CALIFORNIA YOUTH CRISIS LINE 24/7 1-800-843-5200
    • GLBT National Youth Talkline (through age 25): 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)
    • Rainbow Youth Hotline 877/LGBT-YTH (542-8984)
    • Trevor (GLBTQQI Youth Suicide Prevention) Helpline  866/4U-TREVOR (488-7386)
  • ADULT HOTLINES
    • Drug Line 24/7 415/362-3400
    • The GLBT Hotline of San Francisco 415.355.0999
    • GLBT National Hotline 1-888-THE-GLNH (843-4564)
    • NAMI National Helpline 800/950-NAMI (6246)
  • AIDS/STD/HEALTH HOTLINES
    • AIDS/HIV/HEPATITIS Nightline 415.434.AIDS (2437) or 800.628.9240
    • California AIDS, STD & Hepatitis Hotline 1-800-FOR-AIDS (367-2437) English & Spanish,
      TDD: (888) 225-AIDS
    • CONTRA Costa AIDS Program Information Line 1-800-287-0200
    • San Francisco Sex Information Website 415/989-SFSI (7374) WWW.SFSI.ORG
    • Women’s Cancer Resource Center of Oakland, CA (Serves CCC & Alameda Residents)
      Toll Free Help Line: 1-888-421-7900 (English & Spanish)
  • FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND/OR COMMUNITY VIOLENCE HOTLINES
    • Contra Costa Crisis Center, School Violence Tip-Line 800/863-7600
    • CUAV (Community United Against Violence) Community and Domestic Violence 24-hr. Crisis Hotline:   415/333-HELP (Multi-lingual) -- Marin & Contra Costa CUAV Hotline: 800/670-RAPE (7273)
    • WOMAN Inc. (Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent Inc.) 415.864.4722 (24-hour crisis line) or 877.384.3578 (toll free) English & Spanish

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

  • East Bay Individual, Couples, Family and Group Counseling
    • Contra Costa County Mental Health Access Line
      888/678-7277
      Provides authorization to MH services for individuals and families with full-scope Medi-Cal.   Also, provides MH referrals for all Contra Costa County residents.  Request Providers that work with the LGBT communities.  Their call staff speaks English, Spanish, Tagalog, Hindi, and Urdu.  Phone interpreters are available for callers speaking other languages.  Referrals for Mental Health Services by Providers who speak different languages are made.
    • Rainbow Community Center 
      3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
      Phone:  925/692-0090
      Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
      Email:  rcc@rainbowcc.org
    • Pacific Center for Human Growth
      2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
      Phone:  510/548-8283
      Website:  www.pacificcenter.org
      Email:  info@pacificcenter.org
  • SF Bay Area MH Counseling & Counseling Referrals
    • GAYLESTA
      Phone: 888/869-4993
      Website:  http://www.gaylesta.org/index.html
      Bay Area Mental Health Services referrals.
    • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
      Website:  www.glma.org
      Find a Provider: MD (including psychiatrist), PhD, LCSW, DDS, etc.
    • Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists
      Website:  www.aglp.org/index.html
      Search referral directory.
    • New Leaf: Services for Our Community
      Phone: 415/626-7000
      Website:  www.newleafservices.org
      Mental health support and substance abuse services. 
    • Drop-in Center for the Trans Community
      415/409.4101;
      transthrive.org
      TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community.
      Services include groups, workshops, events, counseling, computers, showers, clothes & community.
  • Support Groups
    • Rainbow Community Center 
      3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
      Phone:  925/692-0090
      Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
      Email:  rcc@rainbowrcc.org
    • Pacific Center for Human Growth
      2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
      Phone:  510/548-8283
      Website:  www.pacificcenter.org
      Email:  info@pacificcenter.org
    • Drop-in Center for the Trans Community--SF
      415/409.4101;
      transthrive.org
      TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers. See Transmasculine Support Group and others.
    • Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA)--Oakland  
      Website: www.bcoa.org
      The Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA) focuses on reducing disparities in the Black community, particularly the spread of HIV/AIDS.

COMMUNITY CENTERS

COMMUNITIES

  • Castro Online
    Website:  www.castroonline.com
    Castro Online is a guide to the Castro, supporting the GLBT community. Send an e-card, chat, find gay events, read articles and business listings.
  • Castro SF
    Website:  www.castrosf.org
    Visit the most complete and easy to use neighborhood portal for Castro/Upper Market shopping, activitie and community affairs. Handy map, calendar and picture gallery are all at your fingertips.

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