V.I.T.A.L. Support for LGBTQIA+ Youth
GET HELP NOW! Hotlines:
- Gay & Lesbian National Hotline 888-843-GLNH (4564)
- National Gay & Lesbian Youth Hotline 800-347-TEEN (8336)
- The Trevor Helpline 886-488-7386 (Suicide Hotline)
- Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence:
- Statewide 24-Hour Toll-Free Hotline: 1-888-999-5545 (ENGLISH) / 1-888-568-8332 (ESPAÑOL)
- Center for Disease Control (CDC): LGBT Health Resources
- Connecticut Alliance to end Sexual Violence: LGBT Resources Guide
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (The Alliance) is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. The Alliance works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.
- Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness: The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with members and communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, advocacy, and building the capacity of members and the field to respond to environmental challenges. Our collective mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.
- Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS): LGBT Services
- DCF LGBT+ Resources
- GLAD- GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders: GLAD- Rights of LGBTQ Youth in Connecticut
Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation
- The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care: LGBTQIA Resources
The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States- The NCIHC started as an informal working group in 1994 and met yearly until it was formally established in 1998. The group is composed of leaders from around the country who work as medical interpreters, interpreter service coordinators and trainers, clinicians, policymakers, advocates and researchers.
- PFLAG: Our Vision: PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Our Mission: Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.
- State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF): Safe Harbor Project Resources
- True Colors: Resources True Colors works to create a world where LGBTQ+ youth thrive. Our mission is to ensure LGBTQ+ youth — of all backgrounds — are safe, valued, and able to be their authentic selves. We do this by providing education, advocacy, and support to LGBTQ+ youth, their families, communities, and those who work with them.
LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY CENTERS AND SUPPORT GROUPS
The New Haven Pride Center: The purpose of New Haven Pride Center, formerly the New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center, is to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, and members, to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven. Programming and Support for Yout
Triangle Community Center in Norwalk: Triangle Community Center (TCC) is Fairfield County's leading provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community. Young Adult Services
Quest in Waterbury: The Queer Unity Empowerment Support Team (QUEST), established in 2015, is a community-based collaborative formed to create healthy, inclusive and safe spaces for members of the LGBT+ community, and their allies, in the Greater Waterbury area, fostering meaningful relationships, learning and joy. Youth Services
OUTCT in New London: OutCT is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 2013 by a diverse group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queers and their allies in Southeastern Connecticut to plan a New London Pride Festival. They quickly realized they had enough interest and energy to do more. In addition to a pride festival, OutCT has planned an art exhibit, film series, educational forums, drag shows, and a youth program. Youth Resources