Programs and Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning
People with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders    
Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) are available in DMHAS state-operated facilities. GSAs support people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) and their allies by creating safe environments in mental health and substance use disorder facilities to support each other.

Recovery is a challenging process. So is the process of coming out as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. We have found that having a safe space for people to be supported within our treatment facilities is very helpful.

GSAs are not just for LGBTQ people. Allies of LGBTQ people are welcomed and an important part of the mission of GSAs. Partnership with allies provides mutual support to LGBTQ people and our allies.

Our hope is one day GSAs will exist throughout the DMHAS system.   

Current DMHAS Gay/Straight Alliances:

DMHAS-Funded and Other Gay/Straight Alliances:
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