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Programs and Services for LGBTQIA+ Individuals with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders    

DMHAS supports people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex (LGBTQIA+) and their allies.  Our goal is to create a safe, inclusive environment throughout the DMHAS continuum of care, as well as in our contracted behavioral health and recovery agencies.

Allies of LGBTQIA+ people are an important part of the mission of the LGBTQIA+ community and we welcome their support!


LGBTQIA+ Trainings for DMHAS Staff & Providers

  • Click here to learn about and register for upcoming LGBTQIA+ training series offerings
  • Five webinars are available in the Workforce Development LMS training library. These are 1-1.5hour, pre-recorded, web-based trainings facilitated by LGBTQIA+ content experts. These trainings provide essential information regarding inclusive best practices when working with the LGBTQIA+ population, and are designed to allow individuals the flexibility to participate at their convenience. You can access information on how to access these trainings here: LMS Web-Based LGBTQIA+ Trainings. Please see below for the list of available webinars include:
    • Introduction to Gender Affirming Clinical Practice
    • Introduction to Clinical Practice with LGBTQ+ Clients
    • Embrace the Rainbow: Working at the Intersection of LGBTQ+ Identity and Trauma
    • The Importance of Family Acceptance in the Lives of LGBTQIA2+ People
    • Gender and Life – Affirming Medicine: Providing Primary and Specialty Health Care for Trans Patients

Additional LGBTQIA+ Trainings/Educational Opportunities

Fenway Health

New Haven Pride Center – a place for community, culture, and support

Continuing Education | The Connecticut Women's Consortium | Home (

Reproductive Care and Obstetrics for Transgender and Gender Diverse People » LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center


LGBTQIA+ Resources:


LGBTQIA+ Awareness Periods

Bisexual Resource Center

The Asexual Visibility & Education Network

Neurodivergence in the LGBTQ+ Community

Pronouns Matter




Anchor Health Initiative

Apex Community Care, Inc.

Center for Key Populations

Fair Haven Community Health Care

Gender Program at Connecticut Children’s

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective

LGBTQIA Responsive Services at Wheeler

Middlesex Health: Transgender Medicine

Center for Gender Health | Hartford HealthCare | CT

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Inc.

Pride Institute - Inpatient SA/MH

Trans Fertility Co.

Yale Medicine: Pediatric Gender Program

Gender-Affirming Services at Yale Health | Yale Health



National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

SAMHSA - Helping the LGBT Community Enroll in Health Insurance

SAMHSA: LGBT National and Regional Resources

The National LGBTIA+ Health Education Center

Trans Lifeline

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Reproductive Health Access Project

LGBTQI+ - 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (

Planned Parenthood-Resources for Gender Affirming Care

Human Rights Campaign-Facts on Gender Affirming Care




Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness LGBTQ Resources

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber: An LGBT Alliance for Business Opportunities

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc. | Mental Health Legal Services and Representation (

Department of Children and Families - Child and Family LGBTQIA+ Resources

Latino Community Services

New Haven Pride Center

Q Plus

Rainbow Support Group - New Haven CT

Triangle Community Center, Norwalk, CT

Yale University's Office of LGBTQ Resources

National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging (

Homepage - Equality CT (

LGBT Moveable Senior Center | CT Healthy Living Collective

Transgender Aging Network - FORGE (

Trans Haven

LGBTQIA+ Affirming and Inclusive Care Resources | Substance Exposed Pregnancy Initiative (

LGBTQIA+ Resources | The Hub CT



Know Your Rights | LGBTQ Rights | American Civil Liberties Union (

We accelerate advocacy in the LGBTQ community | Equality Federation

Equality Forum


GLAD Legal Advocates and Defenders


Human Rights Campaign

InterAct (Advocates for Intersex Youth)

National Center for Transgender Equality


The Trevor Project

Family Equality - Advancing Equality for LGBTQ Families

Transgender Law Center

Being an LGBTQ+ Ally - Human Rights Campaign (


Additional Resources

LGBT Inpatient Unit @ Brattleboro Retreat