Resources

EveryMind
every-mind.org
EveryMind strengthens communities and empowers individuals to reach optimal mental wellness. For sixty years, our highly trained, caring, professional staff has provided community education, advocacy and direct services which empower children, teens, families, older adults and the entire community to reach optimal mental wellness. We have to find a way to move past the stigma that gets in the way of wholeness and wellness.

GLSEN-Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network
glsen.org
Our mission is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

SMYAL-DC
smyal.org
Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy.” The SMYAL House offers 12 beds for transitional youth housing, ages 18-24 in DC.

Rainbow Families
rainbowfamiliesdc.org
Rainbow Families supports, educates and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families, parents and prospective parents by providing educational programs, advocacy, social events, and discussion forums. Rainbow Families is a volunteer led non-profit organization, supported by members, community sponsors, and private and public grants.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): Maryland chapter
pflagmd.org
PFLAG is the United States’ first and largest organization uniting parents, families, and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. PFLAG National is the national organization, which provides support to the PFLAG network of local chapters.

Maryland Trans*Unity
transunity.net
Maryland Trans*Unity is a volunteer run, peer-facilitated support group and community building organization serving trans* people of all identities – including those who identify as transgender, transsexual, nonbinary, genderqueer, crossdresser, non-transitioner, de-transitioner, re-transitioner, agender, bigender, gender fluid, pangender, or any other identity under the trans* umbrella. We also encourage and welcome participation from those who stand in solidarity with trans* communities.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Trans Lifeline
https://www.translifeline.org/
877-565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.

The Trevor Project: Crisis support
thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now
If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

Crisis Text Line
crisistextline.org
Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
rainn.org
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.