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    LGBTQ+ Patient Resources

    Local Organizations

    PFLAG(pronounced “P-flag”): is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with over 350 local chapters around the world that envision a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

    Local Chapter:  PFLAG Jersey Shore: pflagjerseyshore.org

    Garden State Equality: Provides advocacy, policy work, and trainings to promote equality. GSE works to address safe environments for youth, improvement of health services that meet LGBTQ+ community needs, and respectful treatment of seniors. Beyond that, Garden State Equality supports New Jersey’s activist community by bringing an LGBTQ+ lens to the shared struggle for justice.


    The Pride Center of New Jersey: The mission of The Pride Center is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all individuals who identify as LGBTQ to find support, educational tools, health and education resources, and social opportunities within a community of acceptance. Comprehensive programming in support of this mission includes lesbian, gay, trans and family resources, social groups and free HIV testing.


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    PFLAG Jersey Shore Helpline: 908-814-2155:
    Managed by non-clinical volunteers. Calls will be returned as quickly as possible. In the case of a true emergency, dial 911

    The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386
    Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

    The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
    Provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

    The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): (800) 246-7743
    Provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

    Pride Institute: 800-547-7433 24/7
    Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.

    Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 800-656-HOPE / 800-810-7440 (TTY)
    The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 (online chat available)
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
    Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

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    Youth Information

    The National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)
    Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed.

    The True Colors Fund: (212) 461-4401
    The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, creating a world in which all young people can be their true selves.

    Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E)
    Addresses individuals coping with non-suicidal self-injury, including locally-based information, support and therapy referrals.