Resources

For immediate assistance with a crisis, call 911.


Crisis Lines

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.

 

GLBT National Help Center

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Services are free and confidential. They speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more! They also maintain the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. Their database contains information on social and support groups, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more. They also have information on GLBT-friendly businesses including lawyers, doctors and various counseling professionals.

 

Bill Wilson Center - Contact Care

Contact Cares offers confidential help lines for individuals of all ages. Trained volunteers provide supportive listening, counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals to callers. All help lines are confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Help line topics include:

  • A hotline for youth ages 7-24, providing supportive listening, crisis intervention, information and referrals. Youth may call anytime for any reason.
  • A contact line for anyone experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, parental stress, or general hard times.
  • A hotline for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Anyone whose life has been touched by HIV/AIDS can call the line for supportive listening, crisis intervention, information and referrals.
  • Phone Number: 408-850-6125
  • Website: www.billwilsoncenter.org

 

Community United Against Violence

Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.

  • Phone Number for 24-hour Safety Line: 415-333-HELP (4357)
  • Website: www.cuav.org

Local STD Resources

The Crane Center

The Crane Center offers free, low-cost, anonymous and confidential HIV and STD Testing.

  • Phone Number: 408-792-3720
  • Website: www.gettestedscc.org
  • Address: 976 Lenzen Avenue, Suite 1800, San Jose, CA 95126

 

Planned Parenthood


Legal Issues

LAMBDA Legal

Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.


Community Centers

Billy DeFrank Center

The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center strives to be the community's premier resource hub and a recognized leader in promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness. They provide a broad array of opportunities and programs, a dedicated and caring staff, a corps of volunteers, and a spirit of community that celebrates the many facets of the broad-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender constituency in Santa Clara County.


Anti-Violence Organizations

YWCA Silicon Valley - Domestic Violence Department, Support Network Program

The YWCA Domestic Violence Department, Support Network Program works to empower our diverse community to live free from domestic violence through the provision of safety, support services and self-empowerment.

  • Phone Numbers:
    • Domestic Violence Department Crisis Line: 1-800-572-2782
    • Domestic Violence Department Business Line: 408-295-4011
    • Adriana Caldera, Domestic Violence Department Director: 408-295-4011 ext. 373
  • Website: www.ywca-sv.org/programs/SN/
  • Address: 375 S. Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Email: Adriana Caldera, acaldera@ywca-sv.org

 

YWCA Silicon Valley - Sexual Assault Services

The YWCA Sexual Assault Services helps residents of Silicon Valley to minimize the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault and to promote safety, mobility, and freedom from abuse for all people. YWCA Rape Crisis Services provides a 24-hour, seven days-a-week crisis hotline, immediate crisis counseling and assistance, information and referrals, and accompaniment services to medical, police, and court facilities. Services are provided at no cost for all survivors of sexual assault or abuse, as well as their loved ones.


Community Organizations, Social Clubs + Family Support Networks

PFLAG San Jose/Peninsula Chapter

Formerly known as Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG is the United States' largest organization for parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning.


Political Organizations/Policy/Government

Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC)

The Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC) is a four-county lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) political action group, advocating for the civil rights of LGBT people since 1984. BAYMEC is the only political action committee (PAC) dedicated to this purpose in the central coast counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.


Youth/Transitional Age Youth

Adolescent Counseling Services, Outlet

Outlet empowers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) youth and builds safe and accepting communities through support, education, and advocacy. Outlet envisions a world that embraces, empowers, and celebrates LGBTQQ youth.

  • Phone Numbers:
    • Anthony Ross, Outlet Director: 650-424-0852 ext. 107 (voicemail only) and 650-965-2020 ext. 122
    • Dafne Luna, Outlet Program Coordinator: 650-424-0852 ext. 109 (voicemail only) and 650-965-2020 ext. 122
  • Website: www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet/
  • Address: 90 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94041
  • Emails:

 

Adolescent Counseling Services, De Ambiente

De Ambiente is a community space for bilingual Spanish-speaking LGBTQQ youth, ages 10-25 years old. De Ambiente is the only Spanish speaking support group for LGBT Latino youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. De Ambiente provides an opportunity for building community, health education, leadership development, and social events.

  • Phone Numbers:
    • Anthony Ross, Outlet Director: 650-424-0852 ext. 107 (voicemail only) and 650-965-2020 ext. 122
    • Rodrigo Garcia-Reyes, Spanish Language and Education Coordinator: 650-424-0852 ext. 109 (voicemail only) and 650-965-2020 ext. 122
  • Website: www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet/
  • Address: 90 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94041
  • Emails:

 

LBGTQ Youth Space

The LGBTQ Youth Space is a Program of Family & Children Services that includes a community drop-in center and mental health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25 who live in Santa Clara County. The space is open 3pm-9pm Monday through Friday.