“I don’t know where to turn for help. I’m having a hard time making ends meet. I’ve had trouble finding a job where they understand or respect my identity, and it’s been a challenge to find stable housing I can afford. I feel like things are stacked against me and my friends, and I want to be able to help them out too.”
Be open to help: We may be used to thinking we can only rely on ourselves, especially if that’s how we grew up. There are caring, supportive organizations ready to help us meet many of our needs. Check out local community organizations near you to find a good fit, or call 2-1-1 to discuss what you need.
Offers trained staff 24/7 in many communities to help provide access to shelter, health care, food, and other services and programs. You can dial 2-1-1, or search by location for online resources and contact information.
CenterLink is an international nonprofit organization and member-based association of LGBTQ centers and other LGBTQ organizations serving their local and regional communities. Find an LGBTQ Community Center near you.
Through Feeding America.
(WIC) program offers supplemental foods, nutrition education and counseling, and screening and referrals to other health and
A step-by-step guide from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, with links to find local resources.
Offers information on accessing resources and assistance to prevent and get help with housing crises and homelessness.
Links to LGBTQ+ resources around coming out, family acceptance, mental health, medical and sexual health, substance use and addiction, legal needs, homelessness, faith communities, and survivor stories.