Additional Help

Support Hotlines

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 confidential crisis line for those experiencing domestic violence
800-­799-­SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
24/7 hotline, staffed by trained individuals, for those experiencing sexual assault or violence (en español)
Crisis hotline: 800­-656-­HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
24/7 hotline, staffed by trained individuals, for those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
Crisis hotline:  800­-273-­TALK (8255); 888-­628­-9454 (en español)

The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention and mental health services for those ages 13­-24
Crisis hotline: 866­-488­-7386 (for those ages 13­-24)


Additional Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National network of mental health care providers, as well as a provider database­Support/LGBTQ
Help Line   800­-950-­6264
National Council for Behavioral Health
National network of community behavioral health centers, as well as a provider database
Psychology Today Therapist Finder
A list of therapists around North America. Once a city or state is selected, there is a filter for therapists working with transgender clients under the ‘Issue’ area on the left
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
A national database for local professionals and agencies that provide addiction recovery services and mental health care.
800-662-HELP (4357)


Additional Domestic Violence/Abuse Resources is a resource list of domestic abuse shelters around the United States.
National Coalition of AntiViolence Programs (NCAVP)
National network of service organizations working with LGBTQ people who have been victims of domestic violence
FORGE is a national transgender antiviolence organization
The NW Network
Organization specializing in providing resources for LGBTQ victims of domestic violence, they have an extensive “resource clearinghouse”

Legal Resources

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
National civil rights organization with offices across the United States

GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders)
Legal advocacy for the LGBTQ community

Immigration Equality
The nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization

Lambda Legal
Advocacy and legal support for the LGBTQ community

Legal Services Corporation
A non­profit that provides a directory of civil legal aid for low­income Americans.­legal­aid/find­legal­aid

NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights)
Advocacy and legal support for the LGBT community

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Legal support and resources for people who are transgender, intersex, or gender non­conforming

Transgender Law Center
Advocacy and legal support for the transgender community

TLDEF (Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund)
Advocacy and legal support for the transgender community

Transgender Legal Services Network (National Center for Transgender Equality)
Over 60 organizations across the country serving trans communities belong to the Network­documents­center/transgender­legal­services­network

For legal assistance with the name and gender change process on identity documents in your state, please visit NCTE's Identity Documents Center.


Additional Support and Advocacy Resources

A directory of LGBT Community Centers­a­center.aspx

Department of Justice
List of state and local human rights agencies­post­911­discriminatory­backlash­7

Equality Federation
Directory of State­based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people


Nutrition and Housing

Feeding America
National Database of Food Banks
National database of homeless shelters


General Health Care

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)
Clinics around the United States that offer basic health care for those without insurance or experiencing homelessness.

RAD Remedy
Community­sourced list of trans­affirming healthcare providers

Health and guidance for healthcare providers, as well as a list of trans­affirming health clinics in Canada, the United States, and England.


Employment Services/Advice

Many of the organizations listed under Legal Resources also provide employment discrimination resources and support

Trans Employment Program
San Francisco based employment organization with national resources and connections

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Enforces federal protections for LGBT Workers

Workplace Fairness
Workplace Fairness has a list of guidelines and information for transgender people in the workplace­identity­discrimination


DISCLAIMER: The National Center for Transgender Equality cannot guarantee that the resources listed here are up to date, trans­competent or trans­affirming. We encourage you to research any organization when reaching out for information or services. Last updated: August 2016

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