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Out for Health

Out for Health provides outreach, education, support, connection to services, and advocacy about the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusivity in care and education. 

Our LGBTQ+ Health Navigators are here to help!

Whether you're looking for referrals, information about gender affirming care, or trying to find a list of resources in your area, we’ve got you covered. 

  • Get connected with in-person or telehealth services and find an LGBTQ+ friendly provider.  

  • Sign up for insurance and review your eligibility for benefits.

  • Receive referrals and support letters for a number of services including gender affirming surgeries. 

  • Receive information to help you update various forms of IDs (Birth certificate, State ID, Social Security card, etc.) so that they correctly reflect your name and gender identity. 

  • Have your questions answered regarding gender affirming hormone care. 

  • Get connected with local social and support groups.

At Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, we work to remove barriers, increase access to care, and create a community in which health and wellness are an accessible norm for LGBTQ+ people. 

   

We provide transgender/nonbinary hormone therapy at most of our health centers. 

We use an informed consent model and serve transgender people and people at various places on the spectrum of gender identity and expression. Patients may receive some hormones on site and a prescription to fill at a pharmacy. We also provide referrals for other services.

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Additional Resources

Click through below for hotlines, domestic violence resources and hotlines, and food and housing resources.

Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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. Chat online or call 800-273-8255.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Chat online, text "Start" to 678-678, or call 866-488-7386.

Trans Lifeline 
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Call 877-565-8860 for the U.S. or 877-330-6366 Canada.

The LGBT National Hotline 
The LGBT National Hotline is an all ages hotline that provides a safe, anonymous, and confidential space where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more. Call 888-843-4564.

Crisis Text Line 
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. Text “Home” to 741-741.

Domestic Violence Resources & Hotlines

Survivor Support Services

Our Survivor Support Services counselors are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and can provide a wide array of services in Chemung, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Warren and Washington counties.

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U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline 
24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse. Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages. Chat online, text "Start" to 88-788 or call 800-799-7233 (English/Español), 800- 787-3224 (TTY).

New York State Domestic Violence Hotline 
Chat, text and calls are completely confidential; secure and private; staffed by professionals who can help; available 7 days/week, 24 hours per day. Chat online, text us at 844-997-2121, or call 800-942-6906 (English) | 800-942-6908 (Español).

Food & Housing Resources

Interactive New York Map of Food Pantries

NYHousingSearch.gov 
A free service to list and find affordable, accessible homes and apartments across New York State.

Department of Social Services 
If you are currently homeless or at-risk of homelessness please contact your local DSS location to be connected with services.

Shelter Listings 
A searchable list of shelters across the country.

CNY Fair Housing
Free legal representation to victims of illegal housing discrimination in Central and Northern New York. File a complaint online, email [email protected], or call 315-471-0420.

HOME 
Free legal representation to victims of illegal housing discrimination in Western New York. Report online, email [email protected] or call 716-854-1400. 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program 
The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) providees economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance.

Local Organizations

Learn about organizations that provide support and services to LGBTQ+ communities across New York State.

ADAPT Community Network

Social services and residence for adults with Intellectual or Developmental disability 

Services: 

  • Recreation 

  • Housing 

  • Education 

  • Employment 

  • Family Support 

LGBTQ+ Specific Services:  

  • LGBTQ+ ALLY group 

AIDS Center of Queens County

Services:

  • Harm reduction 

  • Health care linkage 

  • Housing 

  • Legal aid 

  • Pharmacy 

  • Youth drop-in center 

Apicha Community Health Center

A community health center offering primary care and support services for community members. They have a transgender health clinic committed to provide gender affirming health care to the LGBTQ+ community.  

Services: 

  • Primary care 

  • Referrals to gender affirming surgery 

  • Short-term behavioral health services 

  • Assistance with social services (name change, etc) 

  • Access to PrEP 

  • Care management  

Callen-Lorde

 A health clinic offering primary care, women’s health, transgender health, HIV treatment and more in an affirming environment regardless of ability to pay. They have locations in Chealsea, Bronx, and Brooklyn.  

Services:  

  • Health care 

  • Crisis line 

  • Behavioral health 

  • Health insurance enrollment 

  • Dental care 

  • Pharmacy 

  • HIV services 

Centro Corona

Services:

  • Community wellness space 

  • Community organizing 

  • Immigration support 

  • Family centered recreation  

GMHC

An HIV/AIDS service organization. They also offer programming for LGBTQ+ folx with a wide range of services. 

Services: 

  • HIV & STI testing 

  • Housing and financial management  

  • Legal assistance 

  • Meals and nutrition 

  • Mental and behavioral health 

  • Substance use  

  • Training, education, capacity building & research 

  • Wellness program (yoga, massage therapy, exercise classes) 

  • Workforce development 

Hetrick Martin Institute 

An organization that provides services to LGBTQ+ youth.  

Services: 

  • Food pantry and emergency assistance  

  • SRH services 

  • Flu shots & vaccines 

  • Crisis counseling  

  • Referrals 

  • Clothing and toiletries 

  • Provision of metro cards 

  • Case management and Housing support 

The Alli Forney Center 

An organization dedicated to help homeless LGBTQ+ youth. 

Services:

  • Housing program  

  • Case management  

  • Primary medical care 

  • HIV testing 

  • Mental health assessment and treatment 

  • Food and shower  

  • Employment assistance 

The Audre Lorde Project 

An LGBTQ+ people of color center for community organizing serving the NYC area.

Programs: 

  • Anti-violence program led by a group of LGBTQ+ folx dedicated to challenge hate and police violence by using community-based strategies rather than relying on the police. 

  • TranJustice, a political group created to mobilize its community and allies into actions on the pressing political issues they face 

  • Linkage to healthcare 

  • Immigration assistance 

  • Education and employment support 

The Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center offers a wide range of services, as well as advocacy, entertainment, and cultural events for the LGBTQ+ community in NYC.  

Services: 

  • Arts and entertainment events, showcasing of work from artists 

  • History of LGBTQ+ lending library and bookstore 

  • Substance abuse counseling and treatment 

  • Health insurance enrollment 

  • Linkage to healthcare  

  • Short- and long-term relationship counseling/couples counseling 

  • Monthly legal clinics 

  • Resource center with access to many community support services 

The Door

An organization serving disconnected youth in New York City helping them achieve academic, work, and life success. The Door offer within their programming also offer services tailored to the LGBTQ+ community. 

Services: 

  • Individual counseling by referral 

  • Group counseling 

  • Recreational and leadership development activity 

LGBT Network

A non-profit organization advocating and serving the LGBT community and their family in Long Island and Queens.  

Services: 

  • Health insurance enrollment 

  • Crisis intervention, support, and advocacy for LGBT people who are victims and survivors of hate crimes, sexual assault, domestic & intimate partner violence, bullying, discrimination and other situations requiring immediate assistance. 

  • Referrals to others LGBT affirming community services 

  • Free Youth Counseling Services for ages 10-18 living in Nassau and Suffolk County.  

  • HIV testing and counseling 

  • STIs screening 

  • Linkage to PrEP & PEP 

  • Education & Training for schools, providers, and the workplace 

LGBTQ Network | Queens Center

Services:

  • Social services 

  • Support groups 

  • Advocacy 

  • Workspace training 

  • Anti-bullying 

Oasis Center

Services:

  • HIV testing 

  • Counseling 

  • Social services 

Sylvia Rivera Law Project  

An organization that works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. At SRLP they seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. 

Services: 

  • Training for service providers 

  • Know your rights training 

  • Film screening 

  • Resources on name and ID document changes 

  • LGBTQ+ friendly healthcare rights 

  • Resources for incarcerated people 

  • Legal help for LGBTQ+ folx 

Translatinx Network

A non-for-profit organization that promote the healthy development of the LGBTQ+ community with a focus on transgender latinx community in the five boroughs of New York City and the metropolitan area. Services are bilingual in English and Spanish.

Services:  

  • Case management  

  • Weekly support groups 

  • Free English classes 

  • Legal services with a practicing lawyer 

  • Employment assistance 

  • Food and clothing supplies 

  • Civic engagement classes 

  • HIV, STD and HEP C prevention and treatment 

SAGE NYC

An organization serving LGBTQ+ older people and veterans.  

Services:  

  • Behavioral health 

  • Wellness 

  • Housing assistance 

  • Arts and culture programs 

Voces Latinas

This organization focused on addressing the impact of HIV in the Latinx community. Their services are LGBTQ+ friendly and there are support groups for the trans community. 

Services: 

  • HIV prevention 

  • Mental Health services 

  • Social groups 

  • Skill building 

Pride Center of Staten Island

Services:

  • Education 

  • Wellness groups 

  • Trans and gender expansive support groups 

  • Legal aid 

  • Bereavement groups 

  • Health care linkage 

Community Voices Heard

Based in Newburgh, Community Voices Heard advocates for people of color and low-income communities to make justice equitable for all New Yorkers. Their services are LGBTQ+ friendly.  

Services:  

  • Housing assistance

RECAP

A not-for-profit organization serving the most vulnerable communities in NY, seniors, children, veterans, substance users, homeless, folx living with HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence,  

Services:  

  • Housing 

  • Head start  

  • Energy services 

  • Workforce development & training 

Legal Services of Hudson Valley

Services:

  • Legal Assistance

Contact:
Adam Markovics, Attorney, [email protected] 

Cornerstone

Cornerstone (CFH) is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission to provide high quality, comprehensive, primary and preventative health care services in an environment of caring, dignity and respect to all people regardless of their ability to pay.   

Services:

  • Health care services

In Our Own Voices 

Various programs/groups serving the needs of LGBTQ+ People of Color, their friends and families. 

Services: 

  • LGBT crime victim assistance 

  • Workshops and training 

Schenectady Safe Space

Services: 

  • LGBTQ+ Support Groups 

  • Events 

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Schenectady Pride

Local Pride events.

Pride Center of the Capital Region

Services: 

  • Support groups for varied LGBT+ age groups and demographics 

  • Counseling and case management

True North

Services: 

  • Counseling 

  • LGBTQ+ Support Groups 

  • Therapy 

  • Meditation 

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Saratoga Center for the Family 

Services: 

  • TGNC Teen Support Group 

  • Mental health 

  • Advocacy 

  • Education/prevention 

Cortland Prevention Resources

Services:

  • Evidence-based drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention services
  • Educational programs

Identity

Services:

  • Educational and social programming

  • Events such as Queer Coffee Houses and Pride Prom

  • Support from staff, peer youth educators, and community mentors

  • Paints, canvases, and many other art and crafting supplies

  • Video games, board games, computers, books, and movies.