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Gender-Affirming Care Community Resources

Community resources in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley

Apparel and Grooming Resources

Binding 101
For folks interested in learning how to bind safely.

Dollar Shave Club
Affordable skincare products. Different products and subscription options.

The first gender-affirming apparel company that is trans-owned and operated that offers affordable chest binders.

Free binder program is designed to help trans-youth and adults who cannot otherwise safely obtain or afford a binder.

Community Resources

1 Degree 
Community resources available in your area. 
Available: Android, Apple 
Cost: Free 

App, phone number, and website that can help you connect to different recourses in your community. 
Available: Android, Apple 
Cost: Free 

Provides sexual health, mental health, substance use, peer navigation, food bank, housing, and prevention education services.
(866) 590-6411 

LA LGBT Center - Transgender Health Program
Offers comprehensive care for transgender/non-binary individuals, including primary medical services, hormone therapy, and pre/post-surgical care.
McDonald Wright Building
1625 N. Schrader Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 993-7400

Project Q Community Center
Offers free gender-affirming services such as haircuts, empowering workshops, food & hygiene boxes, clothing, chest binders, menstrual products, and more to homeless LGBTQIA+ youth.
4709 Fountain Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029
(213) 617-8442

Refuge Restroom
Map of safe restrooms for trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming folks. 
Available: Android, Apple 
Cost: Free

San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center
Offers peer lead support groups, community events, and have a hotline for linkages for services in your area. Online services only.
(626) 578-5772

Smoking Free; Quit Smoking Now 
Over 20 different, evidence-based, techniques to help you become - and stay - smoke-free. 
Available: Apple 
Cost: Free

The LGBT Center OC
Transitions Health and Wellness Program guides the trans community and their families through transition, providing hormone and legal services, along with community events.
1605 N. Spurgeon St. Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 953-5428

The San Diego LGBT Community Center
Offers diverse LGBTQ programs and services throughout the entire San Diego region, both virtually and in person.
3909 Centre St. San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 692-2077

The Translatin@ Coalition
Advocates for the specific needs of the U.S. Trans Latin@ community, offering a drop-in center with daily food distribution and support for survivors of immigration detention and incarceration during specified hours.
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(833) 847-2331

The Wall Las Memorias
Dedicated to serving Latinx, LGBTQ+, and underserved populations, offering virtual services including HIV/AIDS prevention, substance abuse counseling, support groups, and safe sex practice counseling. Register for support groups and services on the website.
5619 Monte Vista St. Los Angeles, CA 90042 
(323) 257-1056 

Trans Wellness Center
Provides virtual and in-house resources, including support groups, workshops, and a Clothing Closet for Trans and non-binary individuals. Register on their website and call for details.
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 360, Los Angeles, CA 90010 
(323) 993-2900

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Resources

Angel Step Inn
Has a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter (with considering of patient's gender identity), counseling, education on DV and substance use, case management, as well as, a children's program. 
(323) 780-4357 

Peace Over Violence
Multicultural, volunteer-centered organization dedicated to preventing sexual, domestic, and interpersonal violence. Offers crisis intervention, prevention education, and legal services.
892 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Suite D, Pasadena, CA 91103 
(626) 584-6191 

San Gabriel Valley Medical Center – Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Their SART Program utilizes a team of professionals specially trained to provide medical care, emotional support and comprehensive medical-legal examinations for victims of sexual assault.
438 W. Las Tunas Dr. San Gabriel, CA 91776
24-Hour Helpline: (877) 209-3049

The Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Health
Provides comprehensive services for sexual assault victims of all ages including medical care, forensic services, counseling and information about rights and options. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(424) 259-7208

Employment Resources

Los Angeles LGBT Center - Employment Assistance
Their team is fully equipped to help you with assistance for re-entering or navigating the workforce, with job coaching, vocational training, and skill development. 

Dedicated to boosting success in the trans community through workshops, outreach, and Transgender-Inclusivity Trainings, with direct links to employment opportunities.
(213) 787-7448

Transgender Economic Empowerment Project
Is a program that provides support for those looking trans-friendly jobs, support for coming out in the workplace, and developing long-term career goals by improving employability and financial coaching. 
(323) 860-5887

Food Resources

East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless
Aids individuals with emergency and transitional shelter, meals, basic needs support, and referrals for housing, jobs, education, and healthcare.
15701 Hill St. La Puente, CA 91744 
(626) 333-7204

TransLatin@ Coalition
Provides daily warm meals from 12:30PM to 2:00PM.
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(833) 847-2331

Union Station Homeless Services 
Day center for individuals 18+, breakfast served daily 9AM-9:45AM, lunch served daily 12PM-12:45PM, showers provided daily 7AM-12PM (first come, first serve), on-site medical services Tues 8AM-12PM & Fri 8AM-12PM.
825 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 240-4550

Gender-Affirming Care Resources

Inclusive Sexual Health Education
Inclusive, comprehensive, supportive educations on sexuality and relationships. http://www.scarleteen.com/ 

Planned Parenthood – Various locations

Testo Memo 
Highly rated app for reminding folks about the date of their injections. 
Available: Android 
Cost: Free 

Trans Equality
Website with lots of resources and information on all things related to trans rights; health care, insurance, airports, name change, etc. 

Hair Removal Resources

Beverly Hills Hair Free
Permanent hair removal.
(424) 335-0025

Dana Elise Solutions
Permanent hair removal. 
450 N. Bedford Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-5566

Electrolysis by Cindy
Permanent hair removal. Located in the Los Altos Medical Center.
 1777 N. Bellflower Ave., Suite 105, Long Beach, CA 90815
(714) 658-0825

Electrolysis by Lisa
Permanent hair removal. 
(424) 245-5407

Frantastic Skin Care and Electrolysis
Electrolysis is permanent hair removal. Open Tuesday – Saturday (By appointment only).
10727 White Oak Ave., Suite 114, Granada Hills, CA 91344 
(818) 366-6643

HIV/AIDS/STIs Resources

APAIT provides trauma-based care, including counseling, psychiatry, support groups, case management, HIV/STI testing, and more, covering behavioral health, housing, research, and HIV/AIDS assistance.
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 375-3830

APLA Health Trans Connections
HIV Prevention for trans people of color, 18-29. Provides testing, care linkage, events, and easy access to HIV treatment nearby.
3741 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 628-3996 (call or text hotline)
(323) 329-9730

Provides HIV testing, care linkage, and case management. LGBTQ+ justice organization addressing health disparities through outreach, education, and prevention programs.
4164 Brockton Ave., Suite A, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 888-1346
(877) 890-1169 

Hotline Resources

Trans Lifeline
Is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of the community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. 
(877) 565-8860 

Trevor Project
Is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. 
(866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678 (24/7 availability, free & confidential)

Is an online instant messaging program where you can speak with a counselor (Mon-Sun 3am-10pm PT). In addition, the Trevor Support Center is a place where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and more. 

Housing Resources

APAIT case managers provide wrap around housing case management services for folks who are HIV positive/living with AIDS, living in or moving to LA County, and meet their income restrictions. 
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 375-3830
Offers housing and programs to assist people out of homelessness, including street outreach, case management, and shelter. Intake starts promptly at 7AM.
1851 Tyburn St. Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 246-7900

Housing Program aids individuals with health-related rent/utility challenges, offering assistance, grants for new living spaces, and connections to emergency and transitional housing programs.
(866) 590-6411 ext. 124

East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless 
Aids with emergency shelter, meals, basic needs (hygiene, clothing, and transportation), and provides referrals for housing, jobs, education, and healthcare.
15701 Hill St. La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 333-7204

St. John's Well Child and Family Center Homeless Services Program 
Provides homeless services case management and community outreach to increase access to medical, dental, and behavioral health care for homeless and housing insecure populations.
326 W. 23rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90007 
(323) 541-1600 ext. 4090

Trans Wellness Center 
Referrals to housing resources for clients recently released from detention/incarceration, housing for HIV positive homeless clients, referrals to youth housing through Highland LA LGBT Center.
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 360, Los Angeles, CA 90010 
(323) 993-2900

Legal Resources

Bet Tzedek 
Provides free expert legal advice and representation to low-income residents of Los Angeles County. Services offered are to help with legal name/gender marker change. 
3250 Wilshire Blvd, 13th Floor 
3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor. Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 549-5894 – Trans Rights Program 
(323) 939-0506 – General Number

Lambda Legal 
Offers advice and legal representation for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. 
Western Regional Office 
800 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90017 
(213) 382-7600 

Transgender Law Center 
Work towards changing law, policy, and culture so that the trans community can live safe and free to express their authentic selves. They also have many online resources that folks can access to help through different stages of their transition process. 
(510) 587-9696
(510) 380-8229 - Collect line for inmates and detainees

Medi-Cal Office Resources

Glendale District 
4680 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA 91204 
(818) 701-8200 

Pasadena District 
955 N. Lake Ave Pasadena, CA 91104 
(626) 569-1399 

San Gabriel Valley District 
3352 Aero Jet Ave. El Monte, CA 91731 
(310) 258-7400

To find the nearest Medi-Cal Office call (877) 597-4777 or apply online at www.dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov or www.coveredca.com

Mental Health Resources

California Therapy Center and Psychological Services Inc.
They are a multi-specialty group of mental health professionals in a private practice setting. Their team is comprised of highly skilled and highly educated therapists. 
1101 N. Pacific Ave., Suite 204, Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 396-5343

East Valley Community Health 
Offers personalized treatment plans for individuals and families, including therapy for all ages, couples' therapy, prenatal support groups, and resources.
(626) 919-4333 ext. 3117

Foothill Family 
Offers community-based mental health and social services to at-risk children and families in the San Gabriel Valley, including counseling, social services, education, and mental health for all ages.
(626) 993-3000 

LA Gender Center 
LGBTQ+ therapists offer affirming health and mental health services, including counseling for individuals, couples, and families, along with support groups. LAGC therapists provide insurance receipts and direct billing for some services.

Offers a range of mental health tools for folks who would like to learn more about their diagnosis. 
Phone App Available: Android, Apple 
Cost: Free 

Pacific Clinics 
Provides specialized recovery and wellness programs for diverse age groups and backgrounds, including mental health, substance use disorder treatment, housing and homelessness support, employment services, and integrated care.

Queer Healing Oasis 
Is an intentional healing space offering mental health services. Their mission is to provide affordable mental health services to queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people from a trauma-informed lens. Insurance accepted: Services based on a sliding scale fee
110 N. Maclay Ave., Suite 107, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 233-1079

Jennifer Collins, LCSW 
Private practice - Currently only seeing patients for telehealth visits.
[email protected]
(213) 375-4357

Katy Niles, LMFT 
A non-binary LGBTQ+ supportive, affirming therapist. Her specialty is in transgender, gender questioning adults, teens and children. Available both in person and online.
[email protected]
(626) 243-7636

Marnee Reiley, M.A., LMFT 
Private practice specializing in Transgender Affirming Therapy. Video Sessions for patients in California. In-office sessions in Orange County.
[email protected]
(949) 648-7991

Melissa Lopez, LCSW 
Private practice - Counseling for all Seasons
[email protected] 
Call or text (323) 841-9950

Steph Van, LCSW 
Private practice - Our Whole Selves Therapy. In-person and telehealth available.
[email protected] 
4055 Chevy Chase Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90039
(213) 986-6229 

Traci Ishigo 
Private practice – Webs of Wellbeing
Webs of Well-being (websofwellbeing.com) 
[email protected] 
(562) 661-9813

https://thegalap.org/ - Gender Affirming Therapist Directory
https://latinxtherapy.com/ - Latinx/a/o identified provider directory. 
https://nqttcn.com/en/ - National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Primary Care Resources

Cedars Sinai
Non-profit healthcare leader in LA and beyond. Pioneering research, innovative education, and community impact, setting new standards in patient care.
8700 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 423-3277

75+ years of high-quality healthcare and coverage. Pioneering integrated care for seamless coordination, delivering better care when it matters most.
3280 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107
(833) 574-2273

Out 2 Enroll 
Help connect LGBTQ+ communities with health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act. They also can help find LGBTQ+, friendly health care providers in your area. 

Provides extensive primary and specialty care across 270+ clinics and four top-tier medical centers in Southern California and the Central Coast. Our accessibility is further expanded through affiliate sites and community-based programs.
757 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-9111

Speech Therapy Resources

Eva MTF 
A voice-training app for trans people who want to change their pitch. 
Available: Apple 
Cost Free 

LA Speech Therapy Solutions 
Aims to teach patients how to master their voice through a variety of methods so that they may feel their voice matches their gender. 
Appointments are done over Skype. Patients must call to make an appointment. 
(323) 522-6071 

Pryde Voice and Speech Therapy 
Eryn Gitelis specializes in voice modification for the trans/gender spectrum, including voice and articulation disorders, and volunteers at Trans* Lounge, offering voice feminization workshops with the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 
(310) 439-1223 

Voice Lab LA
1063 S. Alfred St. Los Angeles, CA 90035
(323) 886-2250

Substance Use Resources

Mid Valley Outpatient 
Provides recovery support through individual and group counseling, HIV/STI education, and more. Sliding scale services, appointments required.
11046 Main St. El Monte, CA 91732
(626) 453-3432

Licensed and certified by California's Department of Health Care Services and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, we offer client-centered, trauma-informed addiction and behavioral treatment with a dedicated team of professionals.
(562) 906-2676

Van Ness Recovery House
VNRH offers client-centered, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services provided by a dedicated and qualified team. We do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or HIV status.
1919 N. Beachwood Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 463-4266

Support Group Resources

San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center 
Several peer lead support groups for different needs. 
Call or text (626) 578-5772

Pasadena PFLAG
Offering monthly support group for parents, family members, allies, and LGBTQ+ folks. 
1st Tuesday of the month, 7PM – 9PM. Zoom link sent once you subscribe to their newsletter.
In-person meetings @ Neighborhood Church in Pasadena (right next to the Gamble house).
[email protected]
301 N. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 817-3524

San Gabriel Valley API PFLAG
SGV API Support Group – a monthly support group for parents, family members, allies, and LGBTQ+ folks with Asian, Pacific-Islander, or South Asian heritage. 
4th Sunday of every month, 3PM – 5PM (In-Person)
2nd Saturday of the month from 3PM – 4:30PM (Virtually)
Contact: RSVP online 

South Bay LGBT Center 
Virtual support groups.
Contact: RSVP online 

Non-Binary Union of Los Angeles (NBULA) is a collective of non- binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and intersex advocates in Los Angeles. They post events within the community. They are on Instagram (@the_nbula) and Facebook. 

The Wall Las Memorias Project 
Currently offering multiple support groups virtually.
Contact: RSVP online 

Surgical Transition Resources

Borrego Health
Borrego Health uses informed consent for gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy (HRT). They check your progress following the most current international standards for testing, levels, and needs of their patients.
(760) 800-8736

Care Credit 
Finance cosmetic surgery and other beauty procedures with CareCredit's convenient monthly payments and promotional financing options. 

Cedars Sinai 
Transgender Surgery and Health Program offers a network of health care providers that are trained and knowledgeable on trans related health, from different surgical transitioning procedures to primary health care providers.  
(310) 423-1500 

Community Kinship Life 
Provide the Trans community with the tools needed to achieve their personal goals while having a sense of community and kinship. Membership includes unlimited assistance with insurance review and appeal assistance and Surgery Buddy Assistance. 

An online resource to help fundraise for surgeries. 

Jim Collins Foundation 
Helps provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-affirming surgeries. They raise money to fund gender-affirming surgeries for those why would want and need surgeries, but cannot pay for it themselves. 

Kaiser health plans do offer coverage for gender-affirming care. Their specialist team consists of clinicians from surgery, internal medicine, endocrinology, gynecology, psychiatry, social services, and nurse care coordinators. 
Transgender Care Nurse Coordinators Line: (323) 857-3818 

Phone app and website. Offers great advice for different options on paying for gender-affirming surgeries. 

St. John’s Transgender Health Program 
Offers comprehensive transgender health services addressing whole-person needs, including housing, legal support, insurance enrollment, and more. Benefits counselors assess eligibility for insurance programs, and services are available on a sliding scale for uninsured patients.
326 W. 23rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90007 
(323) 541-1411 

UCLA Gender Health Program 
Provides healthcare for children, adolescents, and adults who are transgender or gender diverse that is sensitive to everyone’s individual needs. Services offered are primary care, different medical transition options, including hormones, and case management. Call 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (800-825-2631) to find out more about your insurance coverage.
(310) 267-4334 

Tissue Preservation Resources

California Cryobank Storage
Specializing in preserving tissue for diverse relationships and genders, our services provide accessible fertility options for the LGBTQIA+ community. Take advantage of our 'PRIDE' discount for future family planning.
11915 La Grange Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025 
(888) 810-2796

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.
Is dedicated to providing tissue preservation at competitive prices, and a long history of working with people who would like to preserve tissue for folks across the gender spectrum. 
65 N. Madison Ave., Suite 610, Pasadena, CA 91101 
(626) 432-1681 

PPPSGV provides information in this resource guide to assist patients and clients in more easily locating and identifying available resources in and around PPPSGV’s service area. The organizations listed in this resource guide are independent organizations from PPPSGV. Inclusion in this resource guide does not constitute a referral or recommendation of any specific program. This list is not exhaustive, and other qualified providers may be available to see patients and clients. None of these organizations have paid PPPSGV to be included in this resource guide.


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