Community Centers

Centerlink – member-based coalition of LGBT community centers

Stonewall Alliance Center – 530.893.3336 Chico
Rainbow Community Center – 925.692.0090 Contra Costa County
Spectrum – 415.457-1115 Marin County
Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center – 916.442.0185 Sacramento
San Francisco LGBT Center – 415.865.5555
Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center – 408.293.2429 South Bay/San Jose
Diversity Center of Santa Cruz – 831.425.5422 Santa Cruz


National Resource Center on LGBT Aging – Links and resources
Old Lesbians Organized for Change – National org w/local chapter
SAGE – Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
Lavender Seniors – San Leandro – Supportfor LGBTQ seniors
Openhouse – Housing, Services, and Community for LGBT Seniors

Family & Youth Support

A Better Way – mental health support for children
Bay Area Community Health Education
California Safe Schools Coalition
COLAGE – support for people with LGBTQ parents
Family Builders – adoption services
Family Acceptance Project/SFSU – resource for families and providers –
Family Equality Council
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Gay Prom – Hayward
GLSEN – Gay Lesbian Straight Educator Network
Health Initiatives for Youth – West Oakland Youth Center
It Gets Better Project
LYRIC – youth support in San Francisco
Our Family Coalition – support for LGBTQ parents and families

Mamas and Papas – LGBTQ parents blog

Our Space – youth space in Hayward
Outlet Program – youth support in Menlo Park
PFLAG East Bay – Oakland/Berkeley

Concord (Rainbow Community Center) 925.692.0090
Danville/San Ramon: 925.831.8172,
Diablo Valley/Walnut Creek/Concord: 925.283.8928
Fremont: 510.226.6816,
Hayward: 510.782-5462
Oakland/East Bay: 510.562.7692,
Rossmoor: 925.945.1667
San Francisco: 415.921.8850
San Jose – 408.270-8182

RYSE Youth Center – Richmond
Somos Familia – Latino parents of LGBTQ children support
The Trevor Project – national suicide prevention and crisis intervention
Youth Uprising – East Oakland

Health & Wellness Services

API Wellness Center
Asian Health Services – Oakland
Berkeley Free Clinic
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association – online directory and professional association
Gaylesta – LGBTQ therapist referrals and professional association
National Coalition for LGBT Health
The Suitcase Clinic

HIV/AIDS Resources

AIDS Project East Bay
Black Coalition on AIDS
East Bay AIDS Center
Project Inform
Project Open Hand
Positive Resource Center
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Stop AIDS Project

Legal, Advocacy & Political Resources

East Bay Stonewall Democrats
Equality California
F.T.M. International
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Human Rights Campaign
Lambda Legal
Log Cabin Republicans
National Black Justice Coalition
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Council of La Raza
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
The National Center for Transgender Equality
ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration
Out for Immigration
Transgender Law Center

Social & Activity Organizations and Groups

Alameda County Leather Corp
East Bay Front Runners and Walkers
GAPA – Gay Asian Pacific Alliance
GLBT Historical Society
Homobiles – dispatch ride service for the queer community
Imperial Star Empire Inc.
Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus
Oakland Pride
Rainbow Women’s Chorus
Royal Grand Ducal Court of Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
Soul Fire – Dyke Motorcycle Club
Transgender San Francisco
Queer Cultural Center

Online Directories & Event Listings

Betty’s List
BiNetwork – national organization
East Bay Network
Gayscape – international directory
The Queerist
Queer Resource Directory
Queer things to do

Community Training & Education

C.U.A.V.- Community United Against Violence
Gender Spectrum Education and Training – support for people of all genders
Olive Grove Consulting
Thrive Social Justice Consulting
The Queery – research website – University of California, Berkeley

Crisis Support & Hotlines

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines (24 hours)

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: 800.309.2131
Contra Costa: 800.833.2900
S.F. Suicide Prevention: 415.781.0500

Psychiatric Assessment Services (24 hours)

Assessment and referrals to Mental Health Professionals: 510.151.5800 (each call is $4.00)

Psychiatric Hospitals

John George Pavilion (San Leandro): 510.346.7500
Psychiatric Emergency Service (San Francisco General Hospital): 415.206.8125

Berkeley Crisis Assistance (help with hospitalization)

Mobile Crisis Team (10:00am – 1am): 510.644.8566
(8am – 4pm; Mon –Fri; non-life threatening crisis): 510.981.5244

Berkeley Police Non-Emergency (after hours; 11pm – 8am): 510.981.5900

 San Francisco Crisis Assistance (help with hospitalization)

Mission Mental Health (gay/lesbian specialty): 415.401.2700

Crisis Lines

Nationwide Suicide Crisis Hotline (24 Hour Crisis Line): 1.800.SUICIDE
Alameda County Crisis Support Services (24 Hour Crisis Line): 1.800.309.2131
Alameda County Access: 1.800.491.9099
Contra Costa County Access: 1.888.678.7277
San Mateo County Access

Access team; Mon – Fri from 8am to 5pm: 1.800.686.0101
Crisis; Psychiatric Emergency Services: 650.573.2662

SF Crisis Line: 415.781.0500
HIV Nightline: 415.434.2437 (5pm – 5am): 1.800.628.9240


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