New York City Resources

NEW YORK CITY RESOURCES (compiled by NYU Office of LGBT Services)

Counseling/Support:

The Trevor Project
866-4-U-TREVOR

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

New York Area Bisexual Network

The mission of the New York Area Bisexual Network is to facilitate the development of a cohesive bisexual community in the New York Area. Which in turn will promote bisexual visibility, protect the bisexual community from discrimination and bi-phobia and assist and empower our individual community members and their families to live full, rich, safe and happy lives.

"The Center" LGBT Community Services Center
212-620-7310

"The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential." Operates 27 programs, including cultural, recreational, political and mental health. More than 300 groups meet here.

Center Youth Enrichment Services (YES)
212-620-7310

Activity based empowerment/prevention program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth aged 13 to 21. The YES program exists to provide LGBT young people with community support to foster healthy development, in a safe, affirming, sex-positive, alcohol- and drug-free environment. At YES we are guided by our goal of creating a Community of Inclusion for everyone who comes to our program.

The Door
212-941-9090

Crisis intervention, long term counseling, drop-in center, medical care, housing referral service, legal, educational & vocational programs for young people ages 12 to 21.

Identity House
212-243-8181

New York City's oldest LGBT counseling and referral organization. Peer counseling, therapy referrals, coming out discussion groups, conferences and social events. A non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides Peer Counseling, Group Support, and Therapy Referrals to members of the LGBT community who are struggling with issues of sexuality, alienation, relationships, and family. 

Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG)
212-463-0629

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Suicide Hotline--Samaritans of New York
212-673-3000

Volunteer staff provides emotional support and referrals; completely confidential, no religious affiliation. 24 hours, 7 days a week

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
718-802-3890

The mission of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center is to provide a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as being a hub of information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn. Through promotion of the empowerment, development, and general welfare of the LGBT community with emphasis on gender, racial, and ethnic parity, we are committed to affecting positive change within our Borough, and the community at large.

Queens Pride House
718-261-7068

Queens Pride House is a non-profit organization based in the borough of Queens in New York City. Founded in 1997, QPH serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans communities in Queens by increasing access to LGBT-friendly health and social resources, heightening political awareness, building community, and advocating for more comprehensive services.

Health

AIDS Hotline
(800) 872-2777 (M-F 2-8, S & S 10-6)
AIDS hotlines are invaluable for basic HIV/AIDS information. You can talk to someone knowledgeable about HIV, and get referrals to various AIDS services in your city or state. Typically, hotlines are open Monday through Friday 9 to 5, with some also open evenings and Saturdays. The National AIDS hotline in Washington, D.C. is the only hotline open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: 1-800-CDC-INFO.

Bailey House, Inc.
212-633-2500

"For over 25 years, Bailey House has been providing housing and support services to homeless men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. They address the fundamental human needs—housing, food, safety and deliver comprehensive and compassionate support services, including access to healthcare, counseling, support groups, and substance abuse treatment. Free from the pressure of basic survival, Bailey House clients can begin to develop a sense of trust, community, and stability. Empowered by resources including education, job training and employment assistance, they can begin to craft a future of their own making. Time and again, we are witness to profound transformation, as dignity is restored and clients move beyond the crisis of diagnosis to lead productive and independent lives."

Callen Lorde: Michael Callen and Audre Lorde Community Health Center
212-271-7200

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services primarily to New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities—in all their diversity—regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness and advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health issues.

Safe Home
212-977-6871

12-bed transitional living program for HIV+ young people between 16 and 22.

State of New York Department of Health
212-677-0949 (10th St.)
212-795-4226 x42 (179th St.)

AIDS institute, free and anonymous HIV testing and counseling. Referral to partner notify, primary care, drug treatment, HIV support and services. 2 walk-in clinics; 347 E. 10th St., between Avenues B and C, open Wed. 2- 8pm; Alianza Dominicana 715 W. 179th St., corner of Fort Washington Avenue, open Mon. & Wed. 10am- 5:30pm.

Bias Crimes/Domestic Violence

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
212-714-1184

The New York City Anti-Violence Project is dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.

Safe Horizons
212-577-7777

Safe Horizon is the largest victims’ services agency in the United States, with 57 locations serving more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. Since 1978, Safe Horizon has provided victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, rape and sexual assault, as well as homeless youth and families of homicide victims, with a wide range of comprehensive support. Our programs also partner with governmental and other community agencies so we can offer additional assistance, including finding resources for those living outside New York City. In addition to our direct services, Safe Horizon also advocates for policies on a local, state, and national level on behalf of those affected by violence and abuse.

People of Color

The Audre Lorde Project
718-596-0342
ALP's Community Information Line: 718-596-0016

he Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

Gay Men of African Descent
212-414-9344

Gay Men of African Descent represents the largest constituency of Black gay men on the East Coast. Your continued support insures that our organization and voice in the community will continue to grow and be heard. 

Brothers healing brothers. A free program with free HIV testing.

Other Resources

Gay and Lesbian National Health Center
212-989-0999

Worlds oldest. Peer counseling, referral and information. Mon.- Fri., 6pm-10pm. Sat./Sun., noon- 5pm. The GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an outgrowth of the Gay & Lesbian National Hotline, which began in 1996 and now is a primary program of the GLBT National Help Center.

We offer several different programs including two national hotlines that help members of our community talk about the important issues that they are facing in their lives.  We help end the isolation that many people feel, by providing a safe environment on the phone or via the internet to discuss issues that people can’t talk about anywhere else.  The GLBT National Help Center also helps other organizations build the infrastructure they need to provide strong support to our community at the local level.

Hetrick/Martin Institute
212-674-2400

Non profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth; homeless, runaway, HIV/AIDS counselor Mon.- Fri. 3:30- 6:30pm. The Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 12 and 24 and their families. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin’s staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.