Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

Crisis Hotlines

LGBT National Help Center 

■ Chat Now

■ Phone: 800-843-4564 

■ LGBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743 

■ LGBT National Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243 

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline 

■ Phone: 877-360-5428  

The Trevor Project

■ TrevorChat

■ TrevorText: Text START to 678-678 

■ Phone: 866-488-7386 

Trans Lifeline

■ Phone: 877-565-8860 

211 LA

For any youth or adult in need of supportive services, 211 LA County provides free, confidential information and services. Available referrals include: shelter, employment, food, health and wellness, education, legal, and domestic violence services among others. 

■ Phone Number: 211 

■ Chat option available on website 

■ Website: 


Hotline and space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens. 

■ Phone Number: 800-604-5841 

■ Website:


Hotline for South Asian/Desi LGBTQ individuals, family, and friends.

■ Phone Number: 908-367-3374

Latino Equality Alliance

The mission of Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) is to advocate for equity, safety, and wellness for the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community. LEA is located at Mi Centro LGBTQ Community Center in Boyle Heights. 

■ Phone Number: 323-286-7224 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 553 S Clarence St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Los Angeles Gender Center

Individual Therapy: The Los Angeles Gender Center provides referrals to affiliate therapists who have expertise in the area of gender, gender identity, and gender dysphoria. They offer identity affirming, individual and family therapy services to children, adults, parents, and partners. Because our affiliates operate in private practice, fees, insurance, and scheduling are managed by each individual affiliate and are not determined by LAGC. Due to COVID-19, all services are being provided via teletherapy and will be for the foreseeable future. Peer Support Group: LAGC offers peer support groups for transmasculine, transfeminine, and non-binary individuals, and collaborate with Transforming Family, a support group for parents of non-binary and transgender children, adolescents, and young adults. Due to COVID-19, all groups are held via Zoom. Letters of recommendation for surgery: We believe that requiring referral letters for gender-affirming procedures is a discriminatory practice that supports the continued disenfranchisement of trans and gender non-conforming community members. We believe there is no one gender journey, narrative, or right way to transition, and each person’s experience is valid. Letters will follow the Standards of Care and the insurance company’s requirements and include the minimum necessary for approval. Legal Name and Gender Marker Change Assistance: Meetings are held via Zoom and provide assistance with determining if you qualify for a fee waiver, filling out all the required court paperwork, and follow up assistance with changing ID documents after you receive your court order. We can provide assistance for both adults and minors. You do not need to reside in California. 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 1923 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

LA LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is one of the largest and most experienced providers of LGBT health and mental healthcare, supported by a research team working to advance the care and treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The organization’s work spans four categories, including health, social services, housing, and leadership and advocacy. 

■ Phone Number: 323-993-7400 

■ Website: 

LGBT National Help Center

A national resource that provides LGBTQ+ community with free & confidential support and referral resources via phone, text, and chat. 

■ Phone Number: 800-843-4564 

■ LGBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743 

■ LGBT National Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243 

■ Live chat option available on website 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 2261 Market Street, #296, San Francisco, CA 94114


You may be a parent, family member or friend of someone who is gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or questioning. You may be an LGBTQ person in the process of coming out and dealing with family, workplace, or social issues related to your sexual orientation or gender identity. Whatever your situation, you’ll find meetings, support, information, acceptance, and friendship at PFLAG Los Angeles. 

■ Phone Number: 888-735-2488 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: P.O. Box 24565, Los Angeles, CA 90024 

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline

The SAGE Hotline connects LGBT older people and their caregivers with friendly responders who are ready to listen.

■ Phone Number: 877-360-5428 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 305 7th Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text. The website has resources on learning about asexual, bisexual, coming out, family and friends, gay and lesbian, glossary, healthy relationships, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, I have a crush, in school, international, LGBTQ+ religion, mental health, self-injury, sexual health, and trans and gender identity. 

■ Phone Number: 866-488-7386 

■ TrevorChat:

■ TrevorText: Text START to 678-678 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: PO Box 69232, West Hollywood, CA 90069 

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline provides peer support for the transgender community, and is run by and for trans people. 

■ Phone Number: 877-565-8860 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 195 41st St #11253, Oakland, CA 94611 

We Exist (Program of Tarzana Treatment Centers)

We Exist is a Los Angeles County DMH funded program dedicated to expanding access and improving services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Two Spirit (LGBTQI2-S) transition age youth and their families/caregivers. We Exist provides free of charge community presentations and staff training to increase awareness around working with the LGBTQI2-S TAY population. We Exist covers service areas 1, 2, 5, and 8.  

Outreach and Referrals:

The We Exist team provides street and community level outreach to connect directly with LGBTQI2-S youth and the service providers and community members who support them. Based on outreach and community networking, We Exist connects LGBTQI2-S youth and their families to appropriate and LGBT affirming services. Referrals are available in any capacity that is relevant to LGBTQI2-S populations. 

■ Phone Number: 562 428-4111 x 7189 or x 7192 

Peer and Family/Caregiver Support Groups:

A weekly group for family members and caregivers to assist them in supporting LGBTQI2-S loved ones. This group discusses LGBTQI-S identity and terminology, coming out, stigma and discrimination, bullying and harassment, suicide prevention, mental and physical health, and more.

■ Phone Number: 562 428-4111 

TAY Peer Support Group: 

A weekly peer-run support group for youth ages 16-25 discussing LGBTQI2-S identity formation, coming out, healthy relationships, safer sex, stigma and discrimination, mental and physical health, and more. 

■ Phone Number: 562-428-4111 x 7189 

Community Trainings and Presentations:

We Exist’s toolkit training gives service providers and community organizations an overview of critical issues facing LGBTQI2-S youth across Los Angeles County and provides strategies for creating more inclusive and affirming services for LGBTQI2-S clients. This training covers: safe and welcoming environments, clinical considerations and interventions, and outreach and engagement support and strategies. We Exist provides presentations to community groups to increase awareness of issues relevant to today’s LGBTQI2-S youth. Topics include: 

LGBTQI2-S terminology, coming out, stigma and discrimination, bullying, suicide prevention, STI and HIV prevention, intimate partner violence, substance use disorders, and many more. 

■ Phone Number: 562 428-4111 

■ LGBTQI2-S Toolkit Training: x7142 

■ Community Presentations: x7142 

■ Main Office: 500 W. Willow St., Suite 125, Long Beach, CA 90806