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Support Hotlines and Hate Incidents

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
24/7 hotline, staffed by trained individuals, for those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
Crisis hotline:  800­-273-­TALK (8255); 888-­628­-9454 (en español)

Crisis Text Line
Free, 24/7 support for people in crisis
Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention and mental health services for those ages 13­-24
Crisis hotline: 866­-488­-7386 (for those ages 13­-24)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
24/7 hotline, staffed by trained individuals, for those experiencing sexual assault or violence (en español)
Crisis hotline: 800­-656-­HOPE (4673)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 confidential crisis line for those experiencing domestic violence
800-­799-­SAFE (7233)

Communities Against Hate
National coalition documenting hate incidents
Report and get help at: 1-844-9-NO-HATE

Health Care, Insurance and Additional Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National network of mental health care providers, as well as a provider database­-Support/LGBTQ
Help Line   800­-950-­6264
National Council for Behavioral Health
National network of community behavioral health centers, as well as a provider database
Psychology Today Therapist Finder
A list of therapists around North America. Once a city or state is selected, there is a filter for therapists working with transgender clients under the ‘Issue’ area on the left
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
A national database for local professionals and agencies that provide addiction recovery services and mental health care.
800-662-HELP (4357)
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)
Clinics around the United States that offer basic health care for those without insurance or experiencing homelessness.
RAD Remedy
Community­-sourced list of trans-­affirming healthcare providers
Resources to help transgender people select and enroll in insurance 
Health and guidance for healthcare providers, as well as a list of trans­affirming health clinics in Canada, the United States, and England.
Transcend Legal
Transcend Legal helps people get transgender-related health care covered under insurance.
TransChance Health

Helps transgender people navigate health care and insurance to receive respectful, high-quality care, and get transition-related care covered  
JustUs Health
Leads the work to achieve health equity for diverse gender, sexual, and cultural communities in Minnesota, including the Trans Aging Project and a Trans Health Insurance guide
Jim Collins Foundation
Financial support for transition-related expenses for people without insurance or who have been excluded by insurance

Point of Pride Annual Transgender Surgery Fund
Provides direct financial assistance to trans folks who cannot afford their gender-affirming surgery

Community Kinship Life Surgery Scholarship
Provides the trans community with assistance while having a sense of community and kinship

Transformative Freedom Fund (Colorado)
Supports the authentic selves of transgender Coloradans by removing financial barriers to transition related healthcare

Kentucky Health Justice Network Trans Health Advocacy
Works to help Trans Kentuckians access the healthcare they need, as well as reaffirm our autonomy and community

Legal Resources

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
National civil rights organization with offices across the United States

GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders) 
Legal advocacy for the LGBTQ community

Lambda Legal
Advocacy and legal support for the LGBTQ community

Legal Services Corporation
A non­profit that provides a directory of civil legal aid for low­income Americans.­legal­aid/find­legal­aid

NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights)
Advocacy and legal support for the LGBT community

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Legal support and resources for people who are transgender, intersex, or gender non­conforming

Transgender Law Center
Advocacy and legal support for the transgender community

TLDEF (Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund) 
Advocacy and legal support for the transgender community

Transcend Legal
Transcend Legal helps people get transgender-related health care covered under insurance.

Transgender Legal Services Network (National Center for Transgender Equality)
Over 60 organizations across the country serving trans communities belong to the Network­documents­center/transgender­legal­services­network

For legal assistance with the name and gender change process on identity documents in your state, please visit NCTE's Identity Documents Center.

Incarceration Resources

Black and Pink
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and ‘free world’ allies who support each other.

Employment Resources


TransWork fills a critical gap for addressing un- and under-employment by connecting transgender and gender non-binary job seekers and entrepreneurs to a network of supportive employers and business partners. TransWork provides resources for employers and job-seekers alike!  

Trans Can Work

Trans Can Work (TCW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California and is committed to advancing workplace inclusion through innovative training strategies and workforce development. Trans Can Work hosts virtual career fairs, consultation, skills training, networking training, employer training and more! 

Immigration, Refugee, Asylum, and International Resources

Transgender Law Center's Trans Immigrant Defense Effort (TIDE)
Provide TGNC immigrants with legal information and connect them to pro bono attorneys and legal service providers

National Immigrant Justice Center’s LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Initiative
Provides legal services to low-income immigrants who identify as LGBT and those who are living with HIV.

Immigration Equality
The nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization

Human Rights First
Help for people who have fled dangerous situations in their home countries to obtain asylum in the United States.

Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program
International emergency assistance requests

Arab Foundation For Freedoms And Equality
Emergency response in the Middle East and North Africa

Works internationally on gender identity, gender expression, and bodily issues

Domestic Violence/Abuse Resources is a resource list of domestic abuse shelters around the United States.
National Coalition of AntiViolence Programs (NCAVP)
National network of service organizations working with LGBTQ people who have been victims of domestic violence
FORGE is a national transgender antiviolence organization
The NW Network
Organization specializing in providing resources for LGBTQ victims of domestic violence, they have an extensive “resource clearinghouse”

Nutrition and Housing Resources

Feeding America
National Database of Food Banks
National database of homeless shelters

Employment Services/Advice

Many of the organizations listed under Legal Resources also provide employment discrimination resources and support

Trans Employment Program
San Francisco based employment organization with national resources and connections

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Enforces federal protections for LGBT Workers

Workplace Fairness
Workplace Fairness has a list of guidelines and information for transgender people in the workplace­identity­discrimination

Support and Advocacy Resources

The Transformations Project 
Find and track anti-LGBTQ bills in states across America and take action in your communities.

A directory of LGBT Community Centers­a­center.aspx

Department of Justice
List of state and local human rights agencies­post­911­discriminatory­backlash­7

Equality Federation
Directory of state-­based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people

For parents of trans youth seeking support 

Veteran Resources

Legal services, watchdog and policiy organization dedicated to  bringing about full LGBTQ equality to America's military and veteran communities.


Advocacy organization and supporter network for actively serving transgender military members, veterans, and their families.

TAVA: Transgender American Service Veterans

Advocacy organization that works to ensure transgender veterans receive appropriate care and support.

DISCLAIMER: The National Center for Transgender Equality cannot guarantee that the resources listed here are up to date, trans­competent or trans­affirming. We encourage you to research any organization when reaching out for information or services. Last updated: September 2018

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