Where to Get Help
We are not qualified to rank or judge the quality of service, but we can share resources we have discovered.
We are amazed how many resources are available to inform, help, and advocate for the transgender community.
Please check back as our goal is to grow the list to include nationwide resources.
LGBT National Hotline 1-888-843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline 1-800-246-7743
National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline 1-888-234-7243
Trans Lifeline U.S. 877-565-8860; Canada 877-330-6366
Trevor Project 866-488-7386
TrevorText 1-202-304-1200 text “Trevor”; Available Tuesday – Friday between 3-9pm EST
Some of these organizations are Minnesota-based—since we’re in Minnesota we included them. Contact them for more information about similar organizations in your state.
Avenues for Homeless Youth: Based in Minneapolis, MN, Avenues for Homeless Youth provides emergency shelter, short-term housing, and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood.
Bicycle Health, Inc.: A national organization focused on assisting individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
COLAGE: an organization that unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents and caregivers into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.
Gender Justice: A nonprofit legal and policy advocacy organization located in St. Paul, MN, devoted to addressing the causes and consequences of gender inequality
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. Click on “Find a Provider” to locate a LGBT-friendly healthcare provider. Also has resources to help you talk with your physician.
GSA Network: A national organization of LGBTQ youth organizers of Gay/Straight student organizations from middle to high schools.
Out4Good: Out4Good and Minneapolis Public Schools are dedicated to creating safe and supportive schools for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, families, teachers, and staff. They offer support to the community through outreach events and school and district level resources.
Pflag: The United States’ largest family and ally organization.
Quorum: This nonprofit based in Minnesota strives to promote economic development for businesses in the Twin Cities that are LGBT-owned or owned by allies who wish to reach out to the LGBT community.
Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition: Committed to improving healthcare access and the quality of healthcare received by trans and gender non-conforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.
MoveFwd (formerly Teens Alone): MoveFwd works to bring families together. MoveFwd counselors have worked with young people and their families in the western suburbs of Minneapolis since 1990. MoveFwd supports homeless and at-risk kids and their families with quick-response, barrier-free, no-cost counseling and case management. They serve young people at the older end of the spectrum with their housing program and drop-in for everyone.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses.
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE): The world’s largest organization devoted to improving the lives of LGBT older people.
The Trevor Project: This national organization provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13 to 24.
Transforming Families MN: A community where transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families come together to support each other in a safe, welcoming space. At the monthly gatherings, separate breakout groups for parents, kids, siblings, and teens provide the opportunity to meet and learn from other people traveling the same path.
Transgender Therapy: John Patching is a professional Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, and Meditation Tutor who has also had the experience of transitioning from the female gender to becoming male. By combining his personal understanding of Gender Dysphoria and his professional knowledge, he provides a specialist therapeutic approach that takes into consideration the Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual needs of each client.
Transvivor: Resources for transgender and gender questioning; also provides information for the trans community and educates the cis community about trans issues.