Looking for Help? Here Are LGBTQ+ Resources

NOWCastSA created this resource page after a state agency removed a webpage of resources for LGBTQ youth. Check this list of LGBTQ+ resources to find the support and help you need to navigate life's challenges.

HOTLINES

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention

The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255 (online chat available as well)

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741 

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564

Trans LifeLine: (877) 565-8860

San Antonio Crisis Center: (210)223-7233

Others

The National Runaway Safeline: 800- RUNAWAY

National AIDS Hotline: (800) 342-AIDS / (800) 344-7432 (Spanish) / (800) 243-7889 (TDD)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 (English and Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY)

Bexar County / San Antonio Resources: 

Financial Resources + Housing

Provides social and financial services to low-income students in Bexar County pursuing vocational and technical degrees.

Knee socks in the colors of the pride flag. Photo by Antonia Padilla

Made to unite LGBT business owners, allies and professionals with consumers for mutual economic benefit.

Nonprofit organization that supports San Antonio foster youth as they age out of the foster care system.

LGBTQ youth homeless housing 

San Antonio AIDS Foundation provides HIV testing, education, prevention, nursing, hospice, hot meals, and housing.

Social Services + Counseling

non-profit organization with free monthly support groups and a help line

HELPLINE: 210-655-2383 (Se habla español). 

Fiesta Youth is South Texas premier LGBTQ non-profit youth organization for youth and their allies. They offer support, educational and enrichment programming/activities designed to help youth build a sense of community 

Social organization that provides older gay & bisexual men and younger men who admire them, the opportunity to enrich their lives.

Free counseling services to the community for individuals, couples, and families.

Association that explores issues and public policy involving gender identity as well as advocates for fair public policy for the LGBTQ+ community.

Butterly flag in the colors of transgender pride

Methodist Healthcare Ministries Wesley Counseling Center has sessions based on the ability to pay with the first session being free. No one is denied service.

The UTSA Sarabia Family Counseling Center provides free counseling services to the community.
 

Health Services

Helps individuals who are homeless, disabled or facing life challenging illnesses. 210-625-7200

Provides low-cost comprehensive, reproductive health services; physical exams; birth control; counseling; education; and HIV testing.

The Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) was founded in 1990 to assist in meeting the needs of individuals who are homeless, disabled or facing life challenging illnesses, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS in Bexar County and surrounding areas.

Provides HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and services to the community.

Provides education and support services to communities faced with HIV/AIDS and other health concerns in a bilingual/bicultural familial environment.

The Center for Health Care Services improves the lives of people with mental illness, substance abuse challenges, and developmental disabilities.

Pride bracelets from the San Antonio Pride Parade

Project H.O.T provides HIV prevention education and free HIV testing.

San Antonio AIDS Foundation provides HIV testing, education, prevention, nursing, hospice, hot meals, and housing.

San Antonio Metropolitan Health provides public health services and programs.

Other Resources

SA meet up to help connect SA LGBTQ

PDF with more resources from the COSA 

Political SA Facebook group

People holding a huge pride flag banner in a march in San Antonio

National Resources

Financial Resources + Housing

Provides financial and campaign support to gay and lesbian political candidates

National youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety. 

Keeps America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Social Services + Counseling

Legal organization that works to secure civil rights for gays, lesbians and people with HIV via education, public policy work and litigation.

organization of parents, teachers, students working to end homophobia in schools, and ensure all students are valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation.

Free family, individual, and group counseling (available in Spanish).

Health Services

National initiative that connects communities with the new health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act.

Reproductive justice organization focused on health and justice for Latinas, including those in the LGBTQ community.

Foundation fighting for health, economic justice, and representation for the LGBTQ community. 

Speech Pathology Master’s Program provides a guide on gender affirming voice training and what to expect for the first voice therapy visit.

Organization that assists people with terminal and chronic illnesses. 


Even More Resources

Resources for LGBTQ Professionals in Tech. Participating in resource groups can help LGBTQ workers find colleagues who are allies in their workplace, and maintain those supportive relationships even when they change companies.

Suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.

Poster for the Pride Bigger than Texas celebration

Organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equity in the State of Texas. 

Campus Pride is a nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students.

Austin organization directed at youths

News website solely focused on LGBTQ

LGBTQ Political Organization 

Organization committed to advancing the human and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families. 

Bipartisan campaign to secure nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people nationwide 

Organization that seeks full equality for LGBTQ workers.