Community Directory

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Organizations in California

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
1663 Mission
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 621-2493

Ally Action
106 San Pablo Towne Center, PMB #319
San Pablo, CA 94806
(925) 685-5480

AQUA (Asian Queer and Under 25)
Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Cente
730 Polk St., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 292-3420 ext. 315
There are retreats, workshops, a peer education program, and a drop-in support social group for young queer Asian/Pacific Islanders.

Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center
938 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 293-3040
Support groups, activities, and resources for youth and adults.

Center for Human Development
Empowerment Leadership Group and Queer Youth Action Team

391 Taylor Blvd., Suite 120
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 687-8844 ext. 304
Join other gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth, ages 23 or under, for:
discussion, friendship, and support. Confidential groups meet weekly. QYAT is working to get AB537 implemented in Contra Costa County school districts.

120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005
646-546-5126 phone
646-546-5372 fax
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Centers exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.

Charles R. Williams Project on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy
The Williams Project is the nation's first think tank dedicated to the field of sexual orientation law and public policy. The Project supports legal scholarship, legal research, policy analysis, and education regarding sexual orientation discrimination and other legal issues that affect lesbian and gay people. The Williams Project originated with the recognition that issues central to sexual orientation law have profound implications for the development of the law and public policy in general. Drawing on the intellectual and material resources of UCLA, one of the world's leading research universities, the Williams Project provides a national center for the interdisciplinary exploration of these issues by scholars, judges, practitioners, advocates, and students.

COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere)
3543 18th St., #1
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-5437
Fosters growth of often isolated children of LGBTQ people through an intergenerational network of local groups providing support, advocacy and community.

CUAV (Community United Against Violence)
170A Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 777-5500 (business line)
(415) 333-HELP (crisis line-24 hours)
In person counseling, restraining orders, support groups, queer youth training collaborative, employment and job training.

3850 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 487-7589
Comprehensive health services for LGBTQ youth. Drop-in or make an appointment, open from Thursdays 5:00-8:00 p.m., Saturdays 12-3 p.m.

East Bay Front Runners
Oakland CA, 94612
510 499-8260
East Bay Front Runners is a group of LGBT and friends who get together to run and walk every Saturday morning at 9:00, followed by brunch at one of several great local restaurants.  Runners generally do 3-7 miles and walkers do 2-4 miles.

Girlz Alliance
Girls Inc. of Alameda
13666 East 14th St.
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 357-5515 ext. 37
Teenage lesbian, bisexual, and questioning female support group meets Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30.

GLSEN/Los Angeles
1125 McCadden Place, Suite 150
Los Angeles, CA 90038-1212
(323) 460-4573
Fax: (323) 480-7491

GLSEN/Orange County
PO Box 3687
Tustin, CA 92781
(714) 534-0262
Fax: (714) 534-5491

GLSEN/Santa Cruz
1803 Mission Street PMB#522
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 460-1142

GLSEN/San Diego County
4070 Centre Street
San Diego, CA 92103

GLSEN/Sonoma County
1088 Ferguson Road
Sebastapol, CA 95472

Health Initiatives For Youth
1242 Market St., 3rd floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 487-5777
Provides resources and training for young people about health and wellness, including zines which discuss and challenge common notions about HIV, queerness, health, and gender.

Lambda Legal
6030 Wilshire, Suite 200
LA, CA 90036-3617
(323) 937-2728
Help stop anti-gay abuse of students in public schools, defend GSAs and other gay related clubs on campus, and educate schools about teachers and students rights regarding gay issues.

Legal Services for Children
1254 Market St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 863-3762
Conducts outreach to LGBTQ youth including free "know-your-rights" trainings. Also provides free legal services for all youth under 18 regarding needs for shelter, education, and support.

Lighthouse Community Center
1217 A Street
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 881-8167
The Lighthouse Community Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community of southern Alameda County.

LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center)
123 Collingwood
San Francisco, CA 94114
800-246-PRIDE (hotline)
(415) 703-6150 (business)
Offers social, recreational and support activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, 23 and under. Also provides youth activism opportuniities through the Queer Youth Leadership Project.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market St., Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 392-6257
Offer free legal information and support for youth who suffer abuse at home, school, or psychiatric institution.

Outlet Program
711 Church Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
650-965-2020 ext. 22
Fax: 650-965-7286
Group mentoring, counseling, leadership training, teacher, counselor and other youth provider trainings, speakers bureau, community education and outreach, Friday Outlet HIV discussion groups.

Pacific Center
2712 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 548-8283 (general information)
(510) 548-2192 (counseling request line)
pm- last fiday social activities on drop of month
Low income counseling for LGBTQ persons, information switchboard and referrals, peer support groups, HIV services, outreach, speakers bureau, support for transgender community. Queer youth social group.

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Danville/San Ramon/Pleasanton: (925) 831-8172
Diablo Valley/Walnut Creek/Concord: (925) 283-8928
Fremont: (510) 226-6816
Greater Placer County: (916) 863-9622
Hayward: (510) 782-5462
Menlo Park/Palo Alto: (650) 857-1058
Oakland: (510) 562-7692
Rossmoor: (925) 944-9020
Sacramento: (916) 978-0410
San Francisco: (415) 921-8850
San Jose: (408) 270-8182
Santa Cruz: 831-662-4780
Santa Rosa/North Bay: 707-762-0107
Vacaville/North Solano County: 707-448-1010

Positive Images
1023 Fourth Street, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 579-4947
Support program and activities for LGBTQ youth in Santa Rosa

Project Eden
Lambda Project
22646 2nd Street
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 247-8217
Lambda youth, LGBTQ ages 16-25, meet weekly for support, give presentations to schools through the Speakers Bureau, and coordinate the Gay Prom and other events.

Q Action
2128 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 575-0150 ext. 277
Young Men's Program of the Stop AIDS Project.

Marin AIDS Project
1660 2nd Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 457-2487 ext. 430

Queer Youth Training Collaborative
c/o CUAV
973 Market St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-5500
Provides paid job training, placement in community organizations, job search classes and

Rainbow Community Center
2118 Willow Pass Road, # 500
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 692-0090
LGBTQ youth group starting up. Contact Tina for more information.

Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance Inland Empire
Gabrielle Mulvane Community Center
860 E. Gilbert Complex (Gilbert at Paseo)
San Bernardino, CA 92404
(909) 725-0417
Activities & social support for LGBTQI youth, family & friends ages 13-20 years.  Activities include: Friday night youth drop-in center (7-10pm), theater group, OUTside the Box young adult group (ages 18-24 years),  Q*Camp GSA Leadership Summit (co-sponsored by GSA Network), community education and outreach, referrals to community resources.

Youth Program @ the Center
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, Ca 94102
(415) 865-5664
The Youth Program @ the Center engages LGBTQ youth 24 years old and younger through educational and arts programs that emphasize community building, advocacy and leadership. Provides weekly meal nights, arts activities, workshops and the annual SF Queer Prom.

San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau
PO Box 22095
San Francisco, CA 94122
Provides speakers to elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as adult groups to speak about LGBTQ issues to dispel stereotypes, to personalize the LGBTQ experience for students, and to prevent violence and harassment. Mostly Q&A. No cost. Sponsored by the SF LGBT Community Center.

Sexual Identity Forum
Redwood City Youth Health Center
560 Arguello Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 366-8401 ext. 718
Support group for youth ages 12-23 on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Solano Pride Center
1125 Missouri Steeet, Suite 101
Fairfield, CA 94533

SMAAC (Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County) Youth Center
408 13th, Box 263
Oakland, CA 94612-26061
(510) 834-9578
Provides support groups, weekly Life Skills Training, Peer Counseling Training, Mentoring Program, Game Nights, and other resources for LGBTQ youth. Youth groups and drop-in hours 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tues-Sat.

Spectrum Center
1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 10
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 457-1115
Provide social support group, Rainbows End (Thursday 7-9pm), social night (last Friday of the month 7-9 pm), Marin County GSA meeting (first Monday of the month, 5-6:30 pm)and train young people for speakers bureau. Starting group for youth in their 20's- contact Liz Kalmanson for more information.

Tri-Hi Health Center
1335 Park Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-8363
Drop in LGBTQ teen rap group on Thursdays, 3:30-4:30. Adolescent drug and alcohol outpatient services, Wednesday 3:30-5:00. Counseling for families around youth and school issues.



Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council
332 Hudson Ave
Albany NY 12210
Fax: 518-462-2101
Works extensively with youth to educate, empower and support LGBTQA youth and advocate for youth in schools, training administrators and teachers and starting and supporting GSA's. Weekly youth group and many social opportunities throughout the year.

It Takes a Team!
Women's Sports Foundation
Eisenhower Park
East Meadow, NY 11554
(800) 227-3988
It Takes A Team! is an education project focused on eliminating homophobia as a barrier to all women and men participating in sport.

SMYAL - Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League
410 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 546-5940
(202) 330-5839
Provides support, education, and resources to DC-area LGBTQ youth.
(866) 666-3711
Treatment4Addiction (T4A) is an online nationwide directory and informational resource for individuals with a common goal of living a healthy addiction-free lifestyle.


CUAV (Community United Against Violence)
(415) 333-HELP

GLBT Hate Crimes Hotline
(800) 686-HATE

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
(888) THE-GLNH

LYRIC Youth Talk Line
(800) 246-PRIDE
A peer talk line for LGBTQ youth 23 and under. Monday-Saturday, 6:30-9pm.

National Runaway Hotline
(800) 231-6946

National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

San Francisco AIDS Hotline
(800) FOR-AIDS

San Francisco Sex Information
(415) 989-SFSI (7374)
Free, confidential, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex. 3-9 PM Monday through Thursday, 3-6 PM Friday, 2-5 PM Sunday.

Youth Legal Information Line (NCLR)
(800) 528-NCLR
Confidential and free legal and practical support, information, and assistance regarding safety in school, psychiatric abuse or forced commitment to a mental hospital or treatment center, homelessness, discrimination in the foster care system or juvenile justice system, and medical and legal issues for transsexual youth.


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