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General Resources

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We may not have all the resources you need, and that's okay! At ELYSARC, we have no intention of recreating the wheel but instead, we are interested in filling gaps and helping folks access the resources they need. If you find that you need transportation to any of the resources below, fill out our "request transportation" form or contact info@elysarc.org

Crisis Hotlines

BAGLY's Resources for Youth Page

 

The Trevor Project | Suicide Hotline
1-866-488-7386

Text START to 678-678

 

Trans Lifeline (24 hours)

1-877-565-8860

SafeLink | Domestic Violence Hotline

1-877-785-2020

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center | Hotline

1-800-841-8371

The Network/La Red | Intimate Partner Violence Hotline
1-800-832-1901

The GLBT National Youth Talkline
1-800-246-7743

Local LGBTQ+ Resource Centers

YouForward
369 Broadway Suite 103, Everett, MA 02149
617-545-6940

Laundry, shower, and kitchen facilities, drop-in center, support groups, linkages to care, mentors and mental health support, linkages to healthcare and housing, and various events.

BAGLY
28 Court Square, Boston, MA 02108
617-227-4313

Drop-in center, gender-affirming items, various monthly and weekly events and support groups (online and  ), clinic, linkages to healthcare and housing, clothing, food justice resources, and kitchen facilities.


Boston GLASS
555 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130
857-399-1920 

Drop-in center, provides services to LGBTQ+ youth of color including events and STI testing/treatment/PrEP

Legal Resources

National Center for Transgender Equality
Guidance and forms for name/gender marker changes on legal documents

GLAD
Legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual
orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.

Online Resources

Massachusetts LGBTQ Resource Map

TrevorSpace
An affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

GLSEN 
GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a
school environment free from bullying and harassment.

Healthcare Resources

Fenway Health
Full spectrum of healthcare services including transgender specific healthcare.

Cambridge Health Alliance

Full spectrum of healthcare services including transgender specific healthcare.


BAGLY 
STI testing, navigating healthcare assistance, and referrals for mental healthcare, primary healthcare and healthcare insurance enrollment.


TRANS YOUTH-SPECIFIC CARE


CATCH @ Boston Medical
Providing individualized gender-affirming care, support, and education to youth and family based on their goals


GeMS @ Boston Children's


Transgender Health Program @ MGH

Comprehensive primary care, endocrine/hormone management, case management and links to behavioral health and surgical services.

Housing Resources

Youth Harbors

The Youth Harbors program serves homeless, unaccompanied high school students


Waltham House

Group home program is designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for up to 12 LGBT youth ages 14-18


Covenant House

Housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness

 

BAGLY Host Homes

Host Homes is a short-term intervention (up to six months) for LGBTQ+ youth 18-24 years old. Youth participants' material, mental, emotional, and skills-building needs are addressed through curricula, casework, and clinical care.

For parents

Online Resources

Massachusetts LGBTQ Resource Map

TrevorSpace
An affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

GLSEN
GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a
school environment free from bullying and harassment.

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