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Community Resources: LGBTQ Resources

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Support Centers

Grand Rapids Pride Center

Offers supportive services for the Grand Rapids LGBTQ community. Resources include a community-friendly business directory, support groups, education & training, and general information.

Equality Michigan Dept. of Victim Services

Part of the Grand Rapids Pride Center. Provides drop-in services, once a month, related to anti-violence support, filing discrimination claims, legal system navigation, and more.

Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

Collaborates with Grand Valley State University and nearby communities to promote equality and engage people of all identities and orientations. Sponsors trainings, workshops, open houses, student support groups, and more.

Out On The Lakeshore

Local LGBTQ support center for the general Holland area. Provides ongoing programs and a safe location for community members.

GIFT

Faith-based organization that supports open dialogue between spiritual communities and the LGBTQ community. Provides program speakers, support groups, and pastoral counseling.

Mental Health Resources

Advanced Counseling & Therapy

Clinicians are specialized to serve a wide variety of clients, including those of the LGBTQ community. 

River City Psychological Services

Provides mental health therapy and counseling. Clinicians focus on life transitions, spirituality, relationships, and multicultural issues.

Thomas J. Fox, LMSW, CAADC Arbor Circle

Thomas "TJ" Fox is a counselor experienced with assisting LGBTQ individuals and at-risk youth. He also assists with letters for HRT, letters for gender affirming surgeries, and other aspects of transition. Accepts Medicaid.

LGBT Counseling Center of North Kent Guidance Services

An association of health care professionals who provide counseling services to LGBTQ individuals. Offices in Grand Rapids and Greenville.

Youth Resources

Grand Rapids HQ

Homeless and at-risk youth drop-in center. Offers case management, free showers, washing machines, and a kitchen.

Covenant House

Grand Rapids shelter that assists homeless, runaway, and trafficked youths, including individuals on the LGBTQ spectrum. Staff provide a trauma-informed, resilience-focused approach in order to provide a safe space for LGBTQ youth.

Phone Support Lines

LGBT National Help Center
(888) 843-4564

LGBT National Youth Talk Line
(800) 246-7743

NAMI National Helpline
(800) 246-7743

TransLife Line
(877) 565-8860

Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386

Rainbow Youth Hotline
(877) 542-8984

Suicide Prevention Hotline
(800) 273-8255

CUAV Community and Domestic Violence
(415) 333-4357 (Multilingual)

National Domestic Violence Hotline (LGBT)
(800) 246-7743

WOMAN Inc.
(415) 864-4722 (24/7)
(877) 384-3578 (toll free - English & Spanish)