QSA (Queer-Straight Alliance)

Queer-Straight Alliance's mission is to educate and spread awareness to parents, teachers, and students, about the LGBTQ community and the issues we face to make the school a safe for everyone.

QSA acknowledges that everyone (especially students) sometimes faces problems with our family, friends, school, or ourselves. Oftentimes, people don't know where to get help or information for themselves or others in their life. To help everyone in their journey, the members of QSA have compiled a list of resources that students or family members can use.  This list includes LGBTQ youth centers, free teen health clinics, crisis support & suicide prevention chats and hotlines, information about sexual and mental health, and more.

 

LOCAL YOUTH CENTERS AND HEALTH SERVICES

 

SMAAC (Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County) Youth Center 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.

408 13th, Box 263

Oakland, CA 94612-26061

(510) 834-9578

 

Asian Health Services Youth Program

The Asian Health Services (AHS) Youth Program provides free and confidential, comprehensive sexual health education and clinical services for youth ages 12-21 living in Alameda County and beyond. AHS provides a large array of services, from condoms and birth control to STI Testing and pap smears.

http://www.safeandsexy.org/

310 8th Street, Suite 103

Oakland, CA 94607

510-986-1024

 

Tri-Hi Health Center

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.

1335 Park Avenue

Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 522-8363

 

 

HOTLINES / LIVE HELP

 

Alameda County Crisis Support Services   

800-309-2131

 

A Safe Place

provider of programs, services, and shelter for victims of domestic violence.

(510) 536-7233, crisis line

 

Bay Area Women Against Rape - Oakland

510-430-1298

 

Consortium on Sexual Assault - Oakland

510-437-4688

 

CUAV (Community United Against Violence)

(415) 333-HELP

 

Details of Family Violence Law Center

1-800-947-8301 (24-hour crisis line)

For survivors of domestic violence; advice; referral; help with restraining orders; Spanish services offered.

 

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

 

Trevor Lifeline a suicide prevention and crisis support hotline

1-866-488-7386

 

Youth Legal Information Line (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.

(800) 528-NCLR

 

 

ONLINE CRISIS SUPPORT CHAT SERVICES

 

IMAlive

a free, confidential and secure online chat service that provides live help to people in crisis.

http://imalive.org/

 

TrevorChat

a free, confidential and secure instant messaging service that provides live help through this website. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide.

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/chat

 

 

 

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

Ask Trevor

an online, non-time sensitive question and answer resource for young people with questions surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity thetrevorproject.org/asktrevor/

 

How to Help Someone Guide

http://www.sfsuicide.org/prevention-strategies/how-to-help-someone/

 

It's Pronounced Metrosexual

http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/all-articles/

educational graphics and articles to help understand the complexities of gender and sexuality

 

PFLAG Resources for Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays http://www.pflag.org

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network http://www.rainn.org/ help for victims of rape, abuse, & incest.