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Call 211 for Essential Community Services. Get help paying bills, finding food, and locating other resources near you. Call 211 now for confidential help from a caring expert.

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Broward County
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Palm Beach County

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Orange County (Orlando)

General Referral Support in Your Area

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Government Family Services
COVID-19, Child Care, Health & Social Services, Financial Assistance, Children with Special Needs and other additional information.

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Find your Local Food Bank
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a nonprofit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally.

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Shelters, Legal Assistance Programs, Courthouse for Protection Order, & Sheriff Departments
Click on your state (in the map or in the drop-down menu) to find contact information for 1) advocates in local domestic violence programs and shelters; 2) legal assistance organizations; 3) courthouse locations where you can file for a protection order; and 4) sheriff departments.

If you need to talk to someone about an abusive relationship, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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Mental Health Providers

You deserve to be happy. Don’t wait, use one of the many resources available!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Contact: 1-800-273-8255

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Trans Lifeline
 Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people with a goal to provide trans peer support and care for our community.

Call: 877-565-8860

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Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message. We’re here for everything: anxiety, depression, suicide, school. Text HOME to 741741.

Text: HOME to 741741

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Call: 1-800-662-4357

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Directory of Mental Health Providers & Programs serving the African-American Community
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.

As the pioneering Black mental health advocacy group in the US, the BLHF provides access to localized and black-culturally competent therapy resources sourced through a network of clinicians, service providers, counselors, and thought leaders.

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LGBTQ+ Support

Resources available for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, as well as allies and parents and friends of the community:

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

Call TrevorLifeline:  1-866-488-7386

Text TrevorText: Text START to 678-678

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Trans Lifeline
 Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people with a goal to provide trans peer support and care for our community.

Call: 877-565-8860

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GLSEN
GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality. Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Call: 212-727-0135

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PFLAG
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender​, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. PFLAG National’s largest program is supporting its network of more than 400 chapters, which crosses the entire U.S. In 2014, the organization officially changed its name from “Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays” to, simply, PFLAG.

Call: 212-727-0135

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Southern Legal Counsel
Southern Legal Counsel, Inc. (SLC) is a Florida statewide not-for-profit public interest law firm that is committed to the ideal of equal justice for all and the attainment of basic human and civil rights.  SLC primarily assists individuals and groups with public interest issues who otherwise would not have access to the justice system and whose cases may bring about systemic reform.  SLC uses a range of strategies to achieve its goals, including litigation, policy advocacy, and training and technical assistance to lawyers, lay persons and organizations.

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2021
THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION is proud to recognize the following 767 businesses that met all the criteria to earn a 100 percent rating and the designation of being a 2021 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” To earn top ratings, these employers took concrete steps to establish and implement comprehensive policies, benefits and practices that ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families.

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LGBTQ+ Glossary
Article written by Ali Pantony from Glamour Magazine UK.

“It’s important to note that some terms carry derogatory connotations but have been reclaimed by the LGBTIQA+ community over time, and shouldn’t be used about someone unless you’re fully aware that they identify with them.”

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LGBTQ+ Competency

Below is a list of organizations providing workshops on gender, orientation and LGBTQ+ competency:

Transpire Trainings
Transpire Trainings & Consulting, LLC is committed to transforming spaces and inspiring action through dynamic trainings, speaking engagements, and ongoing, meaningful collaboration.

Phone: 786-475-6061

Email: Info@TranspireTrainings.com

The Transgender Training Institute

TTI is a team of transgender and non-binary educators who facilitate professional development and personal growth trainings.  We provide tailored trainings for a wide range of clients, and also offer webinars and classes for individuals.

Phone: 267.225.7845

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YES Institute
Our mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation.

Address5275 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33143
Hours: 9AM – 5PM
Sunserve
SunServe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social services agency serving the lesbian, gay​, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community in South Florida.

Address2312 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Hours:  9AM – 5PM

Experiencing Homelessness

Find resources such as food banks and shelters.

National Runaway Safeline
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has runaway, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

Call:1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929

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The National Domestic Hotline
Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic violence. When you’re ready​, we’re here to listen with confidential support 24/7/365.

Call: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233

Text: “START” to 88788

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Find your Local Food Bank
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
“The HCH Directory is intended to foster collaboration & communication among federally-funded Health Care for the Homeless projects, & to provide a starting point to finding health care resources for people experiencing homelessness.”

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Runaway & Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit
Runaway and homeless youth agencies and domestic violence victims’ services providers share a mutual goal: enhancing the safety and healing of young people living situations marked by violence and abuse.

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Housing and Homeless Resources
The HUD Exchange is an online platform for providing program information, guidance, services, and tools to HUD’s community partners, including state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, Continuums of Care (CoCs), Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), tribes, and partners of these organizations.

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African American Cultural Competency Training

Cultural competence is the ability of an individual to understand and respect values, attitudes, beliefs, & mores that differ across cultures, and to consider and respond appropriately to these differences in planning.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

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Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
The African American Cultural Competency Training program equips mental health providers and educators with core cultural competencies to apply in their mental health practice and services to African Americans populations.

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Training for Change
Training for Change is a training and capacity building organization for activists and organizers. We believe strong training and group facilitation is vital to movement building for social justice and radical change.

We’re dedicated to transformation – beyond training new skills and tools, we support folks to wage conflict, challenge self-limiting beliefs, practice emotional intelligence, and expand what’s possible for them and their groups. We believe training is most effective when it builds on the wisdom of people’s lived experience. Our participant-centered practice follows emerging group dynamics in a workshop, adapts to local cultures and theories of change, and is oriented toward action – we call it Direct Education.

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Black Youth Project 100

Founded in 2013, BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100) is a member-based organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people. BYP100 was, at one point, just a hashtag for the 2013 “Beyond November Movement Convening” developed through the vision and leadership of Cathy Cohen.

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Race Forward
In 2017, Race Forward united with the Center for Social Inclusion. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Founded in 2002, the Center for Social Inclusion catalyzed community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. Race Forward is home to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of local government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.

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Sexual Assault

The trauma of sexual assault can leave survivors with physical, emotional & psychological wounds. Each survivor has different experiences & needs, and may process and recover from trauma in their own way. See what’s available, you’re not alone.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Call: 800-656-4673

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National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
“If you are being hurt, know someone who might be hurting, or are afraid you might hurt another, call, text or live chat the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.”

Text/Call: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

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National Human Trafficking Hotline
We’ll Listen. We’ll Help. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call now.

Call: 1 (888) 373-7888

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National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. NSVRC translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change. NSVRC also works with the media to promote informed reporting.

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Human Trafficking

Know the signs and report human trafficking:

National Human Trafficking Hotline
We’ll Listen. We’ll Help. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call now.

Call: 1 (888) 373-7888

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Indicators of Human Trafficking
Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. You can download or order the Blue Campaign indicator card, which is a small plastic card that lists common signs of trafficking and how to report the crime.

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Polaris
“Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement to fight sex and labor trafficking at the massive scale of the problem – 25 million people worldwide deprived of the freedom to choose how they live and work. For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, helped ensure countless traffickers were held accountable and built the largest known U.S. data set on actual trafficking experiences.”

 

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Human Trafficking Survivor Assistance
“All victims of human trafficking deserve to feel safe and supported. Quality care, compassionate responses, and essential services can help victims recover from their victimization. OVC has compiled the following list of resources to help victims and survivors receive the assistance they need.”

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Housing and Homeless Resources
The HUD Exchange is an online platform for providing program information, guidance, services, and tools to HUD’s community partners, including state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, Continuums of Care (CoCs), Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), tribes, and partners of these organizations.

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National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. NSVRC translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change. NSVRC also works with the media to promote informed reporting.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence takes many forms: physical; emotional; economic; stalking and harassment; and sexual. Learn more or seek assistance:

The National Domestic Hotline
Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic violence. When you’re ready​, we’re here to listen with confidential support 24/7/365.

Call: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233

Text: “START” to 88788

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National Dating Abuse Helpline
No matter where you are in your relationship—even if it hasn’t begun yet—there are some fundamentals to know about dating that’ll help ensure you and your partner(s) build a healthy relationship.

Call: 1-866-331-9474

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National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
“If you are being hurt, know someone who might be hurting, or are afraid you might hurt another, call, text or live chat the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.”

Text/Call: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

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Search by State: Shelters, Legal Assistance Programs, Courthouse for Protection Order, & Sheriff Departments
Click on your state (in the map or in the drop-down menu) to find contact information for 1) advocates in local domestic violence programs and shelters; 2) legal assistance organizations; 3) courthouse locations where you can file for a protection order; and 4) sheriff departments.

If you need to talk to someone about an abusive relationship, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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Safe Housing Partnerships
The need for safe and affordable housing is one of the most vital and immediate concerns for survivors of violence and abuse. Black people, Indigenous people, and other person(s) of color are overrepresented in homeless populations due to structural racism, historical measures, network impoverishment, and other racial disparities across systems.

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Runaway & Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit
Runaway and homeless youth agencies and domestic violence victims’ services providers share a mutual goal: enhancing the safety and healing of young people living situations marked by violence and abuse.

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Eating Disorders

At least 30 million Americans are suffering from an eating disorder—a type of mental illness that, left untreated, can cause life-threatening mental and physical complications. Recovery is possible. Please explore available resources:

Find a Support Group
ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization providing free, peer support services to anyone struggling with an eating disorder.

ANAD was founded in 1976 by Vivian Meehan, a nurse whose daughter had been diagnosed with anorexia and was unable to find support for eating disorders. Vivian started her own eating disorders support group in her basement in Highland Park, Illinois, and served as ANAD’s president until she retired in 2009.

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Eating Disorder Treatment
Eating disorder treatment depends on your particular disorder and your symptoms. It typically includes a combination of psychological therapy (psychotherapy), nutrition education, medical monitoring and sometimes medications.

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Eating Disorder Intervention
It’s challenging to help a loved one struggling with any type of addiction. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can start the road to recovery. But when it comes to addiction, the person with the problem often struggles to see it and acknowledge it. A more focused approach is often needed. You may need to join forces with others and take action through a formal intervention.

Examples of addictions that may warrant an intervention include:

  • Alcoholism
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Street drug abuse
  • Compulsive eating
  • Compulsive gambling

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Medline Plus
This is a comprehensive list of signs, symptoms, what happens to your body over time, how to get treatment, and a list of other resources.

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The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

  1. ONLINE CHAT

    Monday—Thursday 9am—9pm ET

    Friday 9am—5pm ET

  2. CALL

    (800) 931-2237

    Monday—Thursday 11am—9pm ET

    Friday 11am—5pm ET

    Translation services are available on the phone.

  3. TEXT

    (800) 931-2237

    Pilot hours: Monday—Thursday 3pm—6pm ET

    Standard text messaging rates may apply.

    Crisis Text Line

    If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message to individuals who are struggling with mental health, including eating disorders, and are experiencing crisis situations.

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National Institute of Mental Health
Learn signs, symptoms, risk factors, treatments and therapies.

There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Preoccupation with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.

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Self Harm

There are many reasons why people self-harm, but the causes usually stem from difficult emotions. Self-harming has been described as a “physical expression of emotional distress.” Please seek available resources for less harmful coping mechanisms:

Get Help Now
Text “START” to 741-741

or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

HelpGuide

Do you want to stop hurting yourself? Learn about self-injury and how you can feel better without harming yourself.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

Whether a person has recently started hurting themselves or has been doing it for a while, there is an opportunity to improve health and reduce behaviors. Talking to a doctor or a trusted friend or family member is the first step towards understanding your behavior and finding relief.

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The Jed Foundation
JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

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To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA)
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.

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Mental Health America (MHA)
Mental Health America (MHA)’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

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Substance Abuse

Reduce the impact of substance abuse and find resources

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

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Find Treatment
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Opioid Treatment Program Directory: Click to View Webpage

 

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

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Narcotics Anonymous
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of people for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work

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Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for helping a family member who is drinking too much, using drugs, or dealing with a mental illness, research shows that family support can play a major role in helping a loved one with mental and substance use disorders.

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