Serving South Florida's LGBTQ community since 1982

General Resources

Accredited Schools Online LGBTQ Student Resources & Support

An expert-driven guide to creating a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ students. Within this guide, LGBTQ students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments.


Alert Health

Offers clients a variety of counseling and screening options during a single encounter. The options include counseling and testing for hepatitis A, B and C, HIV, and STDs; on-site treatment for bacterial STDs; and vaccination to prevent liver and cervical cancers. This cost-effective integration of services is well-received by clients, and removes yet another barrier to maintaining good health.

305.893.7992

American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU of Florida, with headquarters in Miami, is the local affiliate of the national organization.

786.363.2700

Aqua Foundation

The Aqua Foundation for Women’s primary mission is to promote the equality, strength, health and visibility of South Florida lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (LBT) women. Monies raised during the Fund’s signature event, Aqua Girl® Week, as well as through individual and group donations go directly to educate, empower and foster the women’s communities.

305.576.2782

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami

 

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami is a place where people find support, education and hope. Our programs are offered in a home-like setting and are available to people with cancer, their families and friends. Based on five core components which are woven into all aspects of our services - Support Programs, Education, Healthy Lifestyle, Social Connections and Resources - the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami is here for you.

305.668.5900

Care Resource

Care Resorce is a 501[c](3) non-profit, multi-cultural, community based AIDS service organization, which “Through education, prevention, research, care & treatment, and support service, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.” Care Resource is now South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization and a true leader in the community.

305.576.1234

Center for Online Education: Choosing an LGBTQ-Friendly College

LGBTQ students are searching for the college campus where they'll feel the most comfortable and welcomed. To help prospective students find the right fit, the Center for Online Education has created a guide to choosing an LGBTQ-friendly college. 

The resource helps prospective students:

  • Know what to look for in an LGBTQ-friendly college
  • Find support resources, from community centers to on-campus offices
  • Identify scholarships for LGBTQ students

Empower U

Empower “U”, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) minority, peer-based and managed organization founded by and for people living with HIV/AIDS. Empower “U”, Inc. grew from the need of the infected community to become involved in finding and linking to care, HIV positive individuals who are marginally connected or not receiving medical care and services. Empower U continues to advocate for and serve those who do not have voices.

786.318.2337

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association was founded in 1981 to help ensure equality in healthcare for the LGBTQ community. We offer an online directory of non-judgmental and culturally competent doctors, therapist, nurses, dentists and other providers that you can trust.

415.255.4547

GLBT Suicide Awareness Initiative at Switchboard of Miami

The GLBT Suicide Awareness Initiative (at the Switchboard of Miami) provides suicide information and support in Miami-Dade County. Learn the facts about depression and suicide. Help a friend. Help yourself. Counselors readily speak English, Spanish and Creole, and however they can accommodate any language. Call them 24/7 at: 305.646.3600.

305.646.3600

inSPOT

I.S.I.S., Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing and using Internet technologies to prevent disease transmission and enhance the sexual well-being of individuals and communities. Our mission is to provide leadership, innovation, educational resources and research in online sexual health promotion.

510.835.9400

Jewish Community Services

As the largest non-profit Jewish social service agency in South Florida, JCS provides critical help in the community, such as care management for frail seniors; counseling for individuals, couples and families; employment assistance for job seekers; and vocational services for the homeless and developmentally disabled adults. JCS offers a safe and supportive environment where Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Questioning individuals can benefit from specialized counseling programs. In partnership with the Alliance for GLBTQ Youth and the United Way, services are provided on an individual, family or group basis to address problems and challenges facing LGBTQ persons of any age.

305.576.6550

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

212.809.8585

Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services

For more than 20 years, The Miami Bridge has worked to keep kids off the streets. The Bridge is a not-for-profit organization that provides emergency shelter, food and, just as importantly, counseling for troubled youths and their families. The Bridge works to rescue kids from lives of victimization and crime, and in so doing, helps our community ensure that these kids have the opportunity to become productive members of our society.

Call them 24/7 at: 305.635.8953

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force bolsters the strength of local LGBT activism in rural enclaves, small towns and cities nationwide. They build grassroots political muscle at every level by training activists, strengthening the infrastructure of local and state allies and organizing broad-based campaigns creating public support for full equality of LGBT people.

305.571.1924

Pride Center at Equality Park

The Pride Center at Equality Park (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South Florida) serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community. They provide information, education, advocacy, support, human services, cultural experiences, and social opportunities. The Center works to foster personal development and quality for life for the entire community.

954.463.9005

Switchboard of Miami

Switchboard of Miami, Inc. established in 1968, is a private, nonprofit organization that provides the Miami-Dade County community with comprehensive telephone crisis counseling, suicide prevention, information and referral services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Switchboard also offers free individual and family counseling services and prevention programs for high-risk youth and their families based in local schools.

305.358.4357

The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth

The Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth coordinates a full range of quality services through partnerships with many Miami-Dade County service organizations. The Alliance serves youth, families and their communities while advocating for equal rights and status of all youth regardless of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

305.899.8087

The Village South

For over thirty (30) years, The Village has been providing comprehensive (holistic) multidimensional treatment to adults and adolescents, males and females, suffering from chemical dependency, mental illness, dual disorders, delinquency and related behavioral problems. Each year, more than 1000 adolescents, adults and/or their families, most of whom are indigent, receive clinical services at The Village.

305.573.HELP(3784)

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or your friend is feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.

1-866-4-U-TREVOR(866.488.7386)

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami is a liberal religious community that:  provides a safe space for spiritual and ethical exploration, education, discourse and dialogue;  respects human diversity, dignity and rights;  pursues personal and world peace;  and promotes protection of natural resources of the world.

305-667-3697

Unity on the Bay

Unity on the Bay is a prosperous, expanding spiritual community of God’s light, love and peace radiating the Unity message globally. Their mission is to pray, educate, serve and celebrate to inspire and transform ourselves, our community and our world.

305.573.9191

YES Institute

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

305.663.7195