These resources were last updated in spring of 2014. Check back periodically for more information. You can also view some suggestions for online resources on our Links page.
- Anti-Violence Project: LGBTQ 24 Hour Bilingual (English/Spanish) Crisis Hotline: 212.714.1141
Here you can speak with a trained counselor and seek support on a free and confidential basis.
Local Counseling and other Support:
- Anti-Violence Project
In addition to the hotline listed above, AVP is the nation’s largest organization for LGBT and HIV-affected communities. They offer free and confidential support to victims of bias crimes, domestic violence, pick-up crimes, police misconduct, rape and sexual assault. They also offer accompaniments to courts and social service agencies.
Offer a 24/7 victims’ hotline, escort services, crisis counseling, individual and group support and education, advocacy, emergency cash assistance, and referrals to other services.
- Jane Addams Circle – Mutual Aid Self Therapy
MAST is an open-source and evolving set of cognitive techniques aimed at promoting better emotional health for individuals in a non-hierarchical or medical model. The Jane Addams circle hosts 8-week workshops at The Base in Brooklyn and will soon offer an online forum for people wanting to practice these methods as well.
- Safe Horizon
In addition to the hotline listed above, Safe Horizon operates a counseling center, shelters for people escaping domestic violence, and child advocacy centers. They also offer accompaniment to courts and hospitals.
Local Health Services:
- Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
A primary healthcare center for LGBT communities and people living with HIV/AIDS regardless of ability to pay. Walk-in services are available Saturday mornings for adults 18+ seeking STI screening, treatment, Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV exposure within 36 hours, and emergency contraception.
- NYC Health Dept STI Testing
There are about a dozen city-run clinics that offer free STI testing and treatment as well as free condoms. These clinics operate on a take a number and wait on line basis o you cannot predict how long the wait will be. Most are open M-F 8:30am – 4pm and some offer Saturday hours. For more information, follow the link above or call 212.427.5120.
- Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood has three locations in NYC that offer, free pregnancy tests, condoms, birth control, UTI diagnosis and treatment, STI testing, medical and surgical abortions, emergency contraception and male services by appointment (call 212.965.7000). They have a flexible pay scale for people without insurance and comprehensive service to women who are under 18.
- The Icarus Project
The Icarus Project is a network of people living with and/or affected by experiences that are commonly diagnosed and labeled as psychiatric conditions that offers dozens of interactive forums on topics ranging from mania and depression to relationships, treatment, alternate dimensions and mutual aid.
General Information and Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault:
- NYC Safer Space Coalition – Offers guidelines for creating safer spaces when an instance of inter-personal violence has affected a community.