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Social distancing and quarantining are critical to limit the spread of the virus and protect everyone’s health, but it can cause or increase isolation for many in our community. For those of us who are most vulnerable, whatever the reason, we’re compiling resources that may help. We’ll continue to update this page with additional resources as the situation evolves.


Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

Trevor Lifeline (a service of the Trevor Project): 866-488-7386

Text: Send "Start" to 678678

Chat: https://bit.ly/2qUOf1U

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline: 877-360-LGBT (5428)

Erie County Crisis Services: 716-834-3131

Niagara County Crisis Services: 716-285-3515

Chautauqua County Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline: 1-800-724-0461

Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741

Peer Support

LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564

LGBT National Youth Hotline (up to age 25): 800-246-7743

LGBT National Senior Hotline (age 50+): 888-234-7243

Fenway Health LGBTQ Hotlines:

888.340.4528 (25+) Helpine; Monday – Saturday, 6:00 – 11:00 pm

800.399.PEER (25 and under) Peer Listening Line; Monday – Saturday, 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Help

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)  

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline Response for Erie County: 716-884-6000   

AVP-24 Hour LGBTQ/HIV+ Domestic Violence Hotline - 212-714-1141

Online Support/Chat Groups

http://www.pandys.org   Pandora's Project offers a message board and chat room, free lending library, and numerous resources for all survivors of sexual violence; with specific forums for LGBTQ survivors.

https://www.trevorspace.org social networking space for LGBT youth (13-24)

https://chat.tgguide.com TGGuide.com's Transgender Chat and Social Network provides free social and support services for the trans community 

https://www.transgenderpulse.com/chat TransPulse Chat Online discussion

http://www.glnh.org  LGBT National Help Center - Provides free & confidential phone peer services and online chat support

https://www.transgender.support/ Live transgender support chat

https://transmentors.org/  Trans Mentors International

https://www.transgendermap.com/ Transgender Map – free resources on transitioning

https://www.transfolxfightingeds.org/ -Trans folx fighting eating disorders

Family and Allies Resources

https://familyproject.sfsu.edu Family Acceptance Project

https://www.glaad.org/publications/series/transgender GLAAD Transgender Publications

http://www.transpeoplespeak.org/  Trans video stories

https://pflag.org/owningyourroletoolkit PFLAG trans ally toolkit

https://pflag.org/resource/transgender-reading-list-adults PFLAG Trans Reading List

https://www.genderspectrum.org/ Gender Spectrum – resources for youth & families

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care Support for Caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other dementias