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Crisis, Health & Legal

Connecting Queer, Trans, and Allied Youth to Resources They Need

Crisis resources and talk lines

If you or someone you care about is having a hard time coping or has unsafe feelings or thoughts, we encourage you to direct them to one of the following crisis resources.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline trained counselors are available to provide support and resources 24/7/365. Anyone can call at any time.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project confidential crisis intervention and suicide prevention service for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24 available 24/7/365.

*Access TrevorChat through a computer, as you may have technical difficulties if using a smartphone or tablet.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a suicide prevention helpline for trans people, staffed by trans people. You can call even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure if you’re trans! They also have a friends and family line for folks supporting a trans loved one. Trans Lifeline does not use nonconsensual intervention.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line will connect you with a crisis counselor for free 24/7 support. You’ll get an automated text response first, and then a response from a crisis counselor. Crisis counselors will respond within 5 minutes through a secure platform. They will work with you until you are cool and calm and have a positive plan for next steps.

SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program

SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program advocates are available Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-2pm. May be impacted by Pride Center of Vermont hours.

Through direct service advocacy, education, and community support, the SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program provides comprehensive services to support LGBTQ+ survivors of hate, bias, harassment, discrimination, abuse, intimate partner violence, stalking, trafficking, sexual assault, and other systemic and community harms.

Hotlines

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
All ages & identities - call, text, chat

The Trevor Project
LGBTQ+ youth 13-24
Call (866) 488-7386
Text START to 678-678
TrevorChat online*

Trans Lifeline
All ages; trans & questioning - call only
Call (877) 565-886

Crisis Text Line
All ages & identities - text only
Text VT to 741741

SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program
Vermont-based LGBTQ+ and questioning adults (18+)
Chat
Call (802) 860-7812
safespace@pridecentervt.org

Healthcare resources

Find affirming and knowledgeable providers of all kinds to support you in taking care of your health!

Gender Affirming Resources: If you’re a youth or if you know of a youth looking for FREE gender-affirming resources, submit your request below, and we’ll help you get what you need.

Gender-Affirming Resource Request

UVM Transgender Youth Program

This program at the University of Vermont Medical Center provides transgender young people and their families with case management, support, resources, and referrals in a comfortable and affirming setting.

UVM Transgender Youth Program

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

This national nonprofit healthcare provider offers free and affordable comprehensive medical care, including primary care, sexual & reproductive wellness services, HIV and STI testing, and gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy. They also are a great source of education - both online and in their clinic - to help you make informed medical decisions!

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

The Vermont Diversity Health Project (VDHP)

Call (802) 860-7812 or vdhp@pridecentervt.org

Outright Vermont and Pride Center of Vermont work together to maintain the Vermont Diversity Health Project. This searchable database exists to help patients identify safe, affirming, supportive, and effective healthcare providers. The practices identified below are committed to being a safe and affirming space for those in the LGBTQ+ community.

If you have any questions about VDHP or want more support in finding the provider that’s right for you, please contact the VDHP Team at the Pride Center.

The Vermont Diversity Health Project (VDHP)

Legal resources

Legal name and gender changes 101

An overview of the process of changing your name and gender marker on legal documents in Vermont, and to compile the forms, explanations, and resources necessary to do this in a single document.

Legal Name and Gender Changes 101

VT Legal Aid

Call (800) 889-2047

An organization that offers a variety of free legal services for Vermonters facing a civil legal problem that threatens their rights, shelter, job, health or well-being.

VT Legal Aid

Lambda Legal

Call toll-free: (866) 542-8336

A national legal organization working for LGBTQ+ civil rights. If you feel you have experienced discrimination, visit:

www.lambdalegal.org/help

Vermont Human Rights Commission

The mission of the Vermont Human Rights Commission is to promote full civil and human rights in Vermont. The Commission protects people from unlawful discrimination in housing, state government employment, and public accommodations.

Vermont Human Rights Commission

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Vermont ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont is freedom’s watchdog, working in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Vermont ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

Nex Benedict, Rest In Power.

Hate will never win. Together, we will rise with and alongside you.

Statement & Resources