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The need in the Black lgbtq+ community is apparent. Keeping in line with our goal to keep communities members safe we are providing the following resource information. 

 

 

Chicago Resources

The Chapin Directory is a detailed list of Chicago support resources 

 

The directory provides information on essentials needs such as housing, employment, food, shelter and medical services. 

 

www.childrenserviceschicago.com › Chapin_Directory

South Side Weekly

Community Resource Guide. 

https://southsideweekly.com

 

 

 

 

LGBTQ+ Resources 

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

 

AFC brings together service providers and funders to develop systems that meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to maximize the use of scarce resources. 

 

312-922-2322

info@aidschicago.org

https://www.aidschicago.org

Broadway Youth Center

 

The Broadway Youth Center is a program of Howard Brown Health Center and its community partners, offering comprehensive services to youth, ages 12-24 including a safe space for young people experiencing homelessness.

 

773.388.1600 ext 9

https://www.translifeline.org/hotline

Chicago House

 

Chicago House provides permanent, community-based housing

supportive services, and prevention outreach to individuals and

families struggling with HIV and AIDS. Many come to Chicago House with the added burdens of poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness, as well as the need for job skills and training.  

 

773-248-5200

info@chicagohouse.org

https://www.chicagohouse.org

 

 

 

The Civil Rights Agenda

 

The Civil Rights Agenda fights for individual rights. It was established to continue the fight for equal rights and guarantee equal protection and treatment for all.  

 

(773) 235-8852
info@jointcra.org
http://jointcra.org 

Trans Life Line 

 

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the members of the trans community, that offer support and information regarding resources they need to survive and thrive. 

 

877-565-8860

https://www.translifeline.org/hotline

 

The Crib

 

The Night Ministry’s overnight youth shelter is open from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m.

 

773-784-9000

Info@thenightministry.org

www.thenightministry.org

Equality Illinois

 

Equality Illinois builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community.

 

773-477-7173

info@eqil.org

http://www.equalityillinois.us

Lambda Legal Illinois

 

Lambda Legal's Help desk provides information and resources relating to discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and HIV status.

 

312-663-4413

https://www.lambdalegal.org/helpdesk

https://www.lambdalegal.org/states-regions/illinois

Transformative Justice Law Project

 

The Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois (TJLP) is a collective of radical lawyers, social workers, activists, and community organizers who are deeply committed to prison abolition, transformative justice, and gender self-determination.

 

(773) 272-1822

http://tjlp.org

The Trevor Project — Saving Young LGBTQ Lives

 

Trained counselors are there to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 1-866-488-7386. The Trevor Project also offers Trevor Chat, Trevor Text, Trevor Space and Trevor Support Center. 

 

1-866-488-7386

https://www.thetrevorproject.org

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The LGBTQ+ community is diverse and strong, but may be disproportionately at-risk for suicidal feelings and other mental health struggles because of the discrimination and prejudice they too often are up against.  Call 1-800-273-8255 for help now.

 

1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/

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