The Q Corner is a peer-driven, Behavioral Health Services Department program dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and their friends, families, and allies, in Santa Clara County. This safe, welcoming, and affirming team is committed to making community services and resources available to everyone.
The Q Corner Services include:
- Support Navigating Resources and Referrals
- Peer Support and Mentoring
- Opportunities for Social Activities and Community Building
- Information on available Trainings and Best Practices
The Gender Health Center (GHC) is the first all ages clinic specialized in caring for transgender, gender-non-binary and gender expansive people in the South Bay. They offer medical care, mental/emotional health care, social work support for practical needs, and opportunities for community connection.
The National Center for Youth with Diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression (The National SOGIE Center), provides a centralized site for accessing resources on providing culturally responsive care to children, youth, young adults with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE) and their families across systems, including child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health (including school mental health), substance use systems, and housing and homelessness.
How to Help Yourself or a Friend
Suicide Prevention Resources for LGBTQ+ Community Santa Clara County
Outlet is youth-centered, respecting all individuals and honoring their differences. Outlet program staff provide a safe environment that is confidential, inclusive, and non-judgmental. Striving for social justice and engaging youth in achieving freedom, fairness, and equality for all are the core elements of the program. Outlet services support the emotional, physical, and social development of youth as whole individuals.
Key tips on knowing your rights, discussing your experiences, and understanding your gender as you navigate your Gender identity across multiple realms.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Services are free and confidential. They speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more! They also maintain the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. Their database contains information on social and support groups, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more. They also have information on GLBT-friendly businesses including lawyers, doctors and various counseling professionals.
The California Youth Crisis Line is a statewide, toll-free, 24-hour, confidential phone line available to young people between the ages of 12-24, and concerned friends and family members. CCY provides crisis intervention counseling on many issues including family problems, sexual assault, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, suicide and more. CCY offers support, encouragement, and referrals to youth needing assistance or in crisis situations.
The Trevor Project
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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.
The Affordable College website provides a guide of comprehensive resources to help you find the college experience that suits you best. Learn what to look for in a college, discover your rights as a member of the LGBTQ community, explore new avenues for activism, or connect with other LGBTQ students.