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RESOURCE CENTER

The Center is your one-stop shop for all things LGBT. Whether you’re a New Yorker looking for additional services and support, a visitor to our great city searching for LGBT-friendly businesses, or a professional seeking opportunities or training, The Center is here for you.

General Resources

The Center provides a vast array of resources that compliment our core service areas—Recovery, Wellness, Family and Youth—so that you can seek additional support, service and connection when and where you need it. Use the dropdown menu below to select one of our service and programming areas of focus and find all related resources.

NYC Resources

As one of the most diverse cities in the world, NYC offers a tremendous range of resources for our LGBT community and members of the community visiting from both near and far. Use the dropdown menu below to select a resources area of focus and to find out just how much this city has to offer. Many of these listings are LGBT-owned and operated, all are LGBT-friendly and some are not LGBT at all, but are conveniently located!

Professional Resources

To ensure that professionals have access to the training they desire to better serve their clients and our community, The Center provides opportunities for professionals in the form of internships and other training.

    Family

    All Family

    Family

    National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

    A training, technical assistance and information services organization dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of state, local, tribal and other publicly administered or supported child welfare agencies.

    New York Coalition Citizens Coalition for Children (NYSCCC)

    NYSCCC provides support, information and advocacy for foster and adoptive parents and professionals in New York State.

    You Gotta Believe! (YGB)

    YGB helps place teens, pre-teens and young adults with permanent families before they age out of care and provides preparation and licensing for community members to become foster and adoptive parents.

    The Ali Forney Center Host Home Program (HHP)

    HHP is a community partner program with The Center’s LGBT Foster Care Project, which is an innovative housing model providing an alternative to the shelter system for LGBTQ homeless youth.

    The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

    Provides families and children with counseling, referrals and preventive services according to their needs. ACS also recruits and trains foster parents and caregivers.

    NYCLU - Fair Marriage Laws in New York: Frequently Asked Questions

    A very detailed breakdown of the legal rights same sex couples are entitled to under the law.

    City Clerk Online

    Allows you to fill out basic information on the marriage license application online, speeding up the application process. An in-person visit to the clerk’s office is still necessary.

    Marriage License Information - NYC City Clerk

    Provides basic information about marriage licenses and what it takes to obtain one in New York City. Please note, this information is specific to New York City, and may be different in other areas of the state.

    Adoption & Foster Care

    National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

    A training, technical assistance and information services organization dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of state, local, tribal and other publicly administered or supported child welfare agencies.

    New York Coalition Citizens Coalition for Children (NYSCCC)

    NYSCCC provides support, information and advocacy for foster and adoptive parents and professionals in New York State.

    You Gotta Believe! (YGB)

    YGB helps place teens, pre-teens and young adults with permanent families before they age out of care and provides preparation and licensing for community members to become foster and adoptive parents.

    The Ali Forney Center Host Home Program (HHP)

    HHP is a community partner program with The Center’s LGBT Foster Care Project, which is an innovative housing model providing an alternative to the shelter system for LGBTQ homeless youth.

    The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

    Provides families and children with counseling, referrals and preventive services according to their needs. ACS also recruits and trains foster parents and caregivers.

    Marriage

    NYCLU - Fair Marriage Laws in New York: Frequently Asked Questions

    A very detailed breakdown of the legal rights same sex couples are entitled to under the law.

    City Clerk Online

    Allows you to fill out basic information on the marriage license application online, speeding up the application process. An in-person visit to the clerk’s office is still necessary.

    Marriage License Information - NYC City Clerk

    Provides basic information about marriage licenses and what it takes to obtain one in New York City. Please note, this information is specific to New York City, and may be different in other areas of the state.

    Recovery

    New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

    OASAS oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems with more than 1,600 prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    NIDA’s mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

    6001 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda, MD

    Wellness

    All Wellness

    Wellness

    BrooklynFort Greene

    Fort Greene

    295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Last Friday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Brooklyn

    Crown Heights

    STD Services, Rapid HIV testing and counseling

    1218 Prospect Place, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Last Wednesday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Staten Island

    Stapleton Family Health Center

    Walk-ins accepted.

    111 Canal Street, Staten Island, NY
    Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Queens

    Rockaway: Addabbo Health Center

    1288 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY
    Monday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Queens

    Jamaica

    90-37 Parsons Boulevard, 1st Floor Annex, Jamaica, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Last Thursday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Queens

    Corona

    Free Walk-In Clinic

    34-33 Junction Boulevard, NY
    Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    City Holidays Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Bronx

    Morrisania

    1309 Fulton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Second Friday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Manhattan

    Riverside

    STD Services, Rapid HIV testing and counseling

    160 W 100th St
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Manhattan

    Manhattanville Renaissance

    Walk-In Testing

    21 Old Broadway
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Second Tuesday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Manhattan

    Central Harlem

    Walk-in Testing

    2238 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Third Tuesday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311

    Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union

    1112 St Nicholas Ave
    New York, NY
    Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Mid-Manhattan Library - NYPL

    455 5th Avenue
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Manhattan Business Center - DOF

    66 John Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

    208 W 13th St
    New York, NY

    Senator Alcantara's Office

    5030 Broadway, Suites 701 & 702, NY

    Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa's Office

    210 Sherman Avenue, Suites A & C
    New York, NY

    Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez's Office

    618 West 177 Street, Ground Level, NY

    Latino Commission on AIDS

    330 7th Avenue, Suite 2001
    New York, NY

    New York Common Pantry

    8 East 109th Street
    New York, NY

    Voces Latinas

    3763c 83 Street, Jackson Heights, NY
    Manhattan

    William Alanson White Institute

    Individual and family psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

    Manhattan

    Union Settlement Mental Health Services

    Psychotherapy; psychiatry, advocacy, HIV and geriatric services.

    Manhattan

    Ryan Center

    A free and confidential health clinic. Offers physicals, pregnancy tests, birth control, STD screening and treatment, HIV testing and treatment, psychotherapy, psychiatry, domestic violence counseling, TB testing, check-ups, free condoms and referrals.

    Manhattan

    Puerto Rican Family Institute

    Individual, family, and couples treatment, psychiatry, crisis interventions, case management, treatment planning. Bilingual/bicultural Spanish-English staff.

    Manhattan

    Post Graduate Center for Mental Health

    Individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatry, substance abuse counseling, case management.

    Manhattan

    New York-Presbyterian Hospital Center for Special Studies

    HIV-specialized clinic; Psychiatry available.

    Manhattan

    National Institute for the Psychotherapies

    Individual and couples psychotherapy; off-site psychiatry referrals.

    Manhattan

    Mount Sinai Hospital Jack Martin Fund Clinic

    Psychotherapy/psychiatry, substance abuse treatment

    Manhattan

    Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy (KIP)

    LGBT issues, sexual and gender identity.

    Manhattan

    Karen Horney Institute

    Psychotherapy, psychiatry, substance abuse treatment, trauma program.

    Manhattan

    Hispanic AIDS Forum

    Emotional support, support groups, and free short term counseling for HIV+ or high risk individuals. Bilingual English-Spanish staff are available.

    Manhattan

    Henry Street Settlement

    Counseling, psychiatric day treatment, crisis interventions, social services.

    Administrative Offices: (212) 766-9200
    Manhattan

    Gay Men's Health Crisis

    Short-term individual, family, and couples treatment, substance use and treatment adherence services. Mental Health services only available for HIV+ individuals who meet financial and residential eligibility requirements.

    Helpline: (212) 807-6655
    Toll Free: (800) 243-7692
    Manhattan

    Fifth Avenue Counseling Center

    Individual, group, couples, and family therapy.

    Manhattan

    Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

    Assessment, counseling, medication available. Staff are bilingual, Chinese-English.

    Manhattan

    Blanton Peale Institute

    Offers weekly psychotherapy; medication management, couple counseling, group therapy.

    Brooklyn

    Park Slope Center for Mental Health

    Offers weekly psychotherapy, psychiatric assessment and case management.

    Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy & New Directions

    Psychotherapy and psychiatry at BCP; substance abuse treatment.

    Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy
    300 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
    New Directions
    500 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
    Bronx

    Riverdale Mental Health Center

    Psychotherapy, medication consultation. Substance abuse treatment through ReSolve Center for Recovery. Residential services available.

    5676 Riverdale Avenue, Suite 202, Bronx, NY
    Bronx

    Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center

    Offers individual talk therapy, group therapy, and psychiatry.

    COLAGE

    A national movement of children, youth and adults with one or more LGBTQ parent(s).

    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

    PFLAG provides support for trans people and their families, and even has a special affiliate called TNET—the PFLAG Transgender Network—which focuses on support, education and advocacy for transgender people and their parents, families and friends.

    Solicitando Asilo como una Persona Transgénero

    ImmigrationPamphletSpanish_Center

    Filing for Asylum as a Transgender Person

    ImmigrationPamphletEnglish_Center

    Housing Works

    Transgender Evening Program and Transgender Transitional Housing Program provides legal services, in addition to HIV/AIDS services, homeless and food services, support services, detox and referrals, and more.

    57 Willoughby Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY

    Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)

    SRLP provides free legal services for low income people and people of color who are trans, intersex or gender non-conforming. This collective organization also works on issues related to housing, employment, foster care, welfare, benefits, immigration, school and the criminal justice system.

    147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY

    Queens Pride House

    Social and support groups, including Transgender Discussion Group, health education, and referrals. Drop in center with computer lab and lending library.

    76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206, Jackson Heights, NY

    The LOFT—LGBT Community Services Center for the Lower Hudson Valley

    Support groups: transgender support group, AA, SAFE adult education groups; a library and computer center; referrals for services; Pro-Bono Name Change Project for TGNC people and Drop-In Legal Clinic for LGBT legal questions; HIV testing and counseling; group for LGBT parents and their children.

    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY

    Hudson Pride Connections Center

    Ages 13-18—Youth Connect
    Ages 19-25—CRAVE
    Transgender Support Groups – GLITZ (Girls Living In the Trans Zone), and BLITZ (Boys Living in the Trans Zone).

    32 Jones Street, Jersey City, NJ
    Manhattan

    Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services—GLBTQ Counseling Unit

    Individual, group, couples and family therapy addressing issues relevant to the GLBTQ community such as identity formation, coming out, HIV/AIDS and the impact of homophobia, as well as general mental health problems; Psychiatry and medication management available.

    135 West 50th Street 6th Floor
    New York, NY

    Institute for Personal Growth

    Individual, group, couples and family therapy. Specialties in working with LGB and TGNC people, queer and poly relationships, BDSM, kink, and sex therapy.

    Manhattan

    Ackerman Institute for the Family

    Couples, and family counseling. Gender and Family Project provides groups and family therapy to families with TGNC children and adolescents.

    The Transgender Boards

    The Transgender Boards is a free and open transgender community discussion forum. The mission and purpose of this community is to provide help, support, and information to people.

    Trans Lifeline

    Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. This is a FREE helpline run by volunteers and supported by the community.

    Manhattan

    ICP: Psychotheraphy Center for Gender and Sexuality

    Affirmative, supportive psychotherapy that develops a personal treatments plan.

    Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

    Callen-Lorde provides a trans-affirmative environment where you can receive hormone therapy, as well as engage in an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider and/or a mental health provider to address the all of your health and wellness needs.

    CK Life

    Offers a transgender support group (RSVP required), scholarship for gender-confirming surgeries, Trans Clinic in partnership with Bronx Lebanon: General Medical care, Hormone Replacement therapy, Therapy, HIV treatment, Hep C treatment, surgeon referrals, surgery assistance programs.

    Affirmative Identification

    IDNYC is a free ID card available to all New York City residents age 14 and older. Your immigration status does not matter, and no one will ask you about it. All you have to do is provide proof of identity and residence in the five boroughs of New York City. This is the one card that is truly your key to the city, increasing access to City government and services with a range of discounts and benefits to enjoy your city and prove you are a New Yorker. To apply for your IDNYC please visit one of the following locations. An appointment is currently required.

    Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union

    1112 St Nicholas Ave
    New York, NY
    Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Mid-Manhattan Library - NYPL

    455 5th Avenue
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Manhattan Business Center - DOF

    66 John Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    HIV/AIDS Testing Centers

    BrooklynFort Greene

    Fort Greene

    295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Last Friday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Brooklyn

    Crown Heights

    STD Services, Rapid HIV testing and counseling

    1218 Prospect Place, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Last Wednesday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Staten Island

    Stapleton Family Health Center

    Walk-ins accepted.

    111 Canal Street, Staten Island, NY
    Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Queens

    Rockaway: Addabbo Health Center

    1288 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY
    Monday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Queens

    Jamaica

    90-37 Parsons Boulevard, 1st Floor Annex, Jamaica, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Last Thursday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Queens

    Corona

    Free Walk-In Clinic

    34-33 Junction Boulevard, NY
    Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    City Holidays Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Bronx

    Morrisania

    1309 Fulton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Second Friday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Manhattan

    Riverside

    STD Services, Rapid HIV testing and counseling

    160 W 100th St
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Manhattan

    Manhattanville Renaissance

    Walk-In Testing

    21 Old Broadway
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Second Tuesday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311
    Manhattan

    Central Harlem

    Walk-in Testing

    2238 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Third Tuesday of Every Month Closed
    AIDS Hotline: 311

    Insurance Enrollment

    On October 1, 2013, the Affordable Care Act went into effect in New York State, offering insurance options at a range of levels and costs. Interest in the program, called NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace, has been high, and we want you to know that you don’t have to figure out which option is best for you and your family on your own. The Center is a designated navigator for the NY State of Health, the health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act. We provide information and education on the options, and help individuals, families, small businesses and their employees enroll into the program. Our professional staff is here to help you figure out what plan is right for you, what you can afford and how to complete enrollment. The Center is proud to offer this free service as another step that we’re taking to ensure that everyone in the LGBT community has the tools to live happy and healthy lives. Call 646.556.9300 or email enroll@gaycenter.org today to set up an appointment.

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

    208 W 13th St
    New York, NY

    Senator Alcantara's Office

    5030 Broadway, Suites 701 & 702, NY

    Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa's Office

    210 Sherman Avenue, Suites A & C
    New York, NY

    Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez's Office

    618 West 177 Street, Ground Level, NY

    Latino Commission on AIDS

    330 7th Avenue, Suite 2001
    New York, NY

    New York Common Pantry

    8 East 109th Street
    New York, NY

    Voces Latinas

    3763c 83 Street, Jackson Heights, NY

    Mental Health

    Manhattan

    William Alanson White Institute

    Individual and family psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

    Manhattan

    Union Settlement Mental Health Services

    Psychotherapy; psychiatry, advocacy, HIV and geriatric services.

    Manhattan

    Ryan Center

    A free and confidential health clinic. Offers physicals, pregnancy tests, birth control, STD screening and treatment, HIV testing and treatment, psychotherapy, psychiatry, domestic violence counseling, TB testing, check-ups, free condoms and referrals.

    Manhattan

    Puerto Rican Family Institute

    Individual, family, and couples treatment, psychiatry, crisis interventions, case management, treatment planning. Bilingual/bicultural Spanish-English staff.

    Manhattan

    Post Graduate Center for Mental Health

    Individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatry, substance abuse counseling, case management.

    Manhattan

    New York-Presbyterian Hospital Center for Special Studies

    HIV-specialized clinic; Psychiatry available.

    Manhattan

    National Institute for the Psychotherapies

    Individual and couples psychotherapy; off-site psychiatry referrals.

    Manhattan

    Mount Sinai Hospital Jack Martin Fund Clinic

    Psychotherapy/psychiatry, substance abuse treatment

    Manhattan

    Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy (KIP)

    LGBT issues, sexual and gender identity.

    Manhattan

    Karen Horney Institute

    Psychotherapy, psychiatry, substance abuse treatment, trauma program.

    Manhattan

    Hispanic AIDS Forum

    Emotional support, support groups, and free short term counseling for HIV+ or high risk individuals. Bilingual English-Spanish staff are available.

    Manhattan

    Henry Street Settlement

    Counseling, psychiatric day treatment, crisis interventions, social services.

    Administrative Offices: (212) 766-9200
    Manhattan

    Gay Men's Health Crisis

    Short-term individual, family, and couples treatment, substance use and treatment adherence services. Mental Health services only available for HIV+ individuals who meet financial and residential eligibility requirements.

    Helpline: (212) 807-6655
    Toll Free: (800) 243-7692
    Manhattan

    Fifth Avenue Counseling Center

    Individual, group, couples, and family therapy.

    Manhattan

    Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

    Assessment, counseling, medication available. Staff are bilingual, Chinese-English.

    Manhattan

    Blanton Peale Institute

    Offers weekly psychotherapy; medication management, couple counseling, group therapy.

    Brooklyn

    Park Slope Center for Mental Health

    Offers weekly psychotherapy, psychiatric assessment and case management.

    Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy & New Directions

    Psychotherapy and psychiatry at BCP; substance abuse treatment.

    Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy
    300 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
    New Directions
    500 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
    Bronx

    Riverdale Mental Health Center

    Psychotherapy, medication consultation. Substance abuse treatment through ReSolve Center for Recovery. Residential services available.

    5676 Riverdale Avenue, Suite 202, Bronx, NY
    Bronx

    Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center

    Offers individual talk therapy, group therapy, and psychiatry.

    Manhattan

    Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services—GLBTQ Counseling Unit

    Individual, group, couples and family therapy addressing issues relevant to the GLBTQ community such as identity formation, coming out, HIV/AIDS and the impact of homophobia, as well as general mental health problems; Psychiatry and medication management available.

    135 West 50th Street 6th Floor
    New York, NY
    Manhattan

    Ackerman Institute for the Family

    Couples, and family counseling. Gender and Family Project provides groups and family therapy to families with TGNC children and adolescents.

    Manhattan

    ICP: Psychotheraphy Center for Gender and Sexuality

    Affirmative, supportive psychotherapy that develops a personal treatments plan.

    TGNC Resources

    COLAGE

    A national movement of children, youth and adults with one or more LGBTQ parent(s).

    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

    PFLAG provides support for trans people and their families, and even has a special affiliate called TNET—the PFLAG Transgender Network—which focuses on support, education and advocacy for transgender people and their parents, families and friends.

    Solicitando Asilo como una Persona Transgénero

    ImmigrationPamphletSpanish_Center

    Filing for Asylum as a Transgender Person

    ImmigrationPamphletEnglish_Center

    Housing Works

    Transgender Evening Program and Transgender Transitional Housing Program provides legal services, in addition to HIV/AIDS services, homeless and food services, support services, detox and referrals, and more.

    57 Willoughby Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY

    Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)

    SRLP provides free legal services for low income people and people of color who are trans, intersex or gender non-conforming. This collective organization also works on issues related to housing, employment, foster care, welfare, benefits, immigration, school and the criminal justice system.

    147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY

    Queens Pride House

    Social and support groups, including Transgender Discussion Group, health education, and referrals. Drop in center with computer lab and lending library.

    76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206, Jackson Heights, NY

    The LOFT—LGBT Community Services Center for the Lower Hudson Valley

    Support groups: transgender support group, AA, SAFE adult education groups; a library and computer center; referrals for services; Pro-Bono Name Change Project for TGNC people and Drop-In Legal Clinic for LGBT legal questions; HIV testing and counseling; group for LGBT parents and their children.

    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY

    Hudson Pride Connections Center

    Ages 13-18—Youth Connect
    Ages 19-25—CRAVE
    Transgender Support Groups – GLITZ (Girls Living In the Trans Zone), and BLITZ (Boys Living in the Trans Zone).

    32 Jones Street, Jersey City, NJ
    Manhattan

    Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services—GLBTQ Counseling Unit

    Individual, group, couples and family therapy addressing issues relevant to the GLBTQ community such as identity formation, coming out, HIV/AIDS and the impact of homophobia, as well as general mental health problems; Psychiatry and medication management available.

    135 West 50th Street 6th Floor
    New York, NY

    Institute for Personal Growth

    Individual, group, couples and family therapy. Specialties in working with LGB and TGNC people, queer and poly relationships, BDSM, kink, and sex therapy.

    Manhattan

    Ackerman Institute for the Family

    Couples, and family counseling. Gender and Family Project provides groups and family therapy to families with TGNC children and adolescents.

    The Transgender Boards

    The Transgender Boards is a free and open transgender community discussion forum. The mission and purpose of this community is to provide help, support, and information to people.

    Trans Lifeline

    Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. This is a FREE helpline run by volunteers and supported by the community.

    Manhattan

    ICP: Psychotheraphy Center for Gender and Sexuality

    Affirmative, supportive psychotherapy that develops a personal treatments plan.

    Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

    Callen-Lorde provides a trans-affirmative environment where you can receive hormone therapy, as well as engage in an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider and/or a mental health provider to address the all of your health and wellness needs.

    CK Life

    Offers a transgender support group (RSVP required), scholarship for gender-confirming surgeries, Trans Clinic in partnership with Bronx Lebanon: General Medical care, Hormone Replacement therapy, Therapy, HIV treatment, Hep C treatment, surgeon referrals, surgery assistance programs.

    Youth

    All Youth

    Youth

    The Trevor Project

    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

    SCO Family Therapy Intervention Program

    Provides free, short-term family counseling services to support parents and young people in working through challenges that might arise related to coming out.

    The Parents Project

    The Parents Project is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their LGBTQ kids.

    Urban Justice Center

    Offers free legal services to LGBT youth, including help with immigration, public benefits, discrimination and more.

    Trinity Place Shelter

    Transitional housing program for LGBTQ youth ages 18-24 in New York City.

    164 West 100th Street
    New York, NY

    Covenant House

    Provides emergency shelter, crisis care, counseling and clothing.

    Safe Horizon Streetwork Project

    Provides LGBT-affirming services for runaway and homeless youth, including emergency housing, food, clothing, showers, medical care, needle exchange and an HIV support group.

    Streetwork Harlem Drop-In Center
    209 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY
    Streetwork Lower East Side Drop-In Center
    33 Essex Street
    New York, NY 10002

    Sylvia's Place at Metropolitan Community Church

    Provides social services for the homeless and the hungry, including people living with HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) youth.

    446 West 36th Street
    New York, NY

    Ali Forney Center

    Offers emergency and transitional housing, drop-in services, meals, support groups, counseling and medical services for LGBTQ homeless youth.

    224 West 35th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY

    Planned Parenthood Health Center Services

    Planned Parenthood offers birth control, pregnancy testing, GYN care, STD screening and HIV testing and counseling services.

    Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

    Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center provides high-quality, comprehensive, free health and wellness services for young people.

    HOTT Program (Health Outreach To Teens)

    A program of the Callen Lorde Community Health Center, offering free and confidential primary health care, HIV care and medical services for LGBT youth. Call for appointment.

    HEAT (Health and Education Alternatives for Teens)

    HEAT provides free, comprehensive and confidential services for youth who are HIV+ and at-risk, ages 13-24, including HIV and STD testing, counseling services, mental health services and access to clinical research.

    Hetrick-Martin Institute

    An after-school program for LGBT youth and home of the Harvey Milk High School.

    NYC
    2 Astor Place
    New York, NY
    Newark
    550 Broad Street, Suite 610, Newark, NJ 07102

    The Door

    A social service agency for all youth, offering a support group for LGBT youth as well as health care services, recreation, referrals and high school equivalency classes.

    121 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY

    Day One

    Free and confidential counseling, case management and legal advice, information and direct representation to young people age 24 and under related to dating abuse. They have specific services for LGBT, gender non-conforming, queer and questioning youth.

    PO Box 3220 Church Street Station
    New York, NY 10008
    Toll Free: (800) 214-4150
    Text Line: (646) 535-3291

    GoGrad - Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students

    A variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) scholarships in popular career fields such as the arts, physical or social sciences, advocacy and education, tips and resources for funding your master’s degree and a scholarship application checklist.

    Campus Pride

    Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.

    Affordable Colleges Online - LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources

    A guide to show LGBTQ students the various on-campus and online resources they can use to help make college a more welcoming and supportive experience. This guide also includes interviews with a pair of diversity experts who lead student inclusion efforts on campuses today.

    Affordable Colleges - LGBTQ Students and College Affordability

    A collection of resources, including scholarships, for LGBTQ students.

    PO Box 5277, Houston, TX 77052

    Safe Homes Project

    A community-based, domestic violence advocacy and service program which provides a hotline, counseling, shelter, safety-planning and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence.

    Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

    Offers free and confidential crisis-counseling, support and advocacy to victims of crime—including bias crime, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS related violence, police misconduct or a pick-up crime.

    116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY
    Manhattan

    Ryan Center

    A free and confidential health clinic. Offers physicals, pregnancy tests, birth control, STD screening and treatment, HIV testing and treatment, psychotherapy, psychiatry, domestic violence counseling, TB testing, check-ups, free condoms and referrals.

    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

    PFLAG provides support for trans people and their families, and even has a special affiliate called TNET—the PFLAG Transgender Network—which focuses on support, education and advocacy for transgender people and their parents, families and friends.

    Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)

    SRLP provides free legal services for low income people and people of color who are trans, intersex or gender non-conforming. This collective organization also works on issues related to housing, employment, foster care, welfare, benefits, immigration, school and the criminal justice system.

    147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY

    Anti-Violence

    Safe Homes Project

    A community-based, domestic violence advocacy and service program which provides a hotline, counseling, shelter, safety-planning and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence.

    Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

    Offers free and confidential crisis-counseling, support and advocacy to victims of crime—including bias crime, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS related violence, police misconduct or a pick-up crime.

    116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY

    College & Education

    GoGrad - Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students

    A variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) scholarships in popular career fields such as the arts, physical or social sciences, advocacy and education, tips and resources for funding your master’s degree and a scholarship application checklist.

    Campus Pride

    Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.

    Affordable Colleges Online - LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources

    A guide to show LGBTQ students the various on-campus and online resources they can use to help make college a more welcoming and supportive experience. This guide also includes interviews with a pair of diversity experts who lead student inclusion efforts on campuses today.

    Affordable Colleges - LGBTQ Students and College Affordability

    A collection of resources, including scholarships, for LGBTQ students.

    PO Box 5277, Houston, TX 77052

    Counseling & Case Management

    Hetrick-Martin Institute

    An after-school program for LGBT youth and home of the Harvey Milk High School.

    NYC
    2 Astor Place
    New York, NY
    Newark
    550 Broad Street, Suite 610, Newark, NJ 07102

    The Door

    A social service agency for all youth, offering a support group for LGBT youth as well as health care services, recreation, referrals and high school equivalency classes.

    121 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY

    Day One

    Free and confidential counseling, case management and legal advice, information and direct representation to young people age 24 and under related to dating abuse. They have specific services for LGBT, gender non-conforming, queer and questioning youth.

    PO Box 3220 Church Street Station
    New York, NY 10008
    Toll Free: (800) 214-4150
    Text Line: (646) 535-3291

    Health

    Planned Parenthood Health Center Services

    Planned Parenthood offers birth control, pregnancy testing, GYN care, STD screening and HIV testing and counseling services.

    Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

    Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center provides high-quality, comprehensive, free health and wellness services for young people.

    HOTT Program (Health Outreach To Teens)

    A program of the Callen Lorde Community Health Center, offering free and confidential primary health care, HIV care and medical services for LGBT youth. Call for appointment.

    HEAT (Health and Education Alternatives for Teens)

    HEAT provides free, comprehensive and confidential services for youth who are HIV+ and at-risk, ages 13-24, including HIV and STD testing, counseling services, mental health services and access to clinical research.

    Manhattan

    Ryan Center

    A free and confidential health clinic. Offers physicals, pregnancy tests, birth control, STD screening and treatment, HIV testing and treatment, psychotherapy, psychiatry, domestic violence counseling, TB testing, check-ups, free condoms and referrals.

    Homelessness & Foster Care

    Trinity Place Shelter

    Transitional housing program for LGBTQ youth ages 18-24 in New York City.

    164 West 100th Street
    New York, NY

    Covenant House

    Provides emergency shelter, crisis care, counseling and clothing.

    Safe Horizon Streetwork Project

    Provides LGBT-affirming services for runaway and homeless youth, including emergency housing, food, clothing, showers, medical care, needle exchange and an HIV support group.

    Streetwork Harlem Drop-In Center
    209 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY
    Streetwork Lower East Side Drop-In Center
    33 Essex Street
    New York, NY 10002

    Sylvia's Place at Metropolitan Community Church

    Provides social services for the homeless and the hungry, including people living with HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) youth.

    446 West 36th Street
    New York, NY

    Ali Forney Center

    Offers emergency and transitional housing, drop-in services, meals, support groups, counseling and medical services for LGBTQ homeless youth.

    224 West 35th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY

    Parent & Family

    SCO Family Therapy Intervention Program

    Provides free, short-term family counseling services to support parents and young people in working through challenges that might arise related to coming out.

    The Parents Project

    The Parents Project is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their LGBTQ kids.

    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

    PFLAG provides support for trans people and their families, and even has a special affiliate called TNET—the PFLAG Transgender Network—which focuses on support, education and advocacy for transgender people and their parents, families and friends.

    Suicide Prevention & Crisis

    The Trevor Project

    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

    Accommodations

    All Accommodations

    Accommodations

    Craigslist

    In addition to apartment and roommate listings, this website also contains personals, job listings, things for sale, gigs and services.

    Rainbow Roommates, New York

    LGBT-specific

    75 West End Avenue
    New York, NY

    YMCA

    Locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

    Reservations: (917) 441-8800

    The Gershwin Hotel

    7 East 27th Street
    New York, NY

    Chelsea Star Hotel

    300 West 30th Street
    New York, NY

    Chelsea Center East

    83 Essex Street
    New York, NY

    Jazz on Lenox Hostel

    6 night/7 day minimum

    104 W 128th St
    New York, NY

    Jazz on the Park Hostel

    36 West 106th Street
    New York, NY

    Chelsea International Hostel

    251 West 20th Street
    New York, NY

    Hostelling International

    891 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY

    Loralei Bed and Breakfast

    667 Argyle Road, Brooklyn, NY

    Incentra Village House

    Guest House, very LGBT-friendly.

    32 8th Avenue
    New York, NY

    Hyatt House New York/Chelsea

    815 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY

    Hotel Shocard

    206 West 41st Street
    New York, NY

    The Sohotel

    341 Broome Street
    New York, NY

    Hotel Le Jolie

    235 Meeker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Hotel Le Bleu

    370 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Hotel 17

    225 East 17th Street
    New York, NY

    The Gem Hotel

    Chelsea
    300 West 22nd Street
    New York, NY
    SoHo
    135 E Houston Street
    New York, NY
    Midtown West
    449 West 36th Street
    New York, NY

    Colonial House Inn

    318 West 22nd Street
    New York, NY

    Chelsea Pines Inn

    317 West 14th Street
    New York, NY

    Hostels

    The Gershwin Hotel

    7 East 27th Street
    New York, NY

    Chelsea Star Hotel

    300 West 30th Street
    New York, NY

    Chelsea Center East

    83 Essex Street
    New York, NY

    Jazz on Lenox Hostel

    6 night/7 day minimum

    104 W 128th St
    New York, NY

    Jazz on the Park Hostel

    36 West 106th Street
    New York, NY

    Chelsea International Hostel

    251 West 20th Street
    New York, NY

    Hostelling International

    891 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY

    Hotels

    Loralei Bed and Breakfast

    667 Argyle Road, Brooklyn, NY

    Incentra Village House

    Guest House, very LGBT-friendly.

    32 8th Avenue
    New York, NY

    Hyatt House New York/Chelsea

    815 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY

    Hotel Shocard

    206 West 41st Street
    New York, NY

    The Sohotel

    341 Broome Street
    New York, NY

    Hotel Le Jolie

    235 Meeker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Hotel Le Bleu

    370 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Hotel 17

    225 East 17th Street
    New York, NY

    The Gem Hotel

    Chelsea
    300 West 22nd Street
    New York, NY
    SoHo
    135 E Houston Street
    New York, NY
    Midtown West
    449 West 36th Street
    New York, NY

    Colonial House Inn

    318 West 22nd Street
    New York, NY

    Chelsea Pines Inn

    317 West 14th Street
    New York, NY

    YMCA

    YMCA

    Locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

    Reservations: (917) 441-8800

    Area Internet Access

    Copy Com

    Cost

    $3/10 minutes

    • Color and black & white printing
    70 Greenwich Avenue
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    New York Public Library

    Cost

    Free

    Jefferson Market Branch
    425 6th Avenue
    New York, NY
    Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Muhlenberg Library
    209 W 23rd Street
    New York, NY
    Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    FedEx Office Print & Ship Center

    Cost

    $.30/minute

    $18/hour

    • Color and black & white printing
    239 7th Avenue South
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Greenwich Village Mail Center

    Cost

    $1.50/first five minutes

    $2.50/per 15 minutes

    • Color and black & white printing
    511 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday Closed

    Apple Store

    Cost

    Free

    • No copy or print services.
    401 West 14th Street
    New York, NY
    Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Staples Copy & Print Shop

    Cost

    $.30/minute

    • Color and black & white printing
    • Fax machine
    • Long distance calls
    390 6th Avenue
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Bookstores & Attractions

    Office of the City Clerk

    1 Centre Street
    New York, NY

    Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

    The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it.

    26 Wooster Street
    New York, NY

    Housing Works Bookstore Café

    Special events and a fully stocked cafe make this a great place to meet friends, relax and shop an extensive book, movie and music selection.

    126 Crosby Street
    New York, NY

    Bluestockings

    Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade café and activist center on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

    172 Allen Street
    New York, NY
    Everyday 11AM - 11PM

    Bureau of General Services—Queer Division

    The Bureau is a queer cultural center, bookstore and event space hosted by The Center.

    208 W 13th St, Room 210
    New York, NY

    Borough LGBT Centers

    Rainbow Heights Club

    25 Flatbush Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY

    Staten Island LGBT Center

    25 Victory Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Staten Island, NY

    Audre Lorde Project

    Brooklyn
    85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY
    Manhattan
    147 W 24th Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10011

    Queens Pride House

    Social and support groups, including Transgender Discussion Group, health education, and referrals. Drop in center with computer lab and lending library.

    76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206, Jackson Heights, NY

    Community Information

    Identity House

    Identity House provides peer counseling and therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and all other adults who are struggling with issues of sexuality, alienation, relationships and family. They also sponsor groups, workshops and other events. Walk-in peer counseling is available at the Center on Saturday & Sunday, 6-8 p.m.

    Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

    Offers free and confidential crisis-counseling, support and advocacy to victims of crime—including bias crime, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS related violence, police misconduct or a pick-up crime.

    116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY
    Manhattan

    Gay Men's Health Crisis

    Short-term individual, family, and couples treatment, substance use and treatment adherence services. Mental Health services only available for HIV+ individuals who meet financial and residential eligibility requirements.

    Helpline: (212) 807-6655
    Toll Free: (800) 243-7692

    Housing Works

    Transgender Evening Program and Transgender Transitional Housing Program provides legal services, in addition to HIV/AIDS services, homeless and food services, support services, detox and referrals, and more.

    57 Willoughby Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY

    Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

    Callen-Lorde provides a trans-affirmative environment where you can receive hormone therapy, as well as engage in an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider and/or a mental health provider to address the all of your health and wellness needs.

    Employment

    All Employment

    Employment

    ROC United

    The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) engages workers, employers and consumers to improve wages and working conditions in the restaurant industry. The ROC-United model involves ‘surrounding the industry’ by simultaneously engaging workers through: job training and placement, leadership development and civic engagement; legal support and policy advocacy and more.
    275 7th Avenue, Suite 1703
    New York, NY

    Nontraditional Employment for Women

    Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future.

    243 West 20th Street
    New York, NY

    New York City Public Library

    NYPL offers training in Microsoft Office, coding, and 100+ courses that are offered both on a rolling and cyclical basis. ESL courses, computer access, and book check out also available.

    66 Leroy Street
    New York, NY

    CHHAYA

    CHHAYA offers career readiness services, case management services, and advocacy services for predominantly South Asian community members. Note: Services open to all community members.

    37-43 77th Street, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY

    ACCES-VR

    Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) starts with the presumption that all individuals with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goal. Services also available through the ACCES Program.

    116 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY

    Workforce1 Recruitment Center

    Workforce1 is a service provided by the NYC Department of Small Business Services that prepares and connects qualified candidates to job opportunities in New York City. We make strong matches for both candidates and employers by using a unique combination of recruitment expertise, industry knowledge, and skill-building workshops to strengthen candidates’ employment prospects.

    Upper Manhattan
    215 West 125th Street, 6th Floor
    New York, NY
    Washington Heights
    516 W 181st Street
    New York, NY

    Project Renewal

    Offers job placement, training, case management, and housing services to people  struggling with homelessness, addiction, mental illness and other chronic health issues who need comprehensive services to achieve their goals for independent living.

    200 Varick Street, 9th Floor
    New York, NY

    Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

    The mission of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is to help disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth, and advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement, ESL, computer training, and support services.

    280 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Job Placement Services

    Workforce1 Recruitment Center

    Workforce1 is a service provided by the NYC Department of Small Business Services that prepares and connects qualified candidates to job opportunities in New York City. We make strong matches for both candidates and employers by using a unique combination of recruitment expertise, industry knowledge, and skill-building workshops to strengthen candidates’ employment prospects.

    Upper Manhattan
    215 West 125th Street, 6th Floor
    New York, NY
    Washington Heights
    516 W 181st Street
    New York, NY

    Project Renewal

    Offers job placement, training, case management, and housing services to people  struggling with homelessness, addiction, mental illness and other chronic health issues who need comprehensive services to achieve their goals for independent living.

    200 Varick Street, 9th Floor
    New York, NY

    Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

    The mission of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is to help disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth, and advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement, ESL, computer training, and support services.

    280 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Vocational and Training

    ROC United

    The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) engages workers, employers and consumers to improve wages and working conditions in the restaurant industry. The ROC-United model involves ‘surrounding the industry’ by simultaneously engaging workers through: job training and placement, leadership development and civic engagement; legal support and policy advocacy and more.
    275 7th Avenue, Suite 1703
    New York, NY

    Nontraditional Employment for Women

    Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future.

    243 West 20th Street
    New York, NY

    New York City Public Library

    NYPL offers training in Microsoft Office, coding, and 100+ courses that are offered both on a rolling and cyclical basis. ESL courses, computer access, and book check out also available.

    66 Leroy Street
    New York, NY

    CHHAYA

    CHHAYA offers career readiness services, case management services, and advocacy services for predominantly South Asian community members. Note: Services open to all community members.

    37-43 77th Street, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY

    ACCES-VR

    Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) starts with the presumption that all individuals with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goal. Services also available through the ACCES Program.

    116 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY

    Hotlines

    Samaritans Suicide Hotline

    Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Hotline

    RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

    Gay and Lesbian National Hotline

    M-F: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    National: (888) 843-4564
    New York: (212) 989-0999

    Domestic Violence Project

    The Trevor Project

    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

    Safe Horizon Streetwork Project

    Provides LGBT-affirming services for runaway and homeless youth, including emergency housing, food, clothing, showers, medical care, needle exchange and an HIV support group.

    Streetwork Harlem Drop-In Center
    209 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY
    Streetwork Lower East Side Drop-In Center
    33 Essex Street
    New York, NY 10002

    Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

    Offers free and confidential crisis-counseling, support and advocacy to victims of crime—including bias crime, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS related violence, police misconduct or a pick-up crime.

    116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY

    Religion

    Metropolitan Community Church of NY

    Church of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community; holds worship services and Sunday school, offers counseling, holy unions, a food pantry and other services.

    446 West 36th Street
    New York, NY

    Congregation Beit Simchat Torah

    Educational, cultural, social, spiritual, feminist programs, Jewish/AIDS outreach. Sabbath eve services, Church of Holy Apostles, 28 St/9th Ave.

    57 Bethune Street
    New York, NY

    The Church of the Village

    A progressive United Methodist community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. Offers worship services, educational opportunities for spiritual growth, children’s and family ministries, a food pantry, a community meal and more.

    201 W 13th St
    New York, NY

    Internships

    Internships

    The Center is proud to offer field placement educational opportunities for up to 30 social work (MSW), counseling (MHC), marriage and family therapy (MFT), psychology (PhD, Psy-D) and addiction (CASAC-T) students seeking to work with the LGBT communities. Placements are available in multiple program areas.

    Internship placements are to be no less than 18 to 22 hours per week and two semesters in duration, as follows:

    • February to August—usually Advanced Standing or similar social work students
    • June to December—open to students from all practice areas
    • September to May—usually second year or similar social work students

    The Center’s internship program seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of the LGBT communities by:

    1. Increasing The Center’s internal capacity and allowing The Center to better meet expanding community health needs
    2. Increasing the capacity of health services in the New York metropolitan area to serve the LGBT community by training culturally competent future providers
    3. Increasing the pool of potential future staff by developing strong relationships with student providers that may, in the future, seek to work at The Center

    To find out more about internships or to set up an appointment, email internships@gaycenter.org.

    Professional Training

    Professional Training

    For clinicians who practice in a city as diverse as New York, access to culturally sensitive training resources is essential.

    The Center has been providing technical assistance to community-based organizations, service providers and government providers locally, regionally and nationally in a variety of disciplines since our inception in the 1980s. The Center Training Institute offers specialized training sessions and technical assistance for professionals who work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the New York City area. Our workshops have been carefully developed to offer important information, resources and creative clinical skills to help you enhance the lives of your LGBT clients.

    The Center is a New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

    The Center Training Institute offers two onsite series of trainings each year in fall and spring. All trainings require a $20 registration fee for students and $60 for professionals. To register or for more information, contact Katharine Kelley at kkelley@gaycenter.org.

    In addition to the onsite Center Training Institute, in some instances workshops can be offered offsite to government, medical, educational, substance abuse recovery and social service providers, as well as at conferences, forums and training institutes.

    THE LGBTQ INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY THERAPY (LIFT) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

    LIFT is a ground-breaking, 100-hour certification program for Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) who provide therapeutic services to families involved with New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). LIFT is designed to help clinicians gain additional knowledge, skills and confidence to reduce the rejecting behaviors of families struggling to accept their LGBTQ children. The program also aims to support families experiencing conflict around their child’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Interested clinicians must submit an application for each six-month session; please note that space is limited.

    LEARN MORE AND APPLY