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Resources

If you or someone you know is struggling with an unmet need, we encourage you to check out the directory of resources below. If you have a resource suggestion or want to share your experience with a listed resource, please let us know!

LGBTQ+

CenterLink

Numerous general, crisis, legal and international resources provided by the member-based coalition that supports the development of strong, sustainable, LGBTQ community centers.

EvolveMD - Trans Resources

Numerous resources for transgender people provided by an innovative healthcare provider dedicated to bringing compassionate, socially just healthcare to the most marginalized members of our community.

Kansas City Center for Inclusion

An LGBTQ+ resource and community center offering community resources, peer-led support groups, events and programs, education, and a welcoming space for LGBTQ+ folks to have fun, learn, grow, connect, build community, and live authentically.

LGBT National Help Center

An LGBTQ+ service providing free and confidential peer-support, information, and local resources through national hotlines and online programs. Find hotlines specifically for youth, seniors, or callers of all ages.

LGBTQ HealthLink

Numerous health-specific resources provided by the CenterLink program, which supports, shares, and amplifies work being done to advance LGBTQ+ health equity.

LGBTQ+ Community Resources for College Students

Numerous resources for LGBTQ+ college students designed to meet their needs for community and provide opportunities for social and academic growth.

National Center for Transgender Equality

An organization advocating to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.

Our Spot KC*

A hub for resources that support, advance and equip LGBTQ+ individuals to ensure sustainability and improvement in and of the community.
*Trusted BlaqOut Partner

Resume Builder’s Career Guide for LGBTQ+ Candidates

A comprehensive resource designed to empower LGBTQ+ job seekers on their professional journey by exploring critical topics of knowing your rights, evaluating job opportunities, exploring industries, crafting impactful resumes, and mastering job interviews

The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center

An interdisciplinary center providing educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for LGBTQIA+ people.

The Trevor Project Crisis Hotline

A crisis hotline offering immediate, confidential, and free support for LGBTQ+ people thinking of harming themselves. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year via phone, text, or chat.

Trans Advocacy and Care Team (TACT)

A trans-led nonprofit initiative providing compassionate listening and affirming resources to help trans and nonbinary people navigate their gender congruence journeys.

Trans Lifeline

Run by and for trans people, Trans Lifeline provides peer support for the trans community that’s been divested from police since day one.

Transgender Law Center

The largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people.

Housing

Kansas City Housing Authority

A governmental entity authorized by the state of Missouri to engage in or assist in the development or operation of housing for low income and very low income families.

KC Tenants

A citywide tenant union organization ensuring that every Kansas Citian has a safe, accessible, and truly affordable home.

Pride Haven

An overnight shelter offering a welcoming and affirming environment for transition-aged youth, aged 18-24, facing homelessness.

SAVE, Inc.

A nonprofit working toward a world free of homelessness and discrimination in housing by providing permanent, transitional and emergency housing assistance to Kansas City’s most vulnerable.

Shelter KC

A religious-centered rescue mission offering freedom, support, and resources to those in need, empowering them to reach their full potential.

Mental Health

Mental Health America of the Heartland

A peer-run listening service that provides non-crisis supportive listening, coping strategies, information and a reprieve from loneliness or isolation.

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Statewide 24-Hour crisis lines based on your county

National Suicide and Crisis Hotline

A free and confidential service providing support to people in distress. Call or text 988.

Wyandot Center Crisis and Outreach Services

A 24/7 crisis line providing ideas, tips, and additional resources by a mental health professional to help manage suicidal thoughts, personal distress, unusual behaviors, issues with medications, or a traumatic events.

Zencare

A mental health platform that provides mental health services directly to clients and offers free mental health resources, guides, etc. for LGBTQ+ people, students, parents, etc.

Substance Abuse

First Call

A local organization providing clinical, educational, and prevention services to individuals and families in Greater Kansas City to reduce the impact of alcohol, drugs, and addiction.

SAMHSA National Helpline

A free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service, available in English and Spanish, for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Violence

Hope House

A nonprofit dedicated to making sure every individual affected by domestic violence in Kansas City can find refuge and freedom.

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

A nonprofit committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate violence advocacy and education to the LGBTQ+ community.

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)

A nonprofit designed to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and to prevent sexual violence in our community.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

A national organization dedicated to reducing violence and its impacts on LGBTQ+ individuals in the United States.

Rose Brooks Center

An emergency shelter providing adults, children, and their pets support and resources to escape life-threatening abuse.

Safehome

A Johnson County domestic violence shelter providing shelter, individual and group counseling, court and legal support, and community programs and engagement.

StrongHearts Native Helpline

A 24/7 safe, confidential, and anonymous domestic and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

Other

Poison Control

A free and confidential service providing information in the event of swallowing, splashing, or getting bitten/stung by something that may be harmful.

Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE)

Connect immigrant populations with quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities of the Kansas City Public Library through outreach, education, and advocacy.

United Way 211

A 24/7 go-to resource that helps people across the U.S. and Canada find the local resources and information they need.

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