DMH Young Adult Resource Guide LGBTQ Resources

Department of Mental Health Young Adult Resource Guide - LGBTQ

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Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line

The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL) is here to connect you directly to clinical help, when and where you need it. Even if you’re not sure what kind of help or treatment you may need, we can help guide you.

Greater Boston PFLAG

​​​​​​85 River St., Suite 3A P.O. Box 541619 Waltham, MA 02454

(781) 891-5966

  • Greater Boston PFLAG offers help for LGBT youth, their families, and communities around the topic of sexual identity. They are a group of parents, families, friends, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Greater Boston PFLAG helps change attitudes and creates an environment of understanding so that our gay family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive.
  • Trained parent and family volunteers are available to answer questions, listen, and provide resources through their help line: 866-427-3524.
  • Greater Boston PFLAG also offers many support groups in different locations throughout Massachusetts. To view the list of support groups by location, please visit their website at the above link and click on the “Support” tab.

Boston GLASS Community Center

75 Amory St. Boston, MA 02119

(857) 399-1920

  • A drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 25. You can get something to eat, use the computers to build a resume, or talk to a staff person and get help or support on everything from housing issues to health care.
  • They offer group meetings titled: Gender Identity Group, Coming Out Group, Women’s Group, and Men’s Group. To see the day and time these groups meet, visit their website at the above link and click on the “Schedule” tab.

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

(617) 778-0519

  • The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending oppression and discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.
  • Rooted in social justice, they educate the public, advocate with state, local, and federal government, engage in activism, and encourage empowerment of community members through collective action.
  • Visit for events and meetings near you

Trans Health Program Patient Advocate

(857) 313-6589

  • Fenway’s Trans Health Patient Advocate can help you find health information and resources, and assist you in figuring out your next steps for getting the care you need.
  • Services are free and available on a walk-in basis for 20-minute sessions on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. They are located on the 2nd Floor of the Ansin Building at 1340 Boylston Street.

Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance


  • QAPA is committed to providing a supportive social, political, and educational environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and questioning people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the Boston and New England area.

The Trevor Project

24/7 Trevor Lifeline: 1 (866) 488-7386

  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
  • For a list of local resources in your community go to:

Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center

​​​​​​75 Kneeland Street Boston, MA 02111

(617) 457-8140

  • Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. They provide medical care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, STD testing and treatment, women’s health care, transgender care, and provide sensitive, respectful and appropriate care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBT) youth and young adults.

Waltham House

(781) 647-9976

  • Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, this group home program is designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for up to 12 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth ages 14-18. Waltham House offers residents a safe environment to live while they prepare for family reunification, independent living and future self-sufficiency.
  • For more information, visit the above link and click on the “What we do” tab, and then select “Residential Care”.

Safe Homes

​​​​​​4 Mann Street Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 755-0333

  • Homes is a program of The Bridge of Central Massachusetts. It is a program for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 14 and 23, and is led by youth, professional staff, and volunteer adult advisors. They offer support and resources in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • For more information, visit the above link and click on the “Information” tab, select “GLBTQ Youth Resources”, and then select the “Safe Homes of Central Mass” link.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Support Project

942 West Chestnut Street Brockton, MA 02301

1 (800) 530-2770

  • Their mission is to ensure safe and supportive communities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth. The GLBT Youth Support Project provides training and on-going support for educators and health and human service providers to assist them in implementing welcoming and appropriate programs, policies, and services for these young people and their families.

The Cape and Islands Gay and Straight Youth Alliance

56 Barnstable Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

(508) 778-7744

  • CIGSYA (The Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance) is a community-based alliance of young people from 14 to 22 that exists to improve the lives of LGBTIQQS (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning and straight) youth on Cape Cod and the Islands by addressing key risk factors such as the self-hate, isolation and fear. CIGSYA works toward eliminating all forms of discrimination based on differences through education and training, and by providing a space where young people can come together free from judgment and harassment.

Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Youth

(617) 227-4313

  • BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies, and services for GLBT youth 22 and under.
  • Check the website for meeting times and locations, or call the number listed above.
  • Find an AGLY near you!

Merrimack Valley Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

  • McVAGLY aims to provide LGBT youth from the Merrimack Valley a safe environment to gather weekly to discuss issues that may not be adequately addressed elsewhere. These issues may include coming out, safe sex, the effectiveness of high school and middle school GSA's, suicide, and GLBT rights in the community. All meetings are facilitated by high school and college students and chaperoned by adults 25+ yrs.
  • Check website for meeting time and location.

Supporters of Worcester Area Gay and Lesbian Youth

(508) 755-0005

  • Since 1984, SWAGLY has provided a safe space for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth and their straight allies, ages14-23 to socialize, learn and share. Their weekly meetings consist of social time, introductions, community announcements, and a structured conversation about issues facing GLBTQ youth today. These include coming out, coping with stress, working with relationships, and various discussions about drug abuse and safer sex.
  • Check the website for meeting times and locations, or call the number listed above.

North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth

(617) 927-6088, (781) 913-3747

  • NAGLY is a welcoming and safe place for youth ages 14 – 21 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. Their mission is to create, sustain and advocate for programs, policies, and services for the LGBT youth community, through regular support meetings, and by defending and enhancing the human and civil rights of LGBT youth on the North Shore of Massachusetts.
  • Check the website for meeting times and locations, or call the number listed above.

OUT Metrowest

PO Box 2122, Framingham MA, 01703

(508) 875 2122


  • The mission of OUT MetroWest is to support the health and emotional well-being of LGBTQ teens in the Boston MetroWest area by offering youth-led and adult-supported social and educational programs.
  • Umbrella is a peer group specifically intended to provide additional support for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.
  • Nexus is a first-in-the-Commonwealth program for middle school youth that meets monthly. Nexus provides a safe space to explore questions relating to sexual orientation and gender identity and includes a light dinner, group discussions, and diverse activities.

Bisexual Resource Center

29 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 424-9595

  • The BRC is the oldest national bi organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities.
  • The BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.

LGBT Helpline and Peer Listening Line

LGBT Helpline (25+):

(617) 267-9001 or Toll-Free: (888) 340-4528


Peer Listening Line (25 & Under):

(617) 267-2535 or Toll-Free: (800) 399-PEER

  • You can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make.. Talk to our trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone.
  • Help lines are anonymous and confidential.

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders

​​​​​​30 Winter Street, STE 800, Boston, MA 02108

(617) 426-1350

  • They are New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.
  • If you are interested in learning more about your rights, visit the above website and click on the “Know your Rights” tab.

Boston Area Transgender Support


  • They are a peer-run support group for transgender young adults in and around Boston. They are inclusive of both female-to-male (FTM) spectrum and male-to-female (MTF) spectrum individuals, genderqueer persons, intersexed folks, and of those questioning their gender identity.  Meetings emphasize group participation and mutual respect, and all. discussions are confidential between members Our members strive to keep the meetings free of judgments and full of acceptance.

GLSEN- Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network

​​​​​​GLSEN MA PO Box 51243, Boston, MA 02205

(617) 684-5736


  • (GLSEN) is a national organization making schools safer for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, they work to educate teachers, students, and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.
  • GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. All are welcome.


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