Massachusetts Asian and Pacific Islanders (MAP) for Health
MAP promotes health in Massachusetts and New England Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities convening community meetings and forums, conducting health outreach and workshops, and providing easy and confidential HIV counseling, testing and referrals by professionally trained staff.
The GLBT Youth Group Network of Massachusetts - Managed by The Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth (BAGLY)
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Group Network of MA is a statewide support and development partnership of community-based direct service organizations which exist to ensure that queer and questioning youth from the Commonwealth have access to a broad array of supports, services and opportunities. These groups, located across Massachusetts, offer safe, non-exploitative environments where youth can make friends, discuss experiences, and get support, info and referrals about sexual and gender identity and other issues of concern.
The 84 is a statewide movement of youth fighting tobacco in Massachusetts. The 84 represents the 84% of Massachusetts youth who did not smoke when the movement began. Now, that number is steadily increasing. Members of The 84 educate community leaders, legislators, and their peers about tobacco industry tactics and help, advance local strategies to reduce the influence of tobacco. Chapter members also have the chance to come together at statewide trainings and events to share ideas and learn new skills. Every year, over 80 Chapters join the Movement to create positive change in their communities.
Fenway Health provides medical and mental health services to LGBTQ communities. It runs the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center for young adults ages 12-29. It also operates a toll-free helpline and peer listening line that offer safe places to call for information, referrals, and support:
LGBT Helpline: 888.340.4528
Peer Listening Line: 800.399.PEER
GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders)
Offers expert legal information on the rights of LGBTQ students in Massachusetts public schools, and advice on how to proceed if you believe such rights have been violated.
Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC)
HBGC is a Boston-based nonprofit that works to inspire and empower Latin@, Hispanic and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling.
Offers a comprehensive selection of programs designed to support schools and individuals on a number of different levels, including teacher and staff training, student trainings, GSA support, a comprehensive professional development program, workshops focused on specific issues, retreats for educators, an annual conference which provides networking, skill building and curriculum training opportunities, and the National Day of Silence initiative.
Greater Boston PFLAG - Safe Schools and Communities Project
The Greater Boston Chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays, Bisexuals & Transgender People offers monthly group meetings, confidential telephone and parent-to-parent support, and powerful speaking engagements on LGBT issues in schools and/or community settings.
JRI Health - Boston GLASS Community Center
Boston GLASS provides counseling, advocacy and referrals for health care services and housing to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens and young adults, many of whom are youth of color. GLASS offers a drop-in space five days a week, support groups, counseling services, youth leadership development, community education, and HIV testing and counseling and STI and Viral Hepatitis screenings.
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC)
MTPC is an advocacy, education, and community-building organization that works to end discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. In addition to information on training and technical assistance services, the website provides an online transgender resource guide; updates on laws, public policies, and civil rights initiatives; and resources on education, employment, healthcare, housing, incarceration, and suicide prevention.
The Network/La Red
The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Services include a hotline, safe home, support groups, and training.
Hotline (Voice): 617-742-4911
Hotline (TTY): 617-227-4911
Offers educational speaking engagements on LGBT lives and issues.
Tapestry Health offers family planning and reproductive health care to often marginalized individuals in Western Massachusetts, such as young people, women living in poverty, recent immigrants, uninsured and under-insured persons, injection drug users, the homeless, and men and women with HIV/AIDS, regardless of their ability to pay. Tapestry Health encourages LGBT individuals to take advantage of its programs.
Boston Area Trans Support (BATS)
BATS is a peer-run support group of trans and gender diverse young adults (teens-mid 30's) from all around metro Boston, and Eastern Massachusetts. Join us if you are looking for support in understanding your gender identity, help with coming out or transitioning, emotional support, a sense of community, a place where you belong, or just to meet relateable people. Anyone who identifies as trans (transgender, transsexual, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, bigender, pangender, intersex, etc.) or who is sincerely questioning their gender identity is welcome.
Youth on Fire
A drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, located in Harvard Square, Cambridge; provides support, referrals, health information, and services in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment.
Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) Complaint Line
Anyone who has concerns about a child receiving state services can contact the OCA complaint line with their issues – this includes bio parents, foster parents, and youth themselves.
Phone: (617) 979-8360