Resources

Brooklyn and New York City have a rich history of providing resources to the community. Below are resources and partners of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. If you would like to be listed here, please contact info@lgbtbrooklyn.org.
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AIDS Health Foundation

Largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S.

 

Adults

     
Ali Forney Center

Protects LGBT+ youth in New York City from the harm of homelessness, and supporting them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.

Youth

       
Audre Lorde Project (ALP)

Focusing on community organizing in New York City for LGBT, Two Spirit, and Gender Non Conforming People of Color.

 

Adults

     
Brooklyn Hospital

The Brooklyn Hospital Center is dedicated to providing outstanding health services, education, and research to keep the people of Brooklyn and greater New York healthy.

Youth

Adults

   

Recovery

Brooklyn Men (K)onnect [BMK]  

Provides community outreach intervention, and health education dedicated to expanding access to HIV/STD related prevention.

Youth

Adults

 

Elders

 
Brooklyn Public Libraries

Offering residents, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and use of more than 1,100 free Internet-accessible computers, and more.

 

Adults

 

Elders

 
Bushwick Anti-Violence Project

AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.

 

Adults

TGNC

   
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Providing sensitive, quality health care and related services primarily to New York’s   LGBT  communities regardless of ability to pay, and promoting health education and wellness and advocates for LGBT health issues.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
CAMBA

CAMBA is a non-profit agency that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life.

Youth

Adults

   

Recovery

Catholic Charities

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail and oppressed of all religions.

Youth

Adults

 

Recovery

 
Center for Anti-Violence Education

(CAE) develops and implements comprehensive violence prevention programs for individuals and organizations. Through a combination of education, physical empowerment, and leadership development, CAE provides underserved communities throughout the New York metropolitan area with skills to break cycles of violence.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

   
Center Wyckoff Hospital

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center has been providing medical care to the community since 1889. We offer offer outpatient services to thousands at our network of community ambulatory care centers and present extensive community health education and screening programs.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
Center Youth

LGBT+ Family and Youth Recovery and Wellness. We provide a safe inclusive and affirming environment to foster relationships. We believe you should celebrate who you are and what makes you unique.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

 

Recovery

Circle of Voices, Inc

Providing opportunities to foster a collaborative and support for women of African descent.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

   
Community Healthcare Network, Transgender Family Program

Provides access to quality, culturally-competent and comprehensive community-based primary care, mental health and social services for diverse populations in underserved communities throughout New York City.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
The Door

The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing accessible, comprehensive youth development services – health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation – in a diverse and supportive environment.

Youth

 

TGNC

 

Recovery

Everfest

This site provides dates, locations, descriptions, etc. for hundreds of pride festivals around the United States and beyond — everything from pride parades to film festivals to book festivals.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
El Puente Bushwick Leadership Center

For ages 13-21, the El Puente Bushwick Leadership Center is a safe and nurturing community for young people and their families. The Center is focused on raising consciousness of the community and advocating ground issues of equity and social justice.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

   
Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated – especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

Youth

Adults

     
Fierce

Building the leadership and power of LGBT+ youth of color in New York City through youth-led   campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
Gaygull

Gaygull.com is a website dedicated to uniting the LGBT community across America by sharing information and resources specific to the interests and needs of our community.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Ensuring safe schools for all students.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD)

An organization providing community forums and support for gay and transgender Black males.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

Recovery

GMHC

GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

 

Recovery

Grand Street Settlement

Grand Street Settlement connects New Yorkers to opportunities that inspire, services that keep families strong, and programs that bring communities closer. Together, we have led bold charges for change, worked to overcome obstacles like isolation and exclusion, and fought to dismantle injustices and broken systems.

Youth

Adults

 

Elders

 
GRIOT Circle

GRIOT Circle is an advocacy and service organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of LGBT+ people of color as we age.

     

Elders

 
GSA Network

Empowering youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools.

Youth

       
2016 Guide to Veteran Education benefits

A comprehensive, user-friendly guide that includes features like the GI Bill calculator, grants and scholarship directories, and interviews with the top universities that have programs designed specifically to support veteran higher education.

     

Elders

 
Health Bodies Safer Sex (booklet)

A Florida State University guide for trans/non-binary people and their partners about safer sex, relationships, and overall wellness.

   

TGNC

   
Health Education Alternatives for Teens

HEAT is the only comprehensive care program of its kind in Brooklyn that provides age and developmentally appropriate, culturally competent care for heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexuals, and transgender youth who are living with or at very high-risk for HIV/AIDS.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
HEAT Teens Helping Each Other (THEO)

Program runs out of SUNY Downstate Medial Center. Educating teens in good health, and HIV prevention and sexual transmitted diseases.

Youth

       
Hetrick-Martin Institute (Harvey Milk High School)

Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin’s staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
Housing Works

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

 

Adults

TGNC

Elders

Recovery

The Institute for Human Identity

LGBT and queer psychotherapy and training center. Free of traditional gender, sexual orientation and culture biases.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

Recovery

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

   
JAIA YOUth Empowerment

For ages 13-34, JAIA YOUth Empowerment provides a personal and spiritual development leadership program serving youths and young adults.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

   
Lambda Legal Defense Fund

Their mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

 

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
Learn How to Become

Scholarship and financial aid resources for LGBT+ students.

Youth

       
Le-Gal

LeGaL is dedicated to improving the administration of the law, ensuring full equality for members of the LGBT community, promoting the expertise and advancement of LGBT legal professionals, and serving the larger community.

 

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
LGBT Aging Project

Ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted.

     

Elders

 
LGBT Community Center of NYC

Providing a home for the birth, nurture, and celebration of LGBT organizations, institutes, and culture; caring for LGBT groups and individuals in need.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

Recovery

LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges

If you want to know what to look for in an LGBTQ-friendly college, find support resources, on-campus offices and identify scholarships for LGBTQ students.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
LGBTQ Online Colleges

The OnlineSchools.org LGBTQ guide offer resources for LGBT youth and their families, including help with transitioning to college, finding meaningful scholarships, and a collection of resources for students of all ages.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
LGBTQ Student Resources and Support

Creating more welcoming environments for LGBTQ Teens and College Students.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
Make the Road New York- Globe

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

   
Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC)

Creating opportunities and providing resources that will enable “holy conversations” within the denomination about various beliefs concerning the integration of sexuality and spirituality and LGBT people’s unique place on the margins of society.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the True Colors Fund and Time Out Youth Center in Charlotte, NC, released On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth, an innovative guide for LGBTQ youth facing the daunting prospect of living on their own after leaving unsupportive or abusive homes, or aging out of foster care.

Youth

       
Online Dating Guide

Guide about online dating featuring hundreds of verified consumer reviews.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

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

Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBT+) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBT+ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Youth

Adults

     
Project Safe Lutheran Medical

The Project Reach Youth’s Project SAFE Teen Health Center is a partnership between Project SAFE and NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers Park Slope, providing youth between the ages of 13 and 21 a non-judgmental, personal approach to sexual health services.

Youth

       
Red Hook Community Justice Center

The courthouse is the hub for an array of unconventional programs that contribute to reducing fear and improving public trust in government. These include mediation, community service and a youth court where teenagers are trained to resolve actual cases involving their peers. The Center also has a housing resource center, which provides support and information to residents with cases in housing court.

Youth

Adults

     
Red Hook Initiative

RHI believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth.

Youth

       
Red Umbrella Project

Amplifying the voices of people in the sex trades through media, advocacy, and storytelling programs.

 

Adults

TGNC

   
SAGEWorks

SAGEWorks is a national employment support program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people age 40 and older that expands participants’ job hunting skills and career options, and connects employers to diverse high-caliber candidates.

     

Elders

 
SCO Family Services

Services help vulnerable New Yorker build a strong foundation for the future. We get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

   
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

Improving the lives of LGBT older adults by providing programs and services for the aging LGBT community, providing technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and providing a national voice on LGBT aging issues.

     

Elders

 
Social Security Administration

With you through life’s journey, Social Security celebrates the fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States and is committed to treating all Americans fairly and with respect. Whether working or receiving benefits, manage your benefits online with your personal my Social Security account and when you’re ready, retire online!

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

Recovery

The Society of Femmes, Inc.

The Society of Femmes, Inc., fosters a loyal sisterhood of women by building solid friendships.

 

Adults

     
South Brooklyn Legal Service

Seeks equal justice for low-income people in Brooklyn by providing a broad range of legal advocacy and information, helping empower poor people to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty in their communities.

 

Adults

 

Elders

 
STAR Health Clinic

STAR Health Center has been here to help improve the lives of Central Brooklyn community residents.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

Recovery

Streetwise and Safe

Serving LGBT+ 24 and under.

Youth

Adults

   

Recovery

THRIVE

THRIVE offers programs and services to individuals so they reach their full potential.

Youth

Adults

 

Elders

 
TLDEF

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

   

TGNC

   
Trans Teens Online Talk Group

Moderated online talk group, helping to end isolation and loneliness for trans youth.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
Trevor Project

Focuses on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBT+ youth Ages 13-24.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
Urban Justice Center

Serving NYC’s most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education, and political organization.

Youth

Adults

TGNC

Elders

 
Visiting Nurse Service of NY

Children’s Mobile Crisis Team. Rapid intervention (within two hours) and referral service that comes out, deescalates, and assesses needs for youth experiencing depressive, aggressive symptoms and behavioral issues. Contact 1-(800)-Lifenet.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
Youth Guardian Services

Support services on the Internet to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight supportive youth.

Youth

 

TGNC

   
YouthResource

A website created by and for LGBT+ young people providing information and offering support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.

Youth

       

Edition: November 23, 2016

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