Local Resources

(Clickable Links Below!)

DMHAS Programs and Services for LGBTQIA+ Individuals with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders

This website includes LGBTQIA+ Trainings for DMHAS staff and providers, as well as additional training opportunities. It also contains links about awareness and identity information, local and national healthcare resources, and local and national advocacy and support resources.

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Collective

“The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective empowers individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education and advocacy.” “From our dental program to our renowned STD and HIV testing programs, to food and meals and AID-a-PET, HGLHC offers a range of services to LGBTQ+ individuals and those living with HIV and AIDS.”

New Haven Pride Center

“The New Haven Pride Center is a community focused organization co-creating a space to empower Greater New Haven LGBTQIA+ individuals to not just survive, but thrive and uplift each other and our voices. We do this by providing essential case management, support, educational and cultural programming that stands at the intersection of advocacy, arts, and community. We champion collective impact through collaboration with other statewide and regional organizations.”

Triangle Community Center

"Triangle Community Center (TCC) is Fairfield County’s leading provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community. “TCC is home to more than two dozen free groups that meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly at the center. Groups include peer support, recovery, older adult daytime programming, crafts, sober social events, and youth groups. Our team of highly trained client advocates assists community members with social service navigation, food, drop-in services, document updates, healthcare navigation, and housing navigation at its Drop-In Center in Norwalk and at its satellite office at the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport.”

Wheeler Clinic’s “Walk With Me” Outpatient Treatment for LGBTQ+ Identifying People

“Walk With Me is a specialized outpatient treatment track {with multiple locations in Connecticut] for LGBTQ+-identifying people of all ages who are seeking therapeutic and/or peer support to address their specific needs. The Walk with Me track is designed to create a safe, affirming, and inclusive array of services for LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones where they can be validated, explore their identities, reduce feelings of isolation, strengthen their support system, and develop skills to cope with stress and stigma. With an emphasis on treating the whole person, this track includes a dedicated team of behavioral health, medical, and peer support staff to provide robust wrap-around services that are tailored to meet the needs of each unique patient--wherever they are on their journey.”

Anchor Health

“Health Care For Queer People by Queer People. We’re Connecticut’s leading health center for the LGBTQ community. You deserve groundbreaking, radically inclusive, gender-affirming, and sex-positive care—that’s why we’re here.”

Center for Gender Medicine and Wellness: Middlesex Health

“We understand the challenges that individuals who identify as transgender, or somewhere along the gender non-conforming spectrum, have in finding appropriate medical care to meet their individual needs. We have a dedicated Transgender Navigator who can help you connect with providers and services, including: specially-trained primary care providers, gender affirming hormone therapy, gender affirming surgery.”

Queer Unity Empowerment Support Team (QUEST)

“The Queer Unity Empowerment Support Team (QUEST), established in 2015, is a community-based collaborative formed to create healthy, inclusive and safe spaces for members of the LGBT+ community, and their allies, in the Greater Waterbury area, fostering meaningful relationships, learning and joy.”

A Place to Nourish Your Health

“Our vision is a community where everyone has access to high quality, relationship based, holistic care to inspire health and well-being and to empower people at risk of, or impacted by, HIV, substance use, mental illness and related conditions.”

Yale Fertility Center

“At Yale Fertility Center, we offer an array of treatment choices for transgender men and women. We provide all possible support during the process of transition, including resources for hormonal management. Our center also offers fertility preservation for female-to-male and male-to-female transgender patients, as well as assistance in third-party reproduction options.”

LGBTQIA+ Fertility Care and Family Planning Support From Women's Health CT

“Women’s Health Connecticut networks of providers welcomes all expecting parents, and offers treatment for reproductive health issues that may affect conception." This page provides information about LGBTQIA+ fertility care and family planning support. 

Wildwood Farm

“Wildwood Farm is a unique recovery opportunity located along the Connecticut Shoreline for the LGBTQ+ person seeking time to heal from the challenges of addiction and co-occurring problems. Here the individual finds healing and discovers the hope that life will get better.”

Willow Wisdom

Willow Wisdom provides services that enhance the strengths and capacities of LGBTQIA+ people. Services offered for individuals and families include LGBTQIA+ Coaching and support in parenting LGBTQIA+ children. Willow Wisdom is also now offering Queer and Trans Virtual Postpartum Support and Education Groups.

National Resources

Resources for LGBTQ+ Individuals and Families about Healthcare Access from the Human Rights Campaign

This website has information for LGBTQIA+ individuals and families about their healthcare rights.  It addresses what steps to take if experiencing any potential discrimination, how to protect visitation and decision-making rights, how to find a LGBTQIA+ friendly provider and/or how to come out to a provider, how to understand Affordable Care Act resources, and resources for transgender and autistic transgender patients.

PFLAG (Parents, Families, Allies and LGBTQ+) Resources and Groups

“Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families. PFLAG is creating a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them. PFLAG provides peer-to-peer support through in-person and virtual meetings, online outreach, and a variety of additional resources and programs.”

Trans Fertility Company

“At Trans Fertility Co., you’ll find articles on academic research, videos on many aspects of trans fertility, and opportunities for fertility and family-building practitioners to deepen their commitment to the trans community.”

The Trevor Project Hotline

“Crisis counselors are trained to answer calls, chats, or texts from LGBTQ young people [up to age 25] who reach out on our free, confidential and secure 24/7 service when they are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide.”

National Hotline for Support and/or Crisis for Trans and Questioning Peers: Translifeline

“Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis and even if you’re not sure you’re trans.”