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During COVID-19 Community Resources remain available 5 days a week to meet client needs and offer referrals. Our referral program empowers community members with the tools to create their unique path.

The listing below is a sampling – not a full list – of the collection of LGBTQ+ affirming services providers, agencies, and businesses. Please note, some of the below resources may have changed their hours and capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

✉ E-mail Marcy or Resources ☏ (916) 442-0185 ext. 100

What is an affirming service provider?

An affirming service provider may have one or a combination of the following characteristics:

  • Holds a community member’s identity to be true and valid through level of care

  • Initiates appropriate discussion about one’s identity only when relevant to the service provided or permitted by the community member

  • Uses someone’s pronouns

  • Completed cultural competency training to serve LGBTQ+ communities

Community Resources List

Closet Door Theater Company
Preserving and expanding LGBTQ+ theatre with classic plays, introducting new artistic works and educating the community at large through theatre.

Lavender Library
LGBTQ+ books, videos, publications, and historical newspapers.

Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus
Singing group promoting musical arts within the LGBTQ+ community.

Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival
The region’s annual LGBTQ+ film festival.

Sacramento Public Library: Queer Reads
Database of great reads that are LGBTQ+-related and/or oriented

2nd Saturday Art Walk
Unique art pieces on display at the Center every 2nd Saturday along with art-oriented workshops.

Crocker Art Museum
The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions and programs to complement its collections of Californian art, works on paper, European art, international ceramics, photography, and Asian, African, and Oceanic art.

Midtown Association
Making Midtown the center for culture, creativity, and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core.

LGBTQ+ directory of LGBTQ+ friendly businesses, professionals, and services. Available for free in print at the Center or online.

Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
LGBTQ+ business owners, professionals and allies in the six-county Greater Sacramento region. Chamber hosts monthly mixers and regular professional development workshops for members.

One Community Health
Full service, federally qualified health center.

Gender Health Center
Counseling/therapy services to anyone who expresses the need as well as anyone who self identifies or is perceived to be gender variant.

GLBT National Help Center
Telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as information and resource listings across the country.

Golden Rule Services
Culturally competent clinic offering STD education, prevention, and support services with emphasis placed on people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, injection drug users, youth, and more.

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality
Directory of affirming primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists, and other health professionals in specific areas.

LGBTQ+ Health Guide

Members of the LGBTQ+ community have unique and complex health needs that heterosexuals don’t face. Health disparities and barriers to care can make staying healthy challenging, but knowing LGBTQ+ health risks can ensure you stay on top of your health. Local and national resources can help you prevent or treat these health conditions with the right medical testing, care and support.

Addiction Resources
Addiction Resource raises awareness of the dangers of substance abuse among the LGBTQ+ community.

Strategies for Change
Organization providing substance abuse, co-occurring mental health, reentry, and related behavioral health services for youth, adults, and families.

Sunburst Projects
Empowering children, youth, and families with HIV/AIDS.

Providing support and services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors with programming specific to LGBTQ+ people.

Lambda Legal
National legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

Legal Services of Northern California
Legal firm prioritizing low income populations. LSNC hosts a free, monthly clinic at the Center every 4th Monday by appointment.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
National legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of LGBTQ+ people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.

Transgender Law Center
Advocates change law, policy and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Herman Law

Helping child sexual abuse victims.

PFLAG Chapter of Sacramento
National organization with a legacy of promoting the well-being of LGBTQ+ youth and their friends and family, through support, education, and advocacy.

Sacramento Area Rainbow Kids
Supportive group of families of transgender, gender variant, gender nonconforming, or gender questioning children (4-18 years old).

Sacramento Gay Dads
For men who have children, have grown children, planning on adopting children, or have a partner with children.

Sacramento Rainbow Families
Local group for LGBTQ+ parents (or prospective) parents to plan play dates and events.

Sierra Forever Families
Finding and nurturing permanent families for children living in foster care.

Stanford Youth Solutions
Local non-profit providing supportive and behavioral health services for youth and their parents.

North Hall – LGBTQ+ AA Meetings
3501 2nd Ave Sacramento, California 95817
Daily meetings at 12 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Over the Rainbow NA
2012 K Street Street, Sacramento, California 95811
Sunday 7 to 8 p.m.

DrugRehab Online

Detox Local – LGBT Addiction Resources

Area 4 Agency on Aging
Creating and supporting opportunities that enhance the lives of older adults and their families to be safe, healthy, and independent.

Assisted Living in Sacramento
The Assisted Living Research Institute is passionate about connecting seniors and their loved ones with supportive assisted living communities that offer the care and services that allow older adults to age gracefully and independently.

Elder Options, Inc. CA

Elder Options, Inc. provides solutions for older adults, individuals with chronic health challenges, and neuro-diverse children/adults and their families.  They work with clients/families to ensure a life lived fully every day.

Lavender Courtyard by Mutual Housing
A new affordable, LGBTQ+-welcoming senior housing project scheduled for the corner of 16th and F streets in Sacramento for those 62 years of age and older.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Online resources center providing trainings, technical assistance, and educational resources for the aging LGBTQ+ populations.

Sacramento Rainbow Village
Soon-to-come LGBTQ+ elder housing in Sacramento. Follow the initiative by contacting group directly.

Senior Advice
Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. Senior Advice created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and assisted living options that are available in their area.

Services & Advocacy of LGBTQ Elders
National organization committed to improving lives of LGBTQ+ older adults with advocacy, location specific programs, and online workshops.

The Wisdom Project
Support network to LGBTQ+ elders and allies, which hosts monthly meetings and regular social events.

Senior Living in California
This resources provides a comprehensive directory of more than 3,588 assisted living communities statewide for photos and information about amenities, costs and more.

COVID Specific Resources for LGBTQ Seniors

Retirement Insecurity in the time of COVID

Financial Literacy for Older Adults

Coronavirus Information for Older Adults and Caregivers

Coronavirus Impacts on Older Workers

California Men’s Gatherings
Men’s gatherings ranging from pool parties to healing events.

Capital City Squares
LGBTQ+ square dancing club.

Game On Bowling Organization*
LGBTQ+ bowling league.

LGBT Meetups
Multiple, interest specific meet-up groups facilitated by local community members.

OutWord Magazine
Sacramento LGBTQ+ news publication highlighting local community members and current events. Available in print at the Center for free or via OutWord’s web site in PDF.

QueerFest Sacramento
A supportive lesbian community of artists, writers, academics, blue collar, leather, professionals, students, homemakers and techies. Embraces gender fluidity and non-conformity: Butch, femme, lipstick les, power femme, “just me,” leather daddies, trans men, trans women, and fabulous androgyny.

Sacramento Valley Bears
LGBTQ+ men’s social group.

Sacramento Valley LGBT Softball*
LGBTQ+softball league.

For comprehensive list of LGBTQ+ sports leagues, e-mail the Center.

Gender Health Center
Healthcare organization serving transgender and gender variant communities; hormone therapy, counseling, support groups, and legal health clinic open to all.

Sutter Gender Identity Support Group
Support group for gender variant, transgender and intersex community, their significant others, parents, children, allies, and helping professionals. Open, safe, and secure.

Trans Families
Monthly support meeting for transparents, parents with transgendered children, spouses and families with or without children. Meets with PFLAG Sacramento.

Crisis hotline operated by transgender people for transgender people. Free with specific hours, counselors are culturally competent to serve trans and gender nonconforming communities.

Trans College Resources

Despite the many advancements made by progressive colleges and universities in the last decade, trans students continue to experience higher-than-usual rates of discrimination and inequitable experiences. In fact, more than 40 percent of trans students reported feeling isolated from campus life during the previous academic year. This guide will help students find answers and resources for common issues experienced on campus while also empowering them to stand up for themselves and know their rights.

Scholarships & Resources for Transgender Students

EduMed’s online guide showcases 20 scholarship opportunities (including many in the healthcare field) that can make all the difference in affording college. They also provide a list of valuable academic and career resources that transgender students can use to maximize their success during and after college.

American Veterans for Equal Rights
National non-profit for the betterment of active, reserve, and veteran service members, especially LGBTQ+ current or prior military personnel.

Sacramento Valley Veterans
Embracing and supporting the LGBTQ+ service members and veteran community with events, monthly meetings and military-specific, local resources on website.

V.A. Office of Diversity and Inclusion
United States Department of Veterans Affairs policies of equal treatment of LGBTQ+ service members.

Volunteers of America Veterans Services
Comprehensive supportive services for veterans and their families; housing, employment, counseling, financial support, etc.

California Youth Crisis Line
24/7 crisis line with trained counselors and resources database available youth 12-24 and those who care for youth; program of the California Coalition for Youth.

GLBT National Youth Talkline (GLBT National Help Center)
Private, one-to-one chat, and email peer-support, as well as information and resources. 1-800-246-PRIDE (7433).

Trevor LGBTQIA Crisis Line
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention line to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning youth and young adults. Online messaging during certain hours.

We Help Youth (WHY) Sacramento
Large network of local service providers who collaborate to provide resources and solutions to youth and their families. Call or text the WHY Sac phone for assistance.

Wind Youth Services
Six-bed, short term shelter and daily drop-in center for youth ages 12-24. Peer advocacy and resources referrals to provide youth with permanent housing solution.

TQYC (formerly Fair Oaks Youth Group) 

Trans & Queer Youth Collective provides a safe space for youth who do not otherwise have an opportunity to receive services. From basic needs assessments and health-care resource linkage to providing gender-affirming mental health services and LGBTQ+ education, TQYC provides the opportunity to create a chosen family and build a community of support.