Community Resources is open six days a week to meet clients 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 LGBT-affirming services providers, agencies and businesses.
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 preferred gender pronouns
- Completed cultural competency training to serve LGBT communities
Community Resources List
Preserving and expanding LGBT theatre with classic plays, introducting new artistic works and educating the community at large through theatre.
LGBT books, videos, publications, and historical newspapers.
Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus
Singing group promoting musical arts within the LGBT community.
Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival
The region’s annual LGBTQ film festival.
Sacramento Public Library: Queer Reads
Database of great reads that are LGBT-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.
Making Midtown the center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core.
My Rainbow Pages
LGBT directory of LGBT friendly businesses, professionals and services. Available for free in print at the Center or online.
Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
LGBT 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, LGBT 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.
Mental Health America of Northern California
Providing opportunities for self-advocacy, personal growth and connections to local LGBTQ culturally affirming resources.
Strategies for Change
Organization providing substance abuse, co-occurring mental health, reentry, and related behavioral health services for youth, adults, and families.
Empowering children, youth, and families with HIV/AIDS.
Providing support and services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors with programming specific to LGBT people.
National legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT 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 LGBT 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.
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.
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.
3501 2nd Ave Sacramento, California 95817
Daily meetings at 12 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Over the Rainbow NA
1927 L Street, Sacramento, California 95811
Sunday 7 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m
Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.
Creating and supporting opportunities that enhance the lives of older adults and their families to be safe, healthy and independent.
Lavender Courtyard by Mutual Housing
A new affordable, LGBT-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 LGBT populations.
Sacramento Rainbow Village
Soon-to-come LGBT elder housing in Sacramento. Follow the initiative by contacting group directly.
Services & Advocacy of LGBT Elders
National organization committed to improving lives of LGBT older adults with advocacy, location specific programs and online workshops.
The Wisdom Project
Support network to LGBT elders and allies, which hosts monthly meetings and regular social events.
Men’s gatherings ranging from pool parties to healing events.
Capital City Squares
LGBT square dancing club.
Game On Bowling Organization*
LGBT bowling league.
Multiple, interest specific meet-up groups facilitated by local community members.
Sacramento LGBT 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.
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, transmen, women and fabulous androgyny.
Sacramento Valley Bears
LGBT men’s social group.
Sacramento Valley LGBT Softball*
LGBT softball league.
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.
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.
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National non-profit for the betterment of active, reserve, and veteran service members, especially LGBT current or prior military personnel.
Sacramento Valley Veterans
Embracing and supporting the LGBT 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 LGBT service members.
Volunteers of America Veterans Services
Comprehensive supportive services for veterans and their families; housing, employment, counseling, financial support, etc.
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.