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Our Sponsors


Health Care, Insurance and Additional Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National network of mental health care providers, as well as a provider database­-Support/LGBTQ

Help Line   800­-950-­6264


National Council for Behavioral Health

National network of community behavioral health centers, as well as a provider database


Psychology Today Therapist Finder

A list of therapists around North America. Once a city or state is selected, there is a filter for therapists working with transgender clients under the ‘Issue’ area on the left


SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

A national database for local professionals and agencies that provide addiction recovery services and mental health care.

800-662-HELP (4357)


National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)

Clinics around the United States that offer basic health care for those without insurance or experiencing homelessness.


RAD Remedy

Community­-sourced list of trans-­affirming healthcare providers



Resources to help transgender people select and enroll in insurance



Health and guidance for healthcare providers, as well as a list of trans­affirming health clinics in Canada, the United States, and England.


Transcend Legal

Transcend Legal helps people get transgender-related health care covered under insurance.


TransChance Health

Helps transgender people navigate health care and insurance to receive respectful, high-quality care, and get transition-related care covered


JustUs Health

Leads the work to achieve health equity for diverse gender, sexual, and cultural communities in Minnesota, including the Trans Aging Project and a Trans Health Insurance guide


Jim Collins Foundation

Financial support for transition-related expenses for people without insurance or who have been excluded by insurance

Point of Pride Annual Transgender Surgery Fund

Provides direct financial assistance to trans folks who cannot afford their gender-affirming surgery

Community Kinship Life Surgery Scholarship

Provides the trans community with assistance while having a sense of community and kinship

Transformative Freedom Fund (Colorado)

Supports the authentic selves of transgender Coloradans by removing financial barriers to transition related healthcare

Kentucky Health Justice Network Trans Health Advocacy

Works to help Trans Kentuckians access the healthcare they need, as well as reaffirm our autonomy and community

Incarceration Resources

Black and Pink

Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and ‘free world’ allies who support each other.

Domestic Violence/Abuse Resources is a resource list of domestic abuse shelters around the United States.


National Coalition of AntiViolence Programs (NCAVP)

National network of service organizations working with LGBTQ people who have been victims of domestic violence



FORGE is a national transgender antiviolence organization


The NW Network

Organization specializing in providing resources for LGBTQ victims of domestic violence, they have an extensive “resource clearinghouse”

Nutrition and Housing Resources

Feeding America

National Database of Food Banks

National database of homeless shelters

Support and Advocacy Resources


A directory of LGBT Community Centers­a­center.aspx

Department of Justice

List of state and local human rights agencies­post­911­discriminatory­backlash­7

Equality Federation

Directory of state-­based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people


For parents of trans youth seeking support 

Support Hotlines and Hate Incidents

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

24/7 hotline, staffed by trained individuals, for those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress

Crisis hotline:  800­-273-­TALK (8255); 888-­628­-9454 (en español)

Crisis Text Line

Free, 24/7 support for people in crisis

Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

The Trevor Project

Crisis intervention and mental health services for those ages 13­-24

Crisis hotline: 866­-488­-7386 (for those ages 13­-24)

National Sexual Assault Hotline

24/7 hotline, staffed by trained individuals, for those experiencing sexual assault or violence (en español)


Crisis hotline: 800­-656-­HOPE (4673)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7 confidential crisis line for those experiencing domestic violence

800-­799-­SAFE (7233)


Communities Against Hate

National coalition documenting hate incidents

Report an incident at:

Report and get help at: 1-844-9-NO-HATE

Legal Resources

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

National civil rights organization with offices across the United States

GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders) 

Legal advocacy for the LGBTQ community

Lambda Legal

Advocacy and legal support for the LGBTQ community


Legal Services Corporation

A non­profit that provides a directory of civil legal aid for low­income Americans.­legal­aid/find­legal­aid

NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights)

Advocacy and legal support for the LGBT community

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Legal support and resources for people who are transgender, intersex, or gender non­conforming

Transgender Law Center

Advocacy and legal support for the transgender community

TLDEF (Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund) 

Advocacy and legal support for the transgender community

Transcend Legal

Transcend Legal helps people get transgender-related health care covered under insurance.

Transgender Legal Services Network (National Center for Transgender Equality)

Over 60 organizations across the country serving trans communities belong to the Network­documents­center/transgender­legal­services­network

For legal assistance with the name and gender change process on identity documents in your state, please visit NCTE's Identity Documents Center.

Immigration, Refugee, Asylum, and International Resources

Transgender Law Center's Trans Immigrant Defense Effort (TIDE)

Provide TGNC immigrants with legal information and connect them to pro bono attorneys and legal service providers

National Immigrant Justice Center’s LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Initiative

Provides legal services to low-income immigrants who identify as LGBT and those who are living with HIV.

Immigration Equality

The nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization

Human Rights First

Help for people who have fled dangerous situations in their home countries to obtain asylum in the United States.

Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program

International emergency assistance requests

Arab Foundation For Freedoms And Equality

Emergency response in the Middle East and North Africa


Works internationally on gender identity, gender expression, and bodily issues

Employment Services/Advice

Many of the organizations listed under Legal Resources also provide employment discrimination resources and support

Trans Employment Program

San Francisco based employment organization with national resources and connections

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Enforces federal protections for LGBT Workers

Workplace Fairness

Workplace Fairness has a list of guidelines and information for transgender people in the workplace­identity­discrimination

Veteran Resources


Legal services, watchdog and policiy organization dedicated to  bringing about full LGBTQ equality to America's military and veteran communities.


Advocacy organization and supporter network for actively serving transgender military members, veterans, and their families.

TAVA: Transgender American Service Veterans

Advocacy organization that works to ensure transgender veterans receive appropriate care and support.


California TRANScends cannot guarantee that the resources listed here are up-to-date, Trans­competent, or trans­affirming. We encourage you to research any organization when reaching out for information or services. Last updated: September 2018

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