Community Resources


ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous
Self-supporting, abstinence-based support group model.  Follows the 12 steps as a foundation in recovering from alcohol and other drugs
Life Ring
Secular, abstinence-based recovery groups.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
Abstinence-based recovery group for sex and love addicts based on the 12-step model.
Sober Recovery (LGBTQ)
Links to multiple treatment centers that are “GLBT friendly.”
Harm Reduction Therapy Center  (415) 863 - 4282
Provides non-judgmental treatment to people with drug and alcohol problems to reduce the negative impacts substances have on people’s lives.
Buddhist Meditation in Recovery Groups:
San Francisco Zen Center  (415) 863 - 3136
San Francisco Buddhist Center  (415) 282 - 2018


EATING DISORDERS

Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders
Bay Area referrals, treatment options, low-fee clinic referrals, and resources for professionals, patients, and family members impacted by eating disorders.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Organization dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders: education, referrals to treatment centers, support groups, discussion boards, etc. Helpline (630) 577 - 1330.
National Eating Disorders Association
Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, serving as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.  Provides information, resources, action-oriented advocacy and media campaigns to educate the public and policymakers.


GRIEF & LOSS

Zen Hospice  (415) 863-2910
Provides hospice care, grief support and education for the dying, caregivers and the bereaved, within a frame of mindfulness following the teachings of the Buddha.
Kara  (650) 321 - 5272 (Palo Alto)
Grief support and education for children, teens, families and adults. 
Institute on Aging and Support Groups
Support services to elders, including linkage to adult day programs, in-home support, case management, physical and mental health services, support groups, etc.


HEALTH

Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services  (415) 565 - 7667
Primary care for women, transgender and gender-variant people.
Tom Waddell Health Center  (415) 554-2950
Low-cost multidisciplinary primary care clinic.  Transgender clinic one day a week.
Strut  (415) 581 - 1600
Strut's vision is to promote the physical, mental and social well-being of gay men.  Services include harm-reduction based counseling and STI testing.
Women's Community Clinic  (415) 379 - 7800
Low-cost women’s health services.
Women's Cancer Resource Center  (510) 601 - 4040
Education, referral hotline, support groups, advocacy, outreach program, etc.
Dimensions Clinic  (415) 934 - 7789
Low-cost health services for queer, gender variant, and questioning youth ages 12-25.
Institute on Aging
Support services to elders, including linkage to adult day programs, in-home support, case management, physical and mental health services, support groups, etc.
Glide
Aims to create an inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.  Offers a myriad of services from health to housing for adults, youth and families.
Instituto Familiar de la Raza  (415) 229 - 0500
Promotes the health and well-being of Chicanos/Latinos and multicultural/multiracial youth through mental health services, HIV-related and social services including health promotion and prevention, early intervention, case management, clinical mentoring, family support, comprehensive behavioral health services, and cultural/spiritual activities.


HIV/AIDS

San Francisco Aids Foundation  (415) 487 - 3000
HIV testing, services, support groups, events, advocacy network.
Stop Aids Project  (415) 575 - 0150
Works toward the prevention of HIV transmission among all gay, bisexual, and transgender men in San Francisco through multicultural, community-based organizing and events.
Native American AIDS Project  (415) 431 - 6227
Provides culturally specific HIV prevention and care services to Native Americans in California.
Positive Resource Center  (415) 777 - 0333
Provides comprehensive, specialized, culturally competent, free legal benefits representation within a harm reduction and client-centered context to people living with HIV/AIDS or mental health issues.
AIDS Health Project  (415) 476 - 3902
Provides psychological support services and trainings.
API Wellness Center  (415) 292 - 3400
Health services, education, research and policy organization dedicated to educating, supporting, empowering and advocating for Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities-particularly A&PIs living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
BLACK Coalition on AIDS, Inc.  (415) 615 - 9945
Focuses on reducing disparities in the Black community, particularly the spread of HIV/AIDS.   Provides health and wellness services including housing, education, advocacy, case management and other health-promoting activities.


HOTLINES, VIOLENCE PREVENTION & EMERGENCY SERVICES

Suicide Prevention Hotline
(415) 781 - 0500  Local
1-800-273-TALK (8255) National
24-hour crisis line provides immediate crisis intervention and emotional support.  Also offers grief groups for those who have lost loved ones to suicide
Talk Line Family Support Center (415) 441 - KIDS (5437)
Promotes healthy families through a variety of programs, including a 24-hour crisis line, parent and child counseling, parent drop-in center, children's playroom, job assistance, and other family support services
Child Crisis  (415) 970 - 3800
For any youth-related emergency or abuse reporting.
Rape Crisis Line  (415) 647 - 7273
24-hour support, information and resources for survivors of rape and sexual assault, friends, family members and others. Counselors are trained in areas such as sexual harassment, incest, child sexual assault, same-sex sexual assault, domestic violence, ritual abuse, suicide prevention, male survivors and stalking.
Safety Line (Communities United Against Violence)  (415) 333 - HELP (4357)
LGBTQ anti-violence organization.  Peer-counseling, direct assistance, education and outreach, grassroots organizing, and policy advocacy.
Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
Emergency line 1-800-832-1901 (based in Boston)
Crisis intervention, support and resources for victims and survivors or domestic abuse
California Courts Self-Help
Assistance with restraining orders, child custody, criminal justice system, etc.
SFWAR – San Francisco Women Against Rape  (415) 861 - 2024
Provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence.
Trauma Recovery Center / Rape Treatment Center  (415) 437 - 3000
Promotes healing through respectful, compassionate, and effective mental health and medical services.
National Domestic Violence Hotline  (800) 799 - SAFE (7233)
Provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.


LGBTQQI

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, QUESTIONING, INTERSEX COMMUNITIES (LGBTQQI)

Communities United Against Violence (CUAV)  (415) 777 - 5500
LGBTQ anti-violence organization.  Peer-counseling, direct assistance, education and outreach, grassroots organizing, and policy advocacy.
Transgender Law Center  (415) 865 - 0176
Civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities.
Intersex Society of North America
Support, advocacy and education for and about intersexed individuals.
National Center for Lesbian Rights  (415) 392 - 6257
Legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center  (415) 865 - 5555
Provides a multitude of services supporting the LGBTQQI communities.
Queer Resource Directory
Link to numerous resource pages via SF LGBT Center.
Billy DeFrank Community Center (Silicon Valley)  (408) 293 - 3040
Resource hub and a recognized leader in promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness in the Silicon Valley area.
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association/Gay & Lesbian Physician Referral  (415) 255 - 4547
Aim is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers through a myriad of projects and initiatives
Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere (COLAGE SF/Bay Area)  (415) 861 - 5437
National movement of youth and adults with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer parents Fosters youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)  (415) 921 - 8850
Promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Bay Area Bisexual Network (BABN)
Supporting a healthy, vibrant, multicultural bisexual community in the San Francisco Bay Area and promoting a better understanding of bisexual lives and issues within the larger lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community and the public.
Pacific Center for Human Growth  (510) 548 - 8283
Low-fee counseling, peer groups, youth services and community resources for LGBTQQI populations.
LYRIC  (415) 703 - 6150
Support services for LGBTQ youth.


MENTAL HEALTH

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization for and comprised by consumers, families, and friends of people with mental illness.
Icarus Project
A network of people living with and/or affected by experiences that are commonly diagnosed and labeled as psychiatric conditions. 


WOMEN

Women of Color Resource Center
Promotes the political, economic, social and cultural well being of women and girls of color in the US.
Women's Initiative for Self-Employment
Business management courses, financial services including loans, technical support, peer support groups, and coaching.
Women's Law
Free legal information and online support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Women's Building  (415) 431 - 1180
A multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-service center for women and girls. Their mission is to provide women and girls with the tools and resources they need to achieve full and equal participation in society.