LGBTQ Support

  • The Trevor Project - Trained counselors are here to offer support 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now: 1-866-488-7386 (You can also chat or send a text)

    OUT MetroWest builds communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive.

    1. Affirming LGBTQ+ identities through positive role-modeling.
    2. Challenging ableism, classism, misogyny, racism, and other systems of oppression.
    3. Creating supportive spaces where LGBTQ+ youth can be themselves.
    4. Respecting, embracing, and celebrating diversity.
    5. Treating people with care and compassion.

    TEMPO - A one-stop resource center in Framingham for young adults (age 17 - 25). Includes LGBTQ+ resources as well as supports for challenges including: aging out of foster care, mental health needs, lack of family connections, risky behavior, substance abuse, and homelessness

    • If you are a young adult who is struggling with mental health issues and would like to speak to a clinician, please call 508-469-3241. Leave a brief message with your name and number and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

    New England Transgender Healthcare Consortium (Transgender Care – Providers and Support Info) The New England Transgender Healthcare Consortiumconsortium consists of providers from over one dozen healthcare facilities in New England who are dedicated to improving access to gender-affirming care.

    CATCH - Child and Adolescent Transgender Center for Health (Boston Medical Center) As part of the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, CATCH is committed to providing support and care to children, adolescents, and young adults across the gender spectrum. Whether you or your child identify as transgender, non-binary, or is gender exploring, our dedicated clinical team is here to assist you every step of the way.

    Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS) (Boston Children's Hospital) The Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS) at Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the highest level of individualized, safe, and affirmative care to gender-diverse and transgender individuals and their families.

    (PFLAG) Parents, Families, and Friends of LGBTQ People

    We are a group of parents, families, friends, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. We help change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that our LGBTQ family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. We accomplish this through support, education, and advocacy. We offer:

    • Publications
    • Community forums and evening programs
    • PTA/PTO training and parent programs
    • Gay straight alliance assistance