Mental Health and Crisis Resources | PTWC

Mental Health and Crisis Resources | PTWC

LGBTQ+ Affirming Resources Guide

A large guide of 150 LGBTQ+ affirming services and resources in the Philadelphia area. Resources range from food pantries to community centers, LGBTQ+ affirming therapists to transition resources, and plastic surgeons to case management (and MANY more!). This is a great guide for people to make LGBTQ+ competent referrals and offer terrific resources to queer and trans people.

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Chat: Call and Text: 988.
Teletypewriter users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988
Veterans: Call 988 then press 1 or text 838255

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

Trevor Project
Website and Chat:
Call: 1-866-488-7386
Text: 678678

The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ+ young people. We provide information and support to LGBTQ+ young people 24/7, all year round.

Trans Lifeline
Call: 877-565-8860 (Monday-Friday 1:00-9:00 PM)

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in a crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.

National Runaway Safeline
Call and Text: 1-800-786-2929
Website, Chat, and Email:

For 50 years, the National Runaway Safeline has been responding to youth and families in crisis, serving as the national communications system for runaway and homeless youth. We continually transform technology, training and services to meet the current needs of vulnerable youth and ultimately achieve an end to youth homelessness.

True Colors United

True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ young people. We believe in a world where every LGBTQ+ young person, wherever they live, is celebrated for being their authentic selves.

Pride Institute
Call: 888-408-1625

Pride Institute is a drug and alcohol treatment center that exclusively serves members of the LGBTQ+ community. We believe everyone experiencing addiction deserves quality care that is individualized to meet their needs. We understand the unique challenges that our clients face and are here to provide them with the tools they need to achieve genuine, lasting recovery.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Website and Chat:
Call: 800-656-4673 (National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline)

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Philadelphia Crisis Response Center (CRC) Network
Call: 215-685-6440

In cases of emergency related to mental health or substance use-related crisis, Crisis Response Centers (CRCs) operate 24/7 and offer emergency evaluations to help determine the most appropriate level of care and services. There are five CRCs available to serve city residents requiring emergency behavioral health services, providing needed care in a safe setting. In many cases, they will help link individuals using opioids to one of the community-based medication assisted treatment (MAT) providers as appropriate.