Hotlines and Support
2-1-1/LIFE LINE (a program of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes)provides 24 hour crisis intervention, suicide hotline, comprehensive
information & referral for health and human services in Monroe, Wayne,
Livingston, Ontario, Cayuga and Seneca Counties.
Telephone: Dial 2-1-1 or 585-275-5151
Toll-free: 866-FLNY-211 or 800-310-1160
Website: www.211fingerlakes.org (Live Chat available through website)
A Thousand Moms will help our communities in New York State organize, educate, and mobilize in order that we may meet the emotional, developmental, and social needs of youth in our child welfare systems who may be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning their sexual identity so they may reach their full potential.
A Thousand Moms comprises a network of diverse people across the spectrum of New Yorkers, representing many skills, abilities, and talents.
We believe it is time to celebrate and support the lives of New York’s youth in foster/adoptive care who may be LGBT/Q. We aim to bring together the child welfare community with all the citizens it serves. Additionally, A Thousand Moms seeks solutions and reaches out to youth and families before crises arise. Existing public and private organizations provide various levels of training or expertise in foster care/adoption issues or in the needs of gay and lesbian youth, but not both, as does A Thousand Moms.
A Thousand Moms is a project of the National Association of Former Foster Children, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.
A facilitated discussion and social group, run by the Gay Alliance, to provide the families of trans* adolescents with a safe forum for self-expression, a shared network of support, and to be a central hub of knowledge and resources. Please join us on the first Tuesday of the month at the LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gay Alliance. 100 College Ave, Rochester, NY 14607.
The mission of Bivona Child Advocacy Center is to coordinate and provide services and support to meet the needs of child victims of sexual or physical abuse and their families at a single and safe, child-friendly facility. The Center is committed to reducing trauma, promoting accountability, fostering healing, and advocating on behalf of child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
The Center for Youth is the best organization to turn to for young people seeking to deal with, explore, or understand issues of importance to them – from their perspective, and on their terms. Started by kids, for kids, all Center services – from counseling, to shelter, to education, to referrals – are rooted in, and delivered with the knowledge that youth want to, and can, take responsibility for their life choices.
585-271-7670 (24 Hour Help Line)
Contact Person: Monroe County Dept. of Social Services.
24 Hotline for reporting child abuse in Monroe County: 585-461-5690 or 274-6865 (TTY)
Adult Group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6PM-7:30PM at SAGE Upstate 431 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13202 Youth Group meets the the second Monday of every month from 5PM-6:30PM at Transistional Living Services 420 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13202
GLYS GLYS is the acronym for Gay & Lesbian Youth Services of WNY!
GLYS was founded in 1983. GLYS offers a variety of opportunities and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth & their friends ages 14~21.
Our Drop~in Center is located in the Trinity Place of Trinity Church at 371 Delaware Avenue (near Tupper) in Buffalo. Our entrance is under the blue~green awnings. The Drop~in Center is open Monday through Thursday 2:30~7:30 p.m. Friday 2:30~5:30 p.m. [It is NOT open on Fridays during July and August.] Please check the calendar before you visit for the first time. We occasionally open later than 2:30 or close earlier than 7:30 for off site events or activities.
Want to join?! All you have to do is show up at the Drop~in Center! You can come to the Center as often or as little as you want to!
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership development, and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to:
1. create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions,
2. educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
3. fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.