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Local Resourses

The Help You Need

Crisis Support

The Trevor Project – Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Young People

  • Call 866-488-7386
  • Text “START” to 678678
  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Home – Trans Lifeline

  • Call 877-565-8860
  • Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Call. Text. Chat. (988lifeline.org)

  • Dial 988

Domestic Violence Support | National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org)

  • They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.

Suicide Prevention (kanehealth.com) Kane County Crisis Line

  •  24/7 Call 630-208-3801

Pride Institute | LGBTQ+ Addiction Treatment | Minneapolis, MN (pride-institute.com)]

  • 24/7 Call 800-547-7433
  • Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.

RAINN | The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization

  • 800- 656-HOPE / 800 810-7440 (TTY)
  • The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.


Resources and Organizations

The following are resources and organizations we recommend.

Out of the Closet Charity

  • Out of the Closet Charity collects donations of clothing, accessories, and beauty products for transgender/nonbinary/gender nonconforming individuals from ages 8-80+. We host pop-up closets throughout the suburbs and the city of Chicago for transgender/nonbinary/gender nonconforming individuals to shop for free.

Belong: Fox Valley – Where Everyone has a Place

  • Belong: Fox Valley is a grassroots organization working to make the Fox Valley, Illinois and the surrounding communities inclusive and affirming spaces that celebrate the diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions of our community members. They provide a weekly Youth Drop-In, monthly Social Gatherings, and so much more!

Youth Outlook

  • Established in 1998, Youth Outlook is the first and longest-running social service agency in Illinois solely dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ youth. We work in seven counties in northern Illinois, offering drop-in centers for youth, caregiver, and parent support, plus community education and professional development.
  • Youth Outlook extensive resources

Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois

  • TJLP provides Legal Assistance, including help with name changes and legal assistance that prioritizes Community Care

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

Equality Illinois

Campus Pride Index

Strands for Trans

  • LGBTQ affirming hair salons/stylists nationwide

Gender Spectrum

  • Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase their understanding of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.
  • Follow the link to find Gender Support Plans to utilize with schools

Trans Youth Equality Foundation

National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Today, NCTE is a team of hard-working staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

  • By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

The Savvy Ally Handout Resources


  • As GLSEN was founded by a group of teachers in 1990, we knew that educators play key roles in creating affirming learning environments for LGBTQ youth. But as well as activating supportive educators, we believe in centering and uplifting student-led movements, which have powered initiatives like the Day of Silence, Ally Week, and more.


  • Founded in 1985, GLAAD is a non-profit organization focused on LGBTQ advocacy and cultural change. GLAAD works to ensure fair, accurate, and inclusive representation and creates national and local programs that advance LGBTQ acceptance. Serving as a storyteller, media force, resource, and advocate, GLAAD tackles tough issues and provokes dialogue so that authentic LGBTQ stories are seen, heard, and actualized. GLAAD strives to protect all that has been accomplished and helps create a world where everyone can live the life they love.


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