Below is a short list of organizations around the DC area that offer a variety of health services tailored to the LGBTQ community. This is by no means an exhaustive list. The DC Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs has a more comprehensive list that may be found here: District Wide LGBTQ Resource Guide.
The DC Center educates, empowers, celebrates and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. They focus on four core areas: health and wellness, arts and culture, social and supportive services and advocacy and community building. They offer a variety of programs, but also have programs tailored to harm reduction support groups for substance abuse and tobacco cessation programs.
Our mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) and HIV care.
DC Health promotes health, wellness and equity, across the District, and protects the safety of residents, visitors and those doing business in our nation’s Capital.
Their responsibilities include identifying health risks; educating the public; preventing and controlling diseases, injuries and exposure to environmental hazards; promoting effective community collaborations; and optimizing equitable access to community resources.
Casa Ruby is the only LGBTQ bilingual and multicultural organization in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that provides social services and programs catering to the most vulnerable in the city and surrounding areas. Since Ruby Coronado arrived in D.C almost 30 years ago, her drive and dream was to bring resources to historically underserved and under-resourced communities in order to create more success stories for transgender and queer folks. Today, Casa Ruby provides more than 30,000 social and human services to more than 6,000 people each year.
Incorporated in 1988, UHU is a community-based AIDS organization dedicated to reducing HIV infection in the Black community in the District of Columbia and the metropolitan area. Their programs and services include: HIV Counseling; Testing; STI (Sexually transmitted infections) screenings; Behavioral Health Services; Case Management; Support Groups; and HIV Risk Reduction Interventions. We specialize in programs for black gay and same gender loving men.
The Women’s Collective meets the needs of low-income women, girls and families living with/or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other STDs by addressing the social determinants of health and health disparities they face, reducing barriers to care and services, strengthening networks of support in order to improve health outcomes and quality of life over their lifespan.