Below you’ll find 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.
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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.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. They also provide 24/7 support to everyone via phone, text and coming soon Facebook Messenger.
The first and only housing program in Washington, DC that is solely dedicated to offering pre-independent living services to homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16-24. The services include long-term transitional living, case management, educational guidance and support, job training and support service referrals.
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. Our 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.
The DC Health and Wellness Center offers STI and HIV testing and partner counseling and referrals.
La Clinica del Pueblo is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that serves the Latino and immigrant populations of the Washington, DC metro area. Our goal is to provide culturally appropriate health services, focusing on those most in need. Our services include: Patient Services, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Interpreter Services and Community Health Action
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.
Substance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.
Alcohol addiction is a disease that changes the way the brain works. It causes negative emotions, impulsive behavior, cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Treatment for alcohol addiction includes supervised detox, counseling and therapy, and support group participation.
Alcoholism is a very serious problem for the LGBTQ community, but increasing awareness and numbers of treatment options mean that help is out there.
Stay happy and healthy, Stonewall!