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safe zone trainings

Crisis Hotlines

LGBT National Help Center

1 (888) 843-4564

LGBT National Youth Talkline

1 (800) 246-7743 (PRIDE)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1 (800) 273-8255 (TALK)

1 (877) 565-8860

The Trevor Project

1 (866) 488-7386

education resources

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

Receives calls from victims of crimes relating to the LGBTQ+ community and makes reports about how the community is affected and what changes should be made.

Equality Maps

Find safe communities and learn about State policies throughout the U.S.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Inc.

Northeast Ohio chapter information, news and updates.

Human Rights Campaign

HRC is the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth and their allies.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

National health education resources for the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBT People of Color

Find resources dedicated to addressing the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ people of color.

Light House Youth & Family Services

Youth homelessness support for young people in Cincinnati.

Safe Zone

Free, online resource for powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training and workshops.

Star House Columbus

Youth homelessness support for young people in Columbus.

Trans Ohio

Education and advocacy to promote and improve the health, safety and quality of life for transgender individuals in Ohio.

mental health & substance use resources

Local Behavioral Health Treatment Providers

List of local clinicians who have received training in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Gay & Sober

Find a substance use support group for LGBTQ+ individuals in Ohio.


Mental health resources for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

SAMHSA: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)

National survey reports, agency and federal initiatives and related behavioral health resources.

The Trevor Project

Crisis support for LGBTQ+ youth including crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

for people of faith

Monroeville United Church of Christ

An Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ where all are welcome.  To learn more, please visit their website and Facebook page.

Coming Home

Information to help the LGBTQ+ community to establish and own their spiritual identities.

Religion & Faith

Resources and information to help members of the LGBTQ+ community to express their faith.

Straight for Equality in Faith Communities

Supporting LGBTQ+ people of faith along their spiritual journeys.

Suicide Prevention

Faith based approaches to preventing LGBTQ youth suicide.

LGBTQ & Faith

Support and community organizations.

LGBTQ Ministries

United Church of Christ LGBTQ ministries.

The Lighthouse Youth Community

Christ Episcopal Church LGBTQ youth initiative.

for allies

Considerations When Working with LGBTQ Students of Color

Learn the dos and don’ts for working with students of color in the LGBTQ+ community.

Guide to Becoming a Straight Ally

Demystify the secret to becoming an ally for the LGBTQ+ community.

Guide to Becoming a Trans Ally

Learn about the world of people who are transgender and become a trusted ally.

The Ethics of Being an LGBTQ+ Ally

Free online training from the Ohio State University College of Social Work.

Support Services

Camp Lilac

Summer camp with the mission to provide a safe, welcoming space for transgender youth, ages 12-17.


Nonprofit LGBTQ+ youth center, providing a space for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to socialize, grow, learn and celebrate

Huron County Rainbow Community

Local organization providing support to the LGBTQ+ community, their family members, and allies.  Group meets monthly.  For more information email

LGBTQ+ of Lorain County

A nonprofit corporation that collaborates with community partners to facilitate access to local and regional services and engages the community at large to support Lorain County’s LGBTQ+ community.

LGBT Community Center

Community center that with a mission to enrich the lives of the diverse LGBTQ+ community through advocacy, support, education and celebration.


Online community offering resources and support for LGBTQ+ youth and their families.


Advancing equality in Akron, Ohio through its mission of support, education and advocacy.

PRISM of Wayne County

Support group in Wayne County for LGBTQ+ allies.


Encouragement for members of the Northeast Ohio transgender community.

TransCEND Canton

Peer support group for transgender people and allies.


A transgender support group that holds regular support group meetings in Cleveland and Akron that are open to everyone.

help links

Battered Woman’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center

Survivor resources for Summit and Medina counties.

CANAPI: Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative

HIV support services and LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Equality Ohio

Find news, equality maps and information about issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.

Explore: Communities of Color

Learn about the unique challenges facing LGBTQ+ people of color.


Leading the conversation for LGBTQ+ engagement and activism.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center

Free, confidential peer-to-peer support and resources.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland

Education, awareness, advocacy and support for the Northeast Ohio LGBTQ+ community.

META Center Inc.

A safe place where trans and gender variant youth can come and gain information and support.


Continuum of substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services for members of the LGBTQ+ community.


National network of local crisis centers for people who have experienced rape, abuse and/or incest.

Teen Pride Network

Provide safe activities for local individuals who are suffering from a sense of isolation in their schools, homes or communities.

Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER)

Resources and support for trans and gender non-conforming students

get involved

Huron County LGBTQ+ Committee

Contact the Huron County Prevention Coalition to join the LGBTQ+ Committee.

Self-guided Safe Zone Training

Register for a self-guided safe zone training by visiting here.

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