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About: “The Essex LGBT Reaching Adolescents In Need (RAIN) Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit that provides emergency shelter services to address the emergent need of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness.” Based in East Orange, NJ.
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About: The Trevor Project is a "leading national organization, providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth." If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now.
Hotline: 1-(877) 565-8860
About: Provides peer support for transgender people and their families and friends.
About: In a mental health crisis? The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is trained to handle LGBTQ+ specific challenges. They are available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.
Beginning in July 2022, the mental health assistance will be available by calling a new national emergency line, 988.
Additional LGBT specific information from the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a program of the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is available at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq
About: The Livingston Police Department has the duty to serve and protect all community members, including LGBTQ+ individuals. They have sent numerous speakers to Livingston’s Pride events. In the event of a hate crime, the Police Detective Bureau can be contacted at 973-992-3000, ext. 3500.
About: “DCF Supports LGBTQI.” Where LGBT+ youth are subject to abuse, the state may intervene. The DCF has also compiled a list of resources at https://www.nj.gov/dcf/adolescent/lgbtqi
Click here to view this list of Crisis resources as a print-friendly PDF