Community Resources: support

National Alliance on Mental Health - KC

NAMI-KC is the only organization which specifically supports the mentally ill and the family members of the mentally ill throughout the greater Kansas City area. NAMI-KC serves as an information center, including referrals on services needed. We provide educational seminars and reference materials related to mental illness.

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One St. Louis

We are a non-profit, volunteer service organization working to fill the gaps in services in the Saint Louis area by mobilizing the LGBT community and its friends through our own programming and collaboration with other local organizations.

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OrganizationIntersexInternational

The Organization Intersex International (OII) is the world’s largest intersex advocacy organization. OII’s mission is to attain human rights for intersex infants, children, and adults, particularly the right to bodily intergrity and self-determination.

OII-USA’s mission is to campaign for the human rights of all intersex people, to support intersex individuals by providing information and contact with other intersex people, to provide information concerning actual life experiences of people with intersex variations to those working with people with atypical sex anatomy, and to assist family and friends of intersex individuals in understanding intersex variations and their role as allies.

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Pathways Program @ Ozanam

At Pathways, we’re giving young adults who are homeless or living in out-of-home care the chance to develop the life skills they need to be successful. The Pathways Program operates scattered-site apartments in Kansas City and Wichita. It serves young men and women, as well as young parents with children.

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Peer Listening Line

You can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make. Talk to our trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone.

617.267.9001  Toll-free: 800.399.PEER

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PFLAG Columbia

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, their families, and their friends through support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. The Mid-Missouri/Columbia Chapter meets on the first Thursday at 7:00PM at The Center Project, 300 St. James, STE 104, Columbia, Missouri.

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PFLAG Jefferson City

The Jefferson City Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is an organization comprised of the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons, dedicated to celebrating diversity and envisioning a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. The Jefferson City chapter is currently not meeting, but please contact Don Love, dmaclove@centurytel.net or (573)875-7918, for information/resources.

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PFLAG St. Charles

PFLAG is a national support group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays. Free of charge, open to the public. Meets monthly on the last Tuesday evening at 7 PM in the rotunda of the College Center building on the campus of St.Charles Community College.

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PFLAG St. Louis

Since 1973 parents have joined together in different cities to support each other and their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) children or family members. We meet the third Saturday of the month at the Holy Communion Episcopal Church, located (two blocks east of Hanley Road) at 7401 Delmar Boulevard, University City, Missouri  63130.  We begin our meetings at 7:00 pm and usually end around 10:00 pm.

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PFLAG KC

PFLAG-KC is a group of parents, siblings, friends, and LGBT people who provide a support system for the families and friends of LGBT people to enable them to understand, accept and support their children with love and pride, provide education for individuals and the community at large on the nature of homosexuality, and support the full human and civil rights of LGBT people. Meetings are held at two locations: on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Room 307, Prairie Village, KS. (The meeting room is wheelchair accessible.) On the 4th Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm at the LikeMe Light House, 3909 Main St, Kansas City, MO.

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