RESOURCES FOR HELPING WITH THE EVENTS IN ORLANDO
Sending Items from Local Events
In response to the recent tragedy in Orlando, Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) has created a collection to house artifacts from remembrance vigils and events such as memorial materials, ephemeral (temporary) signs, flyers, and victim information. This can include cards, signs, scrapbooks, photographs, candles, personal items and physical items. Please do not send dried flowers, stuffed animals, or perishable items. Information on where items can be sent can be found here: http://www.weareorlando.org/archive.html
These folks are the heart of the GLBT community in Orlando. Find Orlando resources and the latest here. You may also donate to support the assistance they are providing (and it is A LOT!) at GoFundMe.com/OrlandoUnited.
Also, the Center Orlando has set up hotlines for counseling in both English and Spanish: (407)-822-5036 (Press 1) and 407-228-1446. Victim Service Center of Central Florida is also offering counseling and case management services at (407) 254-9415.
The Center's Facebook page with many more resources and information, including links to daily mental health updates is here: https://www.facebook.com/thecenterorlando/.
Orlando Area Grief Support
Important Law Enforcement Phone Numbers
- Orlando Police: 1-800-423 TIPS (8477)
- To report suspicious activity involving chemical, biological, or radiological materials, call (toll-free): 1-855-TELL-FBI or 1-855-835-5324.
- To provide information on select major cases, call our Major Case Contact Center at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324)
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990. The Helpline can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the tragic event in Orlando Florida. The Helpline is a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy.
- Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline Press Release (English) and in Spanish (download).
- Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health in Spanish
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website in English and the FBI website in Spanish
- The Department of Justice Community Relations Service in Spanish and in English
Additional National Hotlines
- The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- LGBT Helpline (Ages 25+): 1-888-340-4528
- Peer Listening Line (Ages 25 and Under) : 1-800-399-PEER
National Resources for LGBT Community Members
- www.lgbtcenters.org - find listings of local LGBT community centers, check their websites for vigils and mental health services
- www.glma.org -- find listings of local LGBT friendly providers
- www.radremedy.org -- find listings of trans friendly health providers
- www.psychologytoday.com -- therapist listings nationally
- www.helpstartshere.org -- social worker listings nationally
- www.translifeline.org - trans specific support services
- www.trevorproject.org -- LGBTQ youth specific support 741-741 - text START to the crisis text line for text support
Other Ways to Help:
www.eqfl.org/news/pulse -- Additional response resources
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Resources for Welcoming Providers
- www.lgbthealthlink.org -- free LGBT-welcoming signs for provider waiting rooms & cultural competency trainings
- www.cancer-network.org -- cultural competency materials for providers
- www.hrc.org -- cultural competency training for providers
- www.lgbthealtheducation.org -- cultural competency training for providers
Resources for Missouri
- If you believe your civil rights have been violated contact ACLU of Missouri: 314-652-3111
- Behavioral Health Response: 1-800-811-4760, For Clinicians and Consumers 24/7
- PFLAG: For parents of LGBTQ Missourians
- Transparent: Parents of transgender children includes a support group
- Mizzou LGBTQ Resource Center
- Mid-Mo Crisis Line: 573-445-5035
- The Center Project: Youth Support Group and Trans Support Groups
- LIKEME Lighthouse: Have Youth and Trans Support Groups, 816-753-7770
- Kansas City Anti-Violence Project : For victims of violence, 816-561-0550
- Empowering Youth Help Line: 417-864-3953
- GLO Community Center: Youth Support Groups, 417-869-3978Haven Mpowerment Group: Support Group for Young LGBT Men
- Crime Victim Advocacy Center of St. Louis: Hotline for Free Counseling, 314-652-3623
- LGBT Counseling Services: Might be starting grief support groups, 314-602-5534
- Growing American Youth: Support groups or youth, 314-669-5428
- Metro Trans Umbrella Group: Queer Trans People of Color, Offer Support Groups Across the Spectrum
- Safe Spaces Include: MokaBees, Ethical Society of St. Louis, Coffee Cartel, Kitchen House Coffee, Rise Coffee Shop, and Hartford Coffeeshop