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We Stand With Orlando - LGBT Community Centers


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


logo of The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (The Center)The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (The Center)

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

Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering support to individuals and loved ones affected by recent tragic events in Orlando. They are providing the community access to specially trained behavioral health counselors via a 24-hour, toll-free help line: 800.843.6514.

The grief counselor support is free of charge to anyone in the Orlando area. English and Spanish-speaking counselors are available to anyone who wants to call, whether or not they are Florida Blue members.
 

Important Law Enforcement Phone Numbers

  • Orlando Police: 1-800-423 TIPS (8477)
  • FBI
    • 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) 

 

National HelpLine

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.

The helpline can also be accessed at http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov and TTY for deaf and hearing impaired: 1-800-846-8517.

Federal Agencies

 

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

Victims Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund

 

Other Ways to Help:

www.eqfl.org/news/pulse -- Additional response resources

If you're in DC and you or someone you love needs to talk about #PulseNighClub shooting, e-mail survivorsupport@thedccenter.org.

Resources for Welcoming 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