Resources

On-Campus Resources

Health Education Provides a large variety of free safer sex supplies (condoms, lubrication, dental dams, gloves) and Abstinence Kits to support all students’ choices and identities. Provides information about STIs and safer sex, as well as how to make healthy lifestyle choices. South Campus, Wilson Hall, Room 125


860-486-0772

Student Health Services Provides medical care regardless of gender identity or expression, sex, or sexual orientation. Student Health Services provides STI testing for students, including periodic free testing events. Safer sex supplies (condoms and lubrication) are also available to all students. 234 Glenbrook Road, next to the Chemistry Building


860-486-4700

Rainbow Center Provides numerous LGBTQ+ related resources including support and discussion groups. One does not need to identify as LGBTQ+ to go to the center, however certain discussion groups are restricted to those who identify. A full list of groups and available support can be found here. Safer sex supplies (condoms and lubrication) are also available to all students. Fourth floor of the Student Union, Room 403

860-486-5821

 

Women’s Center Provides a safe and welcoming space maintaining open-mindedness and showing respect for all in times of crisis, as well as day-to-day interaction. The Women’s Center supports the empowerment of all women through action and example. Safer sex supplies (condoms and lubrication) are also available to all students. Fourth floor of the Student Union, Room 421


860-486-4738

Counseling and Mental Health Services Provides individual and group therapy at low cost to students. Fourth floor of the Arjona Building


860-486-4705

Off-Campus Resources

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective Provides medical and dental services, support groups, and health education tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities – but serves clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and ethnicities. The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is especially proud of it’s services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Hartford, CT and Manchester, CT


860-278-4163

New Haven Pride Center Every night, the Center is a hub of activity catering to the needs of south-central Connecticut’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Many groups moved their meetings to the offices of the Center and many new ones formed. The center hosts support groups, independent events, and offers resources to those who need them within the community. Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510


203-387-2252

Triangle Community Center Offers programs, services and events that provide critical and in some cases life-saving resources and assistance to the LGBTQ community in Fairfield County. TCC works closely with Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project and World Health Clinicians on HIV/AIDS related outreach, testing initiatives, and creating a more informed and healthy LGBTQ community. 618 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850 between Elm and Arch Street


203-853-0600

True Colors Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services “True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 6,000 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than 3,000 attendees and manages the state’s only LGBT mentoring program. True Colors has been spotlighted by both national and local media for their expertise in LGBTI youth issues.” 30 Arbor Street, Suite 201A Hartford, CT 06106

860-232-0050

Regional and National Resources

The Trevor Project This leading national organization provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Trevor Lifeline (24/7): 866-488-7386

TrevorChat (7 days a week, 3-9pm ET

TrevorText (available Monday-Friday between 3-10pm ET); text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

The Fenway Institute’s National LGBT Health Education Center Provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The Ansin Building, 8th Floor, 1340 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215


617-927-6354

Mount Sinai LGBT Health Committed to meeting the special health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community with respect and compassion. We provide an array of health, referral and educational services, promote LGBT health equity and access to care, and develop effective partnerships with LGBT organizations, agencies and allies. Multiple locations in New York City, New York

1-800-MD-SINAI

Love Is Respect Offers education, support and advocacy to teens and young adults, as well as their concerned friends and family members, who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. All conversations with peer advocates via phone, chat or text are free and confidential. 24/7 Hotline: 1-866-331-9474

Text chat: Text “loveis” to 22522

Chat online: go to www.loveisrespect.org and click “chat online now” at the top of the page

GLBT National Help Center Helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems, and more. GLBT National Hotline accepts callers of all ages, peer –counseling, information, and local resources: 1-888-843-4564

GLBT National Youth Talkline, serving youth through age 25, peer-counseling, information, and local resources: 1-888-246-PRIDE (7743)

Online Peer-Support Chat