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Lambda Legal
Legal Assistance/Attorneys, Organizations/Agencies/Projects, Parenting/Family Support

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. They have resources for transgender and gender-variant youth in schools and for gender-variant youth the custody of child welfare agencies.
National - All
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Help Center
Crisis Intervention

Toll-free 1-888-843-4564
Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time (4pm to midnight, eastern time)
Saturday from 9am to 2pm, pacific time (noon to 5pm, eastern time)
All of our services are free and confidential.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center is a non- profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. We are an outgrowth of the Gay & Lesbian National Hotline, which began operating in 1996 and is now a primary program of the GLBT National Help Center.

We speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more!
National - All
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth: Health Concerns, Services, and Care

C. Ryan. In Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs, volume 20 (2003), pages137-158.
Other - Youth
Male-to-Female Transgender Youth: Gender Expression Milestones, gender atypicality, victimization, and Parents’ Responses
Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets, Parenting/Family Support

by A.H. Grossman, A.R. Augelli, and N.P. Salter. In Journal of GLBT Family Studies Volume 2 (2006), pages 71-92.

Other - Youth
NAMI Southern Arizona Community Wide Crisis line
Crisis Intervention

If you are in immediate crisis, whether it be for you or your loved one, call the Community Wide Crisis line:
(520) 622-6000 or 1 (866) 495-6735. 

Or, if you need to call 911, ask for a CIT (Crisis Intervention Trained) officer who is equipped in handling a mental health crisis situation or ask for the MAC (Mobile Acute Crisis) Team

WALK-IN also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Crisis Response Center
2802 E District St (South of AJo Way and Country Club)
Tucson - All
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Intervention
National - All
Our Trans Children
Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets, Parenting/Family Support

A publication of the PFLAG Transgender Network (TNET)
Other - Family
Palo Verde High School

Serves 9-12th grade students.

Jennifer Nutt
1302 S. Avenida Vega, Tucson, AZ 85710
Tucson - Youth
Parent Aid Child Abuse Prevention Center
Organizations/Agencies/Projects, Parenting/Family Support

Provides parenting class, workshops, and in-home support to parents in our community.

Sean Young
2580 E. 22nd St., Tucson, AZ 85747
Tucson - Family
Parents’ Reactions to Transgender Youths’ Gender Nonconforming Expression and Identity
Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets, Parenting/Family Support

By A.H. Grossman, A.R. D’Augelli, T.J. Howell, and S. Hubbard. In Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services Volume 18 (2005).

Other - Youth
Paulo Freire Freedom School

A free Tucson public school for the middle grades (6-8) with a focus on social justice and environmental sustainability.

Jo Ann Groh
300 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705
Tucson - Youth
PFLAG Tucson
Parenting/Family Support

PFLAG Tucson promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity to dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Call (520) 360-3795, e-mail
Tucson - All
Recognizing Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Teens in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice
Healthcare/Wellness, Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets

M. Rosenberg. In Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, volume 42 (2003), pages 1517-1521.
Other - Youth
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
Healthcare/Wellness, Organizations/Agencies/Projects

Anonymous HIV testing & HIV support and prevention services

375 South Euclid Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
Tucson - All
Southern Arizona Mental Health Corporation (SAMHC)
Crisis Intervention

520-622-6000 / 800-796-6762
SAMHC provides no-cost help when you need it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Mental Health Screening/Triage • Crisis Assessment • Crisis Intervention • Crisis Follow-up Care • Walk-in Crisis Center • Crisis Telephone Services • Crisis Beds for up to 72 hours • Mobile Acute Crisis (MAC) Services • Facilitation of Involuntary Hospitalization • Consultation for Family, Caregivers, & Community Providers • Community Services/Resources Referral • Individual/Family Crisis Counseling • Community Intervention Requests • Support and Reassurance. Additional services available Mon-Sat by appointment: Psychiatric Evaluation • Medication Management/Monitoring. SAMHC is transgender-friendly; their crisis line advocates are trained to treat you with respect.

2502 N. Dodge Boulevard, Suite 190, Tucson, AZ 85716
Tucson - All
St. Marks Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten

Provides quality early childhood education program for children 2 to 6 years old

Jane Hilyard
3809 E. 3rd St.,Tucson, AZ
Tucson - Youth
Standards of Care for the Health of Transexual, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
Healthcare/Wellness, Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Inc. (WPATH)
Other - All
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Legal Assistance/Attorneys, Organizations/Agencies/Projects

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice.
National - All

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