Local Resources (San Luis Obispo County)

GALA: Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast

Phone: (805) 541-4252 | Website: www.ccgala.org

SLO County Mental Health

Phone: (800) 838-1381

Website: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/

Transitions- Mental Health

Phone: (805) 540-6500 | Email: info@t-mha.org

Access Support Network (ASN)

Phone: 805-781-3660 | Website: www.asn.org

Tranz central coast

Phone: (805) 242-3821 | Email: TranzCentralCoast@gmail.com

SLO LGBTQ Resilience Project

Website: https://dylan43landon.wixsite.com/sloresilienceproject

Cal Poly Community Counseling Clinic

Short-term counseling and consultation to those who do not qualify for County Mental Health Services or who cannot afford private psychotherapy.

Phone: (805) 756-1532 | Website: https://slocounselingservice.calpoly.edu/

SLO Hotline

Free and confidential mental health support, crisis and suicide prevention telephone line. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: (805) 783- 0607 | Website:www.t-mha.org

RISE: Respect. Inspire. Support. Empower.

Phone: (855) 866-7473 | Website: https://www.riseslo.org/

Cal Poly Counseling Services

Phone: (805) 756-2511 (24-7 crisis line)

Website: https://hcs.calpoly.edu/counseling

Stand Strong

Shelter and counseling for survivors of intimate partner violence.

Phone: (805) 781-6400 | Website: https://standstrongnow.org/

Community Counseling Center

Phone: (805) 543-7969 | Website: www.communitycounselingcenter-slo.org

Community Building resources (San luis Obispo County)

Central Coast Social Outings for Gays, Lesbians, and More (SOGLAM)

An inclusive group that caters to the full LGBTQIA+ spectrum as well as allies.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccsoglam/

Cal Poly Pride Center

Email: pride@calpoly.edu | Website: https://culture.calpoly.edu/PrideCenter

#Out4MentalHealth Task Force

#Out4MentalHealth engages LGBTQ people throughout California to develop a mental health equity agenda and offer the tools and resources to make our shared goals a reality. Email Elissa Feld or Michelle Call to get involved.

Email: efeld@t-mha.org or ed@galacc.org


Five Cities Hope

Provides an inclusive environment for LGBTQIA+ people and allies of all ages and backgrounds to connect with one another. Plans all ages events throughout the 5 Cities and advocates for diversity in our community.

Email: fivecitieshope@gmail.com

Website: https://www.fivecitieshope.com/


House of Pride and Equality (HOPE) / Casa de Orgullo e Igualdad (ESPERANZA)

A committed and dedicated group that encourages Santa Maria to strive for equity and equality for all in the LGBTQ+ community through grassroots collective efforts pushing Latinx narratives to the forefront.

Email: info@houseofprideandequality.org

The Queer Crowd san luis obispo

Dedicated to enriching the lives of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans folk, queerdos and weirdos through fostering a stronger and more visible sense of queer community in San Luis Obispo.

Website: www.thequeercrowd.com/

Email: resist@thequeercrowd.com


Tranz Central Coast

The trusted point of contact for transgender people, their families and allies, and the community at large. Helps help people access resources, get support, and obtain the highest-quality information in their pursuit of authentic self-expression, including the freedom to alter their bodies and change their gender roles.

Email: TranzCentralCoast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.tranzcentralcoast.org/


SLOQueerdos is a group of drag performers dedicated to bringing the Central Coast community closer together by promoting love, family, art, & party.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/SLOQueerdos/

GALA: Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast

Nonprofit committed to ensuring a healthy and vibrant network of social gathering groups, events, business resources, and educational services for its constituents. Through education, support, recreation, advocacy, and partnerships, GALA promotes the well-being of our LGBT community.

Phone: (805) 541-4252 | Website: www.ccgala.org

statewide and national resources

PRIDE Institute

Substance use and mental health programs for LGBTQ+ individuals

Phone: (800) 547- 7433

Website: http://pride-institute.com/

LGBT National Help Center

Website: http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/

Free & confidential peer support and local resources

LGBT National Youth Talkline | Phone: (800) 246-7743

LGBT National Hotline | Phone: (888) 843- 4564

Sage LGBT Elder Hotline | Phone: (888) 234- 7243

Trans Lifeline | Phone(877) 565- 8860

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline

Free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral and information service.

Phone: (800) 662-HELP | Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help

The Trevor Project

LGBTQ+ suicide prevention hotline and texting service

Phone: (886) 488-7386 | Website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/


Comprehensive LGBTQ+ Health & Well-being guide by drugwatch

Features information on Physical Health, Diseases, Mental Health, Youth Issues, Coming Out, Homelessness, Substance Abuse, Suicide, and Legal Issues

Link: https://www.drugwatch.com/health/lgbtq/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Free 24/7 confidential support for those in distress, suicide prevention, & crisis resources.

Phone: (800) 273-8255 | Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/