Hotlines and Support
2-1-1/LIFE LINE (a program of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes)provides 24 hour crisis intervention, suicide hotline, comprehensive
information & referral for health and human services in Monroe, Wayne,
Livingston, Ontario, Cayuga and Seneca Counties.
Telephone: Dial 2-1-1 or 585-275-5151
Toll-free: 866-FLNY-211 or 800-310-1160
Website: www.211fingerlakes.org (Live Chat available through website)
A Thousand Moms will help our communities in New York State organize, educate, and mobilize in order that we may meet the emotional, developmental, and social needs of youth in our child welfare systems who may be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning their sexual identity so they may reach their full potential.
Who We Are
A Thousand Moms comprises a network of diverse people across the spectrum of New Yorkers, representing many skills, abilities, and talents.
We believe it is time to celebrate and support the lives of New York’s youth in foster/adoptive care who may be LGBT/Q. We aim to bring together the child welfare community with all the citizens it serves. Additionally, A Thousand Moms seeks solutions and reaches out to youth and families before crises arise. Existing public and private organizations provide various levels of training or expertise in foster care/adoption issues or in the needs of gay and lesbian youth, but not both, as does A Thousand Moms.
A Thousand Moms is a project of the National Association of Former Foster Children, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.
The mission of Bivona Child Advocacy Center is to coordinate and provide services and support to meet the needs of child victims of sexual or physical abuse and their families at a single and safe, child-friendly facility. The Center is committed to reducing trauma, promoting accountability, fostering healing, and advocating on behalf of child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
The Center for Youth is the best organization to turn to for young people seeking to deal with, explore, or understand issues of importance to them – from their perspective, and on their terms. Started by kids, for kids, all Center services – from counseling, to shelter, to education, to referrals – are rooted in, and delivered with the knowledge that youth want to, and can, take responsibility for their life choices.
585-271-7670 (24 Hour Help Line)
Contact Person: Monroe County Dept. of Social Services.
24 Hotline for reporting child abuse in Monroe County: 585-461-5690 or 274-6865 (TTY)
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership development, and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to:
1. create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions,
2. educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
3. fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 5PM-9PM Pacific Time
( Monday thru Friday, 8PM-Midnight Eastern Time)
The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
All services are free and confidential.
Our telephone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties, and we speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more!
We also maintain the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. Our database contains information on social and support groups, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues student groups and more.
Alternatives for Independent Youth (AIY) aims to provide stable living situations for independent youth, including maintenance of stable housing, establishment of income source and accomplishment of other objectives determined by the youth and case manager as required for independent living. A plan for developing parenting skills may be established for youth that are also parents.
The Emergency Shelter component provides short term shelter placement for RHY-Runaway and Homeless youth, ages 10-18 years of age. The shelter component utilizes Hillside foster homes and is available for up to a 7 day placement. Case management services is provided to the youth and their family with a goal for the youth to be re-united home or to be placed within an alternative living situation.
Monroe County youths with the goal and ability to live independently are eligible.
In 1996, the Men of Color Health Awareness Project emerged as an organization that specifically addressed HIV/AIDS health concerns that were affecting Black and Latino gay men. We have grown into the MOCHA Center that now provides prevention programs, support services for People Living with HIV/AIDS, advocacy, capacity building, and much more. Our reach has also expanded to people of color, youth, women, and transgender communities. All of our services are conducted in a culturally sensitive manner, which is both confidential and non-judgmental.
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