COMMUNITY RESOURCES

LOCAL RESOURCES

LOCAL COUNSELING SUPPORT

PFLAG Youngstown

PFLAG Monthly support group meetings take place the second Tuesday of the month at the Parish House of St. John's Episcopal Church on Wick Avenue. Our support group lasts from 6:30-8:30. Light refreshments will be provided.

Pride Youngstown Festival

The 2019 Pride Youngstown Festival is set for Saturday, June 1st 2019 

Out & About Youngstown

A great group to join if you want to get out & meet like-minded people & make new friends & relationships in the LGBT community.

Youngstown For Equality

Dedicated to promoting equality across the board for people of all races, genders, sexualities, religions, sizes, ages, and disabilities. 

Mahoning Stonewall Dems

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Mahoning County Young Democrats

MCYD believes that at the core of democracy is involvement. We strive to find ways to empower young people to get involved in the political process and to support candidates that align with our vision for Mahoning County. 

Further, MCYD believes that by creating an inclusive, diverse environment and by hosting a variety of events, MCYD breaks down barriers between young people and their government. 

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PsyCare - Behavioral Healthcare & Counseling

PsyCare operates nine conveniently located outpatient offices in Northeastern Ohio that are dedicated to assisting individuals and families to overcome difficult emotional, behavioral, mental and relationship problems. PsyCare is committed to providing the very best treatment services possible — in a comfortable setting, personalized to the client’s needs and circumstances, and delivered by highly competent and caring clinicians.

Compass Family & Community Services

Since 1908, Compass Family & Community Services has worked tirelessly to build strong children, families and communities. Compass is a dynamic, diverse, not-for-profit agency committed to providing essential, seamless and comprehensive services to those we serve. Compass’ programs care for people from infancy through their senior years in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Jefferson Counties. Compass currently employs over 300 full and part-time employees in 12 locations.

535 Marmion Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502
Phone: (330) 782-5664

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320 High Street
Warren, OH 44481
Phone: (330) 394-9090

Columbiana County Counseling Center

The Columbiana County Counseling Center opened in 1963 and, for over four decades, has been helping individuals and families obtain the support needed to live a mentally healthy life.  We have a long-standing history of providing professional help for people experiencing emotional and substance abuse problems, behavioral challenges and relationship difficulties.

40722 State Route 154
P.O. Box 429
Lisbon, OH 44432-0429
Phone: 330-424-9573
Fax: 330-424-7140

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Additional Counseling Resources Available Under Our Youth Department Page and Gender/Sexuality Department Page

LOCAL REHABILITATION SUPPORT

LOCAL RELIGIOUS SUPPORT

SUICIDE PREVENTION SUPPORT

St. John’s Episcopal Church

St. John’s Episcopal Church is a vibrant parish in the heart of Youngstown, Ohio. We have been an important part of the area’s history for more than 150 years, and we continue to be right in the middle of this region’s redevelopment and resurgence. 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown

UUYO is a home for liberal religion in the Mahoning Valley. We strive to be a joyful community, spiritually engaged, changing the world.

All Saint's Church

We are a GLBT&S affirming Christian fellowship just north of Warren, welcoming all. Our services start with music at 10:15 Sundays.

Zion United Church of Christ

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at Zion United Church of Christ.

Uniting U

Uniting people in marriage. Non-religious ceremonies. Outdoor weddings etc. Located in mercer county PA area but will travel to other areas

Rainbow Weddings

Rainbow B&S Weddings will focus on all couple. Wedding Officiant Beth A Rennie-Singer will legally marry everyone!

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Someplace Safe

Someplace Safe, Inc. seeks to reduce and prevent domestic violence and improve the quality of life for victims of domestic violence in Trumbull county.

Warren Rescue Mission

Warren Family Mission, a faith-based family resource center dedicated to serving residents of Trumbull County. We are a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) mission operating solely on public and private donations providing all services free to the public.

Sojourner House Domestic Violence Program

The mission of Sojourner House Domestic Violence Services is to provide a comprehensive program of crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and shelter for victims of domestic violence in Mahoning County.

(330) 782-5664

Christina House - Domestic Violence Help

Columbiana County 

330-420-0036

Youngstown Rescue Mission*

In the mid-1900s, The Mission grew and began feeding and housing thousands of homeless men and women each year. Listed below are the milestones that have made The Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley the remarkable institution that it is today.

*This is not an LGBT friendly shelter*

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LOCAL SHELTERS

Equality Ohio

Equality Ohio was founded in 2005 by a group of 65 dedicated LGBT activists and allies from all corners of Ohio after voters passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting same sex marriage and civil unions. Now, Equality Ohio’s work is broad and focuses on multiple aspects of LGBTQ equality in Ohio.

NOAS - Northeast Ohio Adoption Services

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services provides adoption and foster care services to teens and school-age children in the child welfare system by recruiting, preparing, and supporting specialized families.

Bravo Anti - Violence Support

BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.

Log Cabin Republicans

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s largest Republican organization dedicated to representing LGBT conservatives and allies.

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GENDER VARIANT RESOURCES

Trans Equality

NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, DC.

TransOhio

TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.

Safe on the Scene

Safe on the Scene is a project in collaboration between Recovery Resources, Care Alliance Health Center, and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. Our goal is to encourage, empower, and promote African American males taking control of their sexual health. 

Transgender Language Primer

Outshine NW is a small non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA that serves communities by promoting LGBTQ health and equity through education and advocacy. We actively engage medical professionals, social service providers, and community members from all walks of life to bridge communication divides and heal people.

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NATIONAL RESOURCES

HRC

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Glaad Media

For over 30 years, GLAAD has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community.

GLSEN

GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. 

 

Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.

ACLU

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Out for Work

OUT for Work began in the summer of 2004, under the guise of Diversity Change Agents (DCA)'s LGBTA Leadership and Career Fair. OUT for Work director and DCA owner Riley Folds began DCA as a LGBT diversity consultancy. Once establishing contacts with HRC and NGLCC's Justin Nelson, the diversity consultancy morphed into the OUT for Work college career fair for LGBTA undergraduate students.

DrugRehab.com

DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We provide well-researched, fact-based resources on this site.

AlcoholRehab.com

ARG is dedicated to helping people overcome alcoholism and achieve long-term sobriety. Our team is made up of individuals who have personal experience with alcohol addiction, and understand the importance of delivering top-notch resources and information. ARG aims to educate people on the dangers of alcohol addiction and guide them or their loved one into a treatment program.

Sage - for the LGBT+ Eldery

SAGE connects LGBT older people to innovative services and programs. Through initiatives ranging from cultural programs to employment and health services, SAGE offers life-changing support to thousands of LGBT older people around the country.

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Help Network of NE Ohio - 211

Help Hotline Crisis Center, Inc. was incorporated in May 1971 as a drug information line for residents of Mahoning County. Over the years, the agency has not only expanded its geographic area, but has grown from a 6-hours-a-day hotline service operated by volunteers, to a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week comprehensive crisis intervention and community information and referral center. In addition, Help Hotline Crisis Center provides support services to mental health consumers.

In June of 2017, the former Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. became known as Help Network of Northeast Ohio.

MAHONING COUNTY
330-747-2696 or 211

TRUMBULL COUNTY
Dial 211 or (330) 393-1565

COLUMBIANA COUNTY
330-424-7767 or 1-800-427-3606

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-8255

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

1 (800) 273-8255

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

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LOCAL HIV & AIDS SUPPORT

Comprehensive Care Center

The Comprehensive Care Center seeks to provide comprehensive and coordinated HIV primary care services to HIV-positive adults, adolescents and children. All services are provided regardless of ability to pay.

Services include:

  • HIV health care for children and adults

  • free HIV counseling and testing

  • dental services, preventive care, vaccines, women’s health

  • nutrition services, patient education

  • mental health counseling

  • medical case management

  • facilitated referrals for substance abuse treatment and specialty medical care, and

  • outreach and speakers for community health fairs and events

     

Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry
4250 Shields Road

Canfield, OH  4440

 

Sr. Kathleen Minchin, Executive Director

(330) 793-0434

kminchin4@aol.com

 

Brigid Kennedy, Associate Director

(330) 792-7636 x18
casamadre2000@aol.com   

Youngstown Health Dept

Our mission is to protect and improve the public health of the local community. 

Here at the Youngstown City Health District, we are committed to enable all of the citizens of Youngstown and its surrounding areas which we serve, to engage in healthful and preventive behaviors. 

We will strive to achieve and sustain optimal levels of physical and environmental health which will be accomplished by our highly motivated staff. Our staff will responsibly maximize our resources to provide ongoing education, and the development and coordination of programs which are sensitive to the people and the needs of the public.

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Club Switch

Located at 221 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio, Club Switch offers biweekly Paint & Sip Nights as well as weekly Karaoke nights and drag shows. 

Utopia Video Nightclub

Located at 876 E Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, Ohio, Utopia is "where alternative is never out of the ordinary." Utopia offers weekly karaoke nights, drag shows, and more, as well as a kitchen!
 

Funky Skunk NiteClub

Located at 143 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio, Funky Skunk offers free pool weekly, drag shows, and amateur nights!

Mineshaft

Located at 1105 Poland Ave., Youngstown, OH, Mineshaft is the "place for men to meet men." Catering to the Leather & Bear scene, Mineshaft offers karaoke, food specials, and theme nights. 

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LOCAL NIGHTLIFE

Additional Local HIV/AIDS Resources Available Under Our Gender/Sexuality Department Page

OHIO RESOURCES

First Step Recovery

First Step Recovery is a medically licensed subacute detox and treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction. Their mission is to provide high-quality and effective substance dependence treatment services in Northeastern Ohio. The treatments we provide are evidence-based & medically accredited.

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