COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Following are links to various local and national community service organizations.  This is in no way an exhaustive list of what is available, but only an attempt to help connect individuals to the resources they might need.

SELF DEFENSE

 

Strategic Living: Personal Safety and Self Defense (ARTICLE RESOURCE) 

Using Your Most Critical Self-Defense Tool: Your Voice

http://www.strategicliving.org/self-defense-voice.php

MENTAL HEALTH AND AT-RISK YOUTH/ADULT POPULATIONS

 

Larkin Street Youth Services:

Hosts several successful programs for homeless and at risk youth (not limited to SF), including but not limited to services around housing, employment, health and wellness, and engagement. 

http://larkinstreetyouth.org/

 

Pacific Center for Human Growth:

Pacific Center for Human Growth fosters and enhances the well-being and self respect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer youth, seniors, and adults through the delivery of LGBTQ competent mental health and wellness services, and through the cultivation of a strong community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals.

http://pacificcenter.org/

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

Planned Parenthood:

Planned Parenthood Northern California champions healthy communities and increases access to quality health care, information and reproductive freedom by providing medical services, education and advocacy 

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-northern-california 

 

Strut 

Strut is the new home for health and wellness from San Francisco AIDS Foundation: a place where gay, bi and trans men can find tools and support to manage physical, emotional and social aspects of health. 

http://strutsf.org/

 

Life Long Medical:

Non-profit medical and health organization serving more than forty thousand individuals of all ages in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties every year with quality and affordable medical services. Helpful in facilitating signing up for Medical/Covered CA.

 

http://www.lifelongmedical.org/

ACTIVISTISM

 

FIND YOUR CA STATE LEGISLATURE REPRESENTATIVE

http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legislators_and_districts/legislators/your_legislator.html 

 

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate, teaches tolerance, and seeks justice through myriad campaigns and creation of resources. 

https://www.splcenter.org/

 

ACLU

For almost 100 years, The American Civil Liberties Union has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

https://www.aclu.org/