HEALTH

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective

The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective currently provides medical services, dental services, support groups, and health education tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, but serves clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages and ethnicities. The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is especially proud of its services to people living with HIV/AIDS. We touch the lives of thousands of people every year.

Planned Parenthood (Federation of America)

Area offices include Norwich- 12 Case Street, and New London- 45 Franklin St.
Planned Parenthood is the nationʼs leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. They respect and value diversity. Services include providing health care, advocacy, and education. Offices all over the country.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.

Ledge Light Health District

Providing FREE group and individual smoking cessation counseling in southern NL county. Contact Carolyn Wilson at LLHD. 860-448-4882 ext. 318.

Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford

Here are some facts about anal dysplasia and HIV.  Click here for attachment.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

Safe Futures (formerly the Women’s Center of SECT)

Safe Futures saves lives, restores hope and changes the future for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in southeastern Connecticut.

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

Providing support and services to GLBTQ victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors Guide

Self help guide to healing and understanding published in 2015 by FORGE, a peer support organization based out of Wisconsin with primary focus on female-to-male (FTM) gender spectrum.

AGING

LGBT Aging Advocacy

LGBT Aging Advocacy are a coalition of service providers and LGBT community members. They are working to create an open and affirming aging services environment for LGBT elders in Connecticut.

SAGE

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations, largely through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. With offices in New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, SAGE coordinates a growing network of 27 local SAGE affiliates in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

LGBT Moveable Senior Center (Connecticut – Statewide)

All LGBT elders and their allies are welcome to these monthly gatherings that are held at a different senior center in Connecticut.  Join meetup group to be notified of each event and location.

HIV/AIDS

Alliance for Living (Southeastern Connecticut)

Alliance for Living (AFL) is the only AIDS Service Organization (ASO) and resource center for people living with HIV/AIDS in southeastern Connecticut.  People come to AFL for medical case management, medication adherence, food, friends, holistic health and many other services.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all.

The Stigma Project

A grassroots organization that aims to lower the HIV infection rate and neutralize the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS through education and awareness via social media and advertising. The Stigma Project seeks to create an HIV neutral world, free of judgement and fear by working with both positive and negative individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, or background.

ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM

GLTBQ & Substance Abuse Resources – online resource to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

Stonington Institute – treatment center for alcohol, substance abuse and military with PTSD located in  North Stonington and Groton.

Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SCADD) – treatment center for alcohol and substance abuse located in New London, Norwich, and Lebanon.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous
Al-Anon (for friends and family of person(s) with addiction(s))

Gal-AA – GLBTQ organization to serve those in Alcoholics Anonymous.

GLBTQ Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting – Tuesday’s 7:00 p.m. (open meeting) located at St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London, CT

ROUNDUPS are GLBTQ AA/Al-Anon Conferences. Here are listings in Northeast per month:

FEBRUARY Rehoboth Roundup
FEBRUARY Southeastern Massachusetts Roundup
MARCH Miami (in case you want to get away for winter)
APRIL Connecticut Roundup
MAY New Jersey Roundup
AUGUST Maine Roundup
AUGUST Gotham City Roundup (Brooklyn, NY)
OCTOBER Provincetown Roundup
OCTOBER Long Island
NOVEMBER Big Apple Roundup (Manhattan, NY)
NOVEMBER Philadelphia Freedom Roundup
OTHER STATES

SUPPORT GROUPS / GLBTQ ORGANIZATIONS IN CONNECTICUT

Southeast CT Gay/Straight Alliance (For Adults)

Every Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm, Reliance House Gallery, 40 Broadway Street, Norwich, CT. For more information please call: Reliance House – (860) 887-6536 Ext. 218 or SMHA – (860) 859—4554.

CLARO-CT (Connecticut Latinas/os Achieving Rights and Opportunities)

CLARO is dedicated to promoting for Latinos LGTBQI equality, policy, social justice, human rights and education addressing homophobia and heterosexism. We accomplish these goals by mobilizing our community and partner agencies on issues like marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.

New Haven Pride Center 

New Haven Pride Center, located in West Haven, serves the needs of the greater New Haven LGBTQIA community.

Triangle Community Center (Norwalk, CT)

Triangle Community Center is Fairfield County’s leading provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community.

PFLAG (Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays in Southeastern Connecticut)

PFLAG is an international organization dedicated to the preservation of families in loving relationships, to the education of an ill-informed public about homosexuality, and to the attainment of full civil rights for gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people and their families. Nationally, PFLAG has over 250,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliate chapters.
PFLAG provides support to parents, children, and friends who are coming to terms with their gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender, intersex, and questioning loved ones. All are welcome at our monthly meetings

PFLAG-SECT (New London/Mystic) meets on 2nd Monday of Month at 7:00 pm at Noank Baptist Church in Noank

PFLAG-Hartford meets on 3rd Wednesday of Month at 7:30 pm at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford

PFLAG-New Haven/Shoreline meets 3rd Tuesday of Month at 7:30 pm at Church of Redeemer in New Haven)

PFLAG Southwestern (Norwalk/Fairfield) meets in several cities on various nights.  Click link for listings.

Transitioning and Loving Life

(T.a.L.L.) is a transexual support organization located in southeastern CT. T.a.L.L. is open to all transexuals, their families, friends, spouses, significant others, and all supportive people. The group offers a safe, supportive, and understanding environment to obtain information and share experiences. It is dedicated to offering information to those wishing to transition and to educating the public about issues concerning the gender and sexual minority community.

Tony Ferrairolo, CPC- Life Coach

New Haven, CT. Tony runs two groups, Translation, a support group for transgender teenagers and Create Yourself, an art group for transgender and gender non-conforming children under the age of 12. He also does life coaching for adults.

CT TransAdvocacy

The mission of the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC) is to make Connecticut a safe and tolerant place for the trans and gender non-conforming individual through education and social advocacy. CTAC is a coalition and grassroots oriented organization comprising of individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement and attainment of full Human Rights for all trans and gender non-conforming people in every aspect of society and actively oppose discriminatory acts.

GLBTQ Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Tuesday’s 7:00 p.m. (open meeting)
St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London, CT

True Colors

Hartford, CT. True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 2400 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than 2000 attendees and manages the state’s only LGBT mentoring program. True Colors has been spotlighted by both national and local media for their expertise in LGBTI youth issues, including most recently CNN.

COUNSELING

Linda Doran, APRN, C.S.

Counseling and Psychotherapy
14-14 Mason’s Island Road, Mystic, CT 06355
860-536-8804

 

Constance Hightower, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
154 Hempstead Street, First Floor, New London, CT 06320
860-437-0517