Offers clients a variety of counseling and screening options during a single encounter. The options include counseling and testing for hepatitis A, B and C, HIV, and STDs; on-site treatment for bacterial STDs; and vaccination to prevent liver and cervical cancers. This cost-effective integration of services is well-received by clients, and removes yet another barrier to maintaining good health.
www.hep-c-alert.org | 305.893.7992
American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU of Florida, with headquarters in Miami, is the local affiliate of the national organization.
www.aclufl.org | 786.363.2700
The Aqua Foundation for Women’s primary mission is to promote the equality, strength, health and visibility of South Florida lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (LBT) women. Monies raised during the Fund’s signature event, Aqua Girl® Week, as well as through individual and group donations go directly to educate, empower and foster the women’s communities.
www.aquafoundation.org | 305.576.2782
Care Resorce is a 501[c](3) non-profit, multi-cultural, community based AIDS service organization, which “Through education, prevention, research, care & treatment, and support service, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.” Care Resource is now South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization and a true leader in the community.
www.careresource.org | 305.576.1234
Empower “U”, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) minority, peer-based and managed organization founded by and for people living with HIV/AIDS. Empower “U”, Inc. grew from the need of the infected community to become involved in finding and linking to care, HIV positive individuals who are marginally connected or not receiving medical care and services. Empower U continues to advocate for and serve those who do not have voices.
www.empower-u-miami.org | 786.318.2337
GLBT Suicide Awareness Initiative at Switchboard of Miami
The GLBT Suicide Awareness Initiative (at the Switchboard of Miami) provides suicide information and support in Miami-Dade County. Learn the facts about depression and suicide. Help a friend. Help yourself. Counselors readily speak English, Spanish and Creole, and however they can accommodate any language.
Call them 24/7 at: 305.646.3600.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
www.lambdalegal.org | 212.809.8585
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services
For more than 20 years, The Miami Bridge has worked to keep kids off the streets. The Bridge is a not-for-profit organization that provides emergency shelter, food and, just as importantly, counseling for troubled youths and their families. The Bridge works to rescue kids from lives of victimization and crime, and in so doing, helps our community ensure that these kids have the opportunity to become productive members of our society.
www.miamibridge.org | Call them 24/7 at: 305.635.8953
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force bolsters the strength of local LGBT activism in rural enclaves, small towns and cities nationwide. They build grassroots political muscle at every level by training activists, strengthening the infrastructure of local and state allies and organizing broad-based campaigns creating public support for full equality of LGBT people.
www.thetaskforce.org | 305.571.1924
Pride Center at Equality Park
The Pride Center at Equality Park (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South Florida) serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community. They provide information, education, advocacy, support, human services, cultural experiences, and social opportunities. The Center works to foster personal development and quality for life for the entire community.
www.glccsf.org | 954.463.9005
SoBe Aids Project
Anonymous and confidential HIV testing is available six days a week as well as HIV positive support groups. Individual counseling services are available. We offer educational seminars, HIV prevention outreach in the clubs and bars of SoBe through our programs and HIV information. You can also learn about the Syphilis epidemic that Miami Beach is currently experiencing. Their online AIDS Resource Directory provides up to date listings of HIV/AIDS service providers countywide.
www.sobeaids.org | 1.866.535.4733
Switchboard of Miami
Switchboard of Miami, Inc. established in 1968, is a private, nonprofit organization that provides the Miami-Dade County community with comprehensive telephone crisis counseling, suicide prevention, information and referral services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Switchboard also offers free individual and family counseling services and prevention programs for high-risk youth and their families based in local schools.
www.switchboardmiami.org | 305.358.4357
The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth
The Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth coordinates a full range of quality services through partnerships with many Miami-Dade County service organizations. The Alliance serves youth, families and their communities while advocating for equal rights and status of all youth regardless of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
www.glbtqalliance.org | 305.899.8087
The Village South
For over thirty (30) years, The Village has been providing comprehensive (holistic) multidimensional treatment to adults and adolescents, males and females, suffering from chemical dependency, mental illness, dual disorders, delinquency and related behavioral problems. Each year, more than 1000 adolescents, adults and/or their families, most of whom are indigent, receive clinical services at The Village.
www.villagesouth.com | 305.573.HELP(3784)
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or your friend is feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.
www.thetrevorproject.org | 1-866-4-U-TREVOR(866.488.7386)
Unity on the Bay
Unity on the Bay is a prosperous, expanding spiritual community of God’s light, love and peace radiating the Unity message globally. Their mission is to pray, educate, serve and celebrate to inspire and transform ourselves, our community and our world.
www.unityonthebay.org | 305.573.9191
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association was founded in 1981 to help ensure equality in healthcare for the LGBTQ community. We offer an online directory of non-judgmental and culturally competent doctors, therapist, nurses, dentists and other providers that you can trust.
www.glma.org | 415-255-4547
Face it Florida
Inspired by true stories and performed by actors, Florida’s Access to Comprehensive Education using Internet Technology-FACE IT for short – has been developed by the Florida Department of Health to prevent STDs and to provide support and guidance for individuals who have been diagnosed with an STD.
I.S.I.S., Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing and using Internet technologies to prevent disease transmission and enhance the sexual well-being of individuals and communities. Our mission is to provide leadership, innovation, educational resources and research in online sexual health promotion.
www.inspot.org | 510-835-9400