VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP

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  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or (800) 273-TALK (8255)

  • Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741

  • Crisis Services for Hampshire County Hotline 413-586-5555

  • Crisis Services for Franklin County Hotline 413-774-5511

  • Safe Passage 24-hour domestic violence hotline: (413) 586-5066

  • Fenway Health's Western Mass Violence Recovery Program: toll-fee (800) 834-3242

  • Trans Lifeline:  (877) 565-8860
    Crisis support for trans people

  • Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
    Crisis support for LGBTQIA+ people, ages 13 – 24

  • Trevor Space: www.trevorspace.org
    Social networking site for LGBT and questioning people ages 13 – 24

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      LGBTQIA+ resource center with local resources, workshops, and support groups

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  • The Empowerment Project (BHN) (413)846-4300

      Provides affirming mental health care services for LGBTQ+ children, adolescents, adults, families and                        communities.

      Services:

       - Outpatient mental health services for individuals, families, and couples

       - Group therapy for LGTBQ+ individuals

       - Assessments and letters for medical transition

 

  • Intensive Care Coordination

      Outreach service (‘wraparound’ team approach) that helps to coordinate multiple services and support for youth        under 21 years old with serious emotional and behavioral health needs.

      Caregivers can reach out w/o need of referral.

      - BHN - (413) 246-9675.

      - CSO - Northampton (413) 582-0471

      - CSO – Greenfield (413) 774-1000

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  • Transline, a transgender medical consultation service with numerous resources including hormone therapy prescriber guidelines, surgical letter templates, billing/coding, and legal protections.

      https://transline.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

  • UCSF Guidelines for the Primary and Gender Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Non-Binary People

      https://transcare.ucsf.edu/guidelines

  • The Fenway Institute’s National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center

      https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/

      PrEP prescription service including free online consultation, labs, STI testing, and medication. 

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  • Guide to changing identity documents in MA by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

      https://www.masstpc.org/identity-documents/

  • MA name and gender change information by the National Center for Transgender Equality

      https://transequality.org/documents/state/massachusetts

  • Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)

      (617) 426-1350;www.glad.org; gladlaw@glad.org

  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

      https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination

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  • Generation Q

      Community Action Youth Programs (413) 774-7028; GenQ@communityaction.us

      A peer-led confidential social and support group for 14-21 year-old LGBTQ+ youth and their straight allies.                Meets Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. in Greenfield; Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. in Northampton; local transportation is        available. For location information, contact Community Action Youth Programs: www.communityaction.us/youth-        programs: https://www.communityaction.us/youth-programs

 

  • Generation Q, Jr.

      A group for LGBTQ+ and allied middle school aged youth. Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5          p.m. in Greenfield and every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m. in Northampton. For location              information, contact Community Action Youth Programs: www.communityaction.us/youth-programs

 

      A community-based youth group. Drop-in hours: Wednesdays, 5 – 7 p.m..                                                              https://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/programs/f-_-n/gender-multispecialty-service#

 

      National organization championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 education.

      Evidence based Family Support Model to prevent health risks, strengthen families, and build healthy futures for          LGBTQ and gender diverse children and youth. Evidence based, culture based, and faith based resources.

 

      National organization (with local chapters) for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.

      Franklin/Hampshire chapter: (413) 758-0124, fhcpflag@gmail.com www.fhcpflag.org/

  •  American Academy of Pediatrics online chapter on Gender Identity Development in Children

       https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/Pages/Gender-Identity-and-Gender-                   Confusion-In-Children.aspx

      National non-profit organization committed to the health and well-being of gender- diverse children and teens            through education and support for families, and training and guidance for educators, medical and mental health        providers, and other professionals.

     Online groups (teen, pre-teen, parents, grandparents, facilitators) and events for gender expansive youth and              families.