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LGBTQ+ Resources: Region 1 – North Coast

Organizations and guidance for the support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) students, educators, and families in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties.

Counseling Services
For local physical and mental health providers with experience in treating and supporting LGBTQ+ students.

HUMBOLDT

Planned Parenthood External link opens in new window or tab.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. See the local office in your county.

Queer Humboldt External link opens in new window or tab.
We have educational programs available, sliding scale mental health services, micro grants for queer people and causes, consulting, and we support districts in creating and maintaining GSAs.

LAKE

Planned Parenthood External link opens in new window or tab.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. See the local office in your county.

MENDOCINO

PFLAG External link opens in new window or tab.
PFLAG has over 400 chapters across the country and California. Provides support services and education especially for parents and families of LGBTQ+ youth. Find a chapter near you.

Planned Parenthood External link opens in new window or tab.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. See the local office in your county.

SONOMA

LGBTQ Connection External link opens in new window or tab.
LGBTQ Connection, an initiative fueled by youth and other emerging leaders, fosters a healthier, more vibrantly diverse and inclusive community. Free counseling, Youth Leadership Teams, Family Support (Acceptance), Older Adult groups, Teen Socials, and Community Events are among many of the program opportunities offered to participants, including one-on-one support and referrals. Training and technical assistance are offered to schools (staff, admin, students), community organizations, local government, faith communities and more, and all services are available in Spanish or English.

Side by Side Youth External link opens in new window or tab.
Operates across the Bay Area, providing young people ages 5-26 and family members with critical services that span behavioral and mental health, early intervention in schools, LGBTQ+ support, transitional housing for foster youth, and special education. Service areas: Alameda, Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties.

Positive Images External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides programs and groups for LGBTQ people of all ages in Sonoma County.

Planned Parenthood External link opens in new window or tab.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. See the local office in your county.

Questions:   Teacher and Leader Policy Office | 916-445-7331
School Health and Safety Office | 916-319-0314
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 3, 2021