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LGBTQ Resources

Safe Zone Recommended Hotlines

GLBT National Hotline: 1-888-THE-GLNH

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, we operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. We also maintain the largest collection of resources for the GLBT community in the United States, with 15,000 local resources for cities and towns across the country.

The Network/La Red: 617-423-4911

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Services include a hotline, safe home, support groups, and training.

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (http://www.translifeline.org/)

Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. Our hotline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. Our volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. Our volunteers are dedicated to improving the lives of transgender people.

Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 (http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now)  If you're thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help—please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 (also chat and text)

Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health: 617-927-6250

Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.

The Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health exists:

  • To provide services to LGBT victims who have experienced interpersonal violence as well as information and support to friends, family, and partners of survivors

  • To raise awareness of how LGBT hate crime and domestic violence affects our communities through compiling statistics about these crimes

  • To ensure that LGBT victims of violence are treated with sensitivity and respect by providing trainings and consultations with service providers and community agencies across the state.

  • GLBT Helpline - Statewide: 617-267-9001 or 1-888-340-GLBT
  • Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project: 1-800-832-1901
  • The Network/LaRed: Abuse in Lesbian, Bisexual Women, and Transgender: 617-423-4911
  • ‚ÄčPEER Listening Line: 617-267-2535

Safe Zone On Campus Contacts

Campus Resources (staff and faculty who will keep as much confidentiality as possible while securing you the resources you need)

 

Hamel Health: 978-837-5441

Katell Guellec, Director - guelleck@merrimack.edu

 

Women's and Gender Studies: 978-837-3529

Rachel Tiffe, Assistant Professor - tiffer@merrimack.edu

 

Title IX: 978-837-5174
Allison Gill, Dean of Students -
gilla@merrimack.edu

 

 

Safe Zone Allies

Safe Zone Allies are students, faculty, and staff who have been trained and have agreed to support members of the LGBTQ community. 

The symbol below is displayed in dorms and offices throughout campus to identify Safe Zone allies.