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About: “The Essex LGBT Reaching Adolescents In Need (RAIN) Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit that provides emergency shelter services to address the emergent need of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness.” Based in East Orange, NJ.
About: The Trevor Project is a "leading national organization, providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth." If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now.
Hotline: 1-(877) 565-8860
About: Provides peer support for transgender people and their families and friends.
About: In a mental health crisis? The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is trained to handle LGBTQ+ specific challenges. They are available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.
Beginning in July 2022, the mental health assistance will be available by calling a new national emergency line, 988.
Additional LGBT specific information from the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a program of the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is available at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq
About: The Livingston Police Department has the duty to serve and protect all community members, including LGBTQ+ individuals. They have sent numerous speakers to Livingston’s Pride events. In the event of a hate crime, the Police Detective Bureau can be contacted at 973-992-3000, ext. 3500.
About: “DCF Supports LGBTQI.” Where LGBT+ youth are subject to abuse, the state may intervene. The DCF has also compiled a list of resources at https://www.nj.gov/dcf/adolescent/lgbtqi