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Local Resources

The Help You Need

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Crisis Support
  • The Trevor Project – Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGTBQ+ young people ages 13-24
    • Call 866-488-7386 OR Text “START” to 678678
  • Trans Lifeline
    • Call 877-565-8860988
  • Suicide & Crisis Hotline
    • Dial 988
  • Crisis Center for South Suburbs
    • Call 708-429-SAFE (7233)
  • NAMI Illinois Crisis Line
    • Call 800-950-6264
  • Will County Crisis Line
    • Call 815-722-3344
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Resources and Organizations

These are the Resources and Organizations whose services we recommend most often.

For a more extensive list, we recommend you check out  Youth Outlook’s Resource Page.

  • Youth Outlook – Runs several weekly drop in centers throughout the Western and Southwestern suburbs of Chicago
  • Young:Equal – Holds social events for LGTBQ+ you every other month.
  • TJLP – Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois provides Legal Assistance, including help with name changes
  • Illinois Safe Schools Alliance
    • Advocacy Request Form – Provide help to students experiencing identity based discrimination and/or harassments.
  • Equality Illinois – Advocacy organization dedicated to defending rights for LGTBQ+ Illinoisans.
  • Q-Chat Space – Online community for LGTBQ+ Teens
  • imi – Online mental health tool for LGTBQ+ teens, by LGTBQ+ teens and their allies.
  • Campus Pride Index – Database of hundreds of LGTBQ+ friendly campuses and what they have to offer.
  • PCNI Book & Movie Recommendations (PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois)
  • Strands for Trans – Network of hair, beauty, and wellness industries and organizations that seek to create and inspire safe and positive experiences for all guests, especially guests from the trans community.
  • LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory – Directory LGBTQ+ friendly healthcare providers.

Illinois Pride Groups

Aurora IL Pride

Belong in Fox Valley

Bolingbrook Pride

BG Pride

DeKalb Pride

Elgbtq+ Elgin Pride

Elmhurst Pride Collective

Equality Downers Grove

Evanston Pride

Homewood -Flossmoor Flair

Jacksonville Pride

Joliet Pride Network

Kankakee Area LGBTQ Network


Logan County Pride

Macomb Pride

Naper Pride

NWI Pride

Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association

Ottawa Family Pride Festival

Out Mt. Vernon

Parkland Pride

Peoria Pride

Plainfield Pride

Pride in Action Southern Illinois

Rainbow Youth Eras – Beverly

River City Pride Peoria

Rockford Area Pride

Rockton Pride

Sauk Valley Pride

Skokie Pride

Southern Illinois Pride Collective

Springfield PrideFest

UP Center Champaign County

Waukegan Friends

Woodstock Pride

Youth Outlook

Gender Affirming Care Programs

Advocate Oak Lawn Pediatric Endocrinologist

Dr. Fred Ettner

Folx (online)

Get Plume (online)

Greater Family Health

Howard Brown Health Center

Lurie’s Children’s Hospital Gender Development Program, Northwestern Medicine

Planned Parenthood Illinois

Riverside Healthcare Kankakee, Dr. Uddin & Dr. Yap

Rush University Medical Center Affirm: The Center for Gender Sexuality and Reproductive Health

SIU Family Medicine Gender Equity and Transgender Clinic

UChicago Medicine Trans CARE Clinic

University of Illinois Health Gender and Sexuality Center


PFLAG Northern Illinois Past Newsletters

You can read past PFLAG Northern Illinois Open Doors Newsletters here.