Resources for LGBTQIA2+ people

Mental Health Resources
Colorado Crisis Services

is the statewide behavioral health crisis response system offering mental health, substance use or emotional crisis help.


provides mental health, behavioral health, and crisis services.

Give us the Floor

provides LGBTQ+ teens in distress with the peer-positive human connection that they are too often missing.

I Matter Colorado

is a program of the state of Colorado that connects young people with three free therapy sessions.


is a free, digital, science-backed mental health tool for queer teens. Learn coping skills, hear stories from real LGBTQ+ teens, and explore resources that will affirm queer identities and boost mental health.

NAMI Colorado Springs

is the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, hosting peer-led support groups of all kinds

Peak View Behavioral Health

is a medically-monitored detox, acute care, and outpatient care for clients with substance use disorder.

Trevor Project

is a crisis hotline, chat rooms, and resources for LGBTQIA2+ young people and the adults who support them.

Q Chat Space

Find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests, and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care.

Support Groups for Young People under 13 years

Child Community Services offers LGBTQIA2+ support group for young people ages 10 -17.

Willow Creek Wellness  offers LGBTQIA2+ support group for young people ages 7+.

SMYAL offers virtual support groups for gender-diverse children, ages 6-14

Physical Health Resources
CDC Let’s Stop HIV Together

Learn about testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS.


is a program offering free sexual health services including telehealth visits, medication, and STI screening to anyone under the age of 24 in Colorado.

OutCare Health

encompasses a wide range of initiatives and services, including community outreach and programming, resource identification, medical and community education, training, mentorship, research, and the OutList—the largest, free, publicly accessible directory of LGBTQ+ affirming providers.

State of Adolescent Sexual Health Report

For over a decade, the State of Adolescent Sexual Health (SASH) report has provided a summary of up-to-date statistics on the sexual health of young people and a brief snapshot of how Colorado’s progress compares to national trends over time.

Tobacco Free Colorado

offers support for tobacco (vaping, smoking, chewing, etc.) cessasion in the LGBTQIA2+ community of Colorado.

Support for folx over 24 years

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs offers support groups for LGBTQIA2+ adults, ages 18+, living with mental illness.

NAMI Colorado Springs offers a peer-led support group for LGBTQIA2+ adults.

Guides for Youth and Young Adults
School-related resources
Purdue Global

44 Resources for LGBTQ+ College Students

Resources for LGBTQ+ Adults over 24 years

for LGBTQIA2+ allies

For Youth-Serving Professionals

If you want your school, faith organization, community, or other service or business to be a safe space for LGBTQIA2+ people, here is a comprehensive resource on how to create such a space: Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ youth

The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center+ has published a Guide on Human Trafficking for health care providers to increase their awareness of and responsiveness to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing human trafficking.

Are you working with (or hoping to work with) foster care agencies or other children’s residential providers and caregivers? Are you advocating for them to better serve LGBTQ+ youth? The California Dept. of Social Services has shared this “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression Resource Guide for Children’s Residential Providers and Caregivers” that might be of use to you in your work with these youth serving professionals. 

For Parents and Guardians
Centerlink Guide to Transition-related Care

Debunk the myths and get the facts about what gender-affirming care looks like.

Cutler Law : Cyberbullying Guide

Learn about cyberbullying and how to address it.

LGBTQIA2+ Family Connection Facebook Group

is a Facebook group for families/caregivers/guardians of LGBTQIA2+ individuals in the Tava (Pikes Peak) region.

Preventing Substance Abuse Among LGBTQ Teens

How to do your part to prevent substance use in young people.

Love is Respect – Parent Discussion Guide on Youth Healthy Relationships

How to talk to your kids about healthy relationships.


is a resource and advocacy group for allies of LGBTQIA2+ people.


is Inside Out’s support, resource, and advocacy group for parents/guardians of transgender and gender-diverse children of any age.

Additional LGBTQIA2+ resources

offers resources for LGBTQIA2+ students, educators, and allies in schools. 


has services for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants, LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, the transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) community, LGBTQ+ youth and their caregivers, and more LGBTQ+ communities.


is an MMAA program dedicated to military families with LGBTQ youth. MilPride is committed to ensuring no matter where you are stationed, you and your family never feel alone. MilPride is designed to be a resource and support network helping these modern military families navigate the unique challenges of military service.

Partnership for Community Action

is an LGBTQIA+ advocacy group in Southern rural Colorado (more specifically Salida), which hosts the Ark Valley Pride parade and festival.


is a Colorado-based, statewide group supporting all gender-expansive children and their families. TYES is dedicated to helping parents support their gender-expansive children, and to help families find the information, resources, and the understanding that they need. They can be reached at (719) 291-2507.

Queer Youth Assemble

is a group of LGBTQIA2+ young people under age 25 who work to create the best possible world for the next generation.


empowers LGBTQI youth and their families to access appropriate care in all areas of their lives. “We encourage the creative creation of a community that celebrates everyone’s worth, diverse characteristics and dignity.”

Trans-specific resources
Colorado Name Change Project
has resources on how to change your name and gender marker in Colorado.
Stand With Trans
is based in Michigan and was founded by the mom of a trans young person, Roz Keith. Stand With Trans has a wealth of resources on their website for parents, friends, and families of trans and gender-expansive young people. They also have support groups for parents, youth, and tweens!
Transformative Freedom Fund
is a Colorado-based nonprofit that supports the authentic selves of transgender Coloradans by removing financial barriers to transition-related healthcare.
TransParenting Resource List

From crisis lines to reading recommendations, this resource list is here to answer questions and provide support while you navigate new or changing understandings of your child’s identity and experience.

TRUE Center

is the only comprehensive care center in the Rocky Mountain region specifically set up for gender-diverse children, adolescents and young adults. 

Other COS Queer Resources

The LGBT Resource Center @ MOSAIC is based at UCCS

Keep Colorado Springs Queer organizes a monthly Queer Open Mic night of poetry, art, music, and creative goodness

United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire, the oldest LGBTQ organization in Southern Colorado, conducts charitable and public service projects and events to benefit legitimate charities, and provides social and charitable activities for the benefit of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

Colorado Springs Queer Friends is a meet-up group as well as a private group on Facebook where you can connect with other LGBTQ+ people in the community.

One Colorado is an amazing statewide LGBTQ+ advocacy organization that can help with legal questions and needs, job openings, and all manner of concerns!

NAMI Colorado Springs has a wealth of resources for mental health and wellness.

Suicide Prevention Collaborative of El Paso County is a network of organizations working to end suicide.

Substance-Free Resources

Inside Out is a tobacco- and vape-free organization, as well as a drug/alcohol sober space. No use of tobacco products is permitted at IOYS, within any venues IOYS utilizes, nor permitted within 25 feet of any entrance of the building. One of our safe/brave space rules is “sober up before you show up.” We are committed to preparing young LGBTQIA2+ people with healthy coping skills to prevent drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and abuse, while also connecting youth with resources for curbing risky substance use. Here are some helpful resources in our community:

LGBTQ+ Tobacco Free: Get support in the process of quitting the use of tobacco and/or nicotine. All support systems are trained to help you as best as possible in quitting the use of tobacco or nicotine.

Springs Recovery Connection has an LGBTQIA2+ 12-step recovery group.

Diversus Health (formerly Aspen Pointe) has a great number of programs for drug/alcohol recovery.

Partnership to End Addiction resources for families of LGBTQ+ people