Proud Haven

There are numerous resources available in the Pittsburgh and surrounding southwestern Pennsylvania area that can help you find what you need, whether that is support, information, or a safe space. Below are several websites we think are valuable to the local LGTBTQ+ community.

Check out our resources guide for youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability guide as well as our current offerings. If you are experiencing homelessness or housing instability, please also connect with Allegheny Link to be connected quickly to housing. If you have a resource or website you'd like to add to this page, please email julia.zebley@proudhaven.org.

SisTers PGH 
SisTers PGH is a black and trans led non-profit organization which serves black and brown, trans and nonbinary people within our communities. SisTers PGH offers outreach, shelter and low income housing resources, accurate trans/nonbinary education through advocacy and is committed to involvement within our community in all areas of oppression.

Resources

Affordable Colleges.com 
This guide provides information on how to assess colleges and universities to ensure they are LGBTQIA+ welcoming.​

Persad Center 
Persad Centeris a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQIA+ communities, and the HIV/AIDS communities.

The Trevor Project 
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQIA+) youth ages 13-24.  
If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help - please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386.

PGH Equality Center 
The Pgh Equality Center (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh) provides LGBTQIA+ individuals, their families and supporters in Western Pennsylvania with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBTQIA+ communities and the community at large.

A Place To Be Home

PFLAG Pittsburgh Health Directory 
This LGBTQIA+ friendly medical directory was a collaboration between Allies for Health and Well Being, PERSAD Center, YWCA, PFLAG Pgh., Pitt Med. School Student, and Dr. Steve Wolfe.

Ever Wondered What it's Like to Be Homeless?

Explore what it is like to be homeless and the choices you might be forced to make in this interactive simulation written by one of the amazingly skilled youths we've worked with.

Name Change Project 
The Name Change Project will assign you a local attorney who will perform all of the legal requirements for a name change for free. There are still costs associated with the name change procedure that the attorney will discuss with you, but end up being under $100. This does not include the funds necessary to order new identification documents.

The Garden Of Peace Project

The Garden of Peace Project was created to uplift, uphold, and empower the narratives and lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals and to address the lack of education, employment, healthcare, and housing, and the violence that impacts all LGBTQIA+ individuals.

ACBA Lawyer Referral Service 
The Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) aids in finding a private attorney who will work pro bono for low-income individuals who have legal issues that are not covered by traditional legal aid. 

Allies for Health + Wellbeing
Formerly Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, Allies promotes health and wellbeing by providing comprehensive medical care, supportive human services and community-based health education for those living with or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections.

Trans Assistance Program

A permanent fund maintained to assist trans folks in need to relieve the burden of having to crowd-fund themselves in an emergency. Striving to be a financial and educational resource for the trans community.

LGBTQIA+ Resources in Pittsburgh

Dreams of Hope 
Through the power of the arts provides the region’s LGBTQIA+ youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, and develop as leaders.

Project SILK 
Provides a safe, healthy, supportive community environment for
LGBTQIA+ youth of color to grow, celebrate, and express themselves. With service providers and community partners, they advocate for our youth to determine the meaning and direction for their own lives. 

PFLAG Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh Parents, Family and Friends of Gay and Lesbians (PFLAG) envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Trans Relief Project
Provides monetary assistance to US-based trans people looking for help with administrative fees associated with obtaining US passports, name changes, and updating ID documents.

Transpride Pittsburgh
TransPride Pittsburgh seeks to strengthen existing communities of gender non-conforming, Trans* individuals as well as create sustainable networks through cooperative educational, social programs and events. 
Criminal Records Expungement Project 
Able to help in getting an expungement of any criminal record that is not a misdemeanor or felony plea or conviction. An expungement is an essential component of a name change. There is the possibility of a pardon available for those who have misdemeanors and felonies and they should still contact the program if that is impeding their name change.

National Resources

Crisis Text Line
Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.  Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of our Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.