Hotline/Crisis Information Through ALSO Youth


If you identify as LGBTQ+ and are in crisis, we want you to know that there is help available. ALSO Youth is not an emergency services center, however, there are many resources available to you if you are in crisis. Please don't hesitate to reach out to a crisis hotline listed below if you are in an emergency situation or crisis.


Trans Lifeline: USA (877) 565-8860 | Canada (877) 330-6366

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for the community and is run completely by and for trans people. Don't hesitate to reach out to their hotline 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in case of an emergency or crisis situation.

Trevor Helpline: (866) 488-7386

The Trevor Helpline offers national suicide and crisis counseling for lesbian and gay youth 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Whether you have a crisis or you're looking for local resources or referrals, the Trevor Helpline can help you find what you need.


LGBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743

The LGBT National Youth Talkline is available from 4:00 PM to midnight Monday through Friday and noon to 5:00 PM on Saturday. This talkline offers peer support and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth 25 or younger.

LGBT National Hotline: (888) 843-4564

The LGBT National Hotline is available to the LGBT community in case of crisis or emergency situations or if you're seeking support. You can call the LGBT National Hotline Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM to midnight, or Saturday from noon to 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.


National Runaway Safeline: (800) 621-4000

The National Runaway Safeline is available for runaway or homeless youth and their families. They offer 24/7 support and counseling during this stressful situation and can offer support in case of an emergency or crisis.


Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC): (941) 365-1976

If you are or have been a victim of intimate partner violence or sexual assault, the SPARCC is here for you. This local hotline is available 24/7 for emergency support and counseling.

About ALSO Youth

At ALSO Youth in Sarasota, we provide peer support services, educational programs, advocacy, and referrals for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning youth ages 10 to 24, their families and friends, and the community, thereby enhancing self-esteem, promoting healthy dialogue, and increasing awareness of LGBTQ+ youth issues. Reach out to us today to learn more!