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We profile only the best accredited dual diagnosis treatment centers and use transparent, reliable criteria for the rehabs we list.
Mental Health Resources… For All –
We curate lists of the best mental health resources for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) community.
Reduce Preventable Deaths –
We create awareness related to overdose and suicide prevention – two of the leading causes of preventable deaths.
Trans Resource List
At-Home STD Testing Kit
Everlywell’s seven STD panels include comprehensive tests, as well as individual tests for common STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Everlywell STD screening kits come in discreet packaging, with all the necessary materials for collecting and storing samples. Customers register their kit online, collect their samples, and return them to Everlywell in a prepaid shipping envelope. Samples are analyzed in a CLIA-certifed lab, and results are reviewed by a licensed physician.
Within three to five days, users get their personalized report via Everlywell’s website. Those who receive a positive result for certain conditions have the opportunity to speak to a physician for treatment recommendations.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW)
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin envisions a world without AIDS and strives to assure that everyone with HIV disease will live a long and healthy life. The ARCW is at the forefront of HIV prevention, care, and treatment and is dedicated to providing quality medical, dental, mental health, and social services for all people with HIV disease.
820 N Plankinton Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53203
Phone: (800) 359-9272
Phone: (414) 273-1991
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Gender Health Clinic
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is committed to improving the lives of all children and youth in any facet of their health and well-being. CHW recognizes the need for a health clinic devoted to children and youth who may have concerns of any kind relating to gender identity. They are dedicated to providing care, education and support to patients and their families, while being sensitive to different experiences and circumstances. Milwaukee-area providers are Bradley Javorsky, MD and Jenna Sarvaideo, DO in endocrinology and Jessica Francis, MD and Raj Narayan, MD in OB-GYN.
9200 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 805-3666
Courage MKE is a charity raising funds and awareness for LGBTQ+ youth to ensure they have the skills, tools, and resources needed to grow into successful leaders.
PO Box 342386
Milwaukee, WI 53234
Phone: (414) 233-5777
Cream City Foundation
Cream City Foundation serves as the leader in mobilizing philanthropic resources, fostering strategic collaboration, effecting positive change, and advancing the quality, dignity, and health of LGBT people in Southeastern Wisconsin.
759 N Milwaukee St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 225-0244
Dignity / Milwaukee
As a chapter of DignityUSA, Dignity / Milwaukee offers LGBT Catholics, Christians, and allies a place of worship, spiritual growth & healing, and fellowship in Milwaukee. Dignity / Milwaukee meets on the first and third Sunday of every month at 6:00pm at Village Church.
130 E Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 269-7285
FORGE was founded in 1994 in Milwaukee to provide peer support primarily to those on the female-to-male (FTM) gender spectrum and local significant others, friends, family, and allies (SOFFAs). Over the years, FORGE’s scope has grown to include everyone in the transgender community (defined as including SOFFAs), and many of their programs have become national. You’ll find information about the training and technical assistance FORGE provides, plus descriptions of major current projects on their website.
PO Box 1272
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: (414) 559-2123
Gemini Gender Group
Get Free Hip Hop Civics ED
GET FREE is a multimedia Hip Hop civics curriculum for youth and young adults. Its goal is to introduce students to a national network of young community leaders, artists, and activists who advocate for social change and democratic inclusion driven by grassroots organizing. GET FREE is inspired by the exuberance, ingenuity, political energy, resistance, love, and DIY model of underground Hip Hop. Its aim is to push and extend ideas of democracy, citizenship, freedom, community, civic engagement, and intersectional justice.
Greater Milwaukee Center for Health & Wellness
Greater Milwaukee Center for Health & Wellness, Inc. is dedicated to the practice of primary health care and health-related social services care coordination. Although our goal is to provide services for all of the Greater Milwaukee area, there is a special focus on vulnerable populations that traditionally experience barriers to accessing health care.
Linda Wesp, APNP is a board-certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and HIV specialist. She has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 15 years and has over nine years of experience as a primary care provider working with the transgender community, youth & young adults, and people living with HIV. Ms. Wesp is passionate about providing high-quality care and working with each patient in a team approach to reach their individual health and wellness goals.
4655 N Port Washington Rd.
Glendale, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 269-8282
Importance of Gender Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth
Gender-affirming care can be life-saving for young people – Learn more about the benefits and types of care!
LGBT National Help Center
All services are free and confidential. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. They speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more! They also maintain the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. The database contains information on social and support groups, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups, and more. They also have information on LGBT-friendly businesses including lawyers, doctors, and various counseling professionals.
Phone: (888) 843-4564
Live Another DayAt Live Another Day, Our Content And Outreach Efforts Are Guided By The Following Core Beliefs:
Call Our 24/7 Helpline at 1-866-720-1044
Call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is dedicated to serving the needs of LGBTQ people and to making the Greater Milwaukee area safer and more inclusive. They focus on anti-violence, healthy relationships, counseling, youth & elder adult programming, and more. The Center’s resources include a lending library with over 2,000 LGBT titles, meeting space for over 100 groups during the year, computer / Internet access, and referrals.
1110 N Market St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 292-3074
MLK Heritage Health Center
Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. is a private, nonprofit Federally-Qualified Community Health Center, (FQHC). MHSI provides a comprehensive range of primary medical, dental, podiatry, and behavioral healthcare, in addition to a limited number of specialty services. With experience serving low-income populations since 1989, MHSI is committed to removing barriers and improving health outcomes to promote quality of life and reduce disparities among racial and ethnic communities.
Mark Behar, PA-C
Phone: (414) 372-8080 ext. 1139
Member & cofounder of LBGPA Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Areas of specialty include: family practice; gay & lesbian health; transgender health care, including hormonal therapies; and HPV (wart) management, including cryotherapy. Payment options include: fee for service, private insurance, Medicare, sliding scale fee, and HMO / PPO.
2555 N Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior Dr.
Milwaukee, WI, 53212
Phone: (414) 372-8080
National Queer And Trans Therapists Of Color Network
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
P.O. Box 50058
Baltimore, MD 21211
Native Justice Coalition
The Native Justice Coalition was formed in 2016 with the intent of being a platform for healing, social, and racial justice for all Native American people. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing platform for Native people based in an anti-oppression framework. We seek to collaborate first and foremost with tribal governments, Native American non-profits, and other Native American led community organizations. Our goal is to bring resources, initiatives, and programming into our tribal communities that are creative, engaging, and transformative.
We are a grassroots, community based, and progressive Anishinaabe Native led coalition. How we define being progressive is based in centering Native people in racial justice or harm reduction that has culturally sensitive supports for healing. While our work focuses primarily on racial justice this work is interrelated with many other areas such as addiction recovery or sex trafficking. Since we are still a very new organization our focus is on primarily growing our racial justice work. However, we are open to collaborating on projects with tribal communities, universities, and other community based organizations that are outside of our key focus areas.
For 40 years, Pathfinders has helped those served to take charge of their lives, connect to others, and contribute to the community. Their programs are designed to protect youth, strengthen individuals and families, and improve the emotional and mental health of neighbors struggling with difficult challenges. In partnership with generous individual supporters, foundations, businesses, faith communities, and government, more than 7,800 people each year are able to find safety, hope, and healing.
4200 N Holton St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 964-2565
Pathways Counseling Center
The Milwaukee Transgender Program adheres to WPATH criteria of gender transition. If significant medical or mental concerns are present, they must be reasonably well controlled. These concerns may include major mental illness, suicidal thinking or attempts, acute anxiety, and / or alcohol or other drug dependence. A letter from a psychiatrist documenting four months of stability on the current medication regimen will be required. Proof of one year of sobriety will also be required if substance dependence has been present.
13105 W Bluemound Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: (262) 641-9790
Fax: (262) 641-9791
SHEBA (Sisters Helping Each other Battle AIDS) is a group of African American male-to-female transgender women that meets biweekly for leadership development, health promotion activities, and social support. Leadership development methods include education and training on small group facilitation, how to perform outreach and advocacy to others regarding HIV prevention, communicating specific messages, and how to see themselves as leaders. Ongoing support methods for this project include the biweekly social and educational discussion groups facilitated by Diverse & Resilient staff and SHEBA members. These groups have educational presentations and discussion questions to support health education and promotion. In addition to group support, this project provides advocacy and support for individual transitions by assisting each SHEBA member to create self-empowerment goals regarding their health choices, their employment, and the transgender female community.
2439 N Holton St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 390-0444
Sunshine Behavioral Health
At Sunshine Behavioral Health our goal is to help as many people as possible in their struggles with substance abuse. We aim to show people that not only is sobriety possible, but repairing the damages of addiction can also be obtained.
At Sunshine, we believe that every person’s addiction story is different, which is why we equip our centers with licensed professionals for every unique treatment available. From holistic therapies to our faith-based counselors, and our 12 step or SMART Recovery programs, Sunshine aims to staff our facilities with the best of the best in all facets of addiction treatment.
At Sunshine we offer a comprehensive program from our inpatient rehab centers to intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) as well as sober living homes. Our addiction counselors work hard to develop unique aftercare programs for each patient we come across. Whether you live in the state of one of our centers or travel for treatment, we can find support groups, therapists and outpatient programs in any area our patients return home to.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing (800) 273-8255, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is administered by Link2Health Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mental Health Association of New York City. Lifeline’s grant is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Phone: (800) 273-8255
Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.
Supporting transgender, nonbinary, gender questioning, and gender diverse youth. Gender expansive children and adolescents often have many questions. UW Health’s PATH clinic if here to provide answers about possible therapy options. We educate your family about medical care options and resources for your child. Our team offers a full range of care and support based on the needs of the child and family. This ranges from observation, advocacy, and guidance to puberty suppression and gender-affirming hormone therapy. We also try to connect you with other children and families with similar experiences.
We are proud to be named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The UW Health adult and pediatric gender services teams follow the standards of care from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
1675 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792
ZAO MKE Church
Zao MKE is a Jesus-rooted, justice centered, radically inclusive community in Milwaukee, WI.
RADICALLY INCLUSIVE: The call for justice issued by the gospel of Jesus Christ is for the purpose of reconciling all things into wholeness with God. To the end, we seek to build a radically inclusive community and world, wherein all people are valued in the fullness of who God has made them to be – affirmed, celebrated, and loved. We explicitly affirm the life, value, and worth of LGBTQIA people, and the Movement for Black Lives.
2319 EAST KENWOOD BOULEVARD, MILWAUKEE, WI, 53211, UNITED STATES