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LGBTQIA+ Healthcare Resources

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The BCC Queer Student Association (QSA) Club provides a vetted comprehensive list, curated by the Elizabeth Freeman Center, of LGBTQIA+ Healthcare Resources availabe in Berkshire County, MA.

This list is intended to be a community-generated VETTED list of providers who we know work successfully with LGBTQIA+ people in Berkshire County. Self-identification as LGBTQIA+-friendly/competent is not sufficient. We add someone's name only if a community member has worked with them before or heard positive reports from other LGBTQIA+ people.

This list is maintained by the LGBTQ team at Elizabeth Freeman Center.  We provide free & confidential counseling and advocacy for LGBTQ folks surviving or healing from intimate partner violence or sexual assault.  More information at elizabethfreemancenter.org/rainbow.  Or email us at lgbtq@elizabethfreemancenter.org. 

We all deserve access to LGBTQ-affirming, -competent, and -friendly care!  And it can be hard to find in Berkshire County, so please open the accordions below for more information!

Providers by Specialty:

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Mental Health Providers

Other Resources:

  • Community Organizations

    Berkshire Pride
    Berkshire County, MA
    Non-profit organization which hosts an annual pride festival on the Pittsfield Common
    www.facebook.com/berkshirelgbtqpride  

    Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition 
    Berkshire County, MA
    Non-profit supporting the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people of the Berkshires with programs, activities, and community-building 
    www.berkshirestonewall.org 

    Elizabeth Freeman Center's LGBTQ Services
    Offices in Pittsfield, North Adams, and Great Barrington
    Intimate partner violence and sexual assault services.  Specialized support for LGBTQ folks, including LGBTQ counselors and help with housing, legal issues, discrimination, medical care, and more
    LGBTQ counselor direct line: 413-329-3628
    Email: lgbtq@elizabethfreemancenter.org 
    EFC 24/7 Hotline: 866-401-2425
    https://www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/learn-more/rainbow/ 

    Fenway Health
    Boston, MA
    Community health organization serving the LGBTQ+ community, with violence prevention and recovery services, including counseling, primary health care, and specialty care. Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to LGBTQ+ victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.
    617-276-0900
    www.fenwayhealth.org 

    In Our Own Voices
    Albany, NY
    Organization serving the needs of LGBT people of color, friends and families with anti-violence programs,  including a domestic violence support line, crime victim assistance program, and community education.
    518-432-4188
    www.inourownvoices.org

    Trans Lifeline
    Nationwide
    24 hour crisis support line run by and for trans people – will not call the cops.
    877-565-8860
     
    The Network/LA Red
    Boston, MA
    Survivor-led, survivor-centered organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. English/Spanish hotline, short-term shelter, and in-person and phone-based peer support groups.
    Voice: 617-742-4911
    Toll Free: 800-832-1901
    www.tnlr.org 

    Western Mass Recovery Learning Community
    Centers in Springfield, Holyoke, Pittsfield, and Greenfield
    Peer support, advocacy, resource connection
    413-539-5941  info@westernmassrlc.org 
     

  • Adult Support Groups

    AA (LGBTQ meeting)
    81 Linden St, Pittsfield
    7:30pm every Friday
    413-532-2111
     
    Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County 
    Berkshire County
    A support group for LGBTQ+ seniors in Berkshire County 
    Kenneth@rainbowseniors.org 
    www.rainbowseniors.org 

    Young Adult Affinity Group (YAAG) (ages 18-30)
    18 Degrees, 480 West Street Pittsfield
    Safe and supportive space, casual support group that centers LGBTQIA+ conversations, field trips and workshops
    413-770-7121 (call/text)
    emlenski@18degreesma.org
    www.18degreesma.org 
     

  • Youth Resources

    Families with Pride (under age 11 and supportive family members)
    18 Degrees Office, 480 West Street Pittsfield
    Group for LGBTQ kids under the age of 11 and their supporitve family members; activities, games, snacks provided!
    413-770-7121 (call/text)
    emlenski@18degreesma.org 
    www.18degreesma.org 

    Live Out Loud Youth Project: Middle School (LOLYP: MS)(ages 11-14)
    18 Degrees Office, 480 West Street Pittsfield
    Social support and networking group for LGBTQ+ youth in a safe, fun, supportive social setting.
    413-770-7121 (call/text)
    emlenski@18degreesma.org 
    Facebook: @lolyp18degrees
    Instagram: @lolyp18degrees
    www.18degreesma.org 

    Live Out Loud Youth Project: High School (LOLYP: HS)(ages 14-18)
    18 Degrees Office, 480 West Street Pittsfield
    Social support and networking group for LGBTQ+ youth in a safe, fun, supportive social setting.
    413-770-7121 (call/text)
    emlenski@18degreesma.org 
    Facebook: @lolyp18degrees
    Instagram: @lolyp18degrees
    www.18degreesma.org 

    Young Adult Affinity Group (YAAG) (ages 18-30)
    18 Degrees Office, 480 West Street Pittsfield
    Safe and supportive space, casual support group that centers LGBTQIA+ conversions, field trips and workshops
    413-770-7121 (call/text)
    emlenski@18degreesma.org 

    Generation Q (LGBT support group for ages 14-21)
    Greenfield and Northampton
    Contact: Tyanna Daniel Lionheart, tlionheart@communityaction.us 
    https://www.communityaction.us/youth-programs 

    GenQ Jr (LGBT support group for middle school aged youth)
    Greenfield and Northampton
    Contact: Tyanna Daniel Lionheart, tlionheart@communityaction.us 
    https://www.communityaction.us/youth-programs 

    Out Now (organization for queer youth ages 22 and under)
    1695 Main St, Springfield
    Drop in group 5-7pm every Weds
    outnow@comcast.net 

  • Legal Resources
    Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition
    Statewide
    Name and gender changes, housing or employment discrimination
    info@masstpc.org 
     617-778-0519
  • Other
    Point 5cc
    Online: https://pointofpride.org/chest-binder-donations/ 
    Point of Pride provides new or gently-used chest binders to any trans person who is in need and cannot afford or safely obtain one.
     
    Out in the Berkshires
    Berkshire County, MA
    LGBTQ events in the Berkshires
    www.facebook.com/outintheberkshires