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The resource list below was last updated in January of 2017.  If there is information that needs to be added or updated, please send an email to info@gsafewi.org.

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Wisconsin Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning Youth

 

 

Statewide Resources & Organizations

 

Central

 

Door County

 

Northern

 

Northeast

 

Northwest

 

Southeast

 

South Central

 

West

 

 

Statewide Resources and Organizations

 

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW)
www.arcw.org

ARCW provides AIDS prevention programs throughout Wisconsin for gay men, injection drug users, women and youth at risk. ARCW provides health and social services to Wisconsin residents living with HIV disease. ARCW medical, dental and mental health clinics are available to people with HIV disease regardless of their ability to pay. ARCW also provides social support services which include residential housing, rent assistance, legal assistance, food services, alcohol and drug treatment, benefits advocacy and case management. Local ARCW offices are listed by region below.

Diverse & Resilient, Inc.
2439 N. Holton St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
414.390.0444 Phone
414.390.9980 Fax
www.DiverseandResilient.org

Diverse and Resilient (D&R) seeks to increase the capacity in Wisconsin groups and communities to assure the healthy development of LGBTQ youth. D&R serves as a catalyst to help LGBT youth groups get started, and continue to thrive, by providing mini-grants, consultations, adult and youth leadership training, and leadership coaching. D&R coordinates ongoing development and support for the Rainbow Alliance of Youth (RAY), a consortium of community-based LGBTQ youth groups that adhere to an LGBTQ youth development model, a commitment to addressing core program pillars, and shared program policies that support the healthy development of LGBTQ youth. RAY organizations are in the regional listings below.

GSAFE
122 E. Olin Ave. Ste. 290
Madison, WI 53713
608.661.4141 Phone
608.661.1360 Fax
www.gsafewi.org

GSAFE increases the capacity of LGBTQ+ students, educators, and families to create schools in Wisconsin where all youth thrive. We do this by: developing the leadership of LGBTQ+ students; supporting Gay-Straight Alliances, training educational staff on creating safe and supportive school communities; advancing educational justice; and deepening racial, gender, and social justice.

PFLAG
www.pflag.org

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Local PFLAG chapters are listed by region below.

 

Transgender Youth Resource Network (TYRN) of Wisconsin
http://www.uwhealthkids.org/pediatric-diabetes/transgender-youth-resource-network/46956

The Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Health (PATH) Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin provides education about medical care options for gender-variant children and adolescents.  The PATH Clinic and child advocacy services at American Family Children’s Hospital have partnered with GSAFE to develop the Transgender Youth Resource Network (TYRN) of Wisconsin.

 

Wisconsin Rainbow Families (Wi-R-Family)
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
WI Rainbow Families
PO Box 90721
Milwaukee, WI 53209
info@wirainbowfamilies.com
www.wisconsinrainbowfamilies.com

Wisconsin Rainbow Families is a volunteer organization and community space dedicated to gay and lesbian parents, families, and kids located throughout the state of Wisconsin. Wi-R-Family offers a central place to communicate, make friends, discover, educate and organize. The community board, resource page, and events area is updated frequently.

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1245 E. Washington Ave. Suite 150
Madison, WI 53703
608.255.0539 Phone
800.747.4045 Toll Free Crisis Line
608.2553560 Fax/TTY
www.wcadv.org
wcadv@wcadv.org

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) works to prevent and eliminate domestic violence. WCADV works to transform societal attitudes, practices and policies both about violence, and about women from diverse communities and their children. The WCADV website includes a county by county listing of domestic abuse services. Please contact WCASA for referrals to providers who have received specialized training on working with LGBTQ clients.

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

2801 West Beltline Highway Suite 202
Madison, WI 53713
608.257.1516 Phone
608.257.2537 TTY
wcasa@wcasa.org
Northern Office:
715.552.3730 Phone

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) is a statewide organization that supports and complements the work of Wisconsin’s community-based sexual assault service provider programs and other organizations working to end sexual violence. WCASA is the state’s central clearinghouse on the issue of sexual violence and related topics. The WCASA website includes a county by county listing of sexual assault services. Please contact WCASA for referrals to providers who have received specialized training on working with LGBTQ clients.

 

 

Regional Resources & Organizations

 

 

Central

ARCW Wausau
1105 Grand Avenue Suite 1
PO Box 26
Schofield WI 54476
715.355.6867 Phone
800.551.3311 Toll Free

Proud Theater – Wausau
Universalist Unitarian Church
504 Grant Street
Wausau WI 54403
www.proudtheater.org

PFLAG Stevens Point
5633 Hwy. 10 E. Ste. F
Stevens Point, wI 54482
715.572.6922 Phone
pflagpoint@gmail.com
http://pflagpoint.wix.com/pflag-point

 

Door County

PFLAG Sturgeon Bay/Door County
P.O. Box 213
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920.421.8815
pflag@doorcounty.com
www.pflagdoorcounty.org

 

 

Northern

ARCW Superior
Board of Trade Building
1507 Tower Avenue Suite 230
Superior WI 54880
715.394.4009 Phone
877.242.0282 Phone

PFLAG – Washburn
231 West 5th St.
Washburn, WI 54891
715.209.1100 Phone
pflagwashburn@gmail.com
http://pflagwashburn.weebly.com/

Together For Youth
600 Ordean Building
424 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
218.529.2224 Phone
Kathy.Hermes@lssmn.org
http://www.lssmn.org/youth/duluth/together-for-youth/

Community-based social and support group for LGBTQ youth and allies. Serves Superior area/northern Wisconsin.

 

Northeast

ARCW Appleton
633 C W Wisconsin Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
920.733.2068 Phone
800.773.2068 Toll Free

ARCW Green Bay
445 South Adams Street
Green Bay WI 54301
920.437.7400 Phone
800.675.9400 Toll Free

LGBT Partnership of the Fox Valley (RAY Group)
Goodwill Community Campus
1800 Appleton Rd.
Menasha, WI 54952
920.968.6863 Phone
dtappy@goodwillncw.org

Community-based social and support group for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 14 to 18.

LGBT Partnership of Green Bay (RAY Group)
Brown County Library
515 Pine St.
Green Bay, WI 54301
920.968.6863 Phone
dtappy@goodwillncw.org
www.goodwillncw.org/programs/diversity/lgbt/

Community-based social and support group for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 14 to 18.

PFLAG – Appleton/Fox Cities
2100 Chesterfield Ct.
Kaukauna, WI 54130
920.740.8331 Phone
pflagappleton@gmail.com

PFLAG – Manitowoc County

St James Episcopal Church
434 N. 8th Street
Manitowoc WI 54220
920.374.3524 Phone
pflagmanty@gmail.com
https://sites.google.com/site/pflagmanitowocwi/

Positive Voice
PO Box 1381
Green Bay, WI 54305-1381
920.435.4404 Phone
info@pvinc.org
http://www.pvinc.org/

Positive Voice is the largest GLBT membership organization in northeast Wisconsin.

S.A.F.E Group at Youth Go
213 Nicolet Blvd.
Neenah, WI
920.722.1435 Phone
www.youthgo.org

LGBTQ and straight ally social support & discussion group for the Neenah/Menasha areas

Rainbow Gathering Youth Group

c/o Angels of Hope MCC
PO Box 672
Green Bay, WI 54305-0672
920.983.7453 Phone
www.angelsofhopemcc.org

Faith-based social and support group for LGBTQ youth and allies.

Sexual Assault Center of Family Services
300 Crooks St
PO Box 223058
Green Bay, WI 54301
920.436.6800Phone
intake@familyservicesnew.org
www.familyservicesnew.org

Offers support group for transgender survivors of sexual assault.

Transgender Transformations
c/o Positive Voice, Inc.
PO Box 1381
Green Bay, WI 54305
tg@pvinc.org

A supportive and caring environment for people who identify as transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirit, intersex, and for individuals who feel they live outside the boundaries of gender. SOFFAs also welcome.

 

Northwest

ARCW Eau Claire
505 Dewey Street South Suite 107
Eau Claire WI 54701
715.836.7710 Phone
800.750.2437 Toll Free

Q2
505 Dewey Street South Suite 107
Eau Claire WI 54701
715.836.7710 x. 3210 Phone
q2.group.ec@gmail.com

LGBTQ+ Youth group for ages 12 to 18 based in the Chippewa Valley.

Chippewa Valley LGBT Community Center

Banbury Place, 800 Wisconsin St.

Bldg D2, Suite 409

Eau Claire, WI 54703-3578

715.552.LGBT Phone

http://www.cvlgbt.info/
info@cvlgbt.org

PFLAG – River Falls
715.220.1942 Phone
https://www.facebook.com/PFLAGRiverFalls/
ibloomwhereplanted@gmail.com

 

Southeast

ARCW Kenosha
1212 57th St.
PO Box 0173
Kenosha, WI 53140
262.657.6644 Phone
800.924.6601 Toll Free

ARCW Milwaukee
820 North Plankinton Avenue
PO Box 510498
Milwaukee, WI 53203
414.273.1991 Phone
800.359.9272 Toll Free

FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression)
PO Box 1272
Milwaukee, WI 53201
414.559.2123 Phone
info@forge-forward.org
www.forge-forward.org

FORGE is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).

The Healing Center
130 W Bruce St. #400
Milwaukee, WI 53204
414.671.4325 Phone
www.thehealingcenter.org

The Healing Center offers sexual abuse survivors and their loved ones opportunities for healing by providing support, advocacy and community education.

LGBT Center of Southeast Wisconsin
1456 Junction Ave.
Racine, WI 53403
262.664.4100 Phone
info@lgbtsewisc.org
www.lgbtsewisc.org

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110. N Market Street 2nd floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.271.2656 Phone
www.mkelgbt.org

Pathfinders
4200 N. Holton St. Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53212
414.964.2565 Phone
info@pathfindersmke.org
www.pathfindersmke.org

PFLAG Milwaukee
315 West Court St. #101
Milwaukee, WI 53212-3842
414.299.9198 Phone
pflagmilwaukee@hotmail.com

Project Q (RAY)
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 N Market St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.223.3220 Phone

Community-based social and support group for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 24 and under.

Proud Theater – Milwaukee
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 N Market St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
608.222.9086 Phone
info@proudtheater.org

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
LGBT Resource Center
UWM Student Union WG89, PO Box 413
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
414.229.4116 Phone
peerout@uwm.edu

 

South Central

ARCW Madison
600 Williamson St. Ste. H
Madison, WI 53703
608.252.6540 Phone
800.486.6276 Tollfree

Briarpatch Youth Services
2720 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53704
608.251.1126 Crisis/Helpline
800.798.1126 Toll free
www.youthsos.org

Provides services for runaway and homeless youth and families in crisis.

Madison Metropolitan School District LGBTQ+ Social Worker
Sherie Hohs
608.663.8449 Phone
shohs@madison.k12.wi.us
545 West Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703

Madison Area Transgender Association
2701 International Lane, Ste. 100
Madison, WI 53704
608.222.6210 Hotline
wayneg@lgbtoutreach.org
608.255.8582 Phone

Social and support group on issues and challenges transgender individuals are facing.

Orgullo Latinx LGBT+
2875 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Fitchburg, WI 53713
608.469.9102 Phone
orgullolatinx@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/orgullolatinxlgbt/

An educational and social group for Latinx LGBT+ youth community and their allies residing in Dane County.

OutReach, Inc.
2701 International Lane, Ste. 100
Madison, WI 53704
608.255.8582 Phone
www.lgbtoutreach.org
info@lgbtoutreach.org

South Central Wisconsin’s LGBTQ community center.

OutThere
2701 International Lane, Ste. 100
Madison, WI 53704
608.255.8582 Phone
outtheremadison@gmail.com

Community-based social and support group for LGBTQA 18- to 24-year olds.

PATCH – Providers and Teens Communicating for Health
Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health
P.O. Box 1726
Madison, WI 53701
608.251.0139 Phone
patch@wiawh.org
http://www.wipatch.org/

People Like Us (PLUS)
Freedom, Inc.
601 Bay View
Madison, WI 53715
608.661.4089 Office
info@freedom-inc.org
http://freedom-inc.org/

PLUS is a support and leadership-building group for Black and Hmong gay, same gender loving, stud, gay, boi, womanist, two spirited, gurl, femmes, fish, LGBTQ and other self-identifying queer youth of color. 

PFLAG Madison
1704 Roberts Ct.
Madison, WI 53711
608.848.2333 Phone
pflagmadison@yahoo .com

http://www.pflag-madison.org/

Proud Theater
c/o Outreach, Inc.
600 Williamson St, P1
Madison, WI 53703
proudtheater@gmail.com
www.proudtheater.org
608.222.9086 Phone

LGBTQA youth theater group for youth 13 to 18.  Has chapters in Madison, Milwaukee, Sun Prairie, and Wausau.

Rape Crisis Center
2801 Coho St. Ste. 301
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 251-7273
www.danecountyrcc.org

Teens Like Us (RAY)
Briarpatch Youth Services
2720 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53704
608.245.2550 x.1311 Phone
june.paul@briarpatch.org
www.youthsos.org

Community-based social and support group for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 13 to 18.

TransParent Group
Facilitated by MMSD LGBTQ+ Social Worker
608.616.9010 Phone
shohs@madison.k12.wi.us

Support and advocacy group for parents of transgender and gender non-conforming youth.

UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center
Red Gym, Room 123
716 Langdon St
Madison, WI, 53706
608.265.3344 Phone
lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu
https://lgbt.wisc.edu/

Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition

https://witranshealth.wordpress.com/
witranshealth@gmail.com

We are a group of people, mostly transgender identified, who believe transgender people deserve high quality treatment and access to care in our community. Our mission is to build a coalition or group dedicated to improving the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in south central Wisconsin.

 

West

ARCW La Crosse
505 King St. Suite 200
La Crosse WI 54601
608.785.9866 Phone
800.947.3353 Toll Free
608.784.6661 Fax

The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection
PO Box 3313
230 Sixth St. South
La Crosse, WI 54601
608.784.0452 Phone

GALAXY (RAY)
PO Box 3313
230 Sixth St. South
La Crosse, WI 54602
608.784.0452 Phone

Community-based social and support group for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 13 to 20.

University – La Crosse Pride Center
1725 State Street
42 Cartwright Center
La Crosse, WI 54601
608.785.8887 Phone
www.uwlax.edu/PrideCenter
pridecenter@uwlax.edu

UW – Platteville, The Alliance
1 University Plaza, Ullsvik 107.
Platteville, WI 53818
608.342.6127 Phone
uwpalliance@gmail.com

 

 

 

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