Bastrop County Cares, a nonprofit organization, is a county-wide partnership working to develop comprehensive community initiatives by identifying community priorities, collecting and analyzing data, and bringing together collaborative partnerships that will result in community solutions. We identify large community issues that one organization cannot tackle on its own and build public will, advance policy, and mobilize and leverage funding.
The Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry and Support Center strives to eliminate food insecurity in Bastrop County where 10,535 people endure hunger daily (Map the Meal Gap, Feeding America 2016). Low-income Bastrop residents experience a 22% gap between what they can afford and what they need. The Pantry acts as the first and sometimes only line of defense against food insecurity for the community. In a given year the Pantry serves 2,000 individuals with Emergency Food Assistance. The majority of clients, 66%, need only a one time emergency assistance, while the remainder needs assistance two or more times.
Bastrop County Women's Shelter
Bastop County Women's Shelter is a great resource for those needing a place to go if experiencing domestic violence.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) improves the lives of children who experience child abuse and neglect in Bastrop, Fayette and Lee Counties by providing CASA trained Advocates to support children and families involved in the child welfare system.
PFLAG Austin is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1994. We are an approved chapter of PFLAG National, supporting Central Texas. In addition to our monthly meetings we participate in several educational, fundraising, and political activism events throughout the year to help drive awareness and community focus.
Kind Clinic strives to empower our communities to embrace their sexual health and wellness without fear, shame or judgement. Kind accepts all Texans, providing PrEP, PEP, STI Testing & Treatment, HIV Testing & Care and Gender Affirming Care through both virtual care and our clinics in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.
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Growing older presents challenges for millions of Americans, but members of the LGBTQ+ community are particularly hard-hit. According to the UCLA Williams Institute, LGBTQ+ older adults face many additional barriers to receiving health care. We created this guide to connect the elders of the LGBTQ+ community to the resources and information necessary to help them find the care that they need.
Social networking for LGBT in Austin as well as connections to LGBT friendly resource.
Taylor Pride put together a talk about Mental Health during the Holidays.
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We envision a Texas where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Texans and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of our fellow Texans and in all areas of the law.
Drug Rehab USA's primary objective is to serve as a reliable source of information for those struggling with substance use, providing them with access to a wealth of information on symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources. We believe in presenting this information in an easy-to-understand, user-friendly format to make it more accessible to everyone. Our inspiration to create Drug Rehab USA stemmed from the realisation that no other platform offered such comprehensive resources in one place, and we took it upon ourselves to fill this void.
Central Texas Transgender Society
The Central Texas Transgender Society is an informal association of individuals and groups in the central Texas area, formed primarily to develop and maintain this Web Site. The site is provided as a resource to the transgender community in the Central Texas area, serving (but not necessarily limited to) transexuals, cross-dressers, and genderqueer folks.
Out Youth serves Central Texas LGBTQIA+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex, and asexual) youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.
Solid Ground Sanctuary is a Texas-based nonprofit that will provide peer support, life coaching, advocacy, and transitional housing for women in a therapeutic environment on the farm. The women and volunteers turn donated RV’s into an office and individual apartments for women graduating from inpatient recovery programs. The farm will provide 1.5 acres of pasture land for this mission.
Transgender Foundation of America
Organized in 1998, the Transgender Foundation of America (TFA) is a Houston-based grass-roots nonprofit organization that obtained its 501c3 nonprofit status in 2001. TFA was brought into existence through the hard work and support its parent organization, the Gulf Coast Transgender Community (GCTC) which traces its roots back to 1965. In addition to TFA, GCTC was instrumental in organizing pioneering organizations like the Texas Association for Transsexual Support (TATS) and events like the International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy. GCTC’s spirit lives on in the TFA mission of improving the quality of life for transgender people.
LGBTQ Asylum Seekers: How Clinicians Can Help
This research brief from the American Psychological Association provides opportunities for how clinicians can assist LGBTQ asylum seekers cope with past traumas and retraumatization.
The Trevor Project provides phone, instant messaging, and text services for LGBTQ individuals to communicate with a trained specialist; an online social networking space for youth and their friends and allies in the LGBTQ community; and an online resource center.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer support, community connections, and resource information. Our services focus on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression. We are the oldest and most comprehensive national organization of its type and scope in the United States, providing critically needed services regardless of age or geographic location.
Trans Lifeline provides a hotline — staffed by transgender people, for transgender people — to provide individual support for the needs of members of the community.
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs — which works to end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities — provides reports, toolkits, trainings, and more to prevent and respond to hate violence against LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities.
CenterLink is an international nonprofit organization and member-based association of LGBTQ centers and other LGBTQ organizations serving their local and regional communities. Our mission is to strengthen, support, and connect LGBTQ community centers. We currently have over 325 member LGBTQ centers worldwide providing essential services, promoting growth, wellness, and connectivity in their communities.
Helping Survivors is part of a growing movement of concerned citizens, survivors, and professionals working to ensure the right of every person to build a life free from the devastating consequences of sexual assault and abuse.
Intelligent LGBTQ+ College Student Guide
LGBTQ+. In addition to obstacles that all students face, LGBTQ+ students need to consider whether the institution has LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs, and practices.
Our new guides provide prospective students and their families with tools to identify the right schools, an overview of common challenges, tips for applying, and details on the federal laws that protect LGBTQ students.
Boca Recovery Center is a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health treatment program offering the most advanced clinical programming, detoxification residential treatment We deliver the highest quality of care in beautifully appointed surroundings, making the recovery process safe, secure and comfortable. We strive to provide our clients and their families with the best care, support and guidance throughout our program and beyond to achieve a lasting recovery.
LGBTQIA+ Senior Housing Options
Article from care.com providing a range of LGBTQIA+-friendly senior housing options, legal rights and protections, and key factors to consider when assessing senior housing options for LGBTQIA+ individuals, such as location, cost, and community atmosphere.