LGBTQIA+ Community Resources

advocacy
emploment advocacy
legal aid
support groups
worship & religion
health & wellbeing
housing and shelters
free zoom meetings
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Advocacy

Trans Youth Equality Foundation

Provides education, advocacy, and support for transgender children, youth, and their families.

Advocacy

El Centro

Specializing in providing the Latino community with education, community health, economic empowerment, and advocacy.

Advocacy

Economic Opportunity Foundation

Advocacy

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

Committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crime advocacy and education to the LGBTQ community.

Advocacy

Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Advocates, promotes, and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics, and education.

Advocacy

University of Kansas LGBT Resource Center

Advocacy

UMKC LGBTQIA

Advocacy

PROMO

Statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.

Advocacy

Project Equality

Unites the corporate, nonprofit, education, and religious communities into a force for equality, justice, and fairness in the workplace.

Advocacy

Human Rights Campaign

Strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

Advocacy

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)

A national organization fighting for every student's right to a safe, supportive education by organizing around LGBTQ-affirming public policy, planning teacher trainings, and hosting events for students, educators, parents, and allies.

Advocacy

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

Advocates against the defamation of LGBT people and their portrayal in the media.

Advocacy

Equality Kansas

Advocates for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity through education, public policy advocacy, and political action.

Advocacy

Empowering Queer Activists and Leaders

Advocacy

AIDS Service Foundation

The heart & home for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Kansas City.

Employment Advocacy

Avenue of Life

After-School Tutoring & Mentoring​ | ​Computer Training Center | ​GED & ESL Classes​ | Life-Skills Classes (Financial, Art, Music, etc.)​ | Job-Training & Mentoring

Employment Advocacy

On Demand

(913) 371-3212

Employment Advocacy

Labor Ready

(913) 281-9118

Employment Advocacy

Women’s Employment Network

Works to aid in self-esteem and achieve economic independence through sustained employment by offering financial coaching, one-on-one resume reviews, mock interviews, and virtual workshops.

Employment Advocacy

Kansas Department of Revenue

(913) 287-2900

Employment Advocacy

Department of Labor – Job Service

(913) 596-3500

Legal Aid

Legal Aid of Western Missouri

General legal services for Missouri residents of Clay, Platte, and Jackson Counties only. Individual must be indigent and/or meet income requirements.

Legal Aid

KU Legal Aid Clinic

https://law.ku.edu/legalaidclinic

Support Groups

Q Chat Space

Online community of discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens.

Support Groups

PFLAG - Kansas City

Support group for people to get to know other people with LGBTQ family and friends, to receive information and support.

Support Groups

Equal Trans Support Group

Facebook social group where anyone of all ages who identifies under the transgender umbrella, questioning, or as an ally are welcome.

Support Groups

Authentically Me

Facebook social group for parents of gender divers kids in Kansas City.

Support Groups

KC Passages

An affirmative space for LGBTQIA+ identifying youth (13-17y) to explore themselves, their interests, and social interactions with peers in a safe environment.

Support Groups

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

Meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us.

Worship & Religion

Southwood United Church of Christ

Non-denominational Christian

Worship & Religion

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Worship & Religion

St Luke’s United Church of Christ

Protestant

Worship & Religion

Peace Church - United Church of Christ

Non-denominational Christian

Worship & Religion

Country Club Congressional United Church of Christ

Worship & Religion

Colonial United Church of Christ

Non-denomenational

Worship & Religion

Bethel United Church of Christ

Protestant

Worship & Religion

Zion United Church of Christ

Non-denominational Christian

Worship & Religion

Unity Temple on the Plaza

Non-denominational Christian

Health & Wellbeing

ReDiscover - Catherine's Place

For women and their families struggling with substance use disorders.

Health & Wellbeing

Gay and Sober

Provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober LGBTQ community by offering year-round health and wellness programing, education, and events.

Health & Wellbeing

BLAQ OUT

Provides PrEP navigation, STI testing, tele-health access, health advocacy, community-based participatory research and strategic outreach to drive results and delver quality outcomes for KC's Black LGBTQ community.

Health & Wellbeing

Black Health Care Coalition

Provides health education, HIV education, prevention and early detection, support groups for HIV positive and negative men.

Health & Wellbeing

Thrive Health Connection

Inclusive, holistic, and integrated health and wellness services to individuals affected by HIV and other STIs, members of LGBTQ communities, and those seeking a welcoming and affirming health and community center.

Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Center

Substance abuse assistance, prevention, and recovery support.

Health & Wellbeing

KC Care Health Center

Offers quality, affordable, integrated health services to everyone in the community with the promise of dignity and personalized care. Primary Care | HIV Testing | HIV Case Management | STI Screening | Behavioral Health

Health & Wellbeing
Health & Wellbeing

Friends of Yates

Health & Wellbeing

Family Conservancy

Health & Wellbeing

Department for Children and Families (DCF)

(913) 279-7000

Health & Wellbeing

Cross-Lines Community Outreach

Community outreach that provides low-income individuals with basic needs, nutritious foods, and housing assistance.

Health & Wellbeing

Bethel Neighborhood Center

Health & Wellbeing

Avenue of Life

Nutrition (On-Site Meals / Take-Home Meals / Weekend Food Packs) | Fitness & Healthy Cooking Classes | Community Gardens | ​Childcare with Playground | Barbershop/Salon | ​​Counseling Services | Mental Health | Monthly Dental Cleanings | Back-to-School Physicals

Health & Wellbeing

Planned Parenthood

Provides birth control, family planning, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, and sexuality education with sliding scale fees based on age and income.

Health & Wellbeing

Swope Health

Substance Abuse

Health & Wellbeing

Mattie Rhodes Center

Latino Arts

Health & Wellbeing

Heartland Center for Behavioral Health

Substance Abuse

Health & Wellbeing

ReDiscover

Behavioral Care Emergency Shelter Crisis Center Substance Abuse

Health & Wellbeing

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

Food Kitchen

Health & Wellbeing

The HIMM Project

HIV Testing

Health & Wellbeing

Good Samaritan Project

Primary Care HIV Testing HIV Case Management Peer Education

Health & Wellbeing

Truman Medical Centers – LGBTQ Specialty Clinic

Multidisciplinary primary care for LGBTQ-identified individuals and their families. Providing family medicine, endocrinology, behavioral health, and pharmacy services.

Housing and Shelters

Hillcrest Transitional Housing

Housing and Shelters

Rose Brooks Center

Domestic Violence Shelter

Housing and Shelters

SAVE, Inc.

Through comprehensive housing solutions, empowers those living with, or at risk for, HIV/AIDS to lead healthy, stable lives with personal dignity. Candidates seeking housing must be referred by their case manager.

Housing and Shelters

Synergy Services

Helps children 17 and younger deal with homelessness, domestic violence, and other crises.

Housing and Shelters

reStart, Inc.

Shelter Main Line: (816) 472-5664 Youth: (616) 309-9048 Housing: (816) 842-1199

Free Zoom Meetings

The Kansas City Center for Inclusion offers small groups and organizations the opportunity to use a licensed Zoom account for free! If you are interested in this service please send an email to technology@inclusiviekc.org. Organizations who request use of the Shared KCCI Zoom account understand and agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. KCCI is not responsible for advertising on behalf of the group or organization. The effort to build attendance rests solely upon the requesting organization.
  2. KCCI is not liable for any unwanted participants, disruptions, nor user generated content during the Zoom meeting.
  3. Requesting organizations are expected to be responsible with the Zoom license; only access, start, and record meetings you have previously requested and been approved for.
  4. KCCI provides this service as a courtesy; the Center is not responsible forand cannot control any Zoom outages, scheduled maintenance, or service interruptions.
  5. KCCI cannot provide any technical support for the use of this service at this time.

Groups or organizations that misuse the Shared KCCI Zoom license may be denied access to the license and any scheduled future meetings removed.

Request A Meeting Space

If you would like to host an event/meeting here at the Center or make changes to your event/meeting, please contact scheduling@inclusivekc.org.

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