LGBT+ Safe Space Resources

Campus-Based Resources

Academic Advising and Counseling (Personal Counselors)

Call 407.708.2337.
Ask to be connected to a counselor at your selected campus.

  • Emergencies, call 9.1.1.
  • After-hours Crisis Hotline,  407.416.9976 
    • Monday-Thursday after 6:00 p.m.
    • Fridays after 4:30 p.m.
    • 24 hours on the weekends

Equity and Diversity/Title IX

  • Janet Park Balanoff 407.708.2963
    Associate Vice President
    for Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator
    Location: SLM W-204L

Campus Safety and Security

  • Altamonte Springs
    407.404.6100
    Location:  Room A-132A (near Cashier's window)
  • Heathrow
    407.708.4410
    Location: Security Desk located in front lobby
  • Oviedo
    407.971.5020
    Location: OVF Room 105 (next to Central Receiving)
  • Sanford/Lake Mary
    407.708.2178
    Location:  J Building, Room 009

Unity! Gay-Straight Alliance, Student Organization

Office of Student Life

  • Altamonte Springs
    Meagan Dickson 407.404.6143
    Coordinator, Student Life
    Location: ALT A-102
  • Sanford/Lake Mary
    Mauricio Garcia 407.708.2678
    Assistant Director, Student Life
    Location: SLM SC-277
  • Oviedo
    Allison J. Walker 407.971.5033
    Coordinator, Student Life
    Location: OVF-108A

Community-Based Resources

The Center, Orlando: Works to foster the personal development and quality of life of the community it serves, as well to increase understanding and acceptance within the greater Central Florida area. Offers support groups, counseling for individuals and couples at reduced cost, and various social and support groups. 946 N Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803. 407.228.8272.

Orlando Youth Alliance (for ages 13-24): Provides a non-exploitative, safe, drug and alcohol free social outlet for youth ages 13-24 who are grappling with LGBT+ issues; educates the community about the development and diversity of sexuality and sensitizes to the reality and needs of the LGBT+ community. 407.244.1222 (voicemail).

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) of Orlando: PFLAG is a support group and ally for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans* community. They come together to help answer any questions people may have when it comes to the “coming out” process, support through the process and various other resources. 407.236.9177.

26Health Services (formerly known as Two Spirit Health Services): Provides mental health, behavioral, substance abuse, primary care, trans* health, and related services to individuals in the LGBT+ community. Individuals with limited or no insurance can get physical and mental health services. 801 N. Magnolia Ave, Suite 402, Orlando, FL 32803. Mental health clinic phone number: 407.963.5664. Medical clinic: 407.487.9868.

Zebra Coalition (for ages 13-24): Offers a youth center, 24 hour youth crisis hotline, groups and activities; short-term housing, food and clothing; medical resources; mental health or drug/alcohol addiction counseling, employment assistance, transportation, aftercare and intervention-peer support. 911 N Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. Hotline: 877.90 ZEBRA (877.909.3272). Office: 407.228.1446 (option 2).

Bliss CARES:  Together with Bliss Healthcare Services, provides doctors’ visits, testing, access to medication, laboratory, mental health, transgender medicine, and community linkage & referrals, as well as educational & awareness activities. 2901 Curry Ford Rd, #106, Orlando, FL 32806. 407.203.5984.

Hope and Help Center of Central Florida:  A not-for-profit organization and Medical Clinic, offering HIV and STI testing; prevention, and treatment services, Transgender Health Care, Medication Assistance, Transportation Assistance, Food Assistance, Support Groups & Condom Services. 4122 Metric Drive, #800, Winter Park, FL 32792. 407.645.2577.

Orlando United Assistance Center:  A place offering support, resources, & hope for those impacted by the Pulse tragedy. The OUAC connections individuals & families with community resources to assist with healing. Services include unique personalized case management, behavior health, emergency basic needs, on-site mental health counseling, crisis hotline, referral to legal services, crime victim research, financial stability, and navigation of health services. 507 East Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806. 407.500. HOPE (4619).

QLatinx:  Grassroots racial, social, & gender justice organization dedicated to the advancement & empowerment of Central Florida's LGBTQ+ Latinx community. 20 North Orange Avenue, 11th Floor, Suite 1100, Orlando, FL 32801. 407.476.5327.

Spektrum Health:  Provide top quality comprehensive primary healthcare options for LGBTQA+ individuals. They empower individuals to achieve their peak mental health & physical health goals. They engage with community organizations in a meaningful & trusting relationship endeavors that will meet the needs of the LGBTQA+ community. They are non-profit & operate on grants & private donations. 2100 North Orange Ave, Ste: A, Orlando, FL 32804. 407.454.1363.

The Trevor Project:  Phone, chat, and text support for LGBTQ+ youth.

Trans Lifeline:  Support for transgender individuals by transgender individuals. 877.565.8860.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  800.273.TALK (veterans, press 3).

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Contact

Janet Balanoff
Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator
407.708.2963