South Carolina LGBTQ+ Support Resources
Spartanburg LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group (Anchoring Within)
Support groups for LGBTQ+ youth. Ages 16-19 meet the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. at Anchoring Within.
Ages 12-15 meet the first Thursday of each month at SCC Downtown Campus (parental consent required). Visit AnchoringWithinLLC.com for more info.
PFLAG Spartanburg offers an adult peer support group the first Thursday of each month at SCC Downtown Campus.
Pride Link (Greenville)
Working to improve the quality of life for all LGBTQ+ people in Upstate, South Carolina. Pride Link operates a mobile outreach center for LGBTQ
Gender Benders (Greenville)
Gender Benders strives to create a safe and supportive space for transgender, GNC, LGBT*, and allied individuals by connecting folks through friendships, providing support through resources, and initiating trans-inclusive community change through social action.
Time Out Youth (Charlotte, NC)
Time Out Youth Center is a place where you can experience a sense of belonging and community. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, a straight ally – or just don’t want to be labeled, you will be welcomed here.
Harriet Hancock Center (Columbia)
Youth OUTLOUD has been a safe space for LGBT youth and their allies in the Midlands since 2008. The Teen Support Group (ages 14-19) meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
We Are Family (Charleston)
As an organization that offers ongoing support to queer communities, WAF understands that we must acknowledge and address how a wide variety of social issues including healthcare access and homelessness impact the people we serve.
Local HIV/AIDS Testing
Piedmont Care (Spartanburg)
Piedmont Care is the nonprofit, 501(c)3, organization providing HIV and AIDS care, prevention and advocacy in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties
of South Carolina. We provide services to HIV+ people and their families and prevention/education services to the community.
Local Health Resources
Prisma Health Adolescent Medicine 864-522-4888
Adolescent Medicine, part of Prisma Health* Children’s Hospital-Upstate, is a new specialty practice focusing on the health of adolescents, ages 10-25.
Services offered include: reproductive / sexual health, general adolescent gynecology, LGBTO+ care (including cross sex-hormone therapy), eating disorders, mental health andHIV care (including PrEP). A physician referral is required.
CONNECT is an initiative of the Mary Black Foundation, funded through the Office of Adolescent Health. CONNECT seeks to promote adolescent friendly
services, support, and opportunities throughout Spartanburg. Our goal is positive youth outcomes for all adolescents.
Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention
The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 (online chat available)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in
suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): (800) 246-7743
Provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and
towns across the United States.
The National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)
Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to
home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed.
The True Colors United: (212) 461-4401
The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, creating a world in
which all young people can be their true selves. True Colors United runs a database of service providers.
Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E)
Addresses individuals coping with non-suicidal self-injury, including locally-based information, support and therapy referrals.
National AIDS Hotline (800) 342-AIDS
(800) 344-7432 (Spanish)
(800) 243-7889 (TDD)
U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
(English and Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic
Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced
advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.
Pride Institute: (800) 547-7433 24/7
Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY)
The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists
are brought to justice.