LGBT Community Resources

A Counseling Cooperative
(504) 836-0000
3001 5th St #300 Metairie, LA 70002

A Counseling Cooperative is an organization of licensed counselors trained and experienced in counseling gays and lesbians, families of gays, gay couples and spouses, when one is gay, in a marriage. We deal with couple issues, coming out, grief, identity issues, and other special topics.
A Counseling Cooperative provides quality mental health services in a safe and comfortable environment to the lesbian and gay community of the greater New Orleans area. All counselors are proficient with the issues facing gays and able to assist with learning coping skills for their families and personal crisis. Counselors are licensed by the state and adhere to the Louisiana Counseling Association?s and the American Counseling Association?s guidelines to ensure ethical and effective counseling. Counseling services for individuals, couples, and families are provided in an atmosphere conducive to the growth and development of the client.

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S.
(337) 233-2437 (800) 354-2437

PO Box 3865 Lafayette, LA 70502

Our Mission: The mission of Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. is to provide education and services for the purpose of HIV prevention and the care of those affected by HIV.

Educate Yourself: With education, we can halt the spread of HIV in our area. We can also end the prejudice and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS issues. Help us create this reality. Be a part of the dream!

Contribute: C.A.R.E.S. depends on donations from persons and organizations to continue and expand our programs and services.

You may contribute your time, financially, or by donating needed resources.
Volunteer: Volunteers are the heart of C.A.R.E.S. We rely heavily on volunteers to staff most of our programs. We need your help!

Adolescent Drop-In Health Services
(504) 948-6696

1434 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA 70116

The goal of the Drop-In Center is to improve the health status of homeless youth and youth at risk for homelessness under the age of 24 in the New Orleans area by providing and broadening the comprehensive network of primary health care, reproductive health care, urgent health care, and supportive services such as HIV/AIDS prevention peer led group sessions, life skills management, and a safe haven off the streets. We provide showers, laundry facilities, storage, mail service, internet access and referrals as needed. Clinic hours: M-F 9 am to 5 pm, Center hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. 10 am to 5 pm.

Belle Reve New Orleans
(504) 945-9455

PO Box 3305 New Orleans, LA 70177

The mission of Belle Reve New Orleans is to provide permanent and transitional housing with full support services to adults and families living with HIV/AIDS. Concern for quality of life and equal availability of services is the founding principle of the agency. Therefore, service delivery is not influenced by race, gender, religion, age or sexual orientation.

Belle Reve offers a private bedroom, community living environment, transportation to appointments and community recreation, case management, individual therapy, and 24-hour assistance by certified Personal Care Attendants. For non-residents, the Outreach Program of Belle Reve assists non-residents by providing such services as initial screening, mental health, group therapy, case management, a weekly luncheon, and follow-up contact. Additionally, there is a weekly AIDS support group and a substance abuse support group available to both residents and Outreach clients.

Belle Reve's Board of Directors and staff reflect the diversity of the population they serve. The Board of Directors presently has positions for 15 professional people from a diverse background in order to effectively move the organization forward. Additionally, most staff members have had previous experience in the HIV/AIDS field, whether in health, mental health or personal care.

Coming Out Support Group
(504) 899-6024

The mission of the Coming Out Support Group is to provide counseling and support, both peer and professional, to individuals coming to terms with their sexuality/gender identity, and provide a safe space for these individuals to talk openly about the problems and questions related to the coming-out process.

Crescent House Healing and Empowerment Center
(504) 866-7481

c/o Crescent House ~ 1000 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113

Crescent House provides domestic violence and sexual assault services to Orleans Parish and strives to educate the New Orleans community on the issues of partner abuse and sexual assault.

Crescent House services include safe housing options in the form of hotel vouchers and our safe house, individual and group counseling, help with safe relocation and children's services. Crescent House staff is available to provide educational presentations to community groups, churches, employers and non-profits to address the issue of partner abuse and sexual assault in the GLBT community. There is no charge for any Crescent House service. We offer presentation to Orleans and surrounding parishes.

Crescent House operates a 24-hour crisis hotline for dometic violence and sexual assault: 504-866-9554. All calls are safe and confidential.

First Unitarian Universalist Church
504 866-9010

2903 Jefferson Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans commits to provide a liberal religious and ethical social model that supports diversity and encourages spiritual, intellectual and moral growth. We commit to promote the healthy interdependence of all that exists, and actively advance social justice.

Gay Counseling Line, Inc.
(504) 833-1500

3001 5th St. Metairie, LA 70002

Gay and lesbian information, counseling and counseling referrals. Volunteers must have at least a masters degree in psychotherapy, psychology, counseling or social work. Callers can be anyone who needs information or counseling. We are a 24-hour hotline.

Gulf Gender Alliance
(504) 943-1999

PO Box 56836 New Orleans, LA70156-6836

We are an open support group to all members of the transgendered community. While we do have a code of conduct for our meetings, we do not discriminate based on sex, gender identity, race, religion or sexual identity. Our objective is to help others understand and express their gender identities, and to advance the rights of transgendered people. Prior to acceptance for GGA membership, we require a meeting with at least one of our board members or selected alternate. If we feel comfortable with each other, you will be invited to attend one of our monthly meetings. After you have attended a second meeting, the general membership will vote on your eligibility. Our screening process is designed to protect your security as well as other GGA members with similar concerns. We do reserve the right to refuse membership to anyone who, in our opinion, does not endorse these concerns.

The Hate Crimes Project
(504) 944-4325 (HEAL)

2114 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70116

The central mission of the Hate Crimes Project is to support and assist individuals, families and communities affected by hate violence, through a commitment to undoing oppression in its many forms, including but not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia/heterosexism, ableism, anti-Semitism, religious intolerance and white supremacy.

Lesbian and Gay Community Center of New Orleans
(504) 945-1103

2114 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70116-2013

The LGCCNO is a multicultural organization whose mission is to:
1) prevent and respond to violence, oppression and discrimination against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities;
2) provide a safe haven, information and referrals, cultural and social services and crisis intervention to the LGBT population within the New Orleans area; and
3) promote increased understanding, tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT communities among the general public.

Metropolitan Community Church of Greater New Orleans
(504) 945-5390

PO Box 71024 New Orleans, LA 70172

The purpose of MCC of Greater New Orleans is to: Exult, Embody, Empower, Encourage.

We are called to create a community of faith, rooting ourselves in the GLBT community growing through the example of Christ, revealing the Holy Spirit.

NO/AIDS Task Force
504 821-2601

2601 Tulane Ave Suite 500 New Orleans, LA70119

Statewide HIV/AIDS Hotline
(504) 821-6050 in New Orleans, or 1-800-99-AIDS-9
Throughout Louisiana, TTY for the hearing impaired is 877-566-9448 (toll free)

NO/AIDS' mission is ?to reduce the spread of HIV infection, provide services, advocate empowerment, safeguard the rights and dignity of HIV-affected individuals and provide for an enlightened public.

NO/AIDS Task Force was established in 1983 in response to the early devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic in the New Orleans area. Throughout its history, the agency has responded to the changing needs of the community brought about by changes in the AIDS epidemic and its impact and effect in our area.

Twenty years later, with four locations, in Downtown New Orleans (including our food bank/kitchen), the French Quarter (Marigny) and Houma, the task force is able to serve thousands of individuals through prevention education, community outreach and offers a comprehensive array of compassionate and critical services such as prevention education, HIV antibody testing and counseling, the Louisiana Statewide HIV/AIDS Hotline, primary medical care/early intervention services, peer support, mental health therapy, support groups, case management, housing coordination, medicine assistance, home-delivered meals and a food bank program.

PFLAG New Orleans
(504) 895-3936

PO Box 15515 New Orleans, LA 70175

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gays, lesbians and bisexual and transgendered persons, and 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.

Founded in 1981, PFLAG has become one of the most respected and effective grassroots organizations in the United States. Today, PFLAG represents more than 27,000 families ? and speaks for countless others ? concerned about society?s attitudes toward their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered loved ones. At the same time it offers opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and transgender issues, PFLAG works tirelessly to change public policies and affect attitudes in order to create a tolerant, healthy society that is respectful of diversity.

Project Lazarus
(504) 949-3609

PO Box 3906 New Orleans, LA 70177-3906

Our Mission: Project Lazarus was founded out of compassion and service to all people. Project Lazarus provides services to people living with AIDS who can no longer live independently, or whose family and friends can no longer take care of them.

The primary purpose of Project Lazarus is to provide continuity of care in a homelike environment. The highest goal of Project Lazarus is to enhance the quality of life of those it serves.

Project Lazarus does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, economic status, sexual orientation or handicap.