Campus Resources

  • Counseling & Psychological Services Center

    Counseling provides an opportunity for students to freely explore personal problems or concerns. Students come to the center for reasons as varied as the people themselves; personal problems involving relations with parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexuality and orientation, concerns about academic progress or direction and other issues.

  • Queer & Trans Resource Center

    Rooted in the ancestral legacy of queer activists and visionaries and San Francisco State University's commitment to social justice and community engagement, the Queer & Trans Resource Center endeavors to offer LGBTQQIA-related events, services and resources to students. The Queer & Trans Resource Center will also serve as an umbrella organization linking various student organizations such as Queer Alliance, Pride Committee and CEASE/SAFE Place that work to create events and resources for the LGBTQQIA community on campus. With the awareness that all forms of oppression are inherently interconnected, the Queer & Trans Resource Center will additionally focus on building alliances with ethnic, political, religious and arts communities at San Francisco State University and beyond. The Queer & Trans Resource Center is open to all students who wish to join in our efforts to promote awareness and understanding of LGBTQQIA-related identities, issues and culture.

  • Student Health Services

    The San Francisco State University Student Health Services mission is to provide accessible and cost-effective quality health care, enhance lifelong health and wellness, facilitate retention and graduation and to reduce systematic health disparities for all registered students. The Student Health Services provides basic care for acute and chronic problems, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care, disease management and therapeutic choices and helps students develop the skills to manage their own health.

  • The Family Acceptance Project

    The Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention and education initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Results will be used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies and to train providers to improve the quality of services and care they receive.

  • The SAFE Place

    The SAFE Place at SF State is a resource center for sexual violence prevention and crisis intervention. We serve the campus community in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment and stalking. Student peer educators and professional staff work as a team to provide information about student rights, responsibilities and resources. Professional staff members are campus advocates and certified Crisis Intervention Counselors. Our Men's Program provides opportunities for young college men to develop a healthy masculine identity and serve as allies in preventing sexual violence. Only an aware, committed community can create a truly safe campus.

Campus Resources for On-Campus Residents

  • Let's Talk

    Let’s Talk is held during the academic year:

    • Mondays from 12 to 1 p.m. – office off Mary Ward lobby
    • Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. – office across from Village Market
    • Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. – office in Mary Park Lounge
    • Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. – office off Towers Lobby
  • Residential Life Counseling Program

    The Residential Life Counseling Program provides SF State residents access to a clinical counselor for support around emotional and mental health issues. Residents seek support from the counselor on a range of topics, including personal problems involving relationships with roommates, parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexual and gender identity concerns, concerns about academic progress or direction and other issues. To set a time to meet with the Res Life counselor, Rick Nizzardini, call (415) 405-4415 and ask for an intake appointment. (If it’s an emergency, call the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at (415) 338-2208 for a drop-in urgent appointment, or call University Police at (415) 338-2222 after regular weekday business hours and on weekends). Services with the Res Life Counseling Program are free, confidential and are provided in a private office in the Housing Business Office located in Mary Ward Hall.

Educational Resources

Legal Services

Local and National Networks

Off-Campus Medical and Mental Health Services

  • Alliance Health Project

    Support groups available, HIV testing and counseling. Look online for contact info related to the program you’re interested in.

  • Dimensions Queer Youth Health Clinic at the Castro-Mission Health Center

    Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy that offers low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25, low fee, call for appointment.

    Address: 3850 17th Street, San Francisco, CA, (between Noe and Sanchez)
    Phone: (415) 487-7500 or (415) 487-7589
    Hours: Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m.

  • El-La

    El-La is based in beautiful San Francisco and was developed to reach out to the TransLatina community in and around the Mission District Neighborhood. We provide services for HIV Prevention, counseling and referrals to other transgender services. Feel free to call (415) 864-7278 for an appointment or email

  • Gaylesta

    Gaylesta is the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender psychotherapists’ association of the greater San Francisco bay area. Founded in 1987, established as an unincorporated association in 1988 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997.

  • Hotlines
    • San Francisco Suicide Prevention: (415) 781-0500
    • California Youth Crisis Line: (800) 843-5200
    • SF Women Against Rape: (415) 647-7273
    • LGBT Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes Line: (415) 333-HELP
    • LGBT Youth Talkline (Support and Referral): (800) 246-PRIDE
    • AIDS (STD) Hotline: (800) 367-2437
    • Drug Line: (415) 362-3400
  • Lyon Martin Health Clinic

    Lyon Martin Health Clinic provides personalized healthcare and support services to women and transgender people who lack access to quality care because of their sexual or gender identity, regardless of their ability to pay.

  • Pacific Center for Human Growth

    Address: 2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94705
    Phone: (510) 548-8283

    Sliding scale fee, accepts Medi-Cal

  • St. James Infirmary

    The St. James Infirmary provides compassionate and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for all sex workers while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services.

  • The Transgender Clinic of Tom Waddell Health Center

    This Clinic has been in operation since November of 1993 and is committed to providing quality, integrated health care in an atmosphere of trust and respect. They offer medical, mental health and social services.

    Address: 50 Lech Walesa (50 Ivy) Street, San Francisco, CA (cross street Polk)
    Phone: (415) 355-7588
    Hours: Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Intakes on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • The Women’s Community Clinic

    Free health exams and health-related counseling.

    Address: 2166 Hayes Street, Ste. 104, San Francisco, CA, (between Cole and Shrader)
    Phone: (415) 379-7800 or TTY (415) 386-8232


  • Trans Health

    Trans Health is a volunteer-run website providing information on health and fitness for trans people.

  • Transgender Health Information/Resources from the CDC

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has many resources posted and available for the transgender community.

SF Bay Area LGBTQ Community Centers

  • Billy DeFrank Silicon Valley LGBT Community Center, San Jose

    The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center provides Community, Leadership, Advocacy, Support and Services to Silicon Valley’s LGBT people and allies.

    Male-To-Female Transgender Support Group meets every 2nd Friday of the month at Billy DeFrank Center.
    Address: 38 The Alameda, San Jose, CA, 95126
    Phone: (408) 293-3040

  • Lavender Youth and Recreation Information Center (LYRIC)

    LYRIC's mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, their families and allies of all races, classes, genders and abilities.

    Address: 127 Collingwood Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114
    Phone: (415) 703-6150

  • Lighthouse Community Center

    Lighthouse Community Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community of southern Alameda County. Their mission is to provide a safe and substance-free meeting place with social, informational and community awareness programs for the entire LGBTQ community regardless of age, race, socio-economic status, or religion. The Lighthouse is located at 1217 A Street, Hayward, CA.

  • Pacific Center for Human Growth

    Address: 2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94705
    Phone: (510) 548-8283

  • Rainbow Community Center

    Address: 3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA, 94519
    Phone: (925) 692-0090

  • San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center

    Address: 1800 Market Street @ Octavia, San Francisco, CA, 94102
    Phone: (415) 865-5555

  • Santa Cruz Diversity Center

    Santa Cruz Diversity Center provides support and services to nurture, liberate and celebrate LGBTIQ individuals and organizations. Offers access to informational, educational and social resources and activities designed to empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential.

  • Spectrum

    Address: 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., #10 San Anselmo, CA, 94960
    Phone: (415) 457-1115

Social Resources for the Trans Community


    TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers.

  • TransGender San Francisco

    TransGender San Francisco is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the educational, social and recreational needs of the transgendered community. TGSF is also dedicated to educating the general public about transgenderism and promoting a positive image of transgendered persons among the general public.