Access a network of community-vetted LGBTQIA+ resources.
Since our organization was founded, we have worked with local Community Partners to create a network of LGBTQIA+ resources. We prioritize resources that are LGBTQIA-affirming, such as those that have been vetted by the Metro Trans Umbrella Group, Trans Education Service, TransParent, or PROMO, or those that have been recommended to us by community members.

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External Resources

SQSH is a short-term volunteer-operated peer-counseling service. If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call someone you trust, 911, or one of these crisis hotlines first. We still welcome your call after you have received the immediate help that you need.

National Hotlines

Trans LifelineThe Trevor ProjectNational Suicide Prevention LifelineNational Sexual Assault Hotline

Local Hotlines

Behavioral Health Response STLProvident STLSafe Connections

Long Term Support

For long term support, please refer to Metro Trans Umbrella Group's list of vetted providers or the SQSHBook (coming in 2021!) to connect with a LGBTQIA-affirming healthcare provider in the St. Louis region. The Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG) is a local transgender community resource and a trusted SQSH Community Partner.

MTUG's vetted providers

Black Lives Matter.

SQSH stands in solidarity against systemic violence against the Black community. We need to support efforts to defund the police, make communities safer, and protect protesters.

National ResourcesThe Bail ProjectArch City DefendersAction St. LouisMissouri Black Protestor Relief Fund

The SQSHBook (Coming Soon!)

Let SQSH show you St. Louis! The SQSHBook is a curated database of LGBTQIA-affirming resources throughout the St. Louis region. Find support for housing, food, and healthcare, or join a support group and attend queer social events. Our SQSHBook Team is working hard to bring the SQSHBook to you in 2021!

Join the SQSHBook Team!Submit a Resource

Upcoming Projects

Community Education: Peer Counseling Seminars

Let SQSH introduce you to peer counseling! Everyone deserves to learn tips and strategies for forging deeper emotional connections and developing more supportive relationships with others. We'd love to host mini-lessons and seminars to give community members a snapshot of various peer counseling skills you can use in your daily lives. Our Training Team is working hard to bring Peer Counseling Seminars to you in 2021!

Join our Training Team!

Community Calendar

We know how intimidating it can be to find and attend a community event on your own. That's why we're creating the Community Calendar, a curated monthly list of LGBTQIA+ events in St. Louis organized by our Community Partners, so that you no longer have to scroll tediously through social media apps to find the right event to attend. Our Community Outreach Team is working hard to bring the Community Calendar to you in 2021!

Join our Community Outreach Team!

Helpline Starter Kit

We know how hard it can be to set up a peer counseling resource from scratch. That's why we'd love to share the Hotline Starter Kit - a curated packet of foundational templates and information for starting a helpline - with organizers and activists who're passionate about setting up something similar to SQSH in your own city/region/school. Our Facilitation Team is working hard to bring the Helpline Starter Kit to you in 2021!

Join our Facilitation Team!

Contact Us

Have a question, suggestion, or desire to make a general connection? Get in touch!

Contact Form Media Inquiry Form Join our Newsletter SQSH PR Kit Request a Presentation