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Gilda’s Club
Contact: Heidi Coulter, LMSW
21 W. 43rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 531-5444

Support and Community Resource

Gilda’s Club was inspired by the late comedian Gilda Radner, of Saturday Night Live fame. Gilda regained her gift of laughter and feeling of control

 when she joined with others living with cancer. Gilda’s Clubs are places where people with cancer and their families and friends learn to live well with

 cancer. They are their lifeline to strength, hope and guidance. The effects are often life-changing.

Healthy Living Projects, Inc.

Contact:  Terry Cushman

8650 West 95th Street, Suite 3

Overland Park, KS  66221

(913) 708-1414

HIV Testing Counseling

Free, walk-in, confidential and rapid-HIV testing every Tuesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)

Contact: Megan Dieme, LMSW

3100 Broadway Ste 400

Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 285-1358

We are a non-profit agency providing services to those who are healing from sexual assault/abuse and their family members seeking support as well.  We have an array of services including therapy, hospital advocacy, community education and police/legal advocacy.  

The Whole Person
Contact: Faye Skidmore
3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(913) 262-1294
Advocacy and Community Resource

The LIKEME Lighthouse

3909 Main Street

Kansas City, MO


Advocacy and Community Resource

LGBTQ Community Center Opened February 2012. 

University of Kansas Medical Center

Counseling & Educational Support Services

Contact:  Larry Long Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

MS 4006, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.

Kansas City, KS 66160



ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri

(816) 756-311

Aids Service Foundation -

Aids Walk KC -

(816) 931-0959

Camp KC -

(816) 221-0199

***Equal Center – Youth GSA

(816) 787-1689

EQUAL is Kansas City’s for youth-by youth Gay Straight Alliance Network, connecting queer youth across the metropolitan area. 

***The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network – (GLSEN)

(913) 608-4528 
Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.


The Good Samaritan Project   

(816) 561-8784
Provide advocacy, care and education to those affected by HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.

Healthy Living Projects, Inc.

8650 West 95th Street, Suite 3

Overland Park, KS  66221

(913) 708-1414

Healthy Living Projects is a walk-in, no appointment testing facility. At the current time, HLP offers free rapid (15 min) HIV testing and standard (2 week result) syphilis testing. We are open every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please give us a call if we can assist you, or check our website for additional information and opportunities for confidential and convenient testing. 

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP)

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

(816) 561-0550
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a Missouri nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

***LikeMe Lighthouse

3909 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Kansas City's LGBT Community Center

(816) 753-7770



Downtown 1522 Holmes, Kansas City, MO (816) 461-0201  

East 315 N. Main. St. Kansas City, MO (816) 254-4790

Metropolitan Youth Arts and Technology for Students is part of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Arts Initiative through the Anti-Drug Unit of Jackson County, Missouri. Offers a safe learning environment for youth to explore their creative side while having positive effects on their academic achievement and social growth. Features fully equipped studios: Graphic Design, Ceramics, Visual Arts, Screen Printing, and Photography.



620 East Armour Blvd, Kansas City, MO

(816) 931-0334

Youth center dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth, and straight allies. Open every Wednesday night from 5:30 to 9 PM to ages 14 to 20. - assist by partnering with community resource centers to lead discussions around coming out to help LGBT youth feel supported., educate LGBT youth on dating safety, healthy relationships, and HIV and STI prevention, by providing materials not available in traditional classrooms., encourage youth to remain healthy through periodic onsite STI screening and one-on-one risk assessments. Support LGBT youth by providing a safe, accepting, hate-free environment for them to express themselves. Vision: A society where all youth feel safe regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression and are empowered to reach their full potential.


 ***Synergy Services

400 E 6th Street, Parkville, MO 64052

Phone: 816-587-4100

Children’s Center 816-452-8910 – Temporary shelter for children up to 17 years old.

Job and Life Skills Training - 816-452-8910

Safe Place:  816-505-4817 - Immediate Shelter for youth in danger up to 17 years old.

Safe Haven - 816-452-8910 – Domestic Violence Shelter for Women

Street Outreach Services - 816-505-4817 

Synergy House Emergency Shelter - 816-741-8700  - Ages 12 to 18 years old.

Transitional Living - 816-505-4814  - Ages 16 to 21 years old.

Youth Resiliency Center – 816-505-4894  -  medical, mental and dental health clinics; healing creative arts and physical activities, drop-in services and advocacy programs for homeless teens.

Synergy In Style Thrift Store – 816 - 468-0404 Current Clients of Synergy can get vouchers for the store.

Hospital based Domestic Violence services - 816-505-4805 

Teen Parent Support - 816-505-4811 up to age 22 years old.


 Local Support Groups


Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Greater KC   (207 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111)
(816) 931-4420


Healthy Transitions Group – (816) 931-0011 Ext. 4


Trans+ Social – Weekly social group held at UMKC exclusively for trans+ individuals who are college students or young adult community members.  Email


Trans+ Allies – Facilitated discussion group open to everyone. Held once per month during the academic year (Sept – Dec and Feb – May) at UMKC. Email for current time, location, and topics.


***EQUAL Trans Support Group – Held at the LIKEME Lighthouse (3909 Main, Kansas City, MO) every 3rd Thursday from 5pm – 8pm. Open to everyone. Contact for more information.


SOFFA (Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies) of Transgender Persons.


Suicide Awareness Survivors Support Mickey and Bonnie Swade (913) 681-3050




LGBTQIA Resource Center at University of Missouri Kansas City
(816) 235-6556 

LGBTQIA Student Programs and Services


 Local Social Groups

Gay KC

Heartland Men’s Chorus

Kansas City Bear Mafia

Kansas City Frontrunners

Kansas City Lesbian Events

Kansas City Women’s Chorus

MidAmerica Freedom Band of Kansas City


Polyamorous Families for Kansas City

Additional Local Resources/Advocacy

AIDS Walk Kansas City




Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America

Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America
(816) 235-5712



Community resources


Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

A diverse volunteer group working for HRC's (Human Rights Campaign) mission in Kansas City. 

Heartland Men’s Chorus

(816) 931-3338

***Kansas City Anti Violence Project

(816) 561-0550 


Kansas City Older Adult Task Force
(816) 931-0750

Kansas City Lesbian, Gay and Allied Lawyers


Kansas City LGBT Film Festival


Kansas University – Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity


LGBTQIA Healthcare Guild of Kansas City


Missouri Jobs with Justice

(816) 753-0689

Midwest Alternative Family Alliance
P.O. Box 5817, Kansas City, MO  64171


***Perform OUT KC


Liz Kerlin – Outreach Associate (228) 234-6506<>
(816) 659-7899 


(816) 765-9818




***The transgender institute

8080 Ward Parkway, Suite 400

Kansas City, MO 64114

(816) 305-0943



Local Counseling Resources – Missouri & Kansas

Many colleges and universities offer free and/or reduced services for current students.  If you are a current student, check with your school for more information.


Dr. Richard Abloff,ABPP_Kansas+City_Missouri_70417

6306 Walnut Street

Kansas City, MO 64113

(816) 444-7890


Daniel C. Claiborn, Ph.D.

Claiborn and Associates, Inc.

8826 Santa Fe Drive, Ste 170

Overland Park, KS

(913) 438-2100 or (913) 579-7350

***Donna J Davis, MSCP, PLPC.

(non binary/gender fluid)

Equality Counseling

P.O. Box 1221

Platte City, MO 64079

(816) 442-3481


***David Donovan, PhD

7611 State Line Road, Suite 319

Kansas City, MO 64114

(816) 786-1172


Colleen S. Fagan, Ph.D.

8350 North Saint Clair Avenue, Suite 250

Kansas City, MO 64151

(816) 694-0200


Ellen S. Finch, M.S.W., Ph. D.

4500 College Blvd. Suite 110

Overland Park, Ks. 66211-1760

(913) 345-0888


***Robert A. Feuer, MA, LCP

Counseling Associates of Overland Park, LLC

8575 West 110th Street, Suite 302

Overland Park, KS 66210

(913) 499-4301

 ***Chuck Franks, MA, LCSW, CST

Integrated Health Counseling, LLC


***T. Michael Henderson, MS. LPC, LCPC

7280 NW 87th Terrace, Ste 210

Kansas City, MO 64153

(816) 841-7772


KC Care Free Health Clinic

3515 Broadway

Kansas City, MO

(816) 753 -5144


***Stacy Hutton, Ph.D., T-LP

Responsive Centers for Psychology and Learning

7501 College Blvd. Suite 250

Overland Park, KS 66210

913-451-8550 x 111

 FTM group for teenagers, Group for parents of trans children/young adults.

 Jude LaClaire Ph.D, LCPC

 Kansas City Holistic Centre
 5453 W 61st Place
 Mission, KS 66205


Megan Monroe, MSW, LSCSW


Kansas City, Missouri

Country Club Plaza Location

(816) 435-2829


Dr. Teresa Rose

4200 Somerset Drive, Suite 239

Prairie Village, KS 66208

(816) 363-9500


Julia Schafermeyer

5401 W. 59th Terrace, Suite 210

Mission, KS 66205

(785) 550-4867


***Larry W. Tyndall. PhD.

Counseling Associates of Overland Park, LLC.

8575 W. 110th Street, Suite 302

Overland Park, KS 66210-2620

(913) 499-4300


***Truman Medical Center

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – Futures Department

300 West 19th Terrace

Kansas City, MO 64108


Free and reduced cost therapy.


UMKC Community Counseling and Assessment Services – Offers income-based counseling with counseling practicum students; sessions are as low as $5. UMKC School of Education
Suite 212
615 E. 52nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64110


Local Healthcare Resources


Dr. Cynthia Glass

Encompass Medical Group

373 W. 101st Terrace
Kansas City, Mo. 64114-4408
(816) 942-8200

***Children’s Mercy Hospital

GUIDE Clinic

(816) 234-3199

For patient referrals
Phone: (800) 800-7300


Clay County Health Department

800 Haines Drive Liberty, MO 64068


Good Samaritan Project

3030 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108
PH: 816-561-8784

Jackson County Missouri Health Department

313 S. Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
Information & Appointments 816.404-6415


KC Care Free Health Clinic

3515 Broadway

Kansas City, MO

(816) 753 -5144


Kansas City Planned Parenthood
(913) 312-5100 

Sharon Lee, M.D.

Family Health Care

340 Southwest Boulevard

Kansas City, KS 66103-2150

(913) 722-3100

Informed consent hormone therapy without a referral from a counselor.


Truman Medical Center

2301 Holmes

Kansas City, MO

(816) 404 - 1000

Offers Free and reduced-cost services


Dr. Patrick M. Nemechek, DO, MD
12850 Metcalf Avenue

Overland Park, KS 66213

(913) 220-2866


Local LGBT Sports and Recreation Resources

Heart of America Softball League 
(816) 728-0952

Kansas City Carnivores Rugby Team 
(816) 237-8861 

Local History and information


Local Transgender History and Current information


Local Legal Resources


Lawrence J. Altman

(816) 418-7610

Compliance Attorney



Madeline Johnson

Edelman, Liesen & Meyers L.L.P.

4051 Broadway, Suite 4

Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 607-1836



Local Religious Organizations


All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church

4501 Walnut Street

Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 531-2131


Central Presbyterian Church of Kansas City

3501 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64109

(816) 931-2515





Congregation Kol Ami

PO Box 2762
Mission, KS 66201

Country Club Congregation

205 W 65th Street
Kansas City, MO 64113 

(816) 523.4813

Crossroads Church of Kansas City

7917 Main
Kansas City, MO 64114

Reverend Morgan (816) 550-4887

Office Manager – Diane Bourgeois (816) 931-8420


Gay Christian Fellowship


Meets most Wednesdays at

Johnson County Library Central Resource Library

9875 W 87th St.

Overland Park, KS


Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

11100 College Blvd.,

Overland Park, KS 66210

(913) 345-1256


Hope GLBT Catholics

Dean Bezdek at 913-748-7433
Sr. Donna Ryan, RSM at 816-753-7140

Meetings are generally on the third Sunday of the month, from 2-4 pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church at 2552 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. Parking is on the west side of the church (behind the church). 


KC Coalition of Welcoming Ministries

Revolution Methodist Church

500 W. 40th St. KCMO 64111

(816) 931-1858

Sunday mornings at 11:30


Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church 

9400 Pflumm Rd. Lenexa, KS 66215-3308
(913) 381-3336

10:30 a.m.

» Worship Service
» Children's Religious Ed.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

» Coffee and Fellowship


Southwood Church of the Nazarene

82nd St. and Raytown Rd  [ P.O. Box 11867 ]
Raytown, MO 64138
(816) 353-5121

Sunday 9:30 Sunday School
Sunday 10:45 Morning Worship Service
Wed 6:30 Prayer Meeting


Spirit of Hope MCC

3801 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64051
(816) 931-0750 

St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church

3800 Troost Ave Kansas City, Missouri 64109
(816) 561-9677

Services are held in the church sanctuary:

Service:  Sunday 10:30 AM

​Sunday School/Bible Study:  Sunday 9:15 AM


St. Mary's Episcopal Church
1307 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64106

(816) 842-0975.



St. Martin Hope and Peace

13849 Hollingsworth Road

Kansas City, KS 66109

(913) 721-1312


Trinity United Methodist Church

620 E. Armour Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64109

(816) 931-1100

Sunday Morning at Trinity:

Sunday Worship Service, 9:45 AM 

Adult Sunday School: 11:00 AM


Unity Temple on the Plaza

707 West 47th Street

Kansas City, MO 64112

(816) 561-4466



Regional (Missouri and Kansas)



Online Resources


The Center Project (TCP)

Columbia, Missouri


Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity – KU


Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG)

Saint Louis, Missouri


**Missouri Safe Schools Coalition 

Safe Schools Coalition


MU LGBTQ Resource Center

Columbia, Missouri


TRANS at Mizzou


The Transgender Health Network


St. Louis, Missouri


TransParent Podcasts: Transgender & Gender Independent Youth


SAGE: Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Elders


The St. Louis LGBT News – The Vital Voice


***Youth Empowerment Zone

1002 Fay Street,

Columbia MO 65201

(573) 256-1896


Regional Counseling Resources



Patricia E. Berne, Ph.D.
7710 Carondelet, Suite 505
Clayton, Mo. 63105
(314) 725-0550

***M. Lee Borrine, Ph.D. 
2626 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, Mo. 63139
(314) 960-6713


***Marsha Bradford, LPC

758 Chamberlain Place, Suite 103

Webster Groves, MO 63110

(314) 698-4266


***Dr. Lourdes Henares-Levy, MD

6330 McPherson Ave

St. Louis, MO 63130

(312) 725-4796


***Rachael L Juehring, PhD

1 Children’s Place

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 454-6069


Kelly Storck, MSW, LCSW

7902 Big Bend Bvd

St. Louis, MO 63119

(314) 540-8593



***Michael Baker, MFT

Reach Family Therapy Center

Administrative Office

2118 N Tyler Road, Bldg B., Suite 100

Wichita, Ks. 67212

Open Tuesdays Only

(316) 448-2596


***Michael Baker, MFT

Reach Family Therapy Center

Satellite Office

5091 N Hampton Ave.

Bel Aire, KS 67226

(316) 448-2596


Headquarters Counseling Center

211 E. 8th, Suite C
Lawrence, KS 66044

 (314) 960-6713

Dr. Dale R. Neaman, Ph.D.

240 N. Rock rd.

Wichita, Ks. 67206

(316) 683-3841


Julia Schafermeyer

719 Massachusetts Street, Suite 113

Lawrence, KS 66044

(785) 550-4867


Regional Health Care - Missouri

John Daniels, M.D. 
4921 Parkview pl. Suite 13A
St. Louis, Mo. 63110
(314) 333-4100

Regional Community Centers 
LGBT CC 625 n. Euclid Ave. Suite 420
St. Louis, Mo. 63108
(314) 367-1166

LGBT Community Center of the Ozarks
518-E. Commercial st.
Springfield Mo. 65801
(417) 869-3978


Regional Health care - Kansas




Jeanette Lanier, ARNP

1125 N. Topeka St.

Wichita, Ks. 67214-2809

(316) 293-1840


Dr. Brian E. Michael

3311 E. Murdock St.

Wichita, Ks. 67208-3054

(316) 689-9989


Community Centers

The Center – Wichita

P.O. Box 16746

Wichita, Ks. 67219

(316) 262-3991


Online Resources


Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity – KU


Kansas Statewide Transgender Project


***Lawrence Queer Youth Voice

Penn House at 1035 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence, KS 66044


Liberty Press



P.O. Box 1954, Lawrence, KS 66044

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