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In addition to the services the Counseling Center offers, there are things you can do and good information you can read to learn more about your emotional/mental health.

Please be aware that the Counseling Center does not monitor or endorse the websites listed below. If you have any questions or concerns about your particular situation, give us a call at 660-543-4060.

Suicide Prevention Resources 

On-Campus Resources

UCM Public Safety: 660-543-4123, 306 Broad Street

Title IX/Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct

24-Hour Title IX Support Line: 660-441-4855

University Health Center:  660-543-4770, 600 S. College Ave. 

Health Promotion: 660-543-8947, 600 S. College Ave. (inside the University Health Center)

Office of Accessibility Services: 660-543-4421, Elliot Union 224 


Local/Regional Resources

National/Crisis Hotlines

  • Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
  • Crisis Text Line:  text "Home" to 741741
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
  • The Trevor Project LGBTQ Youth & Young Adults 1-866-488-7386

Additional Resources

State and Regional LGBTQ Resources

Statewide Resources

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) :  Non-profit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crimes advocacy and education to the LGBTQ community. KCAVP is the only LGBTQ specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska or Iowa.  816-561-0550

Out, Proud and Healthy in MissouriA statewide effort to raise awareness of LGBTQ health disparities in Missouri and connect people with resources and community.  1-573-884-8606,

PROMOMissouri’s statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.  Additional Missouri resource lists available on PROMO’s website based on region.


Kansas City Area Resources

ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri:  Works to extend rights to segments of our population that have been traditionally denied their rights, including women, people of color, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, mental-health patients, prisoners, people with disabilities, and immigrants.  1-816-756-3113

AIDS Service Foundation:  1-816-931-0959

CampKCA magazine expressing the voices of LGBTQ and Allied people in Kansas City.  1-816-221-0199

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

Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America:  GLAMA is a partnership between the Kansas City Museum and the LaBudde Special Collections of the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri – Kansas City to collect, preserve, and make accessible the documents and artifacts that reflect the history of the gay and lesbian community of the Kansas City region.  1-816-235-5712

GLSEN, Kansas City Chapter GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.  1-913-608-5428

The Good Samaritan Project The mission of the Good Samaritan Project (GSP) is to provide advocacy, care and education to those affected by HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.  1-816-561-8784

Heartland Men’s Chorus:  Provides excellence in performance while advancing men’s choral music, building community, and reaching out to diverse audiences. The members of HMC have joined together for the purpose of making music as a not-for-profit, volunteer chorus of gay and gay-sensitive people who are making a positive cultural contribution to the entire community.  1-816-931-3338

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

Jobs With Justice A coalition of community, labor, student, and religious groups committed to fighting together for economic justice in Missouri.  1-816-753-0689

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) Non-profit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crimes advocacy and education to the LGBTQ community. KCAVP is the only LGBTQ specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska or Iowa.  1-816-561-0550

Kansas City Free Health Clinic:  1-816-753-5144

Kansas City Pride 

KC Legal: Lesbian, gay and allied lawyers; Facebook page

The LGBT Guild:  LGBT-Affirmative Therapists Guild of Greater Kansas City is a grassroots organization of licensed mental and medical healthcare professionals.

LGBTQIA Resource Center at University of Missouri - Kansas City:  1-816-235-6556

LIKEME Lighthouse:

Mid America Freedom Band :  A band focusing on the LGBTQ community in the Kansas City area.

Mid-America Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:  MAGLCC is an organization that advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics, and education.  1-816-474-3558

Midwest Alternative Family Alliance:  Supporting LGBT parents in the greater Kansas City area and beyond to build families and raise children in a community that is respectful, encouraging, and inclusive.

Passages:  Kansas City's only youth center dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth, and straight allies, operating now for over 23 years! We are open every Wednesday night from 5:30 to 9 PM to ages 14 to 20.  1-816-932-0334

Perform OUT KC:  An educational outreach performing arts program for LGBTQA young adults ages 14-20.  1-816-659-7899,

PFLAG – Kansas City:  1-816-765-9818,

Planned Parenthood Northland:  The Northland Center offers the following services specifically for clients who identify as transgender: Hormone Therapy, post-operation exams, and ongoing annual exams.  Client eligibility: you must be age 18 or older, able to give informed consent, and willing to work with social services providers as appropriate.  1-800-230-PLAN (7526), 2900 NE 60th Street Suite 100, Gladstone, MO 64119

Synergy Services:  1-816-587-4100


Mid-Missouri/Columbia Area Resources

The Center Project:  Mid-Missouri’s sexual orientation and gender-identity based community space. Located in downtown Columbia, we offer a friendly, safe facility for a wide variety of groups and events.  1-573-449-1188,

Family Dental Center:  1-573-777-8997

Family Health Center 1-573-214-2314

The JC Transgender Support Group 

Mid-Missouri Crisis Line:  Toll-free, 24 hour general crisis line that offers confidential services to a 20-county region in central Missouri.

Mid-Missouri PrideFestAn annual celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally community in Mid-Missouri. This family-friendly event includes entertainment, food, vendors, information on community organizations, children’s activities and more.  1-417-850-1509,

One Love LGBT Group:   A community for, but not exclusive to, all Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Asexual, Queer, Intersex, Questioning, Asexual, and Allies in the Jefferson City, MO area.

PFLAG: Columbia/Mid-Missouri:  573-864-1431,

Planned Parenthood:  Columbia PP offers the following services specifically for clients who identify as transgender : Hormone Therapy, post-operation exams, and ongoing annual exams.  Client eligibility – you must be age 18 or older, able to give informed consent, and willing to work with social services providers as appropriate.  1-800-230-PLAN (7526), 711 N Providence Road, Columbia, MO 65203

Rainbow House:  1-573-474-6600,

Regional AIDS Interfaith Network of Central Missouri (RAIN)The mission of Rain-Central Missouri, Inc. is to provide comprehensive STD, HIV, and Hepatitis education, early detection and care coordination for at-risk individuals, families, and communities.  1-573-875-8687,

Transgender Health NetworkThis site includes a list of Trans*friendly providers in the mid-Missouri area.

University of Missouri LGBTQ Resource Center:  573-864-1431,

National LGBTQ Resources

Gender, Sexuality & Social Justice

American Civil Liberties Union:  Summary of ACLU publications and cases related to LGBTQ Issues

American Institute of Bisexuality:  A voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning.

Asexual Visibility and Education Network:   AVEN hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality.

Bisexual Resource Center:   An international organization providing education about and support for bisexual and progressive issues.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE):  National and international organization specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents.

Everyday Feminism:  Learn how to heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization – articles about class, gender, LGBTQIA issues, and race.

GLAAD:  GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of people and events in the media.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network:  GLSEN is an education organization ensuring safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.  Recommended publications: National School Climate Survey, Legal Guide, State of the States Report (all available online)

Human Rights Campaign:  HRC publishes excellent “coming out guides” that are suitable for use as a reference or as a resource to give to students. These guides, including one in Spanish, are available free upon request and via the internet.

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association:  ILGA affiliates operate worldwide to organize and document LGBTQ activism, as well as to record and create global responses to incidents related to homophobia and transphobia. Affiliates are organized by region: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, North American, and Oceania.

National Center for Lesbian Rights:  Advocating for LGBT equality rights through litigation, legislation, and policy initiatives.

National LGBTQ Task Force:  The Task Force was the first national LGBT civil rights and advocacy organization.

PFLAG:  PFLAG’s support and coming out pages provide support to help both family and friends of LGBTQ people and LGBTQ people themselves.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States:  SIECUS has served as the national voice for sexuality education, sexual health, and sexual rights for over 40 years.

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Tolerance Project:  Encouraging people from all walks of life to fight hate and promote tolerance.


Gender/Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Resources

I Think I Might Be Transgender…Now What Do I Do?

International Foundation on Gender Education

Janet Mock (blog)

National Center for Transgender Equality:  A social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment.

Know Your Rights Guide

Project Health – TransLine:  A national online transgender medical consultation service that offers health care providers up-to-date transgender clinical information and individualized case consultation across a broad range of clinical transgender issues. TransLine is staffed by expert medical providers from LGBT clinics from around the nation who can help providers give the best possible care to transgender patients.

Trans Academics: is designed to provide educational and community resources for those with an academic or personal interest in the spectrum of gender identities. This site is no longer actively updated – it is an archived site, and still has a very active listserv which you can join via the website.


Transgender Law:  A non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society.

Transgender Law Center:  Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

TransWhat?:  A Guide Towards [Trans] Allyship

Vancouver Coastal Health – Transgender Health Information Program:  British Columbia wide information hub providing access to information about gender affirming care and supports.


Queer/Trans People of Color

AmbienteJoven (Spanish language website)

APANET:  Listserv for Asian/Pacific Americans, closed list for subscribers only

Black AIDS Institute

Blacklight:  Blacklight was founded in 1979 by Sidney Brinkley in Washington, D.C. It was one of the first publications for African American Lesbians and Gay men in the United States.

Gay Asian Pacific Support Network

Indigenous Peoples Task Force

Latino GLBT History Project

Mused Mag

My Sistahs:  Resources for women of color; not specifically LGBTQ but does include LGBTQ specific articles, peer counselor, and resources.

National Black Justice Coalition:  NBJC is a national civil rights organization of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and allies dedicated to fostering equality by fighting racism and homophobia.

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance:  A federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander organizations. NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organization, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.

NativeOUT – Two Spirit Resource Center:  Resources for Two Spirit articles, books, films, and historical documents.

The Peculiar Kind

Sylvia Rivera Law Project:  SRLP works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

Trikone (LGBT South Asians)

Women in the Life


Intersex/Disorders of Sexual Development/Differences of Sexual Development

Bodies Like Ours

Intersex Society of North America:  The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

The Intersex Spectrum


People with Disabilities

BENT: A Journal of Cripgay Voices

Blind LGBT Pride International

Deaf Atzlan (Deaf Latina/o Network)

Deaf-Hotline – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-779-4TTY (4889)

Deaf Queer Resource Center

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf



GALIP:  The GALIP Foundation - which stands for “God’s Agape Love (put) Into Practice” – is a non-profit organization "dedicated to bringing the reconciling message of God’s love and reconciliation to our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered [sic] community.” You can search for affirming churches in your area.

God Loves the Gays:  A queer son of a pastor who writes and shares resources with the goal of making people feel okay being queer and Christian.

The “Not All Like That” (NALT) Project:  Videos of Christians (mostly families) explaining how they fully support LGBTQ people and that being Christian shouldn’t mean being anti-gay.


Youth Resources

Advocates for Youth

Family Acceptance Project:  Research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families.

It Gets Better Project:  The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to LGBTQ youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

The Trevor Project:  Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.

TrueChild:  TrueChild helps donors, policy-makers, and practitioners reconnect race, class and gender through “Gender transformative” approaches that challenge rigid gender norms and inequities. We are especially interested in the impact of gender on at-risk communities, including those that are of color, LGBTQ, or low income.

We Are The Youth:  Sharing stories of LGBTQ youth in the United States.

Youth Resource:  Resources for LGBTQ youth.


Higher Education Resources

Campus Pride Network:  Campus PrideNet is a national online community and resource network committed to student leaders and campus organizations who work to create a safer campus environment free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and genderism at colleges and universities.

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals:  The combined vision and mission of the Consortium is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Our goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals Best Practices for Supporting Trans* Students (PDF)

Crisis/Mental Health

Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims, Inc. (ASADV):  Mission is to provide support for the Deaf community and to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing individuals, families, and children who are or have been victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse.  VP: 585-286-2713   TTY/Fax: 585-232-2854

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP):  Non-profit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crimes advocacy and education to the LGBTQ community. KCAVP is the only LGBTQ specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska or Iowa.  1-816-561-0550

National Domestic Violence Hotline:  Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.  24/7 Confidential Support Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) Call and you will be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organized based on the first 6 digits of your telephone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the zip code of their current location.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  Call the hotline to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area anytime.  24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Crisis Chat also available.

Trans Lifeline:  A non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.  US: 1-877-565-8860  Canada: 1-877-330-6366

Trevor Project:  24/7 free crisis intervention and suicide prevention resources for LGBTQ youth:.  Hotline 1-866-488-7386, TrevorText: available on Fridays (3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST); Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.  TrevorChat available 7 days a week (2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CST)


The Fenway Institute – The National LGBT Health Education Center:  The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

GLBT Advisory Committee, American Medical Association

HIV/AIDS Resource Locator

LGBT Health

National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health:  Committed to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals and communities.

National Healthcare Equality Index (HRC’s annual hospital survey)

Transgender Health Network:  Includes a list of Trans*friendly providers in the Mid-Missouri area.


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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660) 543-4060
Fax: (660) 543-8227


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