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This is a time of uncertainty for all of us. We are compiling a list of community resources for LGBTQ+ folks to use during this health and financial crisis. The list will continue to evolve, and if you know of additional resources that should be included, please send them to info@equalitytexas.org.

If you are in a position to donate in addition to your generous support of our work, the local food pantries could really use your support!

In partnership with Borderland Rainbow Center (BRC) and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Equality Texas is collaborating on an important, statewide survey to better understand the needs and experiences related to COVID-19 of LGBTQ+ people and allies living in Texas. Will you participate?

Physical Health Resources

Chest binding WILL NOT increase your odds of contracting COVID-19, but binding so tightly that it reduces chest capacity is dangerous if you get any respiratory illness.

Mental Health Resources

Self-Care Resources

Crisis Hotlines

Recovery Resources

Food Resources

  • Foundation Communities serves 23 communities in Austin and North Texas. Email health@foundcom.org to ask about one near you. Las despensas de comida en sitios residenciales permanecerá disponible a los residentes al tiempo normal, pero con procedimientos modificados. Puede enviar las preguntas a health@foundcom.org.
  • Meals on Wheels in Austin for those who are 60+
  • FoodPantries.org has a listing of the almost 700 pantries across the state, but many are currently stretched thin. Find one in your area and contact them directly about services.
  • Central Texas Food Bank has a listing of places offering groceries as well as those serving hot meals
  • School Meal Finder lists sites that are distributing meals for students while schools are closed

Housing Resources

  • The Montrose Center in Houston can help navigate resources for Houstonians.
  • Organizacion Latina de Trans en Tejas located in Houston is one of the only LGBTQ affirming housing in the country.
  • In San Antonio, Haven for Hope for adults and Thrive for youth up to 24.
  • In El Paso, The Borderland Rainbow Center can assist with food and housing insecurity and the name change process.
  • Greater Houston Area residents needing legal assistance regarding an eviction are invited to visit HBA.org/Evictions for information on free legal representation for low-income persons, a self-representation tool kit, mediation, lawyer referrals and more.

Financial Resources

Family and Youth Resources

LGBTQ+ Specific Resources

Resources for Undocumented People