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                                         Resources in Western New York 


GLYS WNY (Growing LGBTQ+ Youth Support)

     GLYS offers a variety of opportunities & services for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and + youth and their friends, ages 14-21. GLYS has monthly meeting for transitioning or transitioned youth and a group for parents. There is a meeting for youth and a separate support group for parents.

     Parents of trans youth and trans adults  may attend the parent group, even though the trans youth group is geared to middle and high school youth. The child does not have to attend for a parent to attend and vice versa. As of March, virtual methods are still being used for meetings. 


CPH Center for Mental Health Counseling

     Serving Buffalo and the region, NY, CPH assists those considering transitioning as well as their families .   Website:   CPH Mental Health Counseling: 737 Delaware Avenue  Ste 216A Buffalo, NY  14209

Embrace WNY

     Local, non-profit organization comprised of LGBTQ+ and allies of the Western New York community.  Scholarships are available; information on the group and scholarships is available at Their annual Buffalo Brunch is the largest community fundraisier and geerate monies for scholarships.

Evergreen Health Center

    Evergreen Health with its three locations fosters healthy communities by providing medical, supportive, and behavioral services to individuals and families in Western New York – especially those who are living with chronic illness or who are underserved by the healthcare system.


Niagara Pride

     PFLAG Buffalo/Niagara collaborates with this local resource group. Serving LGBTQ+ individuals and families in Niagara County and surrounding areas. Niagara Pride does a number of community service events, like backpack, clothing, and food drives to benefit local LGBTQ+ youth and adults.

     Niagara Pride hosts educational programs like health fairs and our Lunch and Learn Series, where we showcase local healthcare, business, shelters, and religious providers who provide LGBTQ+ specific programs or affirming services.

     Additionally, Niagara Pride hosts and puts together community June Pride events and programming in Niagara County, as well as other cultural/social events in an effort to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals to meet and socialize. .

Niagara Pride and PFLAG Buffalo/Niagara are collaborators in the community and cross-promote and assist in local activitie, evetns and support. 

Niagara Pride Virtual Support & Wellness Groups

Niagara Pride has partnered with Rochester LGBTQ+ Together to offer 6 virtual groups to the WNY LGBTQ+ community. Individuals are now welcome to join the below listed virtual Peer Support & Discussion groups on Monday nights and the Wellness Wednesday Peer Support Groups on select Wednesday nights, along with those in Rochester, Monroe County and neighboring Finger Lakes region counties.

  • 1st Mondays: Bi-Omni-Pan-Poly+

  • 2nd Mondays: Lesbian & Queer Women

  • 3rd Mondays: Trans, Non-binary & Intersex+

  • 4th Mondays: Gay & Queer Men

  • 2nd Wednesdays: Grief Support

  • 4th Wednesdays: Stress & Anxiety Support

Meeting Links: (Click on "Virtual Program Meeting Links," then select the program name under "Peer Support & Discussion Groups" or “Wellness Wednesday.”)

Note: All groups take place virtually via Zoom. For safety and security, all attendees must be willing to join on video. These groups are not facilitated by a mental healthcare professional and should complement, but not replace, professional help, if needed. 18+ only.

Niagara Pride Resource for Crisis and Non- Crisis Trans Resources

Pride Center of WNY

     The Pride Center is the hub of information and activities for the area A listing of upcoming Pride Center programs, community resources, health care referrals, local events, social groups, and LGBTQ+ news can be found at There is a youth drop-in option that is meeting in person on Mondays. The Pride Center organizes the Pride Parade every June on the first Sunday. The center is located at 27 Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo.

Save the Michaels of the World

Save the Michaels is dedicated to helping people with addictions and their families recover.  Treatment placements are promised and there are also recovery coahes available for those who do not want a placement but want help. An LGBTQ+ support group is also available.



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