Resources List

Resources List

AWC is proud to be part of a community of providers in the greater Pittsburgh area that views wellness through a holistic lens. Mental health is a crucial component of wellness. We believe that connecting our clients to other services both complements  psychotherapy work and serves the best interest of our clients. Below are some resources to support you in your journey toward health and wellness. 


  • Metro Community Health Center

Metro Community Health Center is an integrated medical, mental health, and dental clinic located in Swissvale. Our providers collaborate with each other to treat every aspect of a patient’s health, all under one roof. We offer all of our services to everyone, regardless of identity, income, insurance status, or the ability to pay.

    • Central Outreach

    Central Outreach offers PrEP and free STD testing in Pittsburgh, Aliquippa, Erie, and Washington, Pennsylvania. Central Outreach Wellness Center is a holistic, multicultural, LGBTQ+, HIV, and Hep C health organization that offers medical and mental health services to low-income individuals. They have free electrolysis for trans clients and free prescriptions at the pharmacy for patients, andwaive all co-pays for treatments and prescriptions.

      • UPMC Children’s Gender and Sexual Development Program

      We serve children and youth (up to age 26) with questions around gender and sexual identity development and transgender care.

        • UPMC list of LGBTQIA+ Clinical Service Providers

        UPMC provides care to the LGBTQIA+ communities and has specialty services for Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) people. This link includes a list of providers who are knowledgeable in providing care to the LGBTQIA+ and TGD communities. Gender-affirming surgeons are included, as well.

          • Allegheny Health Network Gender Affirming Care

          Through the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Center for Inclusion Health, we are expanding our gender affirming medical and surgical services to better serve you. Our goal is for you to get the high quality care you need — no matter your gender identity or expression. 

          Sexual Violence & Advocacy

          PAAR (Pittsburgh Action Against Rape) is the only agency in Allegheny County solely devoted to the issue of sexual violence. PAAR was the first victim service agency in Allegheny County, and one of the first rape crisis centers in the nation. As of today, PAAR is the only agency in Allegheny County solely devoted to the issue of sexual violence. PAAR provides comprehensive services to victims of sexual violence and to their families, serving children and adults of all gender identities, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


          • Trevor Project: 866-488-7386

          The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQIA+) youth ages 13-24. If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help – please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386.

            • 988

            Suicide prevention and crisis support in real time. Call 988 and you will reach a counselor that can support you in non-life threatening mental health crisis situations. They can provide phone support, therapeutic interventions, send a mobile crisis team, or make referrals to therapy.

            •  Resolve: 1-888-7-YOU-CAN

            Resolve is available 24/7/365. Call them and they will support you in the moment with crisis support, referrals, and intervention.

            •  Trans LifeLine: 877-565-8860

            Grassroots organization offering emotional and financial support to trans folx in crisis.


            • Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation

            The Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation launched in 2017 to improve the health of the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities in Western Pennsylvania. We offer a variety of services and support to our communities, as well as expert training for organizations to improve their capacity to serve LGBTQ+ clients and staff.

                • Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy

                The Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy seeks to advance equity for autistic people in all realms of life. PCAA believes in inclusive education, policy, and community for autistic people and all people with disabilities. We work to make autistic voices heard in conversations about autism and empower autistic leaders in our community using principles of the disability rights movement and intersectional feminism.

                    • Dreams of Hope

                    Dreams of Hope provides Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves and develop as leaders by creating art. Through the program, youth create visual art, music, films, poetry, theater and dance routines. Their creative contributions educate audiences, build awareness and increase acceptance.

                        • Equality Center

                        Pittsburgh Equality Center serves as a bridge that promotes education, advocacy, and social justice for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies in Western Pennsylvania.

                            • Project Silk

                            Project Silk is an innovative program directed towards Black and Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and young transgender individuals (YTG) 13-29 years old, and their varied sexual partners in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. They provide a space and link people to services like STI/HIV testing, behavioral interventions to promote sexual health education and identity development, skills-based programming for youth, and connections to medical care and other ancillary.

                                • PFLAG

                                PFLAG Pittsburgh focuses on building a loving support network that helps with education and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ people. They celebrate and affirm all people who are part of the queer community.

                                    • YWCA

                                    YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Race & Gender Equity provides training, organizes events, engages in advocacy, and builds community around the vision of a world in which all women and girls, especially women and girls of color, have equitable access to personal and professional opportunities, free from racial injustice.

                                        • TransPride Pittsburgh

                                        TransPride Pittsburgh facilitates different local events for the trans community and allies of the trans community. They hold an annual health and wellness conference that focuses on both medical and mental health.


                                        • Proud Haven

                                        They provide services to LGBTQIA+ youth between the ages of 18 to 25 and adults experiencing homelessness and instability in the Pittsburgh region to help them find resources and housing.

                                          • Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

                                          Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is a source of hope for survivors of domestic abuse. By offering a holistic approach to healing, our programs and services provide the safety and support survivors deserve.

                                            • Homeless Services of Allegheny County

                                            The Homeless Services of Allegheny County provides emergency shelter, permanent housing and supportive services, street outreach, engagement and case management, and prevention strategies.

                                              • The National Runaway Safeline

                                              The National Runaway Safeline is there to listen if you are thinking of running away or already have. The Safeline, available by phone at 1-800-RUNAWAY, text at 66008, or instant message on their website, can help connect you to resources for runaway youth in your area.

                                                • 211- Local Resources

                                                From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free.

                                                Emergency Shelter for Pets

                                                • Paws Across Pittsburgh Safe Program: Short-Term Animal Foster for Emergencies (SAFE)

                                                SAFE is a network of foster homes within Paws Across Pittsburgh providing temporary homes for pets of families in crisis. Many pets are surrendered to shelters and rescues when their guardian has to be hospitalized or is temporarily displaced from a home themselves. Our goal, as a rescue, is to place animals in happy permanent homes. This program was created to help keep animals from coming into the rescue or going to shelters by providing temporary help to families and their pets to keep the pet in their original home.

                                                National Advocacy

                                                • Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

                                                The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us. Nothing About Us, Without Us!

                                                Funds for Short-Term Therapy

                                                National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

                                                Advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network is a Mental Health Fund that will provide up to eight sessions with a therapist.

                                                Free Black Therapy

                                                Connecting Black therapists with Black and African American individuals who lack adequate funds or health insurance. Absolutely free.

                                                Places of Faith that are LGBTQ+ Affirming

                                                • East Liberty Presbyterian Church
                                                  116 S. Highland Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 
                                                • Rodef Shalom Congregation
                                                  4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh PA, 15213
                                                • First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
                                                  605 Morewood Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
                                                • Zen Center of Pittsburgh
                                                  124 Willow Ridge Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
                                                • Pittsburgh Quakers Friends Meeting
                                                  4836 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213