We are committed to making each student feel comfortable, supported, and welcomed. That includes providing education and training to staff and students, and ensuring our district is inclusive and equitable.
To our HPS students: You matter, your voice matters, and we see you. We strive to create an inclusive environment where individuality and differences are celebrated. It’s those differences that make our community stronger and more robust.
Please see some supports and crisis hotlines that are available to you below. You can also reach out to trusted, caring adults in your school building.
Q+: a local/statewide resource for the LGBTQI community which includes support groups, special events, and GSA Advisor resources.
The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective www.hglhc.org
1841 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: (860) 278-4163 | Website: www.hglhc.org
The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective has been a staple of the Hartford community for decades, providing quality programs and clinical health services.
The OutCT Youth Program offers a monthly space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning & allied youth in Southeastern Connecticut. Students 12+ can find social & peer support at this regional youth center as well as life skills & career building services.
PO Box 255
New London, CT 06320
Connect, meet people and find support with the OutCT Youth Group. Join us for fun activities, music and games on the third Sunday of each month!
• 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• The Main Street House
36 Main Street, Noank, CT
Light refreshments will be provided. *Students 12 and older are welcome.
*Transportation available upon request.
The Trevor Project: LGBT youth suicide/crisis intervention https://www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.
Phone: (866) 4-U-Trevor
TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text START to 678678.
Trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.
Availability: M-F evenings; Saturday afternoon
Youth Talk Line
Phone: (800) 246-7743
Availability: Mon-Sat 9:30 pm to midnight (Eastern Time)
Fenway Peer Listening Line
Phone: (800) 399-PEER
Availability: Mon-Fri, 4-10PM
The Network: Ending abuse in LGBT communities
Phone: (617) 742-4911
National (Youth + Children) Dating Abuse Helpline
LGBTQ Domestic Violence Project 24-hour Hotline
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
National Domestic Violence Hotline Number
Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the Trans community might have. This is a FREE helpline run by volunteers and supported by the community.