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Eastern Illinois University Center For Gender and Sexual Diversity

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

Stevenson Hall
320 Grant Ave
Charleston, Illinois 61920
Coles County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: 217-581-7117 lgbtqa@eiu.edu

Notes

"The EIU Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity aspires to create an inclusive community by instilling a culture of respect, advocacy, and empowerment towards an open, safe, welcoming and just campus. We provide services such as the Trans*formation Station, a large library full of books and movies, year round programming, and a comprehensive Safe Zone Training program."

PFLAG Charleston

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Sexual Trauma/Violence/Rape
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

PFLAG Charleston
PO Box 551
Charleston, Illinois 61920
Coles County, IL

Notes

"We exist to provide support, education and advocacy for parents, families, and friends of the LGBT+ community." "PFLAG Charleston maintains an emergency fund to provide assistance to LGBTQA people who face short-term crises and are in need of emergency funds. These funds may be used for urgent needs such as payments on rent, phone, utilities, transportation, school-related expenses, etc. Those in need may apply by contacting PFLAG at pflagcharlestonil@gmail.com.

Coles County Health Department

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • HIV/AIDS
  • S.T.D./S.T.I.

Location

825 18th Street
Charleston IL, Illinois 61920
Coles County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: (217) 348-0530
Email:

Notes

HIV and STD (Syphilis/RPR, Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, Hep C) testing and free condoms; website reads "We serve male and female clients in a confidential, non-judgmental, professional and comfortable setting."

HOPE of East Central Illinois

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Sexual Trauma/Violence/Rape
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

1927 18th Street
Charleston IL, Illinois 61920
Coles County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: (217) 348-5931
Email:

Notes

"The mission of HOPE is to empower persons to live independent, non-violent lives through the provisions of Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education." Includes webpage specifically about Abuse & Gender and Sexually Diverse Youth, which breaks down myths and facts about abuse of LGBTQ individuals.

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