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Horizon Counseling and Wellness

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Mental Health
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Marriage and Couples Counseling
  • Seniors/Elderly/Aging
  • Sexual Trauma/Violence/Rape
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

PO Box 435
Sycamore, IL 60178
DeKalb County, IL County

Contact Info

Phone: (815) 709-4357

Notes

"About Me: Brian Mueller, MA, LCPC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have been working in the Dekalb-Sycamore area since 2015. I have clinical and community-based experience with adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of specialty areas that include mental health issues, substance abuse and addiction, life transitions, marriage/relationships, LGBT issues, gender identity, family issues, and divorce/separation. I strive to create a relaxed and comfortable environment, so that you feel empowered and ready to explore your life's potential. If you or someone know you is struggling and in need of direction, I invite you to contact me so we can begin building together."

Lighthouse Foundation

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Youth Services

Location

2335 N. Orchard Street
Chicago, IL 60115
Cook County, IL County

Contact Info

Phone: (773) 808-3050
Email:

Notes

"We are a nonsectarian, nonprofit social justice organization that advances justice for Black LGBTQ+ people across Chicagoland through empowerment, education, and entertainment."
Also: "The Lighthouse Foundation is raising money for its Black Queer Mutual Aid Fund, which will give out $100 micro-grants to Black LGBTQ people in need in light of the COVID-19 pandemic." (from an article on blockclubchicago.org)

Woodford County Proud

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

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

Location

208 Mackinaw Street
Kappa, IL 61748
Woodford County, IL County

Contact Info

Phone: 3098300310

Notes

Weekly support group for LGBTQA+ youth and their allies in Woodford county (2 locations), transportation for LGBTQA+ youth to ?️‍? events in Bloomington Normal, Peoria, Champaign, Springfield & Chicago. Referrals to LGBTQA+ support services.

LGBTQA+ housing for students 16 through grad school without family support in cooperation with central IL LGBTQA+ support - Hollis home.

Central Illinois Friends

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • HIV/AIDS
  • S.T.D./S.T.I.
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Immigration
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Sexual Trauma/Violence/Rape
  • Spanish Speaking Community and Support
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

120 NE Glen Oak Avenue
     Suite 201
Peoria, IL 61603
Peoria County, IL County

Contact Info

Phone: 3096712144

Notes

We are an HIV and STI outreach prevention and support agency for 15 counties in Central Illinois - Henderson, Hancock, McDonough, Warren, Knox, Fulton, Stark, Peoria, Mason, Tazewell, Putnum, Marshall, Woodford, LaSalle, and McLean Counties. We also help people living with HIV access and stay in care through transportation and housing services.

Illinois Eagle

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Other (Community and Support)

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"The Illinois Eagle is a community e-newspaper covering the LGBTQ communities of Illinois, plus news of fandom and politics. The mission of the Eagle is to serve as a forum and voice for these communities at the local level and to inform the community of events and issues across the state."

Illinois Driver Services Department

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Trans Legal Aid (Change of Name/Gender Marker)

Location

2701 S. DIRKSEN PKWY
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62723

Notes

Office of the Secretary of State: Driver Services Department. "Gender Change: An applicant who wishes to change the gender that appears on their driver’s license or identification card must submit a Secretary of State Gender Designation Form. If gender designation is changed at renewal, there is no additional fee. If an applicant changes their gender at a time other than renewal, there is a $5 fee for a corrected driver’s license and a $10 fee for a corrected identification card." Genders currently available in Illinois are "Male" and "Female."

Illinois PrEP Assistance Program (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis)

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • HIV/AIDS
  • S.T.D./S.T.I.

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-825-3518
Email:

Notes

"It is with great pleasure that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announces the official launch of the IDPH PrEP Assistance Program. IDPH now joins the growing ranks of Health Departments offering tailored client navigation for PrEP services which include; Education, Medication Access, Referral to PrEP-friendly clinicians, and most importantly, enrollment into appropriate payment assistance programs. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. PrEP is a medication that when used consistently, has been shown to prevent HIV infection in someone who is exposed to HIV through unprotected sex or injection drug use."

Peoria TransGender Society

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Gender-Affirmation Services (Hormones/Surgery)
  • Trans Legal Aid (Change of Name/Gender Marker)
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

Statewide

Notes

"Peoria TransGender Society (PTGS) exists as a catalyst for making friends, creating allies, exploring our inner visions, sharing information and support, and nurturing our true identities. A place for Peoria-area transgender people, by Peoria transgender people."

Equality Illinois

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Gender-Affirmation Services (Hormones/Surgery)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Mental Health
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology, Breast Health
  • S.T.D./S.T.I.
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Professional Development/Scholarships

Location

PO Box 1313
Chicago, IL 60690

Contact Info

Phone: (773) 477-7173

Notes

"MISSION: Equality Illinois builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and full acceptance of the LGBTQ community."

"VISION: Equality Illinois envisions a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or gender expression."

Lifelong Adoptions

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Adoption and Foster Care

Location

820 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
     Suite 145
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Contact Info

Phone: 888-829-0891

Notes

"As a gay and lesbian adoption friendly agency, LifeLong Adoptions believes in LGBT adoption, and specializes in assisting LGBT couples and individuals. Our philosophy is based on one-on-one guidance, providing adoptive parents with an adoption specialist to guide you through the process."

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