In the aftermath of tragic events, it’s more than OK to lean on others for support to process what happened and all the emotions that will come in the days, weeks, and months to follow. You deserve space to start finding healing, no matter how long that journey lasts. These are a few local resources our team gathered for those affected by the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.
This list represents some but not all of the resources available. If you have one you’d like to recommend, we’d like to know about it. Please email any relevant information and links to us at [email protected].
Places Offering Free Counseling / Chat Rooms / Crisis Support
Mayfield Counseling – The staff and board of Mayfield Counseling Centers are deeply saddened by the shooting at Club Q and the ongoing effect that has on our community and the greater world. When words fall short we can only act. Our response is to offer no-cost counseling to anyone affected in any way by this tragedy. Please call our office at 719-452-4803 -Monday 8:00 am. We have counselors available and waiting.
The Patterson Center for Resiliency – Currently offering five free counseling sessions to those affected.
A Phoenix Rising – Offering pro bono services for crisis help for the victims and those affected.
LGBT National Help Center – The LGBT National Help Center provides multiple ways to connect to peer support services. Be it over the phone through one of their hotlines, online through their one-to-one chats, or through their weekly moderated youth chat rooms.
New Foundation Counseling – Offering pro bono services for crisis help for the victims and those affected.
Colorado Crisis Services – Colorado Crisis Services has partnered with Diversus Health to offer a 24/7 walk-in crisis center for information, referrals, confidential crisis services, and counseling for all ages, regardless of ability to pay. You can request an appointment here or walk in. at 115 S Parkside Drive Colorado Springs, 80910
Club Q Support – A list of providers that are offering free counseling sessions to those affected.
TWLOHA FHT Colorado Springs Support Groups – To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a mental health non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help. The FIND HELP Tool (FHT) was created to assist individuals in locating free, reduced-cost, and sliding-scale counseling and other mental health resources in your community.
Queer Asterisk – Queer Asterisk is a different kind of mental health organization; rooted in social justice advocacy, devoted to compassionate counseling and education, and run by queer and transgender-friendly professionals. Current groups include therapy groups, support groups, and special workshops. It is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicaid. Support groups and workshops are free/available through a sliding scale. Some groups/ resources are also available with virtual options.
Northern Colorado Equality – Northern Colorado Equality has support groups and other social activities in the Fort Collins area. Eclectic transgender support and social group with education, support, and social activities for the Northern Colorado transgender/genderqueer/intersex community.
The Open and Affirming Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Support (OASOS) Program – OASOS offers free, confidential services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning youth, including peer support groups in Boulder and Longmont, advocacy, and a variety of support and counseling services, referrals to health and community services, and free testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.
Gender Identity Center of Colorado, Inc. – The Gender Identity Center of Colorado provides support to individuals of all gender identities and expressions and is available to anyone who can benefit from its services and resources (including spouses, significant others, parents, siblings, etc.). Offers individual counseling, animal therapy, social and support groups, information and referral, and drop-in support. Costs range from $25 for an intake session and $15/for additional sessions. Sliding scales are available.
PFLAG, Denver Chapter – PFLAG supports education and advocacy to promote the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community. Offers telephone helplines, support group meetings, resource referrals, and information.
Inside Out Youth Services (IOYS) Resources – IOYS builds access, equity, and power with LGBTQIA2+ young people, through leadership, advocacy, community-building, education, and peer support.
Queer Asterisk Therapeutic Resources – Queer Asterisk is a different kind of mental health organization; rooted in social justice advocacy, devoted to compassionate counseling and education, and run by queer and transgender-friendly professionals.
One Colorado – One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. We effectively advocate for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, the executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ health and human services.
Colorado Pride Resource Center – The Pride Resource Center is part of the Student Diversity Programs and Services Cluster within the Division of Student Affairs of Colorado State University. Pride provides resources for all community members to embrace and expand their understanding of sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, and gender expression through engaging the campus in critical learning and action toward the liberation of our wider LGBTQ+ community, particularly those who continue to face oppression based on other intersecting identities.
The Center on Colfax – The Center on Colfax is the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. This link includes LGBTQ-specific mental health providers.
Housing / Assistance
Mother House – Provides spaces of safety, respect, and kindness to those who identify as women, transgender, or non-binary, and their children. Mother House’s flagship residential program builds our residents’ confidence and skills for a successful future. We serve pregnant people in need during their prenatal and postpartum journeys. Mother House provides education, stability, and support throughout pregnancy and the early months of motherhood.
The Lodge Emergency Shelter Form – (part of Mother House)
The Lodge has a navigator on staff to assist all shelter residents with developing and executing a personal plan to achieve housing or other permanent outcomes, these may include elements of access to our community programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, employment, and education. They may also include referrals to our community partners in the area for our residents to engage with the programming offered throughout the region.
The Leah Memorial Fund – (for CSU students) – Created by CSU parents with the intent to support the work of creating a culture of inclusivity on the CSU campus and who recognized the critical support the Pride Resource Center provides to students. The purpose of this fund is to support the specific financial needs of students who have been impacted by circumstances connected to or related to the LGBTQ+ community. This fund is meant to serve emergency needs and is awarded on a rolling, first-come first-served basis.
Food Bank of Larimer County, CO – At the Food Bank for Larimer County, we believe no one should be hungry. Our dream is to deliver health, hope, and humanity to stabilize the lives of our clients and build a vibrant community. We are a private non-profit organization and the only Feeding America clearinghouse for donated food in our county.
Disclaimer: Although TWLOHA believes in the power of professional help, you are responsible for selecting the provider or treatment. TWLOHA cannot accept responsibility for any of the services provided by these or any other providers.