Guiding Families Direct Care provides a safe place for LGBT+ people of all ages as well as parents and family members of LGBT+ loved ones.

Free email or telephone support is available to teens and young adults without family support or financial means. When you are ready, email or reach us through our contact form.

If you are suicidal:

You are so important to us — and to God. We encourage you to take a next step toward help and hope:

  1. Tell your parent(s) if possible.
  2. If not, share with a trusted adult.
  3. Call Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 for live help.
  4. Dial 911 or just go right to the hospital.

Parents, Families & LGBT+ Loved Ones

Appointments by Zoom or telephone. We offer your family non-licensed care and guidance. We specialize in fostering safe homes by meeting with you and your LGBT+ child. We work directly with LGBT+ adults as well. Since our inception in 2006, we’ve encouraged tens of thousands of families like yours.

Teens &
Young Adults

Free Zoom, telephone or email support is available to teens and young adults without family support and no financial means. Through our Justice Initiatives fund, we can help with college tuition, housing and meal plans to keep you advancing in your education in the face of family rejection.

Across America & International

Appointments available by Zoom, telephone or email. We serve parents, families and LGBT+ people across the globe. We will partner with Rainbow Railroad and similar organizations assisting LGBT+ persons in highly oppressive nations. Did you know Guiding Families is available in Spanish?