LGBTQ Resource Line
Services - Information - Counseling - Advocacy - Referrals
A collaborative project of the Sacramento City Unified School District and
Mental Health America of Northern California
All services are confidential and available to students, families, educators and other professionals
The LGBTQ Resource Line (916-643-7997) offers students, families, school staff and other community professionals a centralized source of information and support regarding issues facing LGBTQ students. Resource line calls are responded to within 48 hours by a social worker with experience in providing services to LGBTQ students and their families. Services may be provided over the phone, at school or at the SCUSD central office.
Services include information/referral, short-term counseling and advocacy. All calls are confidential
and all services are provided free of charge.
Students who have same sex attractions, who are uncomfortable with their assigned gender, or who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, face enormous social pressures and challenges that affect their school success, health and wellbeing.
As a result, LGBTQ youth are more vulnerable to such issues as school dropout, problematic behavior, academic failure and parental rejection. In addition, LGBTQ youth may be more vulnerable to mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide. Educators and other professionals also face challenges in providing support to LGBTQ youth, as it is difficult to find resources and know where to turn when questions arise, particularly in the complex environment of school.
Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) GSA’s are student-run clubs which provide a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and work to end homophobia. GSA’s are offered at the following SCUSD schools:
- Burbank New Tech
- Johnson Rosemont
- Kennedy The Met
- McClatchy West Campus