Crisis Assistance

Suicide Prevention/Support Hotlines

-Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 (Available 24/7)

  • Trevor Chat (online instant messaging)
    • 7 days a week 3-9pm EST
  • TrevorText
    • Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
      • Available Tuesday-Friday 3-9pm EST

*standard text messaging rates apply

LGBT National Help Center 

  • LGBT National Hotline (1-888-843-4564) all ages
    • Monday-Friday 4pm to midnight EST/Saturday noon to 5pm EST
  • LGBT National Youth Talkline (1-800-246-7743)
    • Monday-Friday 4pm to midnight EST/Saturday noon to 5pm EST
  • SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline (1-888-234-7243) 
    • Monday-Friday 4pm to midnight EST/Saturday noon to 5pm EST
  • Online Peer-Support Chat 
    • Monday-Friday 4pm to midnight EST/Saturday noon to 5pm EST 

Trans Lifeline
(877) 565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a peer-to-peer hotline that connects trans people with resources and crisis support. Hours are 1pm to 7am EST all week. 

Trans Teens Online Talk Group

  • The Trans Teens Online Talk Group is designed to be a safe place that allows trans youth to talk freely about concerns and issues, with others their own age, providing support for one another, and helping each other know they are not alone. It is a live, moderated group chat for trans youth ages 12 through 19, that operates each Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm eastern time. 


Richland County Sheriff’s Department / Victims Assistance Unit

Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer serves as a point of contact for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities who are victims of crime.

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Headquarters: 3830 Forest Drive, Suite 201, Columbia, South Carolina 29204
Phone: 803-790-8208
Fax: 803-790-8282
Sumter Office: 533C Oxford Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Newberry Office: 1530 Main Street, Suite 201, Newberry, South Carolina 29108
Hotline: (803) 771-RAPE (7273) (Richland/Lexington) | 1-800-491-RAPE (7273) (Newberry/Sumter)

Non-emergency Services

  • United Way 211
    • Residents of Richland, Newberry, Lexington County, Fairfield, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties may access this resource for referrals 24/7 on non-emergency services such as community programs, counseling services, financial assistance, shelter and child cares services. 
    • Dial 2-1-1 if in the Midlands area and, if outside the area or phone does not connect, call (803) 733-5408 or toll free 1-866-892-9211. 
  • Lost n Found Youth Inc.
    Crisis Hotline: (678) 856-7825 (can call or text) 
    Thrift Store/Office: (678) 856-7824
    2585 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324
    Lost-n-Found Youth Inc. is a transitional housing facility that is the primary solution for homeless LGBT youth in the Atlanta, GA area. Including transitional housing, expanded drop-in services include: shower provision, hygiene supplies, hot meals, clothing, and referrals to medical/dental/drug treatment.