Resources

If you are in immediate danger or need assistance, please contact the Emergency Support resources below or call 911.

Below are resources that The LIAM Foundation staff and volunteers have found helpful. Email [email protected] for additional resources. For those seeking LIAM Foundation services, please go to our Programs & Service page.

*The LIAM Foundation does not create the content for the sites listed below.

If You Need Support

The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

NAMI Northern Illinois: 815-963-2470 (not a crisis line)

NAMI Northern Illinois is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (online chat available)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline888-843-4564

The LGBT National Hotline is staffed by highly trained volunteers who identify somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum, from all ages, walks of life and from all over the United States.  

The GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743 (youth serving youth through age 25)

Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat, and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Youth Information

The National Runaway Safeline: 800-786-2929 (800-RUNAWAY)

Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed.

The True Colors United: 212-461-4401

The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, creating a world in which all young people can be their true selves. True Colors United runs a database of service providers.

Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E): 630-819-9505

Addresses individuals coping with non-suicidal self-injury, including locally-based information, support, and therapy referrals.

Financial And Social Resources For Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth: Online only

LGBTQ+ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness. Here are the steps they can take and resources you can use to survive and thrive into adulthood.

LGBTQ+ Student Support and Resources: Online only

How to find and foster a welcoming campus and community center.

Love is respect: online only

LGBTQIA+ relationships and dating violence.

Population Specific

RetireGuide: 877-695-0809

LGBTQ+ Elder Health Care Guide. Growing older presents challenges for millions of Americans, but members of the LGBTQ+ community are particularly hard-hit

Resources for LGBTQ Parents of Children with Special Needs

LGBTQ+ parents raising a child with special needs, you may face unique challenges.

Health and Recovery Information

AIDS in Prison Project Hotline: 718-378-7022 (English and Spanish)

This hotline provides HIV and AIDS information for prisoners and accepts collect calls.

Start Your Recovery: 800-662-4357

This website provides a list of rehab centers in Illinois.

HIV/AIDS Hotline in Illinois: 800-243-2437 In Illinois TTY/TDD: 800-782-0423

Health Resources & Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

OutCare Health: Online Only

Worldwide LGBTQ+ health equity, comprehensive resources, support, and education

STD Testing in Rockford, Illinois: Online only

Find an STD Testing Location in Rockford, Illinois

Other Hotlines

U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 (English and Spanish) (TTY) 800-787-3224

They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, and referral services in over 170 languages.

Pride Institute: 800-547-7433

Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 800-810-7440 / 800-656-HOPE (TTY)

The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.We’re asking the questions to increase awareness and understanding of the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month. Click here to read, “I’m Coming Out,” stories from local individuals!

Reporting – Compliments & Complaints

The Rockford Police Department Office Of Professional Standards (OPS): 779-500-6900

OPS is under the command of Deputy Chief Robert Reffett and consists of Internal Affairs and Administrative Review Process. 

The City of Rockford LGBTQIA+ Liaison: 779-348-7267

The City of Rockford supports the rights of our LGBTQIA+ community. As such, the city has appointed its first LGBTQIA+ Liaison, Emily Schmidt (they/them), to provide an informed voice to the city’s Executive Office on LGBTQIA+ issues in the Rockford community.

The City of Rockford Police LGBTQIA+ Liaison: 779-500-6555

Rockford Police Department Liaison, Michelle Marcomb (she/her), is committed to fostering and building positive relationships between the LGBTQIA+ community and the Police and will assist community members who may be the victims of crimes or have information or issues of concern to the Rockford Police Department.