Parent, Caregiver & Family Support
Our Peer Support groups provide a safe and welcoming space to meet other parents and caregivers of LGBTQ youth or loved ones, ask questions, and learn about area resources. These groups meet monthly (no meetings in August) and are facilitated by volunteers, many of whom are parents themselves. Charlotte meetings include educational programming.
One to One – Can’t make a meeting? Ask us about connecting you with someone who has walked a similar journey. We’ll connect you via phone, text, or email.
Private online support group – Are you a parent or caregiver of a gender diverse or transgender youth? Through a private online facebook group, we provide a safe space for parents and caregivers to ask questions and share resources.
Offered quarterly, “Navigating Your Child’s and Your Family’s Journey” is a peer led educational program. Learn LGBTQ nomenclature, hear how other parents have helped their loved ones mitigate challenges and build resilience, and learn about a wide range of resources available to help you on your journey. You’ll be glad you did. Contact us for dates.
Support for LGBTQ Individuals
If you are in crisis or in need of immediate support please call:
The Trevor Project
Text START to 678678
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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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.
National Suicide Prevention 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.
“There is no playbook. You’re going to have some curveballs along the way, and it’s important to know you’re not alone in your journey. For many of us, knowing how best to support our LGBTQ loved ones is a mystery. Having an organization like PFLAG Charlotte gives you a community of peers to discuss your experiences with. Whether you need advice, legal/medical recommendations, or just an ear to tell your story to, PFLAG offers a wealth of experience, knowledge, and open arms.”