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Resources

BEAU connects you with help when you need it most with this curated list of LGBTQ friendly non-profits and outreach resources that are robust and always growing.

If you are a part of or know of a non-profit LGBT resource that should be on this list, please email us at Hello@BEAU-Magazine.com

Health Organizations

Ryan White Wellness Center

Free and confidential rapid HIV testing, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), and comprehensively supported services.

RyanWhiteofCharleston.org
Phone: 843-402-3093

People Against Rape

PAR has grown and we now offer free confidential services to adult survivors of sexual assault in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties of South Carolina.  Their services include a 24-hour hotline, hospital accompaniment during Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFE), police and law enforcement accompaniment, court accompaniment, follow-up services, trauma-informed counseling, as well as support groups.

To learn more about any of our direct services call our hotline anytime 24/7 at 843-745-0144.

http://www.peopleagainstrape.org

Equality Clinic

Serve as an LGBTQ-friendly space for those who are under- or un-insured and fall below 200% of the federal poverty level. We are creating a clinic where patients can receive the care they deserve in a welcoming, open environment. Wherever you fall on the complex spectrums of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual attraction, you can come to Equality Clinic and discuss your specific health needs without fear of judgment or discrimination.

https://equalityclinicaugusta.squarespace.com
Phone: (762) 218-2226

Palmetto Community Care

Formerly known as The Lowcountry AIDS Services, Palmetto Community Care mission to assist those living with HIV and AIDS by providing a full spectrum of compassionate care and support services, while busting myths, breaking down barriers and inspiring hope. They believe our community can bring an end to the HIV epidemic through increased HIV testing, prevention and education.

http://palmettocommunitycare.org/
Phone: 843-747-2273

Email: information@palmettocare.org

GLMA

An organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments.

http://www.glma.org/

phone: 202-600-8037
Email: info@glma.org

DrugRehab.Com

A web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on DrugRehab.com.

www.drugrehab.com/

Family & Support

We Are Family

Safe Space, a peer support group for LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer) youth Topics of discussion vary weekly based on input from the youth attending.

Alliance For Full Acceptance

AFFA is a social justice organization achieving equality and acceptance for LGBT people. They are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons and straight allies uniting to eliminate prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Lowcountry Orphan Relief

Provides goods and services to children who have been abused or neglected. They work directly with other non-profits, schools, foster parents, and government agencies to identify the individual needs of these and other children in severe situations. They intervene at critical junctures in the lives of these children, with products and services that provide a strong, positive impact

http://lowcountryorphanrelief.org/
Phone: 843-747-4099
Email: Info@LORkids.org

Lost Got Found

Founded in 2016 as a personal project, originally called “The Invisible Illnesses”, sharing stories from those affected by mental illness and suicide to help others know they are not alone. In June 2018, we were renamed to “Lost Got Found”. When silently struggling, many say they feel “lost” and that they have no purpose. But, once reaching out for help, they realize there is hope and they finally felt they “got found.” Our hope is that, through reading our stories and becoming educated through our curriculum, you’ll know it can get better and you can get found, too.

https://www.lostgotfound.org

Lost Got Found is not a team of trained mental health professionals and does not provide direct mental health services.If this is an emergency, please call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

Campaign for Southern Equality

At the Campaign for Southern Equality, we’re working to build a South where LGBTQ people are equal in every sphere of life.More than one third of all LGBTQ Americans live in the South. But our community lacks basic legal protections, faces political attacks, and experiences health and income inequities. LGBTQ Southerners also live each day with courage and strength and are doing heroic work to promote equality in their hometowns. And every day, we hear powerful stories about how the South is changing.

P: 828.242.1559

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. PFLAG meets in Charleston on the first Wednesday of the month. We are now meeting in the pastor’s study at Circular Congregational Church, located in the main church building—150 Meeting Street in Charleston. All are welcome.

http://www.pflag.org

Phone::843-722-2438
Email: cousinef@comcast.net

Charleston Area Transgender Support

C.A.T.S offers a place where all members of the transgender community can gather to assist and support each other on our respective journeys

http://www.chasareatsupport.org/
Email: info@ChasAreaTSupport.org  

Community & Social Gatherings

The Charleston Social Club

The Charleston Social Club is a non-profit organization for lesbians and all women who are accepting of lesbians. We welcome women of all races, ages, ethnic heritage, religious and spiritual beliefs, and physical abilities. We are celebrating our 5th year of bringing women together in a social setting to experience a richer and more meaningful life.

http://www.charlestonsocialclub.com/
Email: lynndugan@hotmail.com

Lowcountry Local First

Cultivating an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character.Their work includes local economic development, training and support for local business owners, awareness and education efforts aimed at the general public and advocacy for policies that recognize the importance of a strong, diverse local economy.

https://lowcountrylocalfirst.org
Phone: 843.801.3390

Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Our priority is to create an annual economic injection that fuels Charleston’s vibrancy and growth. We also work closely with partners + industry leaders to identify opportunities to contribute to our community.

www.charlestonwineandfood.com

Phone: 843 727 9998

Charleston Jazz

Charleston Jazz works to preserve and celebrate the rich jazz tradition of the Charleston area. It recognizes South Carolina and the South Atlantic coast, whose artistic epicenter is Charleston, as a major cradle of jazz along with Savannah, Ga., Mobile Ala., Memphis, Tenn. and New Orleans, La., among others.

https://charlestonjazz.com/

Prides of the Southeast

Charleston Pride Festival, Inc

Upstate Pride SC

Augusta Pride

Famously Hot South Carolina Pride