LGBT National Senior Hotline
Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, PST
Many seniors in our community face unique challenges.
In some cases, LGBTQIA+ seniors may not be out to family and if they are, often fear having to go back in the closet if they need assisted services.
We understand that and can talk about it.
We provide a confidential safe space where seniors can speak about their unique issues concerning sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. This includes coming out issues, family dynamics, relationship concerns, elder abuse, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
Sometimes you just need to be heard. We’re here.
You deserve respect, support, affirmation, and acceptance.
We don’t give advice, and we never tell you what you should do. Ultimately, those choices are yours to make, but we are here to help you on your journey.
Our highly trained & dedicated LGBTQIA+ volunteers are here to provide free & confidential services.
Everyone who offers support at the LGBT National Help Center identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
We offer support, information, and local resources throughout the United States and beyond.
We will never report your calls to any outside organization or authority.
Calls are never outsourced or answered by any other organizations.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN CALLING THE LGBT NATIONAL SENIOR HOTLINE
We provide a safe space while on a call.
All of our peer support volunteers are trained and identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Our calls are confidential. We don’t know who you are.
There are no recordings made of your conversation.
If you would like us to search for local resources near you, we might ask for your zip code/postal code or city, state, or country. We will never ask for your exact address.
Sometimes our conversations can be heavy, and a person might need to stop the conversation and let the emotions they are feeling sink in. That’s ok. If it’s time for you to end the call, you should certainly do so. You will not be judged, and we’re very glad you called for the amount of time you did.
We don’t call other suicide hotlines, 911, or rescue services on your behalf. While we will not make those calls for you, we will do our best to provide you with the phone numbers to call for yourself if you choose. (The exception is if you make credible threat to someone else.)
If you attempt to start a call during open hours and can’t get through, that means that all of our volunteers are currently talking with other people. Please try back in a few minutes. Should you still not be able to get through, you are always welcome to email us at help@LGBThotline.org.