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Provider List

Directory of LGBTQ Affirmative Services:

The following list of providers have indicated that they are LGBTQ friendly. While some just vocalized their belief in equity and coexistence, others moved further than that and also attended intense cultural competency trainings. If you would like to find a provider for a specific need or if you are not sure about who to call for your needs, contact us and we'll refer you to the right provider.

  • Children and Schools

    The Compass Schools

    9370 Waterstone Blvd Cincinnati, Oh 45249

    +1 513-683-8833
    Offering progressive full & part-time infant, toddler, 2's, & preschool programs, as well as Kindergarten, After School & summer camp programs for school age children. Reggio- Inspired Philosophy.

    Updated January 2017

    Cultural Care Au Pair

    1 617-619-2227
    Toll Free: 1-800-333-6056
    Cultural Care Au Pair, CCAP, is a Boston-based agency that matches families with highly qualified 18-26 year old female and male au pairs (APs) from all over the world. APs are caring and committed, adventurous and educated. They are eager to experience American culture while sharing their own with others. In exchange for the privilege of living in the home of the host families (HFs), APs provide up to 45 hours per week of personalized and loving childcare.

    Updated January 2017

    EduKids Early Childhood Centers

    EduKids Inc. Corporate Office 3601 Seneca Street West Seneca, NY 14224

    Multiple locations throughout Western New York
    Administrative office:
    +1 716-675-6881   
    Fax: 716-675-4599
    High quality child care, preschool, and NAEYC accredited kindergarten readiness programs. Western New York's largest private provider serving children six weeks through school age. Vacation and holiday camps also provided.

    Updated January 2017

    InterExchange Au Pair USA

    100 Wall Street, Suite 301 New York, NY 10005

    (212) 924-0446
    Fax: 1-212-924-0575
    Au Pair USA is one of the oldest and trusted State Department Designated au pair agencies in the United States. Our experienced and loving au pairs are well screened and can provide up to 45 hours of childcare in your home for less than $320 per week.

    Updated January 2017

    Ithaca Montessori School

    12 Ascot Place Ithaca, NY 14850

    +1 607-266-0788 

    Fax: 607-266-0887
    MS is a private, nonprofit school providing more than 100 children with a Montessori education. We have served families in Ithaca, NY and the surrounding communities for more than 45 years.

    Updated January 2017

    Kidz Korner Childcare Center

    3770 Carman Road Schenectady, NY 12303

    (518) 688-0450
    Fax: 518-688-0452
    Sue McMillen, General Manager
    Kidz Korner learning center is designed to provide the opportunities for children to build self-esteem, self confidence, and positive relationships. Our goal is to provide all of the children in our care with a clean, safe, comfortable, loving environment where they can play and learn.

    Updated January 2017

    Namaste Montessori School

    1608 Trumansburg Road Ithaca, NY 14850

    +1 607-272-0515  
    Fax: 607-272-0511
    Namaste Montessori School provides toddler, primary/preschool, and elementary programs for children ages eighteen months through 12 years old in Ithaca, New York and the surrounding areas. Namaste Montessori School's mission is to guide each student on their path of development by providing a carefully prepared environment, which nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of each individual.

    Updated January 2017

    New Roots Charter School

    P.O. Box 936, Ithaca, NY 14851 (maIling)
    116 North Cayuga Street  Ithaca, NY 14851 (physical)

    +1 607-882-9220                     
    New Roots Charter School is a public high school in Ithaca, NY. Any student eligible to attend public school in NY can attend and there is no selection process or tuition. New Roots offers a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach with a focus on sustainability and social justice.

    Updated January 2017

    Northern Light Learning Center

    Cayuga St Ithaca, NY 14850

    Zarra Leonard:
    +1 607-542-9892
    Northern Light is a Cooperative Homeschool Learning Center located in Ithaca, NY. We serve families with homeschooled children of all ages.
    NLLC is a place to learn new things, hang out with friends, share your talents and interests with others, and make use of shared learning resources. Our community-based learning center is a place to connect with mentors, learn about the many resources our wider community has to offer, and to give and get support from other families who are also growing and learning together.

    Updated January 2017

    Rockland Country Day School

    34 Kings Hwy Congers, NY 10920

    +1 845-268-6802 ext. 205 
    Fax: 845-268-4644
    Tricia Mayer - Admissions Coordinator                             
    Located on a sprawling 20-acre campus in Congers, New York, Rockland Country Day School is a co-educational school, serving students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The School's intimate academic setting fosters an atmosphere where teachers focus on students, never neglecting the importance of the individual. The mission of the School is to enhance students' critical thinking skills and to develop their creative expression. RCDS introduces students to a unique and diverse learning environment where they can thrive both academically and socially. RCDS offers a rigorous yet supportive curriculum to suit all age levels, with Advanced Placement courses and an exceptional college placement program. In addition, there are a multitude of extracurricular opportunities outside of the classroom.

    Updated January 2017. 

    Stepping Stones Preschool

    208 East Buffalo St Ithaca, NY 14850
    +1 607-351-9533
    Conveniently located in downtown Ithaca. Students are able to explore the community in which they live! Offering a traditional Montessori curriculum where children love to LEARN, LAUGH, and PLAY!
    Updated January 2017

    TYKES (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy)

    1200 Edgewood avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

    Contact person: Freyda Schneider
    +1 585-461-2000
    At TYKEs, we promise you the most spectacular children's theatre in town, a warm and child-friendly atmosphere, and great convenience too.

    Updated January 2017

    Youth for Understanding USA

    641 S St, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20001


    Updated January 2017
  • Family Building

    Adoption and Foster Care



    Adoption and Foster Care

    AAA Full Circle Adoptions

    39 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060
    496 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446
    1025 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA 02476

    Toll free Expectant Parent Line: 
    +1 800-452-3678
    Other Phone Numbers: 
    +1 413-587-0007
    Toll free: 1-800-452-3678 
    FAX: 413-584-1624 
    Texting: 413 800-2019
    AAA Full Circle Adoptions is a non-profit adoption agency committed to inclusivity. FCA has helped place newborns with lesbian and gay families in the U.S. and Europe. We work with expectant parents and prospective adoptive families nationwide and internationally. FCA helps families who have home studies from other agencies with matching/placement and provides home studies for Massachusetts residents. FCA is one of a small number of agencies nationwide accredited to assist with outgoing adoptive placements to prospective adoptive families in other countries. Full Circle is an inclusive agency and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, marital/single status or l/g/b/t identity. The agency is licensed in Massachusetts and is not licensed in New York state.

    Updated January 2017

    Adoption Resource Network at Hillside Children's Center

    2075 Scottsville Rd, Sage Bldg Rochester, NY 14623

    Lisa Maynard, executive director: +1 585-350-2504
    Primary Phone: 585-256-7500
    FAX: 585-350-2598 
    Toll Free: 
    +1 888-514-4455
    Provides information, education, referral and support on all aspects of adoption. Provides a full array of adoption and post adoption services.

    Updated January 2017

    Adoption S.T.A.R. (Support, Training, Advocacy, Resources)

    131 John Muir Dr Amherst, NY 14228

    Michele Fried, founder and director
    +1 716-639-3900
    FAX: 716-639-3700
    Adoption S.T.A.R. is a non-profit New York state-authorized adoption agency specializing in identifying homes for infants who are at risk for entering the foster care system. Offers the experience of adoption, a full training curriculum, advocacy assistance and comprehensive resources on adoption. These services allow prospective adoptive parents and birth parents to explore all the adoption options and to receive the appropriate information and education necessary to access those options. Adoption STAR is also COA Hague-accredited and has earned the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) "All Children, All Families" Seal of Approval for being a leader in the provision of services to the LGBT families.

    Updated January 2017

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    Adoptions From The Heart

    30 Hampstead Circle Wynnewood, PA 19096

    +1 610-642-7200
    Offers domestic adoption, surrogacy in India, home studies, education classes and help with second parent adoptions. Our domestic adoption program is open to couples and singles and with open domestic adoption, birth parents choose the adoptive parent(s) by looking at profiles and videos. AFTH's Heartbeats Assisted Reproduction Program has partnered with Surrogacy Abroad to offer gestational surrogacy in India. This program makes it possible for intended parents who are unable to carry a child, to have a child that is biologically related to them. While maintaining the high quality of medical care, surrogacy in India is considerably less expensive that surrogacy in the U.S. and allows both intended parents of LGBT couples to be listed on the child's birth certificate. AFTH is proud to be one of the only two adoption agencies to have received the Human Relations Committee's Seal for supporting our LGBT families. For more information on our services, visit our website.

    Updated January 2017

    Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York (AFFCNY) 

    108 Main Street Suite 5 New Paltz, NY 12561
    Main Office: (646) 688-4321 
    Hudson Valley Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program:  (845) 679-9900        
    Southern Tier Finger Lakes Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program: (607) 272-0034
    The Coalition unites foster, adoptive and kinship care families, giving them a voice and providing support, information and advocacy.  By fostering communication and collaboration between families, agencies and concerned citizens, we seek to ensure the stability, well-being and permanency of all children touched by the child welfare system. Programs and services include Coalition HelpLine, Spectrum of Support, Parent Support Groups and Mentors, Family Information and Resources Education and Training, New York States’ annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference, Advocacy and Outreach, New York Services Directory of Adoption agencies, foster care agencies, support services, adoption competent therapists, parent support groups and more. Free post adoption services provided through Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Programs for Everyone (AGAPE). 

    Updated January 2017

    Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc.

    PO Box 603 Glenmont, NY 12077

    +1 518-763-8019
    The Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc. (AFCR) is an adoption support group for adoptive families and individuals hoping to build their family by adoption. AFCR hosts a variety of adoption education programs and social events in New York's Capital Region. Individuals who attend AFCR events have adopted through domestic infant adoption, international adoption, and foster care adoption. Prospective adoptive parents also attend AFCR events. AFCR hosts social events for families and their adopted children which has included adoption cultural programs, playgroups, and outings for families.Social events have provided opportunities for parents and children to make new friends and celebrate diverse families and cultures. Many of the individuals who attend AFCR's programs live in the immediate Capital Region – Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga counties as well as the counties of Greene, Columbia, Dutchess, Montgomery, Warren, Washington counties and beyond. 

    Updated January 2017

    Albany County Department for Children, Youth, and Families

    112 State Street Room 300 Albany, NY 12207

    +1 518-447-7324
    FAX: 518 447-7578
    Open your door - open your heart. Become an Albany County Foster Parent.

    Updated January 2017

    Alexandra M. Barbo, Ph.D.

    PO box 196 New Hope, PA 18938

    +1 215-297-5092
    Dr. Barbo specializes in pre- and post-adoption support. Clients can address concerns about the adoption process, such as readiness, making a decision, waiting, transitioning into adoptive parenthood, managing friends and family. Barbo's training in development and adoption informs her parent counseling. She is an adoptive parent and has presented to the adoptive community for 20 years.

    Updated January 2017

    Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth

    The Galleria 2-8 Hawley St. Binghamton, NY 13901

    +1 607-772-3123 ex: 303
    Children in your community need a safe haven~ a temporary home with love and caring until things get better. Are you that person? Become a foster parent with Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth today. We offer 24-hour access to program assistance, free training, intensive in-home support, and a generous monthly stipend.

    Updated January 2017

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    Cayuga Centers

    101 Hamilton Ave Auburn, NY 13021
    175 Humboldt St., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14610

    +1 315-253-5883
    FAX: 315-253-7278
    Cayuga Home for Children seeks foster families to host just one 7-18 year old boy or girl. Open your home and combine your love, strength and creativity with a nationally validated program that changes the lives of youth. We will coach, counsel, and encourage you to help an adolescent using an evidence based program.

    Updated January 2017

    Charles M. Sprock, Jr

    Baldwin & Sutphen LLP 126 N Salina St Syracuse, NY 13202

    +1 315-477-0100 ex 16
    Fax: 315 477-5071
    Charles "Casey" Sprock specializes in adoption, real property and estate planning & administration. He also teaches at Syracuse University where he focuses on legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community. He and his staff have worked with female, male and straight couples helping them through adoptions in several different NYS counties. Casey welcomes the opportunity to help his fellow members of the LGBT community form and protect their families.

    Updated January 2017

    Children Awaiting Parents

    274 North Goodman, Suite D103 Rochester, NY 14607

    +1 888-835-8802
    +1 585-232-5110
    Fax: 585 232-2634
    A national, not-for-profit organization, that for 38 years has been dedicated to finding adoptive homes for America's waiting youth. More than 6,000 children have found families through Children Awaiting Parents. Publishes The CAP Book, a national photolisting of America's hardest-to-place youth. Website provides photos and narratives of waiting children and young adults, as well as pre and post-adoption information to foster and adoptive parents.

    Updated January 2017

    Children's Home-Adoption/Home Finding

    1182 Chenango St.Binghamton, NY 13901

    +1 800-772-6904
    +1 607-772-6904
    The Mission of the Children's Home is to enhance the safety, stability, and well-being of our children, families and their communities.Many young people feel unsafe, unwelcome and unloved. The Children's Home partners with other agencies to offer a sanctuary of grace and hope to young people and their families.

    Updated January 2017

    Children's Home of Jefferson County

    Campus/ Residential/ Forster Care: 1704 State St Watertown, NY 13601

    +1 315-788-7430
    Fax: 315-785-5637

    St. Lawrence County Foster Care Program: 80 State Highway 310 Canton, New York 13617

    +1 315-229-3480
    Fax: 315-229-3489
    The CHJC Foster Care Program provides temporary care for children who are unable to live with their birth families. Some children may have behavioral challenges and need special care. Therefore, extensive training is offered to all foster parents in addition to 24-hour on-call services and crisis response.

    Updated January 2017

    Downey Side

    C/O Saint John The Baptist Church 210 West 31st Street New York, NY 10001

    +1 212-714-2200
    Fax: 212-714-9518
    We're a national, non-profit agency that places America's foster children in loving permanent homes. Most of these children are considered "hard to place"; older children, sibling groups, children with physical, emotional and/or psychological disabilities. We recruit and train the adoptive parents, place the children, and provide follow up services.

    Updated January 2017

    Family and Children's Society

    257 Main Street Binghamton, NY 13905

    Sharon Foster, RCSW
    +1 607-729-6206
    Fax: 607-729-1858
    Counseling Services: Donor Insemination, infertility, adoption, and relationship counseling.

    Updated January 2017

    Family Focus Adoption Services

    54-40 Little Neck Parkway (#4) Little Neck, NY 11362

    +1 718-224-1919
    toll free: (866) 855-1919
    Fax: 718 225-8360
    Welcoming all families for more than twenty-five years, and recipient of the Human Rights Campaign's All Children-All Families Seal of Recognition, FFAS is a nationally respected, high-energy-level, multi-service adoption agency whose primary mission is to find loving, permanent families for older children and youth. The agency provides services for families from the Capital District of N.Y. through Suffolk County, Long Island, as well as parts of New Jersey, and presents information meetings and training, open to the public, at three locations. 

    Updated January 2017

    Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.

    62 Bowman Avenue Rye Brook, NY 10573

    +1 914-939-1180

    Fax: 914-939-1181
    Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. (FFTA) is a New York and Connecticut-authorized, Hague Accredited, private, not-for-profit, adoption placement agency and resource center located in Westchester County, New York. FFTA was founded and is staffed by social workers, attorneys, adoptees, and adoptive parents, and believes that every child eligible for permanent adoption, regardless of racial or ethnic background, age, or physical or emotional challenge, has the right to grow up in a loving, nurturing, secure, and forever home. FFTA is committed to treating all persons with respect, dignity and compassion and welcomes all families regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality or disability. FFTA is a proud recipient of the Human Rights Campaign's All Children-All Families Seal of Recognition for our work with LGBT families, both domestic and international.

    Updated January 2017

    Friends in Adoption

    P.O. Box 238, 212 Main Street Poultney, VT 05764

    +1 800-982-3678
    Fully licensed child placement agency creating families through compassionate, domestic infant adoption for 30 years.

    Updated January 2017

    Glove House Inc.

    220 Franklin Street Elmira, New York 14904

    +1 607-734-5238
    Fax: 607-737-0884
    Glove House, Inc. contracts with approximately 24 counties in NYS and currently serves youth and families in crisis from primarily ten of those counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions of New York state, operating numerous group homes and providing foster care, preventive and school based services.

    Updated January 2017

    Greenberg Adoption

    305 Broadway Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10007

    Fax: 212 545-7406
    Cliff Greenberg has been an adoption attorney in NYC since 1993. He is very proud of his work with same-sex couples and has recently completed a new children's book about a young girl's adoption by two loving mothers. Greenberg does free lectures on how to navigate the adoption process throughout New York. He is the resident legal expert of the monthly Family Law Clinic at the LGBT Community Center in Greenwich Village.

    Updated January 2017

    Hillside Family of Agencies

    1183 Monroe Avenue, Rochester 14620

    +1 888-514-4455
    HFA’s Integration Center: (585) 256-7500
    Hillside Children's Center Therapeutic Foster Care Program provides comprehensive therapeutic supports and services to children who are placed in the foster care system. The program strives to obtain permanency for children either through reunification or adoption.

    Updated January 2017

    Jewish Family Service 

    441 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

    (585) 461-0110 ext. 122 
    Fax:  (585) 461-9658
    Laura P. Glasner, LCSW-R, Director of Adoption

    Updated January 2017

    Law Offices of Laurie B. Goldheim

    20 Old Nyack Turnpike Suite 300 Nanuet, NY 10954

    +1 845-624-2727
    Fax: 845 624-8400
    The Law Offices of Laurie B. Goldheim is dedicated exclusively to the practice of adoption law. Ms. Goldheim is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and was honored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute as a 2007 Angel in Adoption. Ms. Goldheim specializes in all types of adoptions including private domestic adoptions, agency assisted adoptions and finalizations, and finalizations of international adoption placements. She routinely represents people in adult adoptions, second parent adoptions, foster care adoptions, and re-adoptions of international adoptions that finalized outside of the United States.

    Updated January 2017

    Leake and Watts Services, Inc.

    1529-35 Williamsburg Rd Bronx, NY 10461

    Family Foster Care
    Lois Simmonds, Supervisor of Home Finding:
    +1 718-794-8456
    Fax: 718-794-8455
    Leake and Watts' programs provide services to children, adults, and families facing a myriad of challenges including poverty, disabilities, and lack of access to basic services. Our Family Foster Care program establishes safe and nurturing homes to children and teens who have suffered abuse and neglect in the 5 New York Boroughs, Westchester County and upstate New York. We work intensely to secure supportive foster families for identified LGBTQ youth.

    Updated January 2017

    Marie Dolfi, LCSW

    PO Box 401 Glenmont, NY 12077

    +1 518-281-8884
    The private practice of Marie Dolfi, LCSW specializes in providing information and counseling services to individuals whose lives have been touched by adoption, prospective adoptive parents, and expectant parents considering making an adoption plan for their child. As a social worker with extensive training on adoption issues Marie understands adoption can impact individuals in a variety of ways over a lifetime and at times counseling can be helpful with adoption issues. Services for prospective parents include in-depth informational sessions on the different types of adoption and the adoption process, home studies and post placement reports.

    Updated January 2017

    Northern Rivers Family of Services

    530 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

    +1 518-346-1284  
    Parsons: 518.426.2600    
    Northeast Parent and Child Society: (518) 346-1284
    Fax: 518-377-8714
    Northern Rivers Family of Services is the parent organization to Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center. Together, we are a family of human service agencies who work together to provide Life changing care  to children, adults, and families. Our quality of care, depth of programs, combined size and passion for the mission give us the strength to make positive change in our communities. Together, our 1,300-strong workforce serves 14,000 children, adults and families throughout 36 counties each year.

    Updated January 2017

    Rensselaer County Dept. of Social Services

    127 Bloomingrove Drive Troy, NY 12180 
    Adoption: (518) 833-6170
    Adoption Contact: Joseph Mazzariello
    Foster Care: (518) 833-6000
    Foster Care Contact: Linda Griffin  
    Fax: 518-283-7884 

    Updated January 2017

    Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP

    116 Kraft Avenue, Suite 3 Bronxville, NY 12582

    Denise E. Seidelman, Esq.
    Nina E. Rumbold, Law Partner to the Director
    +1 914-779-1050
    Fax: 914-931-1786
    Rumbold & Seidelman practices exclusively in the area of adoption and reproductive law. We are members of the National LGBT Bar Association Family Law Institute, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Participation in the LGBT Family Law Institute is by invitation only and the Institute's purpose is to allow experienced LGBT family law practitioners to discuss legal strategies which will benefit members of the LBGT community on wide range of family law issue issues, including those relating to family formation.

    We are admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey and we practice in many courts throughout both states. Our emphasis is on personal attention to our clients. We have represented hundreds of clients to adopt or place their children with integrity and love. We also concentrate our practice in the evolving field of reproductive law and have counseled Intended Parents, Egg, Sperm, Embryo Donors and Gestational Carriers in collaborative reproduction arrangements.

    Our law practice reflects our understanding that our work is first and foremost about creating families. We believe that our practice should be non-adversarial and cooperative. It should be dedicated to building secure family relationships that benefit all members of the adoption triad or participants in collaborative reproduction. We know our clients are making decisions and choices that will impact them for life. It is our job to listen to and guide our clients based on our knowledge and expertise.

    Updated January 2017

    St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services

    6 Judson St.Canton, NY 13617

    Adoption Contact: Heidi Soucis
    (315) 379-2190                        
    Foster Care Contact: Heather Rand
    315) 379-2137
    Fax: 315-379-2278
    Recruit and retain foster/adoptive homes for individuals living in St. Lawrence County. Provide on-going training. Currently in need of homes for teens and sibling groups.

    Updated January 2017

    Tompkins County DSS, Adoption Homefinding

    320 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State Street Ithaca, NY 14850
    +1 607-274-5615
    +1 607-274-5285
    Foster Homefinding : 607-274-5266
    We are committed to recruiting and certifying qualified foster families for children in Tompkins County. We have several successful couples and individuals who openly identify as gay and lesbian. We welcome all whose commitment to the safety and well-being of children in foster care meets our needs.

    Two adoption caseworkers assist foster families in the adoption process when the children in their care cannot return to their parents. The adoption workers can also assist families who only wish to adopt and are willing to adopt from the Child Welfare system. Information, support groups, and individual support for foster families and adoptive families pre- and post-finalization is also available.

    Updated January 2017

    Westchester County Dept of Social Services

    112 E Post Road, Fifth Floor White Plains, NY 10601

    +1 914-995-5303
    Adoption and Foster Care recruitment: (800) 454-3727
    The Department of Social Services provides training to prospective Foster and Adoptive parents. In addition supportive services and ongoing training is arranged for all of our foster parents as well as room & board. Post Adoption services are available to Adoptive parents as well.

    Updated January 2017

    You Gotta Believe! Learn about Adopting Teens

    3114 Mermaid Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224

    +1 718-372-3003
    Fax: 718-372-3033
    You Gotta Believe is the only NYC Metro organization that exclusively focuses on finding permanent families for young adults, teens, and pre-teens in foster care. You Gotta Believe is an agency that prevents homelessness by finding permanent parents for teens in New York State's foster care system. We want everyone to learn by taking our 10 week Adopting Older Kids And Youth (A-OKAY) classes given at 11 different locations in and around New York City every week.


    BioGenetics Corp.

    187 Mill Lane Mountainside, NJ 07092

    Fax: 908 232-2114
    A family of companies providing cryopreservation of reproductive cells for men and women, as well a worldwide distribution of donor sperm specimens of ethnic diversity. BioGenetics is FDA Registered and New York State Licensed.

    Updated February 2017. 

    California Cryobank

    11915 La Grange Ave Los Angeles, CA 90025

    Fax: 866-625-7336
    California Cryobank is an international leader in the field of sperm banking. Stringent quality controls and a vast selection of donors have earned us the confidence of fertility specialists worldwide. Our services include frozen donor semen, long term semen and embryo and egg storage, andrology services and cord blood banking. New York State licensed.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Cryobiology, Inc

    4830 Knightsbridge Blvd Suite D Columbus, OH 43214

    Contact person: Donna Ridder
    Fax: 614 451-5284
    Cryobiology Inc. is a leader in reliable, high quality, tested and quarantined, private donor sperm samples. Services are available for directed donors, the military, for storage, third party shipping, fertility preservation and purchasing of donor sperm.

    Updated February 2017.

    Fairfax Cryobank

    3015 Williams Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

    Fax: 703-698-3933
    Fairfax Cryobank provides the highest quality donor sperm for individuals or couples beginning or continuing their family building. Fairfax Cryobank also provides long term storage of sperm, eggs, and embryos at 3 locations: Fairfax VA, Philadelphia PA, and Austin TX.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Fertility Center of California

    6699 Alvarado Road, Suite 2208 San Diego, California 92120

    (619) 265-0102
    Fax: 619-265-1429
    Hotline: 888-951-CRYO (2796)
    The Fertility Center of California (FCC) is a nationally acclaimed cryopreservation center providing fertility care since for over 32 years. As a premiere cryobank, sperm bank and infertility clinic, physicians and patients turn to FCC for expert fertility preservation and reproductive services. From fertility testing and treatments, to our sperm donor and long-term storage programs, FCC has the resources to help you through this journey.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Growing Generations 

    5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550 Los Angeles, CA 90036

    323-965-7500 Option 1
    Fax: 323-965-0900
    Growing Generations provides a team oriented approach to carefully match prospective parents with a surrogate and/or egg donor and manage all aspects of the surrogacy process. Our professional staff understands the unique issues facing prospective gay parents. Our network of physicians, psychologists, and attorneys are some of the most highly respected professionals in the country and have extensive experience in assisting others to create families through surrogacy.

    Updated February 2017. 

    The Fertility Institutes

    16030 Ventura Blvd, Suite 404 Encino, CA 91436

    Fax: 702-458-6526
    The west's largest and most successful full service, non-discriminatory fertility programs. Providing the opportunity for all future parents to become families in a confidential caring environment. Surrogate mothers, egg donors, sperm donors, and all variations of fertility assistants available to well motivated individuals and couples. Call us toll free for information.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Idant Laboratories

    350 Fifth Avenue; Suite 7120 New York, NY 10118

    Fax: 212-330-8536
    Idant Laboratories provides high-quality sperm from thoroughly screened and tested donors to individuals who have chosen artificial insemination as their method for fertility. Idant also provides semen banking.

    Updated February 2017. 

    New England Cryogenic Center, Inc.

    500 Donald J. Lynch Boulevard Marlborough, MA 01752

    Fax: 508-305-2531
    NECC is one of the largest full-service cryogenic labs in the world offering sperm donor services. Our clients come to us in search of one of the most important things in life-Family-and we never lose sight of the human and emotional nature of our work. We have proudly been serving the ENTIRE community since 1982. New York State licensed.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Pacific Reproductive Services Sperm Bank & Fertility Center

    444 De Haro St, Suite 222 San Francisco, CA 94107

    (415) 487-2288
    Fax: 415-863-4358
    Pacific Reproductive Services is lesbian-owned and was founded in 1984 specifically to serve the lesbian community. We provide the country's largest selection of donors "willing to be known" and meet a child at least once, should the child request it, after he or she reaches 18. This large selection of such donors, who are more challenging to recruit than those who wish to remain anonymous, reflects our commitment to the special needs of lesbian families. We are a sperm bank that provides nationwide shipping and also offers insemination services at our offices in San Francisco and Pasadena, California. We are a leader in donor testing and screening and also perform more extensive genetic testing than any other U.S. sperm bank. Lastly, in addition to surpassing FDA regulations, our accreditations include licensures in the two states with the most rigorous standards (New York and California).

    Updated February 2017. 

    Rainbow Flag Health Services

    933B Central Avenue Alameda, CA 94501

    510-521-SPERM (7737)
    We have openly gay donors and tell the mother the donor's identity when the child is three months old. (Please note: not licensed in New York state).
    We also offer Donor Home Delivery which allows your known donor to ship his sperm with a non-toxic preservative, so it will remain viable for insemination, without freezing his sperm. You get it the next day for home insemination via FedEx.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

    761 Main Avenue, Suite 200, Norwalk, CT 06851

    (also serving New York) 
    Contact person: Dr. Mark P. Leondires
    (203) 750-7400
    Fax: 203-846-9579
    RMACT's team of physicians and staff are proud to serve the gay and lesbian community through comprehensive fertility programs including, surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation services. Our medical team includes leading experts in reproductive medicine who use the most advanced and effective options to treat infertility in both men and women. We work with the LGBT community to help build families of choice and make your dreams a reality.
    Additional Locations:
    Danbury, CT, Stamford, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Poughkeepsie, NY 

    Updated February 2017. 

    The Sperm Bank of California

    2115 Milvia Street, Suite 201 Berkeley, CA 94704

    Fax: 510-841-0332
    The Sperm Bank of California's mission is to provide services, information and resources to all women and men who choose to create or expand their families through donor insemination and sperm storage. Since our founding over 25 years ago, we have proudly served the LGBT community while being dedicated to promoting an open approach to donor insemination and advocating for family diversity.

    Updated February 2017. 


    Adoptions From The Heart

    30-31 Hampstead Circle Wynnewood, PA 19096

    Offers domestic adoption, surrogacy in India, home studies, education classes and help with second parent adoptions. Our domestic adoption program is open to couples and singles and with open domestic adoption, birth parents choose the adoptive parent(s) by looking at profiles and videos. AFTH's Heartbeats Assisted Reproduction Program has partnered with Surrogacy Abroad to offer gestational surrogacy in India. This program makes it possible for intended parents who are unable to carry a child, to have a child that is biologically related to them. While maintaining the high quality of medical care, surrogacy in India is considerably less expensive that surrogacy in the U.S. and allows both intended parents of LGBT couples to be listed on the child's birth certificate. AFTH is proud to be one of the only two adoption agencies to have received the Human Relations Committee's Seal for supporting our LGBT families. For more information on our services, visit our website.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc. 

    2661 Riva Road, Building 1000 Suite 1042 Annapolis, Maryland 21401

    Fax: 410-224-0153
    CSP, Inc. has been helping couples create their families since 1980. With offices in California and Maryland, we work with a team of counselors, doctors and attorneys to oversee all aspects of the process.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Circle Surrogacy, Ltd.

    200 High Street, 7th Floor Boston, MA 02210

    John J. Weltman, Esq, President
    We are the oldest gay-owned, full-service surrogate parenting agency, providing gay couples and singles with carriers, donors, social work services, in-vitro fertilization referrals, insurance location, legal services and all other needed services. We are the only agency in the country with an over 99 percent success rate, serving people from 25 countries and every state in the United States.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Fertility Alternatives, Inc.

    Dawn Hunt
    Fax: 858-630-5500
    Honest and reliable egg donation and surrogacy services since 1999.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

    761 Main Avenue, Suite 200, Norwalk, CT 06851

    (also serving New York)
    Contact person: Dr. Mark P. Leondires
    (203) 750-7400 
    Fax: 203-846-9579
    RMACT's team of physicians and staff are proud to serve the gay and lesbian community through comprehensive fertility programs including, surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation services. Our medical team includes leading experts in reproductive medicine who use the most advanced and effective options to treat infertility in both men and women. We work with the LGBT community to help build families of choice and make your dreams a reality.
    Additional locations: Danbury, CT, Stamford, CT, Trumbull, CT and Poughkeepsie, NY 

    Updated February 2017. 

    Reproductive Possibilities, LLC

    A Melissa Brisman Owned Company 1 Paragon Drive, Suite 160 Montvale, NJ 07645

    Fax: 201-505-0994
    Surrogate Mother Agency finds gestational surrogate mothers for couples struggling with infertility. Reproductive Possibilities is one of the top surrogacy agencies in the country. We're a surrogacy agency assisting in nearly 200 baby births/year. We place surrogates (gestational carriers) with intended parents to help realize your dream of creating & expanding your family.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Surrogacy Abroad, Inc.

    875 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3100 Chicago, IL 60611

    (630) 414-8609
    Surrogacy Abroad is an international agency based in Chicago that specializes in connecting Intended Parents with egg and sperm donors, and surrogate mothers in India. We will help you through every step of the process, from choosing a donor to communicating with the clinic, all the way to helping you bring your child home. Please contact us for more information.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Surrogacy America

    14955 Shady Grove Rd. Suite 250 Rockville, MD 20850

    Fax: 301-296-6209
    Surrogacy America is a leading international center for surrogacy. Our mission is to fulfill the dreams of prospective parents around the world by bringing them together with extraordinary surrogate mothers. Surrogacy America was founded by renowned fertility expert Dr. Pierre Asmar, who oversees the operation of our surrogacy program. Together with our staff of experienced and caring professionals, Surrogacy America is dedicated to helping people from all parts of the globe build their families through our world-class 3rd-party reproductive services.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Women's Fertility Center 

    1290 Summer Street, Suite 2500, Stamford, CT 06905

    Contact: Nora Miller

    Updated February 2017. 
  • Finance

    Brackens Financial Solutions Network (an office of MetLife)

    301 Plainfield Road Suite 240 Syracuse, NY 13212

    Contact person: V.R. Brackens ChFC
    Empowering You to Fulfill Your Lifelong Hope and Dreams By:
    Building an income Stream that you cannot outlive
    Developing strategies to reach your goals sooner rather than later
    Managing protecting and growing assets and wealth
    Creating steps to protect the individuals and institutions you care about

    Updated February 2017. 

    Ann Feldman, CLTC, AFP, LUTCF

    MetLife Financial Services 520 Columbia Drive, Suite 203 Johnson City, NY 13790

    607-798-1624 ext. 3002
    Fax: 607-798-6992
    Personal insurance plus financial planning including long term care, business succession and retirement planning. Investments include annuities, mutual funds, banking items.

    Financial Architects

    600 Clinton Square Rochester, NY 14604

    Contact person: Heather Smith
    Fax: 585-423-9635
    Preserve and structure assets upon death to minimize tax implications. Protect children and families and plan for the financial freedom as well as provide for the educational needs of dependent children. Provide retirement savings vehicles that can make bridging from one stage of life to another a much smoother and more comfortable transition.

    Carol K. Gallagher, CLTC, CASL

    MetLife Premier Client Group 520 Columbia Drive, Suite 203 Johnson City, NY 13790

    607-798-1624 x 3009
    Financial Planner, Investment Adviser Representative, Financial Services Representative. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), New York, NY 10166. Securities products and investment advisory services offered by MetLife Securities, Inc. (MSI)(member FINRA/SIPC) a registered investment advisor. MLIC and MSI are MetLife companies.


    Hansen's Advisory Services, Inc.

    7067 East Genesee St. Fayetteville, NY 13066

    Contact person: Susan S. Hansen
    Fax: 315-637-1264
    HAS is a financial planning firm with a Focused Holistic Approach including investing in corporately responsible companies. We help you improve the quality of your life and protect and empower your family while achieving your goals.

    Updated February 2017.  

    Mass Mutual New York State- Rochester

    700 Bausch & Lomb Place, Rochester, NY 14604

    Fax: (585) 423-9635

    S.E.E.D. Planning Group, LLC

    31 Lewis St, Suite 401 Binghamton, NY 13901

    Contact persons: Mary Bowen or Kathleen Clark
    Fax: 855-838-7333
    Kathleen focuses her practice in the area of legacy and estate planning strategies to work with her clients in passing on their hard earned wealth to generations beyond them as they see fit. She enjoys working within each client's unique situation to find creative strategies that serve their individual needs. Kate also enjoys working with her client's estate planning attorneys and other professionals to help ensure clients receive a well rounded and comprehensive plan. In addition to focusing on estate planning strategies, Kathleen also works with clients for retirement readiness planning and is a partner in our High Net Worth management team as well as the head of our Tioga County gas lease education group.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Surrogate Fund Management, LLC

    1 Paragon Drive, Suite 160 Montvale, NJ 07645

    A Melissa Brisman Owned Company
    Fax: 201-505-0994
    We are a fully insured escrow account management company. Our services include accurate and dependable fund management for Gestational Carrier, Ovum, Sperm and Embryo Donation Agreements. We also provide financial services for Physicians and Clinics as well as Donor & Surrogate Agencies for Gestational Carrier and Ovum Donation Procedures. Let us handle the financial aspects for your third party reproductive arrangement.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Wells Fargo Advisors

    519 Columbia Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790

    Thomas Nasoni-Financial Advisor
    Fax: 607-729-2698
    At Wells Fargo Advisors, we start with your life and plan your money around it. We are committed to understanding your total financial needs in order to help you achieve your life goals. Tom is a licensed Investment Advisor Representative, and has many years of investment experience.

    Updated June 2017. 
  • Housing

    Scott Dunseath

    Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
    6849 East Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
    O: (315) 449-6711
    C: (315) 383-3432
    F: (315) 446-5366

    Updated February 2018.

    Kim Jenkins

    Nothnagle Realtors 4156 Buffalo Road Rochester, NY 14624

    Office Phone: 585-349-6028 
    Cell Phone: 585-503-3560
    Fax: 585-594-4163 and
    Providing professional real estate service that you can feel comfortable with. Myself, my kids, and partner live and work in the Greater Rochester area. Call me, I'd love to help you sell or buy a home.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Sue Krause, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

    RealtyUSA 4747 Vestal Parkway East Vestal, NY 13850

    Cell: 607-760-3366 
    Fax: 607-772-24351
    I am a lesbian specializing in the sale of residential in Broome County. I'll guide you through home selling or home buying.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Lynn Mallaro

    8196 Oswego Road Liverpool, NY 13090

    (315) 622-5757
    Fax: 315-446-5366
    I am a full service realtor serving all of Central New York. Recently listed as a top agent with Hunt, ERA, customer service is my primary focus. My objective is to help you to have a stress free experience as you navigate through the home buying/selling process.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Mark G. McHugh

    Audrey Edelman RealtyUSA 701 Hancock St Ithaca, NY 14850

    Fax: (607) 273-2080
    Mark is an experienced agent and can represent you in residential, land, and commercial real estate sales as a buyers agent or as a sellers agent. He has been serving buyers and sellers since 2004.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Laurel Sweeney/Prudential Nutshell Realty

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nutshell Realty, 1209 State Route 213, PO Box 452, High Falls, NY 12440

    845-687-2200 ext. 105 
    Fax: 845-687-4162
    I am an integral part of the success of Prudential Nutshell Realty, which is #4 in residential sales in Ulster County for 2009. I take my client's goals and objectives seriously, and work diligently to help them achieve these goals. I currently serve on the Board of the Women's Studio Workshop and I am a supporter of the Kingston LGBTQ Center.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Ray Wihak

    Berkshire Hathaway CNY realty 6868 East Genesee St Fayetteville, NY


    Updated February 2017.
  • Legal

    Albany County Bar Association

    112 State Street, Suite 1120 Albany, NY 12207

    Marquita Rhodes, executive director
    +1 518-445-7691
    Fax: 518-445-7511
    We are a not-for-profit association which primarily is a lawyer referral service for the Albany area. Attorneys agree to charge a reduced consultation fee and are kept on a rotating basis under the categories they practice

    Updated January 2017

    Ashcraft Franklin Young & Peters, LLP

    150 Allen's Creek Road Rochester, NY 14618

    +1 585-442-0540  ext: 307
    Fax: 585-442-6889 

    As adoption attorneys, we represent clients in domestic and international adoptions, and all aspects of assisted fertility and surrogacy relationships. We were among the first law firms in New York State to assist LGBT parents in co-parent and step-parent adoptions, and we are proud to represent clients in other areas as well, including wills and estate planning, real estate, family law and criminal matters.

    Updated January 2017

    Auto Accident Lawyer Rockland County

    169 South Main Street #423 New York, NY 10956 - 55 Union Rd. Unit 211B Spring Valley NY 10977

    +1 845-335-4345   
    +1 845-520-5075
    The Personal Injury Attorney specializing in car, truck and motorcycle crashes, medical malpractice, auto accidents, construction accidents and more in Rockland County.

    Updated January 2017
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    Bukh Law Firm, P.C.

    14 Wall Street New York, NY 10005

    P: 212-729-1632   
    Toll free: 1-800-601-0207   
    Arkady Bukh
    Experienced New York LGBT-friendly criminal lawyers. Dealing mostly with high-profile Federal cases.

    Updated January 2017

    Cane & Boniface, PC

    62 Burd Street, Suite 1 Nyack, NY 10960

    +1 845-727-4000   Fax: 845-727-4023
    Legal planning for every family.  Comprehensive estate planning and estate settlement services, including wills, trusts, probate, estate tax planning, powers of attorney, and healthcare documents. Gay-friendly, and, more importantly, gay-knowledgeable. Many of our clients live in Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Putnam counties in New York; New York City; Bergen County in New Jersey; or Fairfield County in Connecticut. For estate settlement, Cane & Boniface P.C. helps many out-of-state clients who need to settle estates within our jurisdictions - NY, NJ and CT.

    Updated January 2017

    Charles M. Sprock, Jr

    Baldwin & Sutphen LLP 126 N Salina St Syracuse, NY 13202

    +1 315-477-0100 ext. 16
    Fax: 315-477-5071
    Charles "Casey" Sprock specializes in adoption, real property and estate planning & administration. He also teaches at Syracuse University where he focuses on legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community. He and his staff have worked with female, male and straight couples helping them through adoptions in several different NYS counties. Casey welcomes the opportunity to help his fellow members of the LGBT community form and protect their families.

    Updated January 2017

    Community Dispute Resolution Center

    Center Ithaca, 171 E. State St. Box 111, Ithaca, NY 14850

    +1 607-273-9347   
    Fax: 607-735-9828 

    215 E. Church Street, Suite 103, Elmira, NY 14901

    +1 607-734-9087   
    Fax: 607-735-9828 

    105 9th St., Unit 15, Watkins Glen, NY 14891    

    Conflict happens to us anytime and anywhere and that can make life hard. Through mediation, CDRC can help you talk things out to increase clarity and understanding, help you define the next steps or facilitate agreements. No one likes being stuck in conflict, so give us a call. We can help!

    Updated January 2017

    Copps diPaola, PLLC

    126 State Street, 6th Floor Albany, NY 12207

    +1 518-436-4170
    Fax: 518-436-1456 
    Anne Reynolds Copps
    Casey Copps DiPaola
    We provide comprehensive family legal services including adoption, name change, wills and estate planning and real estate closings. We have been happily representing LGBT individuals and families for 25 years.

    Updated January 2017

    Divorce Mediation Associates

    47 Round Trail Drive Pittsford, NY 14534

    Fax: 585-381-4841 

    Mediation is a cooperative goal-oriented process to help cohabiting couples structure, or restructure, their family and/or finances in a fair and responsible manner. Mediation can be used to define living together arrangements or to settle current troubling issues. Divorce Mediation Associates focuses primarily on divorce and separation cases. 

    Updated January 2017
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    Fabrizio Law Offices

    84 Court Street, Suite 201, Binghamton, NY 13901 and 103 Southside Drive, Owego, NY 13827

    +1 607-771-1984 

    Fax: 607-722-2842
    Legal services for Real Estate, Wills & Estates, Business Law, Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support.

    Updated January 2017
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    Fellows & Hymowitz 

    254 South Main Street, Suite 500, New City, NY 10956

    +1 845-639-9300  Fax: 845-634-3598

    Robert L. Fellows, Esq.
    Law firm handling matters in areas of personal injury litigation, including all serious injury actions, wrongful death, product liability, medical malpractice, local & state claims and work site injuries who are experienced, compassionate & hard working and believe that "the right lawyers make a real difference".

    Updated January 2017

    Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society

    351 S. Warren St.,  Syracuse, NY 13202

    +1 315-422-8191
    Fax: 315-472-2819
    Contact Person: Kathleen E. O'Hara
    Primarily for residents of Onondaga County, we provide representation to adults in mandated cases in Onondaga County Family Court. The major areas of representation in our general Civil Program are domestic relations, housing (primarily eviction proceedings) and unemployment. Appeals, parole, and extradition are assigned to us by the courts.

    Updated January 2017

    Greenberg Adoption

    305 Broadway, 9 Fl., New York, NY 10007

    Fax: 212-545-7406
    Mr. Greenberg has been an adoption attorney in NYC since 1993. He is very proud of his work with same-sex couples and has recently completed a new children's book about a young girl's adoption by two loving mothers.
    Mr. Greenberg does free lectures on how to navigate the adoption process throughout New York. He is the resident legal expert of the monthly Family Law Clinic at the LGBT Community Center in Greenwich Village.

    Updated January 2017

    Paulette Hall/Legal Shield/ID Shield 

    1 Ely Park Blvd. Apt. E3 Binghamton, NY 13905
    Expert legal and identity theft coverage. 
    Choose family, individual, and small business plans. 

    Low monthly premiums, no contracts, U.S. Wide/Canada coverage. 

    Updated June 2017. 

    Law Office of Joyce Kauffman

    231 Third Street Cambridge, MA 02142

    +1 617-577-1505
    Kauffman Crozier LLP
    Law firm providing legal services to LGBT individuals and families in the areas of family law, guardianship, adoption, mediation, and estate planning.

    Updated January 2017

    Law Offices of Christine J. Klein

    245 Saw Mill River Road, Suite 106 Hawthorne NY, 10532

    +1 914-449-6749 
    Fax: 914-931-4100
    Gay owned and operated law firm providing legal services in: Adoption, Reproductive Law, Family Law, Elder Law, Wills, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Personal Injury. My goal is to provide quality legal representation to our community and to protect the legal rights of our special families.

    Updated January 2017
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    Kanen Law Firm

    90 Park Avenue 18th Floor New York, NY 10016

    +1 212-922-9099
    Contact Person: Albert Myburgh
    Albie Myburgh focuses his practice on LGBT family law in New York City's five boroughs. He has extensive experience litigating and mediating same-sex divorces, pre-nups, adoptions, and child custody / support issues.

    Updated January 2017

    Krieger Law

    Lawrence Krieger, Attorney

    510 Clinton Square, Suite 5121 Rochester, NY 14604

    +1 585-773-1991
    Gay-friendly family law and general practice with a focus on co-parent adoption, domestic partnership, estate planning, name change and civil suits. Consultations by Skype also available after hours Please mention Pride and Joy Families when contacting us for expedited handling of your inquiry.

    Updated January 2017

    Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York (LASMNY)

    168 Water Street, 2nd Fl, Binghamton, NY 139011

    +1 607-231-5900  Fax: 607-724-7211
    Provides free legal representation and counseling in civil matters to low-income, elderly and disabled people residing in thirteen upstate counties, where such intervention may offer a solution to a problem that impacts on the preservation of the client's home, economic stability, or health and physical safety. Applicants who are over-income for these services, or whose representation may involve class action or lobbying may be referred to Legal Services of Central New York. These two organizations work cooperatively in client service as the Justice Alliance of Mid-New York.

    Updated January 2017

    Law Office of Emanuel N. Mouganis

    62 Main Street Brockport, NY 14420

    +1 585-637-2123 
    Fax: 585-637-6085
    The Law Office of Emanuel N. Mouganis will provide you with experienced and aggressive representation that will protect your rights, serve your best interests and represent you with the integrity and professionalism you deserve. Emanuel N. Mouganis, Esq. has represented citizens seeking justice through litigation in both civil and criminal cases. Our criminal practice consists of representing persons in criminal defense, including DWI/DUI cases, and, traffic violations. Our civil practice strives to meet the varied legal needs of our clients, providing attentive and experienced legal representation in areas of family law and divorce, and a variety of personal injury claims.

    Updated January 2017
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    Law Offices of Laurie B. Goldheim

    20 Old Nyack Turnpike Suite 300 Nanuet, NY 10954

    +1 845-624-2727 
    Fax: 845-624-8400
    The Law Offices of Laurie B. Goldheim is dedicated exclusively to the practice of adoption law. Ms. Goldheim is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and was honored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute as a 2007 Angel in Adoption. Ms. Goldheim specializes in all types of adoptions including private domestic adoptions, agency assisted adoptions and finalizations, and finalizations of international adoption placements. She routinely represents people in adult adoptions, second parent adoptions, foster care adoptions, and re-adoptions of international adoptions that finalized outside of the United States.

    Updated January 2017

    Marcus W. Kroll, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery

    1600 Bausch & Lomb Place Rochester, NY 14604

    Fax: 585-232-2152
    Comprehensive Domestic Relations and Estate Planning services for the LGBT community. Marcus has spent time learning the unique issues and crafting custom solutions for today's modern families.

    Updated January 2017

    Mediation Network of Syracuse

    1940 Valley Drive Syracuse, NY 13207

    +1 315-492-1082
    We provide mediation services for family issues without regard to marital status, thereby extending services to individuals and couples who do not have access to the courts or prefer not to use the court system. Individual, couple, and family counseling are also available.

    Updated January 2017

    Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC  Reproductive Attorney

    1 Paragon Drive, Suite 158 Montvale, NJ 07645

    Fax: 201-505-0097
    Our law firm focuses our services in all aspects of reproductive law including but not limited to gestational surrogacy, embryo, ovum and sperm donation, co-parent and second parent adoptions, and pre-birth parentage orders. Attorney Brisman has argued and won many landmark cases for both heterosexual and same-sex couples. We also draft contracts and other documents for numerous types of reproductive arrangements. Licensed to practice in NY, NJ, PA and MA.

    Updated January 2017

    Provda Law Firm

    40 Wall Street 11 Floor New York, NY 10005

    +1 212-671-0936
    Experienced family law attorneys who are not only LGBT friendly, but also provide same-sex divorce legal services.
    Find out more at - 

    Updated January 2017

    Q Law: The LGBTQ Law Association of CNY

    Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.  221 S. Warren St. Suite 320 Syracuse, NY 13202

    Sally Fisher Curran, Esq
    +1 315-263-0787
    Fax: 315-939-1466
    Works to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in the justice system; promote LGBTQ legal professionals in central New York; educate the legal community and the public on LGBTQ-specific legal issues; and support judges who support equal civil rights for LGBTQ persons. We serve LGBTQ attorneys, paralegals, legal advocates, law students, court employees, and all others in the legal profession throughout Central New York.

    Updated January 2017

    Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP

    116 Kraft Avenue, Suite 3 Bronxville, NY 12582

    Denise E. Seidelman, Esq.
    Nina E. Rumbold, Law Partner to the Director
    +1 914-779-1050
    Fax: 914-931-1786
    Rumbold & Seidelman practices exclusively in the area of adoption and reproductive law. We are members of the National LGBT Bar Association Family Law Institute, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Participation in the LGBT Family Law Institute is by invitation only and the Institute's purpose is to allow experienced LGBT family law practitioners to discuss legal strategies which will benefit members of the LBGT community on wide range of family law issue issues, including those relating to family formation.

    We are admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey and we practice in many courts throughout both states. Our emphasis is on personal attention to our clients. We have represented hundreds of clients to adopt or place their children with integrity and love. We also concentrate our practice in the evolving field of reproductive law and have counseled Intended Parents, Egg, Sperm, Embryo Donors and Gestational Carriers in collaborative reproduction arrangements.

    Our law practice reflects our understanding that our work is first and foremost about creating families. We believe that our practice should be non-adversarial and cooperative. It should be dedicated to building secure family relationships that benefit all members of the adoption triad or participants in collaborative reproduction. We know our clients are making decisions and choices that will impact them for life. It is our job to listen to and guide our clients based on our knowledge and expertise.

    Updated January 2017

    Sally Fisher Curran

    Cornell Law School 148 Myron Taylor Hall Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

    (607) 255-4196
    Sally Curran is the Executive Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc. (OnVLP), a pro bono legal services organization serving low-income people throughout Central New York. She has guided OnVLP through a spin off into an independent nonprofit, major technology upgrades, and expansion, including new programming to address immigration, family matters, LGBT rights, homeless needs and reentry work.

    Updated January 2017

    Susan L. English, Esq. Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

    99 Corporate Drive Binghamton, NY 13904

    +1 607-821-2202

    Updated January 2017

    Shaltiel Law Group, LLC

    417 North Cayuga St Ithaca, NY 14850

    +1 607-273-3332     
    Fax: 607-261-1333 

    Shaltiel Law Group is an established law firm with a commitment to providing quality legal services while paying meticulous attention to our clients needs. Our founding member attorney, Yifat Shaltiel, specializes in assisted reproductive law, adoption law, and estate law. Yifat has been an attorney since 2004 and is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

    Updated January 2017

    Shrybman Law Offices, PC

    14800 Athey Road Burtonsville, MD 20866-1602

    +1 800-277-4004     +1 301-421-0085     Fax: 301-421-9008 

    Surrogacy solutions. Legal and agency in one. Free hotline. Low Cost. 20 years experience. Adoption and surrogacy.

    Updated January 2017

    Sylvia Rivera Law Project

    147 West 24th St New York, NY 10011  

    +1 212-337-8550 
    Fax: 212-337-1972
    Provides access to free, quality, respectful, affirming legal services for low-income transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming people.

    Updated January 2017

    Thaler and Thaler

    309 North Tioga Street  Ithaca, NY 14851-0266

    +1 607-272-2314 
    Fax: 607-272-8466 

    An established and growing law firm committed to providing excellent client service by using innovative and aggressive strategies designed to effectively achieve successful results. We are a general practice firm, but have expertise in numerous areas including adoptions, custody matters, estate planning, labor and employment and other areas which are particularly important to the gay and lesbian community. I have done many same sex adoptions in Tompkins and Chemung counties.

    Updated January 2017

    Tracy's Law Office

    11 South Main Street, Suite 103 Oneonta, NY 13820

    +1 607-432-6959   
    Fax: 607-264-9094

    Tracy's Law Office provides legal services meeting the needs of your family. We fully understand and respect members of the LGBTQ community. Too often attorneys view people different if they fall under the LGBTQ umbrella, treat people and their problems differently. Our view is that you have a legal matter (such as a Divorce or Custody battle) - so what if you fall under the LGBTQ umbrella. Everyone should be treated as a person independent of factors of race, gender, gender identify, sexual preference. Let our office help you through your legal issues.

    Updated January 2017 
  • LGBTQ Community 

    A New Hope Center

    20 Church Street Owego, NY 13827

    800-696-7600 -24-hour hotline
    A New Hope Center is a domestic violence, crime victims, and sexual assault services organization providing support, counseling and advocacy to Tioga County and beyond. ANHC provides community education programs and training for interested groups and professionals on topics of family violence, batterer programs, hate crimes, date violence/rape, and child sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and crisis intervention. ANHC operates a 24 hr. crisis hotline and shelters survivors of domestic violence. 

    Updated January 2017

    Advocacy Center of Tompkins County

    PO Box 164 Ithaca, NY 14851

    Phone: 24-hour hotline 607-277-5000
    Office: 607-77-3203
    Fax: 607-277-4003
    The Advocacy Center provides supportive services to youth and adults in Tompkins County NY who have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence. Services include: 24 hour hotline, emotional support, help with police or courts, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, and emergency shelter. All services are free.

    Updated January 2017. 

    Albany Community Action Partnership

    333 Sheridan Ave Albany, NY 12206

    Kathleen Cloutier, Executive Director
    Albany Community Action Partnership (Albany CAP) provides supportive services to the income eligible (per program) community in Albany County. Programs include Early Childhood Education (Head Start, Child Care and the Family Court Children's Center), energy services, housing rehabilitation, food pantry, volunteer income tax assistance (VITA), employment services, HEAP certification, in addition to individualized and confidential strategic case management and a network of community partners.

    AliForney Center

    321 W. 125th Street New York, NY 10027

    Contact person: Joey Lopez
    Fax: 212-206-7486
    Our mission is to help homeless LGBT youth be safe and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.

    Updated January 2017 

    Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/Aids

    400 Broadway New York, NY 10013

    Contact persons: Robert Murayama/Jarron Magallanes
    Fax: 646-334-7956
    APICHA's mission is to combat HIV/AIDS stigma and related discrimination, to prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities, and to provide care and treatment for A &PIs living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

    Audre Lorde Project

    85 South Oxford St, 3rd Fl Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Fax: 718-596-1328
    The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

    Updated January 2017. 

    CANDLE Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc.

    120 North Main St, Suite 301 New City, NY 10956

    Fax: 845-639-0951
    CANDLE's mission is to prevent substance abuse and violence among youth. CANDLE's goal is to improve the health and climate of our schools and our communities by providing prevention education and resistance strategies to youth and their adult allies, and support programs for young people at risk. Through its Youth Pride Initiative, CANDLE offers supportive and affirming groups for LGBTQ youth and their allies.

    Updated January 2017. 

    Care Manage For All – Care Management Service

    Upstate New York Region
    Contact person: Kim Evanoski MPA, LMSW
    Sometimes having a professional partner to talk to makes it easier when you are looking for resources or making care planning decisions.
    Care Manage For All offers two services to assist you in your care work:
    1. Consultation
    2. Education/Referral Services
    Professional qualifications/credentials are provided through websites via LinkedIn.
    Member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.
    Member of the National Association of Social Workers.
    To work together as care partners and about service fees, email with your full name, phone number and email address.

    Updated January 2017. 

    Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, & Services

    Ithaca College 953 Danby Road Ithaca, NY 14850

    Contact person: Luca Maurer
    The Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services actively fosters the academic success and personal growth of LGBT students, and it offers college-wide services to enhance the campus community's understanding and appreciation of LGBT people and themes. A variety of the Center's events throughout the year are free and open to the public.

    Updated January 2017. 

    Center Lane

    845 N. Broadway, Suite 2 White Plains, NY 10603

    Fax: 914-948-2987
    Center Lane provides a safe-haven that fosters a positive sense of self, reduces isolation and addresses high-risk behaviors in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their straight allies ages 14-21. The program provides emotional and social support through fun, educational, age-appropriate activities. Center Lane offers individual, group, and family counseling, educational and recreational activities, a youth leadership program, social events and dances, an annual Gay Prom and so much more.

    Updated January 2017. 

    Fenway Health

    LGBT Family & Parenting Services 1340 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02215

    Fax: 617-247-3460
    LGBT+ Family and Parenting Services organizes education, support, and advocacy activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary prospective parents, parents, and children. These include The Alternative Insemination Program, support group for transgender/non-binary parents, LGBT+ Parenting Workshops, and more. 

    Updated January 2017. 

    Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

    100 College Ave. #100  Rochester, NY 14607

    Contact person: Jeff Myers 
    Fax: 585-244-8246
    The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is dedicated to cultivating a healthy, inclusive environment where individuals of all sexual orientations and gender expressions are safe, thriving, and enjoying full civil rights. We provide the LGBTA community with a youth program, educational presentations, a community safety program, a library, community meeting space, short term counseling, and our monthly newspaper, The Empty Closet. 

    Updated January 2017. 

    Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York, Inc. (GLYS)

    371 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202

    Marvin L. Henchbarger, Executive Director
    Gay & Lesbian Youth Services (GLYS) of WNY provides an after school Drop~in Center in downtown Buffalo for GLBTQ youth and allies and supports more than 36 high school Gay Straight Alliances, 2 middle school GSAs and 6 GSAs in residential treatment facilities and group homes. Staff provide many workshops for current and future counselors and social workers, is working to place books for GLBT teens and allies into all HS and public libraries throughout the 8 counties of WNY and upon request provides a wide array of resources and support for youth and families throughout the region. In June, 2013, GLYS sponsored the first Diversity Prom for LGBTA teens in WNY.

    Updated January 2017. 

    Healing House

    Binghamton, NY
    Contact person: Amy Levy
    Healing the hearts and lives of adult survivors affected by sexual abuse. The Healing House is a peer-run community organization helping victims of sexual assaults. We work with area professionals to create compassionate referral systems and offer peer-run support groups that encourage growth and healing as our peers take their journey.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Healthy Families of Herkimer County

    301 N. Washington St. Herkimer, NY 13350

    Contact person: Dolly Wolford 315-867-1575
    Fax: 315-867-1431
    Available to new and expecting parents in Herkimer County, the Home Visiting Program uses a strengths-based model to provide child development and parenting education, connections to medical providers, assessments of infant-child development, and access to community resources. As an entirely voluntary program with weekly home visits, staff and parents develop strong, trusting, and open relationships that facilitate impressive results.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Hetrick Martin Institute

    2 Astor Place, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003

    Contact Person: Thomas Krever
    212-674-2600 ext. 260
    Fax: 212-674-8650
    The Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the aged 13-24 and their families.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center

    300 Wall St, PO Box 3994 Kingston, NY 12402

    For many years gay and lesbian residents of the Hudson Valley lived their lives as contributing members of the larger community and in doing so laid the foundation for today's vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Today, we have a place where all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people can gather, talk, share concerns, and create solutions.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Identity Youth Center

    206 State Street Binghamton, NY 13901

    Contact person: Mel LeMay
    607-651-9120 ext. 404
    Binghamton is home to Identity Youth Center, a safe and confidential space for youth ages 13 to 24. Identity is dedicated to promoting education and support for LGBTQ+ youth, their families and the community. Identity welcomes and empowers all LGBTQ+ youth and their allies to come and be who they are.

    Updated February 2017. 

    In Our Own Voices, Inc.

    245 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    Fax: 518-432-4123
    Works to ensure the physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, cultural and economic survival and growth of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people of color. Publishes a health and human services directory, sponsors workshops, support groups, seminars and family activities.

    Updated February 2017. 

    The Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (The LOFT)

    252 Bryant Ave White Plains, NY 10605

    Fax: 914 682-7827
    The LOFT serves the LGBT community of the Lower Hudson Valley region. We offer support groups, a help line, lending library, newsletter and various educational and social activities.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project

    Binghamton University, LN-2408 Binghamton, NY 13902

    Claudia E. Stallman, Project Director 
    The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project is dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people in upstate New York find one another and the resources they need to build and sustain healthy families. The Project offers educational programs, provider training, information and referral services, the Directory of Family Building Services, and support groups for LGBT parents and prospective parents. Our network of Pride and Joy Families provides social and educational activities and a sense of community to LGBT parents and their children. The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project was started in 2000 with a grant from New York State to the Ferre Institute, Inc.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (The Center)

    208 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011

    Provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need, educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential. Resources for families, and those planning to become parents. Offers Centerkids, LGBT family programs.

    Updated February 2017. 

    LIGALY (Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth)

    34 Park Ave Bay Shore, NY 11706
    5820 Little Neck Pky, Little Neck, NY 11362 

    Fax: 631-665-7874
    Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) is a bi-county (Nassau and Suffolk) not-for-profit organization providing education, advocacy, and social support services to Long Island's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and young adults, and all youth, young adults, and their families for whom sexuality, sexual identity, gender identity, and HIV/AIDS are an issue. Our goals are to empower GLBT youth, advocate for their diverse interests, and to educate society about them.

    Updated February 2017. 

    The MOCHA Center (Men of Color Health Awareness)

    107 Pole Liberty Way Rochester, NY 14604

    Fax: 585-420-1409
    The MOCHA Center (Men of Color Health Awareness) is a peer driven initiative which has been in existence since December 1996. MOCHA provides HIV/AIDS education/outreach, and community development for men of color who are identified as gay, bi-sexual or men who have sex with men (MSM) or young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Currently, several funding sources support MOCHA Center's programs to provide education, prevention & intervention to youth who are MSM's of color and may be at risk for contracting the HIV virus.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network, Inc.

    1000 Cornelia Street, 2nd Floor Utica, NY 13502

    1 877-267-6193
    Fax: 315-732-5640 Fax
    We work with consumers and health and human service professionals to improve birth outcomes and maternal, child, and family health, facilitate collaboration among providers and community organizations and advocate for change. We share information with consumers about women's health, preconception planning, pregnancy health and infant care. We refer consumers to supportive services that help them keep their families strong and well. We help individuals and families apply for health insurance programs through the NY State of Health Marketplace. We assess community needs and work with health and human service providers to address those needs.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network

    457 State St. Binghamton, NY 13901

    Fax: 607-772-0468
    Our mission is to improve the health of pregnant women, infants and families in south central New York. To accomplish this we educate our communities; connect individuals and families to health and other services, advocate for system improvements, and partner with other agencies, government and providers to strengthen families. We focus on every element of care, from the individual to the health care system to policymakers. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of innovative strategies, serving as a trusted resource and authority in maternal and child health care.

    Updated February 2017. 

    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)

    116 Nassau St. Third Floor, New York, NY 10038

    Founded in 1973, NGLTF was the first LGBT civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice and equality.

    Updated February 2017. 

    New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

    116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10038

    212-714-1141 24-hour hotline (bilingual in English and Spanish)
    Fax: 212-714-2627
    The New York City Anti-Violence Project is dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education. AVP provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people each year from all five boroughs of New York City. The organization maintains a 24- hour, Spanish/English bilingual hotline staffed by professional counselors and trained volunteers providing professional and peer support counseling, as well as advocacy with police, courts, and social service agencies.

    Updated February 2017.

    Onondaga County/Syracuse Commission on Human Rights

    John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Suite 19- Basement Level, 421 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY 13202 

    Fax: 315-435-2439
    Respond and resolve complaints of discrimination and unfair treatment. Training and education in diversity, conflict, and leadership. Provide support, open dialogue, refer, and locate resources to all oppressed people.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Out for Health A Project of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes

    111 E Seneca Street Ithaca, NY 14850

    607-216-0023 Fax
    In addition to the medical services offered in the clinic, and our clinic counselors who are available to discuss family building and resources, we are also now proud to offer, Out for Health, an LGBT health and wellness project. This program is housed at our new Education and LGBT Outreach Office on Seneca Street. Please visit our website for more information and to sign up for our newsletter.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Peter Cicchino Youth Project

    40 Rector St., 9th Floor, New York, NY 10006

    Contact person: Lee Strok
    877-LGBT-LAW (877-542-8529)
    Of the estimated 20,000 teenagers living on the streets of New York City, almost half self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). These teens have been thrown out of their homes or have run away from foster care because of homophobia, harassment, and physical abuse. Once on the streets, the majority of them turn to prostitution and drug use. We created the Peter Cicchino Youth Project to reach out to these young people and help them stabilize their lives. Through this project, we have assisted thousands of teens to navigate the complicated channels of government benefits, access permanent housing, and continue their education.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Pride Center of the Capital Region

    332 Hudson Avenue Albany, NY 12201

    Fax: 518-462-2101
    Oldest continuously-operating LGBT community center in the country. Provides numerous programs and activities including Center Youth for LGBT youth ages 13-18, Vintage Pride for LGBT seniors 55 and over, Center Support with peer support and direct counseling, Center Arts including cultural and gallery events, and Center Families for LGBTQ families and their children and allies. We also provide numerous workshops and seminars on issues of concern to the community such as health, personal finance and family/legal matters.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Pride Center of Staten Island 

    25 Victory Blvd, 3rd Fl Staten Island, NY 10301-2905

    Contact person: Ralph W. Vogel, Director
    Fax: 718-808-1397 Fax
    The Pride Center of Staten Island provides lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their family members with direct local access to culturally competent, gay-oriented, LGBT-friendly services, programs, events and activities that promote their overall physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Pride Center of Western NY

    206 S. Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14201

    716-852-PRIDE (7743)
    The Pride Center of Western New York was created to serve the LGBT communities of Western New York. We offer referrals for health care, counseling and legal issues, community meeting space, support/discussion groups, youth programming, and more!

    Updated February 2017. 

    Pride for Youth: Long Island Crisis Center

    2050 Bellmore Ave Bellmore, NY 11710

    Contact person: Pete Carney
    516-679-9000 ext. 11
     Crisis Hotline: (516) 679-1111
    As providers of anonymous, non-judgmental services, our hotline counselors have always been keenly aware of the pain and isolation of teenagers coming to terms with being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Since the early 1970's, we have fielded calls from kids who were kicked out of their homes, considering suicide, and feeling like they had nowhere to turn. For many years, Long Island Crisis Center was the only agency in the region to specifically outreach to LGBT youth.

    Updated February 2017. 

    The Q Center @ ACR

    627 West Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13204

    Fax: 315-472-6515
    The Q Center provides 3 weekly social support groups for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 in Syracuse and a monthly group for transgender children ages 8-12; an After-School Program with tutoring, computer access, an LGBT library, homework support, SAT & GED preparation; Arts programming; School outreach; GSA Councils supporting school diversity clubs; Advocacy opportunities in support of LGBTQ youth; HIV & sex education; Individual counseling; Community training on LGBTQ youth cultural competency and information and referrals to community resources.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Queens Center for Gay Seniors

    74-09 37th Ave. Rm. 409 Jackson Heights, NY 11372

    Contact person: John Nagel
    Fax: 718-592-2933
    Queens Center for Gay Seniors is the only community-based senior center in Queens that provides educational, recreational and a whole-body approach to activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) older adults. As such, it offers a unique and much-needed borough-wide home to older LBGTQ older adults.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Queens Pride House

    76-11 37th Ave, Suite 206 Jackson Heights, NY 11372

    Fax: 917-832-7617
    The mission of Queens Pride House is to create a safe and nurturing space in the Borough of Queens where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will be empowered to reach their full potential. Pride House offers social services and referrals, a Library/Media Center, and social, cultural and multicultural events and activities.

    Updated February 2017. 

    SAGE/Upstate, Inc.

    431 E Fayette St Syracuse, NY 13202

    Serving older gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons in the upstate Communities of Central New York.

    Updated February 2017. 

    SOS Shelter, Inc.

    P.O. Box 393 Endicott, NY 13761

    Contact person: Carrie Hyde, LMSW
    Hotline: 1-877-754-4340
    Fax: 607-748-1773
    Services provided for victims of domestic violence include emergency shelter, advocacy services, and counseling services. The agency can also provide educational presentations to community groups on the topic of domestic violence.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP)

    122 Baldwin Street Johnson City, NY 13790

    John Barry, Executive Director 
    Hotline: 800-333-0892
    Free and confidential support and prevention services in an eight county region of the Southern Tier of New York. Services include: case management; referral; support groups; and specific groups for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals. Educational programs designed to address homophobia, both internalized and in the professional human service community.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Trilium Health

    259 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14607

    AIDS Care leads a compassionate community effort within the Rochester & Finger Lakes region providing a complete continuum of programs and services including HIV-related medical care, education, prevention, advocacy and support services for people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

    Updated January 2017

    TruBliss Wellness 

    709 North Main Street, Suite 5, North Syracuse, NY 13212

    Contact Person: Cristy Casamento 
    The best of medical and holistic services for all transformational needs. Laser hair removal, peels, waxing, health coaching, rieki, skincare, and much more! 

    Updated April 2017

    United Hospice of Rockland, Inc.

    11 Stokum Lane New City, NY 10956

    Contact person: Amy Stern
    Fax: 845-634-7549 Fax
    Provides comprehensive care and support to individuals and their loved ones facing advanced illness. Bereavement services are available for anyone in the community who has had a loss. Our program,, securely stores your advance directives on-line.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Vera House, Inc.

    6181 Thompson Rd., Suite 100 Syracuse, NY 13206

    Contact persons: Randi Bregman, Exec. Dir., Loren Cunningham, Educ. Dir.
    24-hour hotline: 315-468-3260
    TTY: 315-484-7263
    Fax: 315-425-8942
    Vera House, Inc. provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes including hate crimes. Services include 24 hour crisis response, advocacy, counseling and preventative education. Vera House is proud to serve LGBTQ survivors of violence.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Walden Place

    839 Bennie Road Cortland, NY 13045

    Jessica Daily 
    Fax: 607-756-2517
    Walden Place is an assisted living community. We provide long or short term senior housing personal care support. Our staff assist residents with bathing, dressing, medication management, transportation, housekeeping, meals, plus scheduled activities. At Walden Place, we encourage independence plus care for our residents with respect and dignity.

    Updated February 2017. 

    YWCA of Binghamton/Broome County

    80 Hawley Street Binghamton, NY 13901

    Carole Coppens, Director
    The YWCA of Binghamton and Broome County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  The agency provides homeless housing to women and their children through its Emergency Shelter and three long term permanent supportive housing programs.  In addition to the housing programs,  the ENCOREplus program provides healthcare screening and education regarding breast and cervical cancer for those who either have no insurance or high deductible insurance.  It also has an on-site New York State Licensed Early Childhood Education Center called Young Wonders serving children from birth to 5 years of age.  Lastly the agency operates Perfectly Suited, a program that provides free professional attire for women and men.

    Updated February 2017. 
  • Medical Providers

    Aiyana Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

    32 Union Square East, Suite 615NNew York, NY 10003

    Contact person: Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac.
    Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac. forms a compassionate healing rapport with patients, offers effective Chinese medical care and teaches the valuable tools of self-care through patient education.

    Updated February 2017.  

    The Art of Massage / The Spa at 500

    500 West Onondaga Street Syracuse, NY 132104

    Contact persons: Ed Griffin-Nolan, Timothy Bryant
    The Art of Massage provides relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, Hot Stone therapy. The Spa at 500 includes a Jacuzzi lounge, sauna, and yoga classes, housed in an old Victorian mansion.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Gary Berk, MD

    Hermon Family Health Care PO Box 178 105 Main Street Hermon, NY 13652

    Fax: 315-347-4493
    Private family practice office for patients of all ages. LGBT parents and their children are welcome. Serves St. Lawrence County.

    BirthRoot Midwifery 

    235 Elm St. Ithaca NY 14850 

    Contact Person: Sandra Londino, MS, CNM, LM 
    Fax: 866-977-4171
    BirthRoot Midwifery provides comprehensive pregnancy/birth/postpartum care, online childbirth preparation, preconception counseling, holistic fertility care (including IUI and ICI), birth control and pregnancy options counseling, termination and miscarriage support, and well-person primary care. We support and welcome clients regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, physical ability, family structure, or religion. All services are provided in a respectful, compassionate, and professional manner.

    Updated June 2017. 

    Phyllis Bloom, L.Ac.

    119 West 23rd St, #701 New York, NY 10011 
    2568 Rte 212 Woodstock, NY 12498

    Fax: 845-679-2604
    Chinese Medicine views a person as a complex and integrated system of energy reflected in one's body, mind, emotions, spirit. Using pulse diagnosis and other traditional modalities, we discern strengths and weaknesses, balance and imbalances and treat with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional and movement recommendations. Practitioner and patient collaborate to explore and open to healing.

    Updated February 2017.  

    Boston IVF, The Albany Center

    399 Albany Shaker Rd, Loundonville, NY 12211
    Peter M. Horvath, MD
    Fax: 518-436-9822
    Offers quality comprehensive medical care to women throughout life's journey. Our team of highly trained specialists provides medical expertise with an understanding of the challenges facing today's women from choices in conception and infertility, to menopause. We strive to be the leader in women's health, known for compassion and a commitment to the highest standard of excellence.
    Updated February 2017. 

    Brighton Hill Pediatrics

    151 Intrepid Lane Syracuse, NY 13205

    Linda L. Imboden, MD
    Fax: 315-469-4482
    Pediatric and adolescent care.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Broome OB/GYN

    Lourdes Towers, 161 Riverside Drive, Suite 109 Binghamton, NY 13905

    Fax: 607-770-3452
    We are a team of physicians, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners working together for you. We provide a variety of health care services which cover the spectrum of a women's life through adolescence, the reproductive years and peri and post menopausal. We treat patients with respect and genuine interest.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Jill Brodsky, MD

    Pediatric Endocrinology
    Mount Kisco Medical Group
    30 Columbia St
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    Updated February 2018.

    California Fertility Partners

    11818 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

    Guy E. Ringler, M.D.
    Fax: 310-828-3310
    California Fertility Partners is a Los Angeles (LA) fertility clinic dedicated to treatment of male infertility and female infertility. Learn more about our comprehensive fertility and infertility treatments including IVF, IUI, Egg Donation, ICSI & Surrogacy. With over thirty years experience in both research and clinical practice, we are recognized as one of the country's premier practices for fertility care. California Fertility Partners understands that infertility is a personal issue and requires a sensitive and caring approach. We have dedicated our professional lives to the study and the practice of reproductive medicine to provide you the greatest chance for success.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Callen Lorde Community Health Center

    356 W. 18th Street New York, NY 10011

    Fax: 212-271-8111
    Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services primarily to New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities -- in all their diversity -- regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness and advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health issues.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Canalside Family Medicine

    10 South Pointe Landing, Suite 250
    Rochester, NY 14606
    Office Phone: (585) 426-4084
    Office Fax: (585) 426-4631

    Updated February 2018.

    Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility

    2 Main St Ste 150 Stoneham, MA 02180

    Fax: 781-438-9601
    When considering parenthood with your partner, Cardone Reproductive Medical and Infertility can effectively guide your course. With above average statistics and success rates, the pathway to parenthood is maximized in a shortened timeframe. What is unique to the Center is their affiliations with networks of resources including agencies, mental health professionals, financial planners, insurance experts and attorneys who work with same-sex couples and individuals nationwide to effectively address the issues uniquely associated with alternative family building.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Center for Better Bones

    605 Franklin Park Drive East Syracuse, NY 13057

    Contact person: Susan Brown, PhD
    Fax: 315-432-9231
    Natural approaches to preventing and treating osteoporosis.

    Updated February 2017.  

    Centre Syracuse, LLC

    3300 James Street Syracuse, NY 13206

    Fax: 315-671-2203
    Centre Syracuse is a partial hospital program for the treatment of eating disorders. The program meets from 11:30am-6:30pm M-F, and we have housing available for participants from out of the area.

    Updated February 2017.

    Chelsea Fertility NYC

    105 East 37th Street Suite 1 New York, NY 10016

    Chelsea Fertility NYC is an internationally recognized fertility center serving the New York City and the greater metropolitan area. Our goal is to support the needs of New York's LGBT community in a private, friendly fertility clinic setting and offer the most effective infertility treatments available, so you can achieve your dream of becoming a parent. We believe financial constraints shouldn't prevent you from starting a family of your own, so we offer a variety of affordable fertility treatments. With coverage under many insurance plans, we provide discounted costs and pricing for IVF, IUI, egg freezing and more. We are so confident in our level of treatment that we offer all patients a free second opinion!

    Updated February 2017. 

    Child Health Care Associates

    6700 Kirkville Rd East Syracuse, NY 13078

    Contact person: Janet Herrington (office manager)
    Fax: 315-463-2019
    Group practice for pediatric patients - newborn through age 19 years.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Peter Clark, MD

    220 W. South Street Groton, NY 13073

    Fax: 607-898-3982
    Solo family medicine practice providing outpatient medical services to all ages.

    Updated February 2017. 

    CNY Fertility Center

    195 Intrepid Lane Syracuse, NY 13205
    38A Old Sparrowbush Rd. Latham, NY 12180

    Robert Kiltz, MD
    Fax: 315-469-6789
    We are an infertility center offering artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization to everyone.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Community Midwifery Care

    Plaza Wellness, 36 Plaza Street Suite 1 A, Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, New York

    Contact person: Gina Eichenbaum-Pikser, CNM
    I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife who provides unrushed, respectful, and personalized gynecological visits to the Brooklyn/NYC community. All visits take place in your own home, as this is the best setting to ensure you feel safe and comfortable. I also offer intrauterine insemination (IUI) at home. It is a privilege for me to help you grow your family, which means my work is always to facilitate your process. Queer/Gender Nonconforming friendly. Servicios también ofrecidos en español.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Community Healthcare Network-Transgender Family Program

    975 Westchester Ave Bronx, NY 10459
    Family Health Center 90-04 161st Street, Jamaica, NY 11432

    Bronx: 718-320-4466
    Queens: 718-523-2123
    Comprehensive health services for transgendered people including primary care, mental health services, hormone treatment, STI treatments and prevention and support group.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Dr. Samuel Cooper

    North Endicott Chiropractic 817 Pine Street Endicott, NY 13760

    Fax: 607-754-3487 Fax
    Chiropractic care, postural rehabilitation, and nutritional counseling.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Robert W. Crabtree III, DDS

    1152 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209

    Fax: 716-886-1028
    General and cosmetic dentistry.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Delphi Healing Arts Center

    3522 James St, Suite 104 Syracuse, NY 13206

    Contact person: Joanne M. Verone
    Fax: 315-463-2672 
    We are licensed Massage Therapists. We have 2 rooms that can be used for Massage. We have both men and women on staff. We were the 1st Massage Center in CNY. We have in the past hired Lesbian and Gay Massage Therapists to be on staff.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Dryden Family Medicine

    PO Box 8, 5 Evergreen Street Dryden, NY 13053

    Fax: 607-844 4288
    Primary care doctor's office with three doctors trained in family medicine and a nurse practitioner.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Karen Duguid, MD

    ParkWest Women's Health 1820 S. Clinton Ave. Rochester, NY 14618

    Contact person: Wendy Spong, Nurse Manager
    Fax: 585-473-3098
    Obstetrics and gynecology care for women of all ages including routine care, follow-up for abnormal pap smears, gynecologic surgery as necessary, among other services. We provide gynecology and early obstetric ultrasounds and bone density scans. New obstetric patients and all others are warmly welcomed.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Heather Emanuel, PA-C

    Samaritan Family Health Center 3 DeMott Street Lacona, NY 13083

    Fax: 315-387-3246
    Full family health care from newborns to end-of-life care, from sensitive, caring, somewhat irreverent providers. We use liberal doses of humor in our practice, which is fully inclusive of all lifestyles.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Endwell Family Physicians, LLP

    415 Hooper Rd Endwell, NY 13760

    Fax: 607-754-5697
    Family practice medical group offering a full range of services for individuals and families from newborn to old age. We offer pediatric and adult care for men and women. We have a walk-in service available from 9am to 9pm daily as well as appointments with your individual provider.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Erie County Dept. of Health

    95 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202

    Responsible for the planning, financing and oversight of a system of prevention, rehabilitation and treatment involving mental health, alcoholism, substance abuse, mental retardation/developmental disabilities that is accessible to the residents of Erie County.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Evergreen Health Services 

    206 South Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201

    Fax: 716-847-0418
    The largest and most comprehensive provider of HIV/AIDS prevention and care services in western New York. We provide high quality services in a confidential setting with a medical practice sub-specialty in LGBT health.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Family Care Medical Group

    308 West Seneca Street Manlius, NY 13104

    Mary Jackson, MD 
    Fax: 315-682-8847 
    We are a family practice group who are comfortable and happy taking care of LGBT people and their families.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Family Planning of South Central NY, Inc.

    117 Hawley Street Binghamton, NY 13901

    Fax: 607-723-4087
    Our mission is to advocate and provide information, education and health care services pertaining to human sexuality and reproductive health in a private and confidential manner, respectful of all beliefs, supporting freedom of choice and responsibility.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Anthony Fazio, LAc, CA

    Peaceful Spirit Acupuncture 422 Taylor Place Ithaca, NY 14850

    General practice acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition. Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong instruction.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Ferre Institute, Inc.

    124 Front Street Binghamton, NY 13905

    Ferre Institute, Inc. was founded in 1974. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of quality services and education of professionals and the public about fertility, family building and concerns about inherited or genetic risks. The Institute provides professional training in adoption, infertility and medical genetics. It provides information and resources about family building issues to the public and is committed to raising awareness about the needs of individuals who are members of underserved communities and communities of color. The Institute also provides clinical genetic counseling services through a unique community based model. At present, we serve one million NYS residents in underserved and rural communities.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Timothy G. Geen, MD

    Penfield Pediatrics, LLC 21 Willow Pond Way, Suite 200 Penfield, NY 14526

    Fax: 585-377-9715
    We provide comprehensive pediatric care to infants, children, and teens in a supportive and caring environment. We strive to be sensitive to the distinct needs of each family including those with LGBT parents or children.

    Updated February 2017. 

    GentlyBorne Midwifery

    253 North Applegate Road Ithaca, NY 14850

    Monica Daniel, CNM
    I offer personalized consultation and healthcare visits. My private practice covers basic fertility counseling, annual exams, prenatal care and home delivery. My office is very quiet and private and all visits are extended (usually one hour) to allow plenty of time for discussion.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Greene County Family Planning

    411 Main Street, 3rd Floor Catskill, NY 12414

    Laura Churchill, NP, Program Administrator
    Fax: 518-719-3797
    Female nurse practitioners have provided expert, compassionate, reproductive health care to women, men, and teens for over 35 years. Services for women include comprehensive gynecological exams, birth control, emergency contraception, breast and cervical cancer screening, pregnancy testing, and level one infertility services. For men we offer complete physicals including testicular exams, and when appropriate prostate exams. For men and women we provide confidential or anonymous HIV counseling and testing and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment. Medicaid and many other insurance plans are accepted and a sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance. Call for a confidential appointment because you deserve the best!

    Updated February 2017. 

    Healthy Baby Network 

    The Strong Todd House, 693 East Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14607

    Contact person: Deanna Spiotta, Communications Director
    Fax: 585-546-3021
    Healthy Baby Network strives to give every baby the opportunity to be born healthy by supporting vulnerable mothers and families.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Floyd Hutchison,MS, RN, RDH, PMHNP-BC

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Child & Adult)
    132 Allens Creek Road
    Rochester, NY 14618
    585-241-9349 fax

    Updated February 2018.

    Irondequoit Pediatrics

    809 E. Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14621

    Fax: 585-266-9207
    Three pediatricians and one nurse practitioner who strive to provide the best pediatric care possible. 

    Updated February 2017. 

    Ithaca Acupuncture: Integrative Medicine Center

    301 West State Street Ithaca, NY 14850

    Contact: Neil Weinberg
    Neil utilizes a combination of healing therapies including acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, herbal medicine, and holistic nutrition. He has had extensive training and continues to attend seminars on a regular basis to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field of natural healthcare. He is nationally board certified in herbal medicine, a key component to helping his patients create and maintain wellness. He understands the pressures and challenges of contemporary life which his patients face and offers valuable support and guidance.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Jacobus Center

    60 Central Ave, 1st Floor, Room 107, Cortland, NY 13045

    The Jacobus Center has supplied family planning/reproductive health services to the Cortland community since 1972. Quality health care and programs are provided with respect by our caring and professional team of nurse practitioners, nurses, educators, and support staff. JCRH provides a free STD testing and treatment program for the Cortland County Health Department.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Dr. Monica Jones

    Syracuse Pediatrics 3175 East Genesee Street, Suite 2 Syracuse, NY 13224

    We are a pediatric group that cares for all children from birth to college in a warm, fun and loving environment.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Nathan W. Keever, DO

    194 North Main Street Oriskany Falls, NY 13425

    We provide care for the entire family from newborn to geriatric care. We are staffed by a board-certified family physician as well as a certified family nurse practitioner.

    Updated February 2017. 

    James Dana Kondrup, MD

    Broome OB/GYN 161 Riverside Drive, Suite 109

    Fax: 607-770-3452
    We provide full gynecologic and fertility care. In addition, we provide the most advanced options in laparoscopic surgery.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Richard A. Keliger, MD

    Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
    108 Main St
    New Paltz, NY 12561
    (845) 255-5560

    Updated February 2018.

    Lake Champlain Ob/Gyn, PC

    206 Cornelia St #306 Plattsburgh, NY 12901

    Fax: 518-562-7189
    All aspects of women's health care. AIUM ultrasound certified. Artificial insemination services.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Andrew J. Levi, MD, FACOG

    Park Avenue Fertility 5520 Park Avenue, Suite MG-205  Trumbull, CT 06611

    Fax: 203-372-6706 
    Contact Person: Tara Liskov
    Family building for lesbian and gay couples and intended single parents. Compassionate and individualized care. Services offered include IVF with ICSI, donor egg and gestational carrier programs, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for genetics and sex selection, donor insemination, state of the art IVF laboratory on site. Board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

    Updated February 2017.

    Lifetime Health Medical Group

    899 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203

    Maritza Baez, MD 
    Lifetime Health Medical Group is a versatile primary care practice with 11 locations throughout Buffalo and Rochester, NY. In addition to family and internal medicine, and pediatrics, we offer Urgent Care, Pharmacy, and many specialty services. All Lifetime Health practices have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections® Program as Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes, the national organization's highest designation.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Liverpool Chiropractic & Wellness PLLC

    403 Tulip St Liverpool, NY 13088

    Contact person: Dr. Laura Harrington
    Fax: 315-457-7807
    Chiropractic Services - helping people achieve their maximal health potential by removing subluxations and nerve interference, thus obtaining maximal spinal connection.

    Updated January 2017. 

    Dr. Mayo Obstetrics & Gynecology

    141 Groton Avenue Cortland, NY 13045

    Dr. David Mayo
    Dr. David Mayo provides a full range of women's health services, from prenatal care and childbirth, to reproductive and gynecologic primary care, as well as related surgical procedures.

    Updated February 2017. 

    M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories

    2975 Westchester Ave Purchase, NY 10577

    Contact person: Sue Bernard, Marketing Director 
    Fax: 914-683-0974
    M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Labs provides state of the art cord blood banking at an affordable price. Our fees are up to half what our competitors charge because we do not have expensive marketing or salesforce costs and we pass that savings on to our customers. We will provide the LGBT community a further discount of $50 off the processing and storage fee when you mention code GSWP.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Arlene Messer, DDS/Anna Belous, DDS

    Contemporary Dentistry, 2052 Clinton Ave S. Rochester, NY 14618

    Fax: 585-244-0622
    General and cosmetic dentistry. Sedation dentistry. Implant dentistry.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Out for Health

    A project of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes
    111 E Seneca Street Ithaca, NY 14850

    Fax: 607-216-0023
    In addition to the medical services offered in the clinic, and our clinic counselors who are available to discuss family building and resources, we are also now proud to offer, Out for Health, an LGBT health and wellness project. This program is housed at our new Education and LGBT Outreach Office on Seneca Street. Please visit our website for more information and to sign up for our newsletter.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Papillon Gender Wellness Center

    18 Village Row, Suite 43, Logan Square, Lower York Road (202), New Hope, PA 18938

    Fax: 215-693-1197
    FtM and MtF genital and chest surgery ~ Facial Feminization Surgery ~ Contrahormone Therapy ~ Fertility Services ~ Voice Therapy ~ Counseling Services

    Updated February 2017. 

    John J. Paris, DDS

    301 Exchange Blvd., Suite 202 Rochester, NY 14608

    General dentistry for adults and children.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Path 2 Parenthood

    315 Madison Ave, Suite 901 New York, NY 10017


    Updated February 2017. 

    Dr. Suzanne Piotrowski, MD

    Highland Family Medicine 777 S. Clinton Ave Rochester, NY 14620

    Fax: 585-442-8319
    Full family practice services including a focus on teen and women's health issues, pediatric and gyn services; Faculty at the University of Rochester.

    Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Inc.

    Newburgh Health Center 136 Lake St, Ste 11 Newburgh, NY 12550

    Fax: 845-471-1644
    Our 'Circles' Program creates circles of safety and support for LGBT people. We do this by providing safe, sensitive services at all of our medical offices in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, training other health and human service providers in our region, Safe Schools Conferences, and support groups for LGBT youth. Our infertility support group welcomes LGBT couples. Our clinic provides routine family planning services to women and men of all ages. We charge on a sliding scale according to income and family size. Medicaid and many insurances accepted. All services are confidential.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc.

    Schenectady Center,1040 State St Schenectady, NY 12307

    Fax: 518-347-8234
    Health Care You Can Trust. Get confidential, affordable, quality care in a safe, supportive health center. Staff members affirm patients' sexual orientation and gender identity. Services for men and women include: STI testing and treatment-don't let fear or embarrassment become a health risk. Get tested. HIV counseling and testing is confidential and free for patients. Safer Sex-Get condoms and dental dams to help you play it safe. We can also help you choose the birth control method that's best for you. Also refer to for a list of health services that are LGBT friendly in the North Country.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes

    620 West Seneca Street Ithaca, NY 14850

    607-273-1513 – medical office
    607-216-0021 – education
    Fax: 607-273-8776
    Provides resource and referral service for gay and lesbian people seeking information and support on family building issues. (We are not a direct service provider regarding fertility issues).

    Updated February 2017. 

    Planned Parenthood Upper Hudson

    855 Central Ave, Ste 4 Albany, NY 12206

    Fax: 518-434-0732
    GLBT-aware staff. A welcoming provider offering annual physicals, gynecological exams, preventive health screenings, STI testing and treatment, confidential HIV counseling and testing, cryosurgery and colposcopy for treatment of abnormal pap smears, fertility counseling, family planning services, prenatal care and abortion services. All services are confidential, sliding fee scale. Medicaid and insurances accepted. Offices also located in Hudson and Troy, NY.

    Planned Parenthood of Western New York Inc.

    Buffalo Health Center 2697 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214

    Fax: 716-831-8836
    Gynecological care for women. Sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment for men and women. Birth control information and supplies for men and women. Educational and advocacy services. Also offices in Lockport, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, West Seneca, and Wheatfield.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Randy G. Raetz, DDS

    2273 Clinton Avenue S Westfall Park Medical Center Rochester, NY 14618

    Fax: 585-473-1552
    Gay friendly dentist who takes advantage of all of the available technologies. We have intra-oral cameras as well as digital x-rays. These technologies give patients a way to see what treatment needs to be done. We also now have the ability and technology to do most crowns at one visit!

    Updated February 2017. 

    Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

    (also serving New York)

    761 Main Avenue, Suite 200, Norwalk, CT 06851
    1290 Summer Street, Suite 3200 Stamford, CT 06905
    103 Newtown Road, Suite 1A Danbury, CT 06810
    115 Technology Drive, Suite C200 Trumbull, CT 06611
    68 W. Cedar Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    Contact person: Dr. Mark P. Leondires
    Norwalk: 203-750-7400   
    Fax: 203-846-9579                              
    Stamford: (203) 595-5455       
    Fax: (203) 595-5460                            
    Danbury: (203) 731-2520   
    Fax: (203) 731-2519                      
    Trumbull: (203) 880-5340      
    Fax: (203) 880-5349                              
    Poughkeepsie: (203) 750-7400
    Fax: (203) 846-9579
    RMACT's team of physicians and staff are proud to serve the gay and lesbian community through comprehensive fertility programs including, surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation services. Our medical team includes leading experts in reproductive medicine who use the most advanced and effective options to treat infertility in both men and women. We work with the LGBT community to help build families of choice and make your dreams a reality.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Rochester Fertility Care, PC

    1561 Long Pond Road, Suite 410 Rochester, NY 14626

    Dr. Rosalind Hayes
    Dr. Jamil Mroueh
    Fax: 585-453-7771
    Provides high quality medical care in a private practice setting. Services include ovulation induction, donor sperm insemination, in vitro fertilization, donor egg invitro fertilization and surrogacy. Surgical services include minimally invasive surgery via laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.

    Updated February 2017.

    Scott Rosman, NP-c, AAHIVS 

    UHS Binghamton Primary Care
    33 Mitchell Ave. Ste. 102, Binghamton, NY 13903

    Nurse Practitioner
    Director, UHS HIV and PrEP Programs 
    Phone: 607-762-3281 
    Fax: 607-762-3295 

    LGBT friendly Primary Care Provider with experience in all aspects of primary care as well as diagnosis and treatment of HIV, PEP/PrEP, Hepatitis C, transgender health, substance abuse and mental health. Feel free to call or email with any questions.

    Updated February 2018. 

    Sacred Earth Doula Care

    Erin Kerr
    Friendly and caring labor and birth doula services for families in Ithaca and the surrounding region. Currently accepting clients for hospital or home deliveries. LGBTQ-, single-parent- and young parent(s)-supportive. Additional services available: consultations, birth plan building, referrals. Sliding scale fees and flexible payment options. DONA-trained.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Theresa M. Schwartz, NP

    Rochester Colon & Rectal Surgeons 125 Lattimore Rd., Suite 270 Rochester, NY 14620

    Fax: 585-461-2509
    Diagnosis and treatment of anal HPV-realted conditions. Anal Pap tests and High Resolution Anoscopy for the diagnosis of anal dysplasia. Infrared Photocoagulation for the treatment of HPV-related conditions.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Stacy Snyder, Licensed Acupuncturist

    329 South Geneva Street Ithaca, NY 14850

    607-277-9403 ext. 3
    My practice offers acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine, two technologies that have been used since ancient times for enhancing human health. These are "low-tech" modalities for fertility support including treatment of menstrual irregularity, fibroids, & other gynecological issues. I am a NYS licensed acupuncturist & a graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in private practice since 1994.

    Dr. C. Michael Sostowski, DDS

    205 Oakdale Rd,  Johnson City, NY 13790

    Fax: 607-798-0720
    We provide advanced dental care with a soft touch. Your smile impacts your health, self-esteem and relationships. Our staff will give you options, support and comfort to achieve your dental dreams.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Southern Tier Women's Services

    Office of Amy Cousins, MD 149 Vestal Parkway West PO Box 642 Vestal, NY 13851

    (toll free) 1-800-676-9011
    Fax: 607-785-3915
    Although primarily specializing in abortion care, Dr. Amy Cousins and nurse practitioner Sue Siebold-Simpson offer well woman care that welcomes LGBTs.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Dr. Laura E. Staff

    Capital District Medical & Wellness PC 3 Wembley Ct Albany, NY 12205

    Fax: 518-869-8386 
    Full service family practice (including obstetrics) welcoming LGBT people. We give patient centered individualized care for people of all ages, stages and cultures.

    Updated February 2017. 

    I.A. Tangoren, M.D. PLLC

    Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
    Ask for PA: Alisa Murphy
    2949 Erie Blvd East, Suite 110
    Syracuse, NY 13224
    Phone: (315)424-1430
    Fax: (315)424-1779

    Updated February 2018.

    United Health Services

    10-42 Mitchell Ave Binghamton, NY 13903

    United Health Services is proud to provide comprehensive health care services to every member of our community.

    Updated February 2017. 

    United Hospice of Rockland, Inc.

    11 Stokum Lane New City, NY 10956

    Contact person: Amy Stern
    Fax: 845-634-7549
    Provides comprehensive care and support to individuals and their loved ones facing advanced illness. Bereavement services are available for anyone in the community who has had a loss. Our program,, securely stores your advance directives online.

    Updated February 2017. 


    30 Harrison St.  Johnson City, NY 13790

    Fax: 607-729-4452
    Our OB/GYN service provides care to all women through the full spectrum of routine, diagnostic and surgical GYN care, as well as obstetric care for non-high risk pregnancies. Our staff of providers currently consists of two male physicians, three female physicians, a female nurse practitioner and a female nurse midwife. We look forward to providing competent, sensitive, non-biased care to women of all ages.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Victor Health Associates: Specialists in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine 

    6532 Anthony Dr., Suite A, Victor, NY 14564

    Fax: 585-398-1217
    Primary care for all ages. Board certified pediatricians and internal medicine physicians.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Voice Modification Program

    Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY

    Contact person: Jack Pickering, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
    Fax: 518-454-2083
    This program provides voice and communication services to people in the transgender community. Two-hour sessions include both group and individual treatment, and clients have the chance to speak to classes about the transgender experience. Program participants work with graduate student clinicians studying speech-language pathology in a supportive college environment.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Neil Weinberg, L.Ac.:Complementary Medicine and Healing Arts

    27 Jennison Ave Johnson City, NY 13790
    Ithaca Acupuncture 301 West State Street Ithaca NY 14850

    Johnson City: 607-729-0591
    Fax: 607-729-0967 
    Ithaca: 607-275-9697
    Providing professional Chinese medical care in a calm and compassionate atmosphere. Assistance with a wide range of medical, emotional and spiritual concerns including stress and anxiety, depression, insomnia and infertility. Treating adults and children.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Westchester Reproductive Medicine

    344 E Main St, Suite 403 Mount Kisco, NY 10549

    Rachel A. Bennett
    Fax: 914-218-8956
    Westchester Reproductive Medicine is happy to provide services to the LGBT community. Dr. Rachel A. Bennett, a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, is the sole physician in this practice. We provide a wide range of reproductive endocrine/infertility services, including donor sperm insemination, donor sperm IVF, and donor egg IVF. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to fulfill your family building needs.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center

    920 Lark Drive Albany, NY 12207

    Primary: 518-465-4771
    Dental: 518-465-6330        
    WIC: 518-465-9387
    Fax: Health info: 518-432-3632  
    Fax: Billing: 518-432-5964           
    Fax: CP&TS: 518-465-5964
    A full service ambulatory care facility providing medical, dental and addiction services without regard to income or insurance status. Services include: pediatrics, adult medicine, gynecology, podiatry, lab, WIC, dental, methadone maintenance, family alcoholism services, HIV/AIDS and more. Accepts many insurances including Medicaid, Medicare, Family Health Plus, etc. For uninsured patients, Whitney Young offers a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD

    A.O. Fox Hospital-Susquehanna Family Practice and The Gender Wellness Center, One FoxCare Drive, Suite 103, Oneonta, NY 13820

    Fax: 607-431-5038
    Dr. Wolf-Gould practices the full range of both inpatient and outpatient family practice, including adult medicine and pediatrics. She also offers cross sex hormone therapy for adult transgender patients, and treatment of gender non conforming children and teens. Her practice is closed to all but new transgender patients, so please let the office staff know you wish transgender care when you call to schedule an appointment. Primary care services for LGBTQIA patients. Hormone Therapy for transgender adults. Pubertal blockers and treament for transgender youth.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Women Gynecology & Childbirth Associates, P.C.

    Brighton Office: Brighton Corners Office Park, 1815 South Clinton Avenue, Suite 610, Rochester, NY 14618      
    Greece Office: Canal Landing Professional Park, 103 Canal Landing Blvd., Suite 11, Rochester, NY 14626      
    Webster Office: 1630 Empire Blvd., 2nd Fl., Webster, NY 14580

    Primary: 585-244-3430       
    After hours: 585-258-4887    
    Our practice of all women physicians, including a Nurse Midwife and Nurse Practitioner, specializes in Ob/Gyn care for women from adolescence through adulthood. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of obstetrical and gynecological care to all of our patients in a professional, competent and compassionate manner. In addition to providing Ob/Gyn care we are pleased to now offer medical spa services, including massage therapy, laser services, and lymph edema therapy in our Brighton location.

    Updated February 2017. 

    The Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

    3612 West Lake Avenue - Suite 1-C Wilmette, IL 60091

    Contact person: Dr. Mark L. Zukowski
    Fax: 847-853-8870
    All spectrum of surgeries for the transgendered individual including face and body feminization/masculinization and micrograft hair grafting. We utilize state of the art 21st century techniques to make you look your "stunning best!"

    Updated February 2017. 


  • Mental Health

    Alkira Marriage & Family Therapy, P.C. 

    6700 Kirkville Rd, Bldg. B, Suite 104, East Syracuse, NY 13057 
    214 N. Washington St. Rome, NY 13440 

    Contact: Cheryl Hayes
    Fax: 315-314-7726
    Coming in to talk to and build a relationship with a therapist is one of the hardest steps you will take on your road to feeling valued and loved. You want to find a therapist who you feel comfortable with and who understands your situation. The therapists at Alkira have extensive training and experience with LGBTQ issues and we are committed to compassionate, accessible counseling. 

    Updated March 2017.

    Lisa Balderman, LCSW-R, Director 

    Baker Victory Services Outpatient Clinic 650 Ridge Road Lackawanna, NY 14218

    Fax: 716-828-9745
    Outpatient mental health clinic serving children, adolescents and their families. Services include: individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling along with psychiatric consultation.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Alexandra M. Barbo, PhD

    PO Box 196 New Hope,PA 18938

    Dr. Barbo specializes in pre- and post-adoption support. Clients can address concerns about the adoption process, such as readiness, making a decision, waiting, transitioning into adoptive parenthood, managing friends and family. Dr. Barbo's training in development and adoption informs her parent counseling. She is an adoptive parent and has presented to the adoptive community for 20 yrs.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Bick Wanck MD & Associates

    401 Geyser Road Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    516 Washington Ave Rensselaer, NY 12144

    Fax: 518-583-4247
    Full range of mental health and personal growth services, including counseling and prescribing, in convenient settings with a non judgmental, accepting presence.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Binghamton University Department of Psychology

    Clearview Hall, Rm 88 Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

    Fax: 607-777-4733
    The clinic offers psychotherapy and behavior therapy for adults, children, adolescents, couples, families and groups for a broad range of behavioral and psychological problems. The clinic is oriented toward short-term intervention, although longer treatment programs are undertaken. A variety of treatment approaches and techniques may be used, depending on the circumstances of each client.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Helen Bird, LCSW

    412 6th Avenue, Suite 403 New York, NY 10011
    31 Pine Grove Street Woodstock, NY 12498

    NYC: 212-518-7743
    Woodstock: 518-248-8878
    When you come to my office you will feel safe, heard, understood and respected.
    My therapy style is generated from various humanistic psychotherapies with an interest in the mind/body interrelation, combined with a grounding in classical theories.
    I am empathic and compassionate, present and real. I listen carefully and interact. I am nonjudgmental and I respect the autonomy and strengths of each individual. Much experience with the issue of becoming parent/s through Assisted Reproductive Technology and adoption.

    Updated February 2017.

    Ruth A. Blizard, PhD

     269 Riverside Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790

    Individual psychotherapy for adults, all orientations. Trauma, loss, family of origin issues.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Susan W. Blue, PhD

    423 East Main Street, Suite 3, Endicott, NY 13760

    (607) 754-1101
    Individual, group, and family psychotherapy serving children, adolescents, and adults. Positive Parenting Program provides positive discipline classes, social skills classes for children, professional development seminars, and special interest mini courses for families and adults who work with children and families.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Brand New Day Counseling

    Counseling services are provided by a Licensed Professional Counselor to the GLBT community. We are able to write recommendation letters for SRS and hormone treatment. We also help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and much more. Sessions are done via online chat.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Ahmy Brock, MA, LMFT, Solid Ground Wellness 

    5900 North Burdick Street, Suite 201, East Syracuse, NY 13057 

    Fax: 315-627-0273
    Using an individualized approach, I offer a safe, non-judgmental, comfortable space where people from diverse backgrounds and experiences can talk about anything and look at possible steps to the change they desire. People engage in therapy for different reasons; to manage feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger; to strive for personal growth or set life goals; to talk about relationships or painful life experiences. Together, we will develop a solution focused strategy that feels right for you when taking the next steps on your journey. 

    Updated March 2017. 

    Debra Brown, LCSW-R

    4513 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850

    Works with traumas, sexual abuse, domestic violence and LGBTQ issues- extensive trauma training and experience working with adolescent sexual offenders.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Mark B. Cantales, LCSW-R

    217 Jefferson Ave Endicott, NY 13760

    Counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults. Providing individual, group, family and couples counseling.

    Celtic Counseling Services

    498 Glen Street Glens Falls, NY 12801

    Contact person: Joseph A. McKay
    Fax: 518-743-9099
    Celtic Counseling Services is committed to serving persons from all walks of life. Our vision is directed by the philosophy that all persons have the right to be respected, supported and empowered to reach their potential and will find these basic human values at Celtic Counseling Services.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Center for Family Development

    5820 Main Street, Suite 406 Williamsville, NY 14221

    Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD
    Fax: 716-636-6243
    Attachment center for adopted children and families. Specializing in the evaluation and treatment of adoptive and foster families and children with trauma-attachment disorders. Pre-adoptive home studies and counseling for adults. Most insurance accepted.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Milissa Bausch Cerio

    Cerio Counseling Services 100 N. Main St., Suite 214 Elmira, NY 14901

    Contact person: Naomi Young
    Fax: 607-734-0774
    I have 20 years of experience providing counseling to individuals and couples in the private practice setting. Specialty areas include relationship issues, depression and Bipolar disorder, addiction and co-dependency and family of origin issues. All counseling at this office is provided in a comfortable and affirming environment.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Clinical Counseling Associates

    753 James Street, Suite 4 Syracuse, NY 13203

    Judi Rozsa, Director
    Fax: 315-218-0205
    Our seven therapists are all masters level and sensitive and caring people. We treat all levels of mental health and substance abuse problems. We treat couples, individuals and families. Insurance accepted.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Clinton Therapy & Testing Center

    7325 State Route 5 Clinton, NY 13323

    Contact person: Brad Bennett, PhD
    Fax: 315-859-1979
    Psychologists and Social workers providing psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Deb Coolhart, PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    private practice
    Providing LGBTQ-friendly therapy for individuals, couples and families. Specializing in transgender care.

    John F. Crowe, CRC, LMHC, BCSA

    560 Delaware Avenue Albany, NY 12209

    Contact person: John Crowe
    My approach with my clients is collaborative, interactive, and respectful. I am an eclectic therapist because trauma affects each individual differently. I view the client as the expert on his/her journey and myself as a consultant or guide. I focus on releasing the shame and pain of the trauma/abuse using tools and approaches with which the client is most comfortable. Together we create as safe a space as possible so that this work may occur. I am a strong believer in skill building, empowerment and visibility as antidotes to shame, secrecy and victimization. I am a therapist who has worked with survivors of trauma within and outside the LGBTQ Community for 30 years. Since symptoms always arise in a context, I find it helpful to explore individual histories using a family systems approach. I view symptoms as adaptations to trauma and am not confined by diagnostic labels. I work with men and women who have experienced traumatic life events from sexual assault to combat trauma to the death of loved ones to living with chronic illness. I use traditional talk therapy, EMDR, and bodywork in whatever configuration is agreed upon. Choice equals empowerment for most survivors.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Davis Psychological Services Consulting, PLLC

    PO Box 696 137 Main St. Boonville, NY 13309
    410 State Street, Carthage, NY 13619 

    Contact person: Toby K. Davis, PhD
    Carthage: 315-942-9977
    Fax: 315-493-1683 
    Boonville: 315-493-1680 
    Fax: 315-942-9979
    Provides psychological services to include psychotherapy, psychological, and neuropsychological assessments. Expertise in trauma and addiction treatment with sensitivity to individual needs.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Robert Davis, LCSW

    4 Franklin Square, Suite D Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Fax: 518-375-2672
    Counseling, specializing in couples communication and conflict resolution.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Offices of Dr. Michael DeMarco

    Mental Health Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy of New York 817 Broadway, 10th Fl New York, NY 10003

    Fax: 212-343-7008
    Individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, sex therapy. Specialize in sexual identity and gender identity.

    Erie County Dept. of Mental Health

    95 Franklin Street - Room 1237 Buffalo, NY 14202

    Fax: 716-858-6264
    Responsible for planning, financing, and oversight of a system of prevention, rehabilitation and treatment involving mental health, alcoholism and substance abuse, and mental retardation/developmental disabilities that is accessible to the residents of Erie County NY.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Sara Farmer- LMFT Aisling Marriage and Family Therapy, PLLC

    428 South Main St. Suite 206, North Syracuse NY 13212

    This practice provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, couples, and families. Furthermore, our therapists have specialized training and experience in working with the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex) population and provide sensitive, affirmative treatment. We also provide mental health assessments for individuals seeking medical intervention. 

    Updated March 2017. 

    Ilene Gaffin, LCSW

    Boardman House 120 E. Buffalo Street Ithaca, NY 14850

    Individual or couple counseling to address the emotional issues that can occur when building a family, for example, with infertility, pursuing adoption, or deciding whether to add a child to the family.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Emily Kreinick Gallagher, LCSW

    105 Union Ave Delmar, NY 12054

    Fax: 518-459-7566 
    Individual and couples psychotherapy, focus on relationship building using natural healing techniques: TFT, EMDR, energy medicine, CBT. Eighteen years experience. Self pay only, best availability before 3 P.M., privacy guaranteed. A brief pre-session phone discussion to answer a few of your pressing questions is welcome.

    Chani Getter 

    The Excelsior, 140 Prospect Ave., 2nd Floor, Suite 2 - Dr. Michael Katz, Hackensack, NJ 07601

    *Life Coaching - Helping people to identify their goals and find ways of achieving it.
    *Motivational Speaker
    * Interfaith Minister - Creating ceremonies and rituals including: wedding-commitment ceremony/ funeral/baby blessing for all families

    Updated February 2017. 

    Goldberg Couple & Family Therapy

    601 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

    Contact person: Thom de Lara
    Fax: 315-443-6217
    Our therapists are in training and are grad students in the Department of Marriage & Family Therapy at Syracuse University, who are supervised by licensed clinicians. We offer therapy services to a diverse group of individuals, couples and families, including LGBTQ clients. Our services are completely free.

    Updated February 2017. 

    Arden Greenspan-Goldberg, L.C.S.W., BCD

    637 So. Mt. Rd, New City, NY 10956 

    Psychotherapy/Life Coaching specializing in working with LGBT issues, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Parenting. Performing ARTS/member Aftra. Individual, Couple, Family. Has a Book: What Do You Expect? She’s a Teenager! A Hope and Happiness Guide for Moms with Daughters Ages 11-19 By Arden Greenspan-Goldberg, LCSW, BCD

    Updated February 2017. 

    Linda Gutterman, LCSW

    24 Buist Road Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    Fax: 845-876-0652
    I work with individuals and couples, teens and adults. My approach varies depending upon the client(s) needs and may include, for example, a psychodynamic approach, cognitive-behavioral, problem solving focused approach. I am also trained in mediation. Look me up on Psychology Today website. 

    Updated February 2017. 

    Suki Montgomery Hall, Ph.D.

    319 North Tioga Street Ithaca, NY 14850

    I am a Licensed Psychologist in Ithaca, NY, and work with adults aged 17 and older about many concerns. These include anxiety, depression, relationships, communication skills, social anxiety, coming out, gender transitioning, identity development, self-esteem, confidence, and trauma healing and recovery. My therapeutic style is collaborative, client-centered, developmental, and interpersonal / relational.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Kate Halliday, CSW

    122 W. Court Street Ithaca, NY 14850

    Psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, couples, children and families specializing in serving the LGBT community, including offering adoption home studies.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Harmony Healing

    306 Highland Ave Syracuse, NY 13203

    Cindy Ostuni, LCSW-R
    Kathleen Riley-Tryon, LCSW-R
    Fax: 315-422-2022
    Nurturing harmonious healing and wholeness. Providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Rev. Michael Heath, LMHC

    Pine Ridge Pastoral Counseling
    7913 E Ridge Pt Drive Fayetteville, NY 13066 504 E. Fayette
    Syracuse, NY 13202 315-637-2279

    Office: 315-637-2279
    Cell/text: 315-380-1005
    Fax: 315-637-5009
    I have provided individual, couple and family therapy for folks in the greater Syracuse area for over 30 years. My practice includes a wide range of disorders but is especially focused on issues regarding relationships and human sexuality. I am an open and affirming therapist who is a friend to the LGBTQ community. Please check out my mental health segments on my website.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Heights-Hill Mental Health Service-Rainbow Heights

    25 Flatbush Ave., 4rd Fl. (Between Fulton and Fayette Streets)  Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Contact persons: Kevin Garrity Christian Huygen
    Health services: 718-875-1420              
    Main number for the club: 718-852-2584
    Fax: 718-285-8610
    Rainbow Heights Club, located in Brooklyn, New York, is an advocacy program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender consumers requiring mental health services. We provide socialization, support, peer advocacy, and a safe place to take the next step on your road to emotional recovery and wellness. We are not a mental health clinic. Instead, Rainbow Heights Club picks up where your psychiatrist or therapist leave off, by providing a place where you can share your experience with staff and consumers who understand where you're coming from. The Club is growing, and we need your input, energy and ideas!

    Updated March 2017. 

    H.E.L.P. Inc.

    48 Sylvan Monroe, NY 10950

    Contact person: Dr. Rob
    Testing and/or counseling at a special rate to this community of $45.00 per hour, by appointment. Started in another state, 1970, will finish here in N.Y. All age and races welcome, taught at ALL educational levels. Counseling for results!

    Fumiyo Hirano (known as Miyo)

    182 Edgehill Rd Syracuse, NY 13224

    Fax: 315-446-8589
    Miyo Hirano; LCSW-R is a New York State Certified Social Worker with more than 22 years of post graduate experience in helping people of diverse populations be it ethnic, gender or racial differences. Miyo believes in the inherent beauty of each person and passes along the wisdom she gains on her own journey of the integration of body, mind and spirit.

    Holistic Psychotherapy

    38-42 Front Street Basement Suite Binghamton, NY 13905

    Catherine Fredella
    607-798-0861, 607-759-6468
    Fax: 607-798-0861

    Floyd Hutchison, MS, RN, RDH, PMHNP-BC

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Child & Adult)
    132 Allens Creek Road
    Rochester, NY 14618
    585-241-9349 fax

    Updated February 2018.

    Institute for Human Identity

    322 8th Ave, Suite 802 New York, NY 10001

    Contact person: Russell Needham
    Fax: 212-243-3175
    Ihi was founded in 1973 to fill an important need: providing affirmative professional mental health services to the LGBTQ community and to all persons stigmatized and labeled because their lifestyles may not conform to current social norms. Problems we can help you face: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma reaction, phobias, panic reactions, compulsive behavior, substance abuse, sexual disorders, relationship/family and parenting issues.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Janet E. Jaffe, PhD

    1101 Erie Blvd East, Suite 207 Syracuse, NY 13210

    I work in a solo private practice with adults across the age span, frequently around parenting and other family problems. I work on an outpatient basis only in individual or couple formats.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Chip James, LCSW

    42 Main St, Ste 205 Nyack, NY 10960

    Psychotherapy for children age 8+, adolescents and adults. Trained in Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR.

    Jewish Family Services of Buffalo and Erie County

    70 Barker St Buffalo, NY 14209

    Contact person: Donna Possenti
    Fax: 716-883-7637
    Licensed Mental Health and Gambling Recovery Program providing confidential individual and group treatment. Most insurances accepted, sliding scale available for uninsured.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Matthew D. Johnson, PhD

    Binghamton University Clearview Hall Room 88, Vestal, NY 13902-6000

    Fax: 607-777-4733
    I am a clinical psychologist specializing in couple counseling. My private practice is limited by my primary responsibilities as a faculty member in the psychology department at Binghamton University. As such, I am only able to see clients on Thursdays. I am not a preferred provider for any insurance carriers, but I will complete a form for you to submit to your health insurance company.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Patricia S. Jordan LCSW-R, Counseling

    4513 Old Vestal Road Vestal, NY 13850

    Fax: 607-729-6434
    Ms. Patricia S. Jordan, CSW, graduate of Binghamton University (Mass) and Suny Albany School of Social work (MSW) currently employed at Broome County Mental Health Clinic. Focuses include but are not limited to issues and concerns affecting the LGBT population. Services include individual therapy as well as resource referral and professional networking assistance.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Jay M. Land, PhD

    106 Windham Dr Syracuse, NY 13224

    Psychology services: Adult psychotherapy, couples therapy, sex therapy.

    Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev, LCSW CASAC

    Choices Counseling & Consulting 523 Western Ave. Suite 2A Albany, NY 12203

    Fax: 518-438-7777
    Choices Counseling is a national leader in providing clinical expertise, specialized training, and advocacy work around issues pertaining to sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. The staff at Choices are trained and committed to social justice and advocacy in supporting individuals, couples, and families in authenticity in their identity, and the development of healthy families.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Life Transitions Center, Inc.

    150 Bennett Road Cheektowaga, NY 14227

    Fax: 716-836-1578
    WNY's most experienced grief counseling agency. Provides counseling, support, information to anyone concerned about issues related to loss, grief, death and living with a life-threatening illness that have passed through hospice care.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Brenda Marris, LCSW-R

    2 Williams St 2nd floor Clinton, NY 13323

    Psychotherapy/social work services for life transitions. Unitarian support person with coordination with other medical/alternative practitioners as needed. Many insurances/sliding fee/confidential.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Joyce Marsh, LCSW

    120 E Buffalo St Ithaca, NY 14850

    I work with adults and couples around LGBTQ issues.

    Updated March 2017. 

    April Martin, Ph.D.

    429 West 24th Street New York, NY 10011

    Psychotherapy and consultation with 42 years experience in approaches that integrate cognitive, psychodynamic, and mind-body approaches to healing in an environment that is knowledgeable and respectful of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgendered identities, relationships, families, sexualities, cultures and issues.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Paula M. Mazur, MD 

    Children's Hospital of Buffalo 219 Bryant Street Buffalo, NY 14222

    Contact person: Mary Powers
    Fax: 716-888-3874
    Dr. Mazur works in the emergency room of pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo. She provides clinical services to children with various endocrinopathies, including individuals with various forms of disorders of sexual differentiation. She also provides evaluation and treatment for children, adolescents and adults with various issues of gender.

    Updated March 2017. 

    The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County

    301 S. Geneva St. Suite 109 Ithaca, NY 14850

    Fax: 607-272-5343
    Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, in Ithaca, The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County is committed to developing and supporting the active involvement of ordinary people (including providers, family members and recipients of mental health services) in all aspects of mental health. These include the definition of needs, the promotion of community, and the provision of services. We also support the human and civil rights of people who use mental health services, and will educate the community on all perspectives concerning mental health and mental health disabilities.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier

    153 Court Street Binghamton, NY 13901

    Fax: 607-771-8893
    The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, Inc is a private, non-profit organization established in 1927. Our organization is devoted to enhancing the lives of all community residents by improving their mental health and wellness. Our goals are achieved through advocacy services, educational presentations, prevention programs, information and resource referrals.

    Updated March 2017. 

    J.A. McKnight, LCSW

    430 West State Street
    Ithaca, New York 14850
    (415) 275-6797

    Supports people who are seeking to heal, grow, or change in ways that support their deepest well-being. Help people in life transitions (including addressing identity issues, family and relationship changes, questioning life purpose and goals). Support people struggling with the effects of historical wounds or trauma, including those whose ways of coping may create additional challenges (like eating disorder or other behaviors). J.A. McKnight use an integrated approach that aims to build a relationship that supports you to connect with your existing resources and take steps towards the life changes you seek.

    Updated February 2018.

    Ariella Morris, LCSW-R

    5 Academy St. New Paltz, NY 12561


    Updated March 2017. 

    Barbara A. Myers, PsyD

    Center for Psychological Services 3 Tioga Boulevard, #5 Apalachin, NY 13732

    Psychological counseling for women, adolescents, and children. Relationship counseling, family therapy.

    Lee F. Nagel, PhD

    1583 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12309

    Fax: 518-374-6008
    Offering psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Nagel is a clinical psychologist working with individuals, couples, and families. His specialties include anxiety and mood problems and chronic medical conditions.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Elijah C. Nealy

    Family Institute of Westchester
    333 Westchester Avenue, Suite E-106, White Plains, NY 10604

    Clinical psychotherapy services for LGBT youth and their families. Specialize in gender nonconforming & transgender children, teens, and adults. Offer individual and family therapy. Manhattan, NYC and Westchester County, NY offices

    Updated March 2017. 

    Rosey Oaks-Lee, M.Ed., ICF member coach

    Coaching and Facilitation Syracuse, NY 13066

    Coaches work with people who are looking to make changes in their lives.
    Is there a situation or problem on which you want to work in your relationships (including to yourself), work, home? Do you have a dream or vision of where you would like to be, but don't seem to get there? As a coach, I create a safe space for you to identify next steps that are right for you and strategies to overcome barriers. As a facilitator, I lead groups who wish to learn about good communication skills for work or home.

    Angela M. Oddone LCSW

    140 Rockingham Street Rochester, NY 14620

    Supportive, affirming gay psychotherapist with 15+ years of experience providing individual psychotherapy, couples and family counseling. Dedicated to making confidential, safe, psychotherapy truly accessible (including affordable) for gay/lesbian people in upstate NY. Some insurances accepted.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Doris B. Pereske, MSW, CSW

    46 Riverside Drive Binghamton, NY 13905

    Panic, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and bereavement specialties. Cognitive, behavioral, insight-oriented and EMDR treatment. Gay sensitive.

    Updated March 2017.  

    Phoenix Rising Counseling & Recovery Services

    60 Oswego St Baldwinsville, NY 13027

    Gregg Heffner LCSWR, George Moore LMSW
    Individual, couples, and family therapy. Extensive experience in addictions and HIV/AIDS.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Psychological HealthCare PLLC

    3300 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206

    Contact person: Ronald Fish, Ph.D
    Fax: 315-479-8455
    PHC is a large outpatient private practice group with four locations in the greater Syracuse area. We have over 60 mental health providers with a wide range of interests and expertise.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Karen Rabish, LCSWR

    24 Woodside Lane Pittsford, NY 14534

    585-381-8608 home
    585-737-1797 cell
    Complete adoption homestudies, domestic, international & stepparent. Birthparent counseling & support group.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Lillian Rosenblatt, LCSW

    251 Central Pk. W. New York, NY 10024
    9 Hathaway Lane White Plains, NY 10605

    Fax: 212-799-8788
    Experienced Psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and families. She works with people to help them make the right decisions in family building and sorting the options. She is sensitive to the particular needs of the gay and lesbian community and matching them up to the right resources. Phone consultations are available.

    Suzzanne C. Rosselot, ACSW

    7000 E. Genesee St., Bldg. C, Lyndon Office Pk., Fayetteville, NY 13066

    Fax: 315-446-4120

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.
    I have been in private practice since 1982. Two of my focuses in Mental Health Services have been family systems and the substance abuse field, mostly alcohol abuse. However, I have worked with individuals, couples and family systems.
    I have seen individuals with general problems of living as well as anxiety and depression problems, relationship issues, self-esteem issues and other addictions as well, like food or sex addiction (usually in recovery).
    I have always had an interest in working with LGBQT community for many reasons, only one of which is that I am gay myself. Recently, I have provided services for someone who is transitioning and is in the adjustment process at present. It has been a rewarding experience.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Barbara Ruchames, ACSW, CSW

    14 Leroy Street Binghamton, NY 13905

    I provide counseling services in a supportive and friendly environment for LGB individuals and couples seeking to start a family and who would like the opportunity to discuss the many issues he/she/they may face in doing so. I am a provider for most major health insurance plans.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Hannah Rumpf, LMSW 

    215 N. Geneva St. 2nd Fl Ithaca, NY 14850 

    I provide psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, and specialize in serving the LGBTQ Community.  My approach is strengths-based, relational, and collaborative. Please feel free to look up my profile on the Psychology Today website. 

    Updated April 2017. 

    Joe Russo, Psy.D., CGP

    25 Canterbury Road, Suite #313, Rochester, NY 14607

    Fax: 585-442-5971
    Dr. Russo offers quality treatment which is time-effective and based on client goals. Individual, couple, family and group therapy are available. Specialty areas include: addictive behaviors, anxiety, depression, gender/sexuality issues, grief/loss, post-traumatic stress and relationship issues.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Anna Sadowski, LMHC under permit

    137 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 US

    (518) 683-5303
    Fax: (518) 812-0101
    Anna provides counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups. She works with children, adolescents, and adults, and has experience with a wide array of mental health needs. LGBT clients are welcomed into a safe and empathetic counseling environment.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Debra Saltzman, MSW, CSW

    265 Main Street Binghamton, NY 13905

    Clinical social work therapist with over 25 years experience providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I provide individual, conjoint and group psychotherapy for: depression and anxiety, addictive disorders, individuals in recovery from chemical dependency, eating disorders and body image issues, adult children of alcoholics, trauma, sexual abuse survivors. I accept all major insurance and managed care plans.

    Updated March 2017. 

    SatiVirya, LLC

    20 N. Goodman Street Rochester, NY 14607

    Lisa Maynard
    In my psychotherapy practice, I employ a multi-faceted approach to assisting clients find what they are seeking. I enjoy working with those facing life changes and self-concept challenges, helping them to shift their perspective, heal old wounds and find their divine center. I work from an assumption of strength, guiding and empowering clients to find the answers within, in a warm and welcoming, safe and nurturing environment. Yoga means, literally, "to yoke" or union. It is the physical, mental and spiritual practice originating in ancient India striving to attain a state of peace of mind in order to experience one's true self. My yoga classes are designed to mindfulness, awareness and physical strength, as well. I have been integrating yogic philosophy into my therapy approach to help clients connect with all that is positive and beautiful within themselves, to heal, to grow, and to lead a whole and balanced life.

    Karen A. Schiano, MS, CASAC, LMHC

    100 Linden Oaks, Suite 102 Rochester, NY 14625

    Fax: 585-385-9315
    Individual, couples, and family therapy for gay and lesbian folks and for those confused about their sexual identity. Specialize in addictions of chemicals-treat the addict and family members also. Other issues of expertise; depression/anxiety, relationships, survivors of sexual assault, separation, divorce, adult children of alcoholism (ACOA), adolescents and parenting skills also.

    Jeff Schumacher

    277 Alexander Street Suite 301 Rochester, NY 14607

    Psychotherapy for individual adults involves more than talking about your concerns. Effective therapy also includes learning coping skills to improve level of functioning. Clinical hypnosis also available to assist with smoking cessation and weight loss.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Daran Shipman, LMFT 

    530 Oak Street Syracuse, NY 13203

    My area of specialization is in affirming transgender and gender diverse adults and youth (and their families) as they navigate their unique gender journey. This includes providing advocacy and support letters when necessary to begin a medical gender transition. My expertise extends to LGBQ, nonbinary, and polyamorous individuals.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Mary Spilde, LCSWR

    35 Front Street Binghamton, NY 13905

    Fax: 607-722-6245 
    Individual and couple therapy. Over 20 years experience with the lesbian/gay community.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Staten Island LGBT Community Center

    25 Victory Boulevard, 3rd Floor Staten Island, NY 10301

    Mental Health services for LGBT-identified people and their allies.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Moonhawk River Stone, M.S., LMHC

    RiverStone Consulting, 1448 Dalton Drive, Schenectady, New York 12308                            
    Mail: PO Box 9179, Niskayuna, New York 12309

    My practice is devoted to working with LGBT people, particularly with transgender/transsexual individuals of all ages and their families. I provide general psychotherapy services with an emphasis on trauma recovery and dissociative disorders.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare

    329 North Salina Street Syracuse, NY 13203

    Fax: 315-471-2531
    Mental Health Clinic provides medical psychiatric and clinical assessment of needs while utilizing medication management and individual group and family counseling sessions to support or patients in meeting their goals. SBH also has substance use disorder outpatient and inpatient services as well as detox.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Lynn Tomaino, LCSW

    23 Oxford Rd. New Hartford, NY 13413

    Fax: 315-735-7924
    Cognitive behavioral therapy - to help you think and behave differently so you are control of your feelings. Couples counseling - four session evaluation and treatment as indicated. A candid assessment of your relationship issues and what you both need to do to resolve them.

    Peggy Trounstine, LCSW

    3 Franklin Square Suite 1 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Fax: 518-587-9356 
    Psychotherapy services offered. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Insurances accepted.

    Nicole S. Urdang, M.S., NCC, DHM

    650 Lafayette Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222


    Updated March 2017. 

    Kimberlee Vargas, LCSW, PLLC

    Private Practice Office 530 Oak Street Suite 203 Syracuse, NY 13203

    Our office specializing in providing therapeutic services to children, adults, and families of the LGBTQ community. We will provide a safe, confidential, and caring environment, where you will be provided with an individualized approach to your treatment and collaborate together with us as active participants throughout our therapeutic relationship.
    We understand that taking the first step for help can be the most difficult. Your phone call is always welcome. Please visit our website for more information regarding our services. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Updated February 2017. 

    Marnie Waxman, LCSW-R

    120 East Buffalo Street, Suite 8 Ithaca, NY 14850

    I am a therapist in private practice in Ithaca who has a wealth of experience working with LGBTQ clients. I have experience working with same sex couples.

    Deborah J. Welsh

    Pippi's Healing Garden, 201 Highbridge St., Fayetteville, NY 13066

    Personal: (315) 479-7718    
    Pippi's Healing Garden: (315) 632-4541

    Teaches "Wisdom of the Body."

    Updated March 2017. 

    Dawn White, MSW, LCSW-R

    35 Riverside Drive Binghamton, NY 13905

    Private mental health practitioner located in the Southern Tier for the last 12 years. Provides individual, couples and parenting counseling/therapy to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered clients, including those with sexuality and/or gender identity issues; gay/lesbian couples pursuing adoption; and transgendered/transsexual men and women. Evening and weekend appointments are available with insurance reimbursement and fee negotiation also available.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Susan G. White, LMFT

    601 Allen St. Syracuse, NY 13210

    I am a trained Marriage and Family Therapist, who has worked with a variety of families, couples, individuals and groups in the Onondaga County community for over 20 years, providing both home and office based services. In addition I provide consultation and training in areas such as: Home-Based Therapy and LGBT issues, particularly Intimate Partner Violence. It is my privilege in this work to join together in conversation with each client to identify and build on strengths in a process of growth.

    Rita Worlock, LPMFT, MSW 

    Dewitt and North Syracuse offices 

    I am a trained LGBTQ positive psychotherapist. I work extensively with transgender individuals and I can provide HRT services such as letters and other resources to help with the transition. I work with children, adolescents, and families as well as adults of any age. 

    Updated April 2017. 

    Wright, Chris, M.A., LMFT

    607 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101

    Private therapy practice and telephone counseling for LGBT community. Call for a Free Telephone Consultation.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Joanne Zager, Ph.D. Psychologist

    112 West York Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

    Fax: 607-272-6363
    Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or confusion? Have you experienced trauma; verbal, emotional, sexual or physical abuse; relationship or school/work problems; or sexual/gender identity issues? My specialty, counseling LBGTI clients, will address these concerns.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Gail Zussman, LCSW-R

    119 E. Buffalo Street Ithaca, NY 14850
     41 Bradley Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886

    Fax: 607-387-9672
    Individual, couples, and family counseling. EMDR, mood disorders, trauma, parenting issues, stress reduction, post-partum concerns. Specialty in human sexuality, consultation and clinical supervision.

    Updated March 2017. 
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    4-H Primitive Pursuits

    615 Willow Ave. Ithaca, NY 14850

    Contact persons: Jed Jordan or Tim Drake
    607-272-2292 ext.195
    Fax: 607-272-7088
    Year-round nature awareness programming for ages 6 and up. Primitive Pursuits is dedicated to making lasting relationships with nature available to everyone. We offer outdoor, experiential programs in wilderness survival, naturalist skills and community building.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Armstrong School of Dance

    15 Catherwood Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850

    Contact person: Karen Gorsky
    Offers Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop styles of dance. Ages 3 and up. Season runs September thru May and summer camps.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Brooktondale Summer Camp

    Physical: 522-526 Valley Road, Brooktondale, NY 14817
    (522 Main Building, 526 Old Fire Hall)
    Mailing: P.O. Box 135, Brooktondale, NY 14817

    (607) 539-6537
    The Brooktondale Community Center's annual summer camp wants to make sure that every child who wants to enjoy camp has that opportunity! The camp is child orientated, with a higher than required rate of counselors, Jr. counselors and counselors in training. Camp features games, crafts, theme days such as funny hat day or story telling day and water days. Children bake cookies, eat (mostly) healthy snacks and learn to make new friends while enjoying the company of long time buddies. Ages: starting Kindergarten in the fall through age 12.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Camp Earth Connection 

    63 Hammond Hill Road Freeville, NY 13068

    Susan Rausch, Director 
    Camp Earth Connection is a Natural Campground and Retreat Center located in the town of Dryden, just 12 miles from Ithaca, NY.  It offers a variety of camping options in an alcohol/drug free environment.  The campground is adjacent to the Hammond Hill State Forest, with 20 miles for hiking, biking, skiing, etc.  It features Camping Cabins w/electric, Rustic Cabins w/out electric, Family & Group camp-sites and Adirondack Lean-To's.  Camp Earth Connection values is Diversity, Acceptance & Community.  We welcome LGBTQ individuals and families and all families that share our values.  Our shower house and all amenities open on May 1 and stay open until October 31st.
    Camp Earth Connection also hosts the Healing Hearts Women's Retreats and an LGBTQ camping week in June. You can also find our cabins and sites listed on Airbnb.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Camp Highlight

    PO Box 5173 Astoria, NY 11105

    Contact persons: Jackie McGowan and Chris Hudson
    646-535-CAMP (2267)
    Fax: 347-923-3251
    Camp Highlight is an overnight camp for children ages 8-15 who have at least one LGBT parent. Our camp focuses on traditional, recreational activities, nature education, and team building in an environment that celebrates LGBT families. We are located in Wernersville, PA.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Camp Kinder Ring

    Summer Office: 335 Sylvan Lake Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533                            
    Winter Office: P.O. Box 993, New City, NY 10956 

    Summer office: 845-221-2771                                           
    Winter Office: 845-221-2771, ext. 105
    Fax: 845-221-9793
    Traditional coed sleep away camp for children 8-16 years old. Offering a full program of sports, arts and crafts, waterfront, and lake activities. Rich in Jewish culture and traditions.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Camp Lakota

    Summer: 56 Park Road Wurtsboro, NY 12790
    Winter: 26 Gedney Way Chappaqua, NY 10514

    Contact person: Michael Childs 
    Summer: 1-845-888-5611
    Winter: 866-7-Lakota (866-752-5682)
    Fax: Summer: 1-845-888-5230 
    Winter: 1-845-402-7440
    Lakota is a private, residential, co-ed, sleep away camp located in the scenic Catskill Mountains. The emphasis at Camp Lakota is on participation and fun!

    Updated March 2017. 

    Camp Little Notch

    744 Sly Pond Road Fort Ann, NY 12827

    (518) 793-9700
    Picture yourself in a beautiful forest on the shores of a private lake that is so clean and clear it's possible to see the sunbeams shining on the bottom. This is Camp Little Notch. A summer home where campers can experience fun and friendships, challenges and adventures; the chance to practice living in harmony with nature, each other, and themselves. Within five minutes of arriving, campers have half a dozen new friends who just might become their friends for life. There are so many things to do at Camp Little Notch—swimming, canoeing, cookouts, stargazing, yoga, singing, drumming, creekwalking...the list goes on. Our rustic setting plays an important part in making the Camp Little Notch experience so unique. Sleeping in a platform tent, watching the sun come up over the mountains, listening to the sounds of the forest at night all combine to make an unforgettable summer experience. And there's so much more.

    Updated March 2017.

    Cascadilla Boat Club

    Youth Learn to Row PO Box 4032 Ithaca, NY 14850

    Contact person: Drew Tennant
    Youth Learn to Row classes offered through the Cascadilla Boat Club provides beginner instruction in rowing for incoming 9th through 12th graders. The program is great preparation for someone planning on rowing with the competitive high school program during the school year, or anyone looking to try out a new sport. Instruction will include basic boating and water-related safety, technical instruction on land using the club's rowing machines, and lots of rowing on the water, mostly in eight person boats.

    Cayuga Heights School Age Program/Summer Camp

    110 E. Upland Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850   

    Program activities include various field trips, swimming 3 times a week, weekly themed crafts and activities. Ages: incoming Kindergarten students to age 12.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Cayuga Nature Center

    1420 Taughannock Blvd Ithaca, NY 14850

    Fax: (607) 273-1719
    CNC is thrilled to offer 10 weeks of camp this year! Each week has a specific theme and all campers will participate in games, arts and crafts, swimming at Taughannock State Park, and more. We have Adventure Programs for 10-16 year olds which includes our ropes course, canoe trips or animal programs. Also we have Counselor-in-Training programs for 12-16 year olds. See website for descriptions of each week.

    Updated March 2017.

    Clay Hands Pottery

    10086 Main St Clarence, NY 14031

    Marie Sperrazza
    We are a paint your own pottery studio offering clay, ceramics, and glass fusion. Camp consists of ceramics, clay and mosaics with an ice cream social the last week. Check out our website for fall techniques.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Common Ground Center – Family Camps and Rentals

    473 Tatro Rd Starksboro, VT 05443

    Contact person: Connor Timmons
    Fax: 802-329-2051
    We provide family vacations for all types of families through our camps which focus on community, artistic expression, nature and delicious vegetarian food. In addition to our week long family camps, we have special homeschool, Chinese culture and adoption, high conflict divorce and autism camps. We are also available for rentals for weddings, reunions, retreats, camps and other events.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Earth Arts

    PO Box 596 Ithaca, NY 14851

    Contact person: Julie Kulik, Director 
    Earth Arts offer weekly programs that foster awareness of place through nature-based learning and arts. Youth become connected to the land through discovery, observation, adventure, stewardship, and community-building activities. Primitive skills, crafts, pottery, tool-making, journaling, drawing, naturalist studies, and survival skills are offered with indigenous stories and songs from around the world. Students build relationships to the land, each other, develop skills, and find a satisfying place within the community. Ages 5-adult.

    Updated March 2017.

    Forest Lake Camp

    261 Forest Lake Rd Chestertown, NY 12817

    Fax: (518) 557-8891
    Sleep away brother sister camp in the Adirondacks, ages 8-16. General camp activities including sports, water front, crafts, tennis, archery, riflery, climbing tower, and hiking and canoe trips.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Head Over Heels Gymnastics

    215 Commercial Ave Ithaca, NY 14850

    607 273-5187
    Fax: 607 275-3760
    Gymnastics Classes for children ages 12 months - 18 years. Summer Gymnastics Camps ages 4 - 18 years. Birthday Parties, Parents Night Out.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Hidden Valley 4-H Camp

    323 Owego St., Unit #5 Montour Falls, NY 14865

    Contact persons:  Melissa Schroeder, Youth and Family Leader 
    Fax: 607-535-6813
    A co-ed residential and day camp in beautiful Watkins Glen, NY for all youth age 8-17. Six one-week sessions July 11 through August 20, 2010 combining traditional camp activities with new and innovative programs.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Olivia Cruises and Resorts

    Luxury vacations for lesbian and gay families.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Pok-O-MacCready Camps

    Physical: 1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996
    Mailing: P.O. Box 397 Willsboro, NY 12996

    Fax: 518-963-4165
    Pok-O-MacCready camps, located on a beautiful Adirondack lake, is a traditional, co-ed summer camp for ages 6-16. We offer 35+ activities, and have strong programs in horseback riding and wilderness trips. Pok-O was established in 1905 and has been family-owned and run for over 100 years-call for our free info packet and DVD!

    Updated March 2017. 

    PUSH Pins Performing Arts Camp

    389 Gregory St. Unit 400, Rochester, NY 14620

    Contact person: Heather R. Stevenson
    Camps for children and teens, starting June 28th. Training in Physical Theatre, Mime, Dance, Acting and more. Guest Performances including PUSH Physical Theatre! End of Week Camper Presentation and Dessert Reception. Limited scholarships available, please inquire. Before/After Care available on request.

    Updated March 2017. 

    R Family Vacations

    215 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10003

    Contact persons: Gregg Kaminsky/Kelli Carpenter
    Family-friendly vacations designed especially for the gay and lesbian community.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Seishi Juku Karate Summer Day Camp

    335 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

    Contact persons: Shiane Wilson and Soke Lane 
    Seishi Juku goals:
    The goal of Seishi Juku Karate is the physical, mental and spiritual growth of its students. We are a serious traditional martial arts school of men, women, and children, who are interested in motivating and improving mentally, physically and spiritually. We provide you with the training program, supervision and atmosphere, that allows you to realize your full potential for achievement.

    Updated March 2017. 

    Super Camp

    SuperCamp is the original academic, life and career skills camp. Since it began in 1982 as the first teen summer program of its kind—SuperCamp has become a respected worldwide leader in student programs that enhance academic, leadership, communication, and other essential skills for achievement and success in the 21st century. Our youth summer camps can help your son or daughter increase grades, confidence, and motivation. Held at a variety of prestigious college campuses nationwide and select global locations, SuperCamp empowers teens and prepares them for a life of excellence—personally, academically, and in their chosen path in life.

    Updated March 2017. 

    YMCA Camp Weona

    4025 Poplar Tree Rd. Gainesville, NY 14066

    716-565-6008 ext. 118
    Fax: 716-565-600
    YMCA Camp Weona is renowned for providing a group work philosophy to thousands of youth from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. YMCA Camp Weona limits the number of campers each session to ensure a caring, family atmosphere where each child is known and treated as an individual. Within this small group-work environment, children grow in self-confidence, learn to work cooperatively with one another, and improve their sense of responsibility and independence.

    Updated March 2017. 

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In addition to the list above, you can always check the LGBTQ organization of Upstate New York for more listings and resources:


In Our Own Voices: Our Mission is to work for and ensure the physical, mental, spiritual, political, cultural and economic survival and growth of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of color communities.

Pride Center of the Capital Region: The mission of the Pride Center of the Capital Region is to promote the well- being of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression.


Identity Youth Center: a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) teens, but also welcome all youth regardless of their sexual identity, orientation, or gender identity.

M4 Project: a space for men ages 18-30. We offer free, confidential HIV, Hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing and risk reduction services, as well as linkage to many resources and individual support.

Southern Tier AIDS Program: providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Southern Tier of New York


Pride Center of Western New York:  they aim to make Western New York a safe, healthy, and satisfying place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to live, work, and establish their families. They also have a LGBTQ directory of services.

Gay and Lesbian youth Services of Western New York: GLYS offers a variety of opportunities & services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & questioning youth and their friends, ages 14-21.


Cortland LGBT Resource Center: strives to create a visible and empowered community through education, advocacy, resource enhancement, and linkages to essential services for all LGBTQ-identified people, as well as their families and other supportive community members.


Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center: provides services, professional resources, and programs that unite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community across lines of age, race, gender, and economics.


Out for Health: provides outreach, education and information to LGBT people, their health care providers and the community at-large about the importance of inclusive, welcoming and respectful care for LGBT people


PrismNY: member organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Prism meets monthly and provides LGBTQ people with a place to meet, communicate, and promote self-identity and awareness


The Out Alliance envisioning a future where all members of the greater Rochester LGBTQ communities, at all stages of their lives, are free to be fully participating citizens, celebrating their lives in which they are safe, stable and fully respected.

Rochester Pride and Joy Families Group:  supporting LGBTQ parents and prospective parents.


Sage Upstate: promotes the well-being of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and allies in Central New York through health programs, social activities and education.

Q Center Central New York: a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families and allies to gather.

Last Updated: 2/15/18