Central New York Resources

ACR Health is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing a range of support services to individuals with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, substance use disorders, and serious mental illnesses, with the goal of positive health outcomes. Furthermore, ACR Health provides a wide variety of targeted prevention and sexual health services to individuals, from youth through adulthood, as well as to community groups and organizations, with the goal of informed and responsible decision making.

The CNY HIV Care Network aims to work in solidarity with consumers & providers to reduce stigma & discrimination, promote involvement, reduce the number of new infections through education, advocate for access to quality health care services, & promote respect for the human rights of all people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The CNY New York Civil Liberties Union is one of the nation’s foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights.

CNY Pride encourages, empowers, and celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community and their friends, families, and supporters.

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

F.A.C.E.S. is a New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute funded program. Since 1993, they have been providing HIV awareness and prevention services for communities of color in the Syracuse area.

Friends of Dorothy is an initiative to be supportive of people with AIDS. Since October of 1992, Friends of Dorothy House has offered home-based care to people with AIDS.

LGBTQ Syracuse strives to be a voice for the LGBTQ community and supportive allies, provide a networking platform, and share local events and news from around the world.

The New York State Division of Human Rights works to ensure that every citizen has an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life. They are active against discrimination in employment, housing, credit, places of public accommodations, and non-sectarian educational institutions, based on age, race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, mental status, disability, military status, and other specified classes.

PEACE Inc. helps people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient.

Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

Pride and Joy Families is dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people in upstate NY achieve their goals of building and sustaining healthy families. We do this by providing support, advocacy, information, and access to community as well as sensitive health care and services.

The Q Center provides a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ youth, provides resources that cultivate pride and leadership skills, and works to create a safer community for LGBTQ youth.

SAGE Upstate is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the health and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people in Central New York as they age.

The Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus is a community choral ensemble of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies, dedicated to providing and performing an eclectic and entertaining offering of quality choral music which reflects the diverse nature of our community and serves to unite us with the wider community around us.

The Transgender Alliance of CNY is a social and support group for trans identified persons in the CNY area.

The Transgender Health Services Network of CNY strives to provide care for the transgender population of Central New York.

Vera House is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, and counseling services for women, children, & men; education and prevention programs; and community coordination.