We know how difficult it can sometimes be to find information, resources and guidance to support and empower transgender, gender non-conforming and gender expansive youth. We have compiled a list that is non-exhaustive, but full of some great community resources, toolkits, reading guides and other support groups that may be helpful.
If you are looking for more specific resources, feel free to also reach out to us. We’re happy to help answer questions and connect you, specifically to medical and health professionals that are vetted by TGNC youth and shared to be affirming, supportive and provide competent, quality care.
Transformations provides social, educational and peer support, but we are not a clinical or therapy group. There are some other great resources in our community that we feature on our resources page. If you feel in danger, please refer to the emergency hotline numbers we provide here or call 911.
Youth Street Outreach Services (SOS)
Youth Street Outreach Services (SOS) is available throughout the Kansas City area and provided through the partnership of reStart, Synergy Services, and Drumm Farm agencies. SOS provides community-based assistance for youth ages 12-22 who are experiencing homelessness. SOS can help youth access shelters, housing, medical care, and other basic needs. Youth can make an appointment with Youth SOS by calling (816) 204-6747.
Trevor Project offers free, confidential and secure instant messaging, text for LGBTQ young people in crisis or feeling suicidal. You can call them at (866) 488-7386 or visit them at trevorproject.org
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our lifeline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it's just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. (1-800) 4-A-Child or (1-800) 422-4453