Below you will find resources from local organizations.
1. General Resources
3. Crisis Intervention
4. Schools & Education
TC LGBTQ+ Resources
A community created list of resources including safe healthcare professionals, local businesses, and social programs.
Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Washington State and you will reach a highly-trained information and referral specialist who will assess your needs and provide a list of referrals to available resources in your community. 2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, health, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing and interpreter services are also available in 140+ languages.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI) has been helping people make responsible decisions about their sexual health for over 50 years. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care services since 1967, PPGWNI is also committed to providing responsible, age-appropriate sexuality education. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart
BMH2H is a community-based organization whose mission is to promote public health with advocacy, education, harm reduction, and support for individuals across a spectrum of chronic conditions, with a special emphasis on HIV prevention and care. Through our efforts we hope to encourage an environment of dignity and improved quality of life for the entire community. Contact Number: 509-905-2053
Safe Harbor Support Center is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through strengthening parenting skills and helping families form healthy, supportive connections to ensure their child’s needs are met. Safe Harbor provides outreach, support, and training to assist families in establishing a safe and stable environment. Contact Number: 509-783-5734
My Friends’ Place
At My Friends’ Place we provide 13-17-year-old homeless teenagers with a bed, meals, clothing, showers, laundry facilities, hygiene products, support services and individualized case management services. We also offer drop-in services to all youth in need in our community. Homelessness does exist in our community and knows no boundaries. My Friends’ place is a program of Safe Harbor Support Center. Contact Number: 509-438-0079
Housing Resource Center
The Housing Resource Center, formerly know as CES Coordinated Entry System, efficiently routes households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to the most appropriate provider among the network of homeless providers as quickly as possible. Contact Number: 509-737-3946, TTY: dial 711
Elijah Family Homes
EJH believes all individuals are worthy, valuable, and deserving of respect and services. We aim to ensure that all families with children in Benton and Franklin Counties, regardless of substance abuse history, are given the opportunity to make unique and valuable contributions to the community while being self-sufficient and stably housed. Contact Number: 509-943-6610, TTY: dial 711
Benton Franklin Community Action Committee
This site has a wealth of information and resources available. BFCAC provides social services in Franklin and Benton Counties. Contact Number: 509-545-4042
Support Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC)
The Support, Advocacy & Resource Center’s mission is to provide crisis services, support, and advocacy to victims, non-offending family members, and others who are impacted by crime. We strive to create and maintain a community without violence through prevention-based education. Contact Number: 509-374-5391
Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties
DVSBF provides a wide array of services including 24-hour crisis line and emergency shelter, information and referrals, legal advocacy and clinics, support groups, advocacy based counseling, and community education. Our mission is to create a healthy community free from all forms of domestic violence.
Contact Number: 509-735-1295
Local 24/7 Crisis Line: 509-582-9841
Toll-Free 24 Hour Hotline: 800-648-1277
Tri-Cities Food Bank
The Tri-Cities Food Bank provides emergency food to residents in need within Benton City, Kennewick, Finley, Richland, and West Richland. Contact Number: 509-582-0411
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tri-Cities
NAMI is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. They also advocate for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Local 24/7 Crisis Line: 509-792-1747
Schools & Education
Communities in Schools Benton Franklin
CIS is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside schools, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. In partnership with local communities, we do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential. Contact Number: 509-967-6038
Rainbow Alliance Club Faculty Advisor: Kauser Gwaduri, 509-372-7610, firstname.lastname@example.org
Club meets on Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm in the MOSAIC Center (Floyd building, room 140)
Columbia Basin College
SQUAD Club Faculty Advisor: Molly Mooney, 509-542-5547, email@example.com
Club meets on Wednesdays 2-3pm in the Social Science & World Languages Building, room 117
TC Futures is a collaborative venture between Educational Service District 123 and the Benton Franklin Workforce Development Council. At TC Futures we are dedicated to providing exceptional support for youth and young adults ages 16-24 who have opted-out of high school. We offer GED completion, career counseling, employment opportunities, on-the-job training, internships, apprenticeships, and other employment related services. We inspire and empower through a collaborative experience, with the hope that all will grow, find purpose, and become their best self. Contact Number: 509-537-1710
PFLAG BF’s Rights & Advocacy Page
Learn more about the law and what actions you can take if your rights have been violated.
PFLAG BF’s Community Programs
We provide fun and engaging monthly events where you can meet and connect with other LGBTQ+ folks in the Tri-Cities. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Uptown Rainbow Connection
A volunteer organization that strives to develop Pride events and connections that educate, promote, and build safety for the LGBTQ+ Community. Contact Email: email@example.com
Club Out & About
Nightclub serving the Tri-Cities for over 20 years. We are known for our crazy fun theme nights & fabulous drag shows. Dance hot spot! Featuring weekly Drag Shows, Prizes and various special events! Contact Number: 509-543-3796
Tri-Cities Pride Festival
Celebrating & empowering all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals, Tri-Cities Pride Festival is a volunteer organization that strives to promote acceptance and tolerance through community service, outreach and education. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TC LGBTQ+ Community Google Calendar
See what’s happening in the Tri with this calendar full of local queer events!