I’m From Driftwood’s Resource Partners pick up where the stories leave off. Anyone who needs additional information on issues covered in the stories on IFD should refer to the Resource Partners below. Remember that no matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone in your journey.
If you’re a nonprofit whose mission involves improving the lives of the LGBTQ community and would like to be an IFD Resource Partner, please reach out.
The Handsome Father is a national 501(c)(3) organization based in Austin, TX that fosters a community of support to connect, equip and inspire gay, bi and trans* fathers and fathers-to-be.
We strive to build a community of support, no matter your path to fatherhood: foster care, adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting, or biological children from a heterosexual relationship, it really doesn’t matter. Dads are dads and we can help those fathers-to-be understand their own unique options for becoming a dad and how to be a great one!
In addition to working closely with local fatherhood meet-up groups, the Handsome Father maintains an online resource directory of professionals and agencies that help gay, bi and trans* men grow and nurture their families, has a mentor program to reduce the isolation and lack or information men might be experiencing, and is mounting a national story-telling campaign that shares the diverse experiences of fatherhood in our community.
The purpose of Blind LGBT Pride International (“Blind Pride” or “BPI”), a 501c(3) organization, is to offer advocacy, education, programs, alliances,and support for persons who are either blind or vision impaired and who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
The Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF), guided by the life and story of Tyler Clementi, promotes safe, inclusive and respectful social environments homes, schools, campuses, churches and the digital world for vulnerable youth, LGBT youth and their allies.
Through educational partnerships, research, public dialogues and awareness programs, TCF fosters empathetic, constructive discussions of respect and dignity for youth and families, at all levels of society.
It envisions a world that embraces all members of society with human dignity and unconditional love regardless of sexual orientation or differences, real or perceived.
In operation since 1974, The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world’s oldest and largest collection of archival, bibliographic and multimedia materials by and about the diverse lesbian experience. LHA is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)3, non-profit educational organization. It offers research assistance, tours, exhibits, in-house events and a semester-long Lesbian Studies course.
Mazzoni Center provides quality comprehensive health and wellness services in a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT)-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of those we serve. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania we draw clients from throughout the region, reaching over 30,000 people per year through a continuum of direct services, including primary medical care; HIV-specialized medical care; transgender health services; community-based HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) services; individual and group risk-reduction counseling; HIV early intervention services; medical case management; LGBT legal services; outpatient mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment; a housing subsidy program for people living with AIDS; a regional food bank for low-income individuals living with HIV; and nutritional counseling.
Presbyterian Welcome works for the full participation of individuals in contexts of faith, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. As followers of Christ, convinced by Scripture, we labor for a world where all persons might live into the calling that God has placed in their hearts. We are a resource, training current and future leaders of church and society. Presbyterian Welcome is based in New York City and supported by member congregations and individuals.
GALAEI is a queer Latin@ social justice organization founded in 1989. “Queer” acknowledges and represents the mosaic of sexual and gender identities within our communities. “Latin@” represents the multiracial, multicultural experience of Latinidad. As a queer Latin@ organization we embrace the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people. GALAEI embodies both histories. We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia. GALAEI is dedicated to serving Latinidad to achieve social justice.
The True Colors Fund was co-founded by Cyndi Lauper to raise awareness about and bring an end to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness, and to inspire everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all. Seeing the need to build a national movement and organization to address LGBT youth homelessness, the True Colors Fund launched the Forty to None Project in 2012.
The Forty to None Project works to bring the number of homeless youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender from 40 percent to none by educating and engaging the public, advocating within government and media, creating empowering experiences for these young people, facilitating leading research, and aiding service providers in building their capacity and creating an inclusive environment within their agencies.