Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered Support

On Campus

Hours: Monday through Saturday, with hours on campus by appointment.
Employee Assistance Program
Area Served: William Paterson University
Eligibility: Faculty, staff and their household members
Fees charged: Free

The EAP is a service for William Paterson University faculty and staff and their household members. The EAP offers confidential short term counseling and referral for problems ranging from work-related concerns to personal difficulties that affect an individual's everyday life. Trained counselors help with problems such as career issues, child care, elder care, family and workplace relationship problems, finances, health care, mental health, retirement, substance abuse, and Work/Life balance.

Off Campus

Gay Activist Alliance/Gay Helpline of NJ
PO Box 137
Convent Station, NJ 07961-0137
Phone: (973) 285-1595
Hours: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, Sun and Mon (answering machine all other hours)
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: Anyone looking for referrals and/or peer counseling on issues related to sexual orientation
Fees Charged:

The Gay Helpline of New Jersey provides callers with information on a wide array of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered organizations and services, including gay social groups, counselors, and support groups. The Helpline also offers peer counseling services provided by trained volunteers

Lesbian Helpline
2620 Whitehourse-Hamilton Square Rd.
Trenton, NJ 08690
Phone: (800) 224-0211
Hours: 7:30 pm - 9 pm, Mon - Fri; 12 pm - 2 pm, Sat & Sun
Area Served: New Jersey
Fees Charged: None

Help is provided to any lesbian or bisexual woman who is battered by a partner, ex-partner, family member, or roommate. Services include phone counseling and referrals to therapists and domestic violence shelter programs. Battered gay men are also welcome to use the helpline.

Gay Activist Alliance/GALY Gay and Lesbian Youth in New Jersey
PO Box 137
Convent Station, NJ 07961-0137
Phone: (973) 285-1595 Helpline
Hours: Answering machine
Area Served: Northern and Central New Jersey
Eligibility: 16 - 21 year-old gay, lesbian, bisexual, or questioning youth
Fees Charged:

The group is designed as a support group for self-identified lesbian, gay, or bisexual (or questioning) youth and their friends. Encourages youth to socialize with each other and provides a safe drug/alcohol-free, no erotic environment for youth who wish to gain a better understanding of themselves and build self-esteem. Pre-screened adult volunteers are present to monitor the group. Meetings are held in South Orange and North Brunswick on Saturdays. Please check the web-site for specific locations and times.


Gay Men's Health Crisis/Ny
119 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011-0022
Phone: (800) 243-7692 Hotline, (212) 367-1125 Financial Hotline, (212) 367-1040 Legal Inquiries
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm, Mon - Fri, Noon - 3 pm, Saturday
Eligibility: Anyone who needs information regarding AIDS, HIV, other STDs

Offers a free newsletter, a hotline number for AIDS information, and referrals to outside services and funding resources. Provides various other services for people with AIDS, in addition to a financial hotline for HIV related problems and a number for HIV related legal inquiries.