(256) 886-1150 info@free2be.org

SERVICE LOCATIONS

 

The Free2Be Network

  • Huntsville:  Free2Be Huntsville LGBTQ Resource Center with Counseling, Support Groups, Case Management, Nation-wide Referrals, Nation-wide Professional Development, Regional Advocacy  (8210 Stephanie Dr. Suite A Huntsville, AL 35802) (256-886-1150) Visit our Calendar for Huntsville groups & events at http://free2be.org/calendar.  Please call our office for info regarding the Adult Trans group.  
  • Athens:   LGBTQ Youth & friends group for ages 14 to 18 (Every Tuesday night from 6:00 – 8:00 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church 207 Washington St E, Athens, AL 35611.  Our Community Partner supporting Free2Be Youth Mobile is the Athens Pride Coalition.) (Contact our Huntsville office for additional information.)
  • Birmingham:  Free2Be Safe Office with Counseling, Case Management, and Referral Services  (Inside Pilgrim Church 2817 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233) (205-202-7476) (chernellbizzell@free2be.org)
  • Dothan:  Free2Be Dothan LGBTQ Resource Center with Counseling and a LGBTQ Youth & friends group for ages 14 to 18  (1805 West Main  Street Suite 3 Dothan,  AL 36301) (Dothan@free2be.org) (Contact our Huntsville office for additional information.)
  • Mobile:  “The Center” with Counseling, Case Management, and Referral Services as well as a LGBTQ Youth & friends group for ages 14 to 18 * This Center is provided in collaboration with Equality Alabama. (60 North  Ann Street Mobile, AL 36604) (251-461-6901) (Youth meet every Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 at All Saint’s Episcopal Church at 151 S Ann St, Mobile, AL 36604.  Park in the rear parking lot and follow the signs.  Our Community Partner supporting Free2Be Youth Mobile is Open Table UCC.) (gerardocantu@free2be.org) 
  • Montgomery:   “The Banyard Rustin Community Center” with Counseling, Case Management, and Referral Services as well as a Youth group in development * This Center is provided in collaboration with Montgomery Pride United.  (2015 E. Third Street Montgomery, AL 36106) (334-356-2462) (Montgomery@free2be.org)
  • Belize:  As part of the State Department’s “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative” Free2Be’s founder & CEO, James Robinson, will participate in a reverse exchange program in March 2017.  He will work with the agency Belize Youth Empowerment for Change to provide support and professional development to local leaders of groups working with the LGBTQ people of Belize.  
  • ALL Social Services are provided free of charge.

Description

Our direct social services which include counseling, support groups, public advocacy, and professional development are provided through the Free2Be Safe Anti-Violence Project. This project is a regional endeavor to address Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Bullying, and other forms of violence which damage all of us as individuals and as a society. This project is the first of its kind in Alabama to be designed to meet the culturally specific needs of LGBTQ people. With your continued support we work to help survivors overcome trauma while providing public education and services to support the development of healthy relationships. We provide support groups for youth, young adults, transgender adults, as well as, counseling and resource referrals. 

·       All Free2Be Safe services are provided free because of the support of generous donors and grant funding through the Victims of Crime Act and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.
·       All people needing help are welcome regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Every year LGBTQ people are beaten, harassed and killed just for being themselves. Many cannot find safety at home or in their intimate relationships.  The Free2Be Safe Anti-Violence Project is here to help!  

Review our most current service data: 

We need you to know these numbers if you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself, of being hurt by someone else, or have just been victimized and in need of immediate attention: 

  • Dial 911 if you need someone there NOW

  • 24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

  • 24/7 Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) (TTY HOTLINE 1.800.787.3224)

  • 24/7 Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence/Rape 1.800.650.6522

  • 24/7 Sexual Assault and Rape Hotline 1.800.656.HOPE (4073)

 

Creating a safe Alabama starts with the people of Alabama including LGBTQ and HIV-affected people coming together. Free2Be Safe Anti-Violence Project organizes programs and events to prevent and respond to violence. We conduct community outreach throughout Alabama to let people who need our help know about our programs and services. We provide training, technical assistance and support to community leaders, first responders and community based organizations in order to ensure that culturally sensitive services are available to the LGBTQ people of Alabama. We work to create a culture of respect and safety for all people. 

 

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