24/7 support

  • Crisis Clinic (866-427-4747) or (866) 789-1511

  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network Sexual Assault Hot line: (800) 656-HOPE

  • National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: (212) 714-1141 (English and Spanish)

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233

  • Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860

  • GLBT National Hotline: (888) 843-4564

  • GLBT National Youth Talk-line: (800) 246-7743

  • DeHQ: LGBTQ Helpline for South Asians: (908) 367-3374

  • Solid Ground Housing, Food, and Social Justice Advocacy: (206) 694-6700

Recovery Support

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
— Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Wisdom from the pack

Curiosity is a public service.
— Elizabeth Gilbert

Food for thought

Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.
— Iyanla Vanzant

Words for the soul

The Guest House, by Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī
This being human is a guest house. 
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, 
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, 
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture, 
still, treat each guest honorably. 
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, 
meet them at the door laughing, 
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, 
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

From Many Winters, 1974, by Nancy Wood
You shall ask
What good are dead leaves
And I will tell you
They nourish the sore earth.
You shall ask
What reason is there for winter
And I will tell you
To bring about new leaves.
You shall ask
Why are the leaves so green
And I will tell you
Because they are rich with life.
You shall ask
Why must summer end
And I will tell you
So that the leaves can die.