LGBTQ+ Resources

ECC Resources

Ally Directory
This list contains ECC faculty and staff who have self-identified as allies who are willing to have conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion with you. Please know that everyone at ECC cares about you and is committed to your safety and success regardless of whether or not their name is on this list.

Campus Life & Leadership Office
The Campus Life & Leadership Office (located in Donald Shook Student Center, Room 104) is a safe space for all ECC students. If you need resources, to have a conversation, or anything else, this is a space designed to help you.


Andy Klingensmith
Campus Life & Leadership Coordinator

Student Counseling Services
As an ECC student, you have access to free, professional counseling services. Our counselors are all self-identified allies & are willing and able to discuss LGBTQ+ specific topics with you.

Franklin County Resources

Franklin County Health Department
Providing services to uninsured and underinsured including Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program, immunizations, blood pressure screenings, STD testing, pregnancy testing, Hepatitis C testing, lead testing, and tuberculosis testing. They also provide assistance obtaining Missouri birth and death certificates, a directory of cooling locations for heat hazard relief, emergency preparedness information, and more.

Franklin County Youth Helpline
24/7 crisis intervention
Call: 1-844-846-2501 or Text: 4CARE to 31658

Preferred Family Healthcare – Union
Mental health, adolescent substance abuse, LGBTQ+ support
Call: 636-584-8724

Franklin County Housing Authority
Public Housing, Fair Housing Complaint Referrals
Call: 636-629-6193 ext. 1404

Planned Parenthood – St. Louis Region
Comprehensive health care and family planning
Call: 800-230-7526

Missouri-based LGBT advocacy, education and support

For LGBTQ+ families and allies

American Civil Liberties Union – Missouri
Understand your rights, file complaints against violations
St. Louis Office: 314-652-3111

Phelps County Resources


Benton Street Counseling, LLC
Phone: 573-433-2833 | Website:
Address: Waynesville Office: 119 N. Benton Street, Waynesville, MO 65583 | Rolla Branch: 1030 Kingshighway, Rolla, MO 65401

Services Offered: They are a group of experienced therapists assisting individuals in exploring core issues and moving toward a healthy, fulfilling life. They offer individual, couples, family, and group therapy sessions to children, adolescents, adults, and elders.

Their treatment areas of expertise are quite expansive and cover most major mental health diagnoses, as well as issues that arise in the wake of complex trauma (See link for more details:

They also specialize in working with LGBTQ* individuals, as well as people with disabilities, veterans and active military, and women. Eligibility/Service Population: Children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples, and families seeking mental health support listed above.

Welcoming Congregations

Christ Episcopal Church
1000 Main Street, Rolla, MO, 65401
Phone: 573-364-1499

National Resources









National Hotlines

The Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386
Live Chat with the Trevor Project (Fridays 4pm- 5pm EST)

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline
(888) 843-4564

The LGBT National Youth Talkline
(Youth serving youth through age 25)
(800) 246-7743

Crisis Text Line: 741-741
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text. Simple text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly, helping you “move from a hot moment to a cool moment.” Please note that this Crisis Text Line is not specific to LGBTQ+ people.

The TransLifeline Transgender Crisis
(877) 565-8860

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
(General Community)
1-800-273-8255 (24/7)

The National Runaway Switchboard

LGBT Youth Line
The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line exists to provide service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer, and questioning youth in Ontario. Working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework, we provide leadership opportunities, outreach, confidential peer support, and referrals by telephone, texting, and online.

Gender Inclusive Pronoun Usage

A Guide to Using Pronouns

AIDS Hotline

Call 1-800-HIV-0440 (1-800-448-0440)

STD/HIV Testing

Franklin County Health Department
(By appointment only)
400 E Locust St., Union, MO 63084
Phone: 636-583-6358
Website: Click here

Tri-Rivers Family Planning, Inc.
1032 B Kingshighway St., Rolla, MO 65420
Phone: 573-364-1509

Additional Resources

A Guide to Coming Out to Friends & Family
A Guide to Coming Out as an LGBTQ+ Supporter