Logo: Guiding Families Direct Care

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: We do not offer licensed counseling or medical services. We require all suicidal persons to seek help via licensed professionals. We remain available to serve all persons as an extra source of informal support and encouragement.

Guiding Families Direct Care provides a safe place for LGBT+ people of all ages as well as parents and family members of LGBT+ loved ones.

We will walk with you where you are at.
We will refer to you by how you identify.

We are interested in hearing your story.
We will never moralize or judge you.

We will never coerce unwanted topics.
We guide parents toward acceptance.

We help you gain support from a pastor.
We help protect you from mistreatment.

Our Direct Care team is here for you.
You are invited to contact us any time.

Emergency? Dial 911 or go to a hospital.

Free email or telephone support is available to teens and young adults without family support or financial means. When you are ready to access Guiding Families Direct Care, simply email care@guidingfamilies.com or reach out through our contact form.

Boston Area

Appointments available during business hours on weekdays in Lexington (5-10 day advance notice).

For Teens & Young Adults

Free email or telephone support is available to teens and young adults without family support and no financial means. 

When you are ready, email care@guidingfamilies.com or reach out via our contact form.

Across America & International

Appointments by telephone or email.

If You Are Suicidal

You are so important to us — and to God. We encourage you to take a next step toward help and hope.

  1. Tell your parent(s) if possible.
  2. If not, share with a trusted adult.
  3. Call Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 for live help.
  4. Dial 911 or just go right to the hospital.

You can begin to access guidance and support. Schedule your appointment today.