Resources for You
Here you will find a directory of helpful resources for students, faculty members or classified professionals who would like support, assistance or crisis services. Click these links to find
- LGBTQ+ Resources – including college and off-campus programs
- College and Community Services – including health, contraception, crisis support and domestic violence hotlines
Basic Needs and Wellbeing
- Mental Health Service Providers, resources listed in De Anza's Psychological Services website for Santa Clara County and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Bill Wilson Center Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter offers short-term housing for runaway, homeless, and other troubled youth (ages 11-17). Individual, group, and family counseling is provided to restore family ties when possible, and to stabilize the lives of homeless youth to avoid victimization from street life.
- Drop-in Center The Drop-in Center in downtown San Jose helps homeless at-risk youth, ages 12 – 22, by providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. The program also provides more comprehensive services including counseling, living skills training, job readiness training, housing assistance, health education (including HIV prevention) and links to other services, such as access to legal services and health care.
- LACY Legal Advocates for Children & Youth provides free legal representation, advocacy, and information to minors in Santa Clara County, and educates several minors, parents, service providers, and attorneys on legal issues relevant to minors.
- Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline (855) 278-4204 is a 24 hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline available 7 days a week for phone intervention and emotional support by highly trained volunteer Crisis Phone Counselors - Thank you to Youth Space for this information
- Food Pantry, is located in the Outreach Office (Seminar 3 Building) and is available to any De Anza student who qualifies for assistance. To be eligible, students must have a student ID and meet the income guidelines for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP). Go to link for their hours, you can also teach out to email@example.com or 408.864.8327.
Off-Campus Community Resources
- County LGBTQ Affairs
- Maribel Martínez, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (408) 299-5163
- Youth Space, A Program of Family and Children Services (FCS) (Ages 13-25)
- Adrienne Keel, Outreach Coordinator, AKeel@FCServices.org, (408) 343-7942
- Outlet, A Program of Adolescents Community Services (Ages 13-25)
- Anthony Ross, Outlet Program Director, email@example.com, (650) 424-0852 x 107
- Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center
- Gabrielle Antolovich, firstname.lastname@example.org, (408) 293-3040
- Transfamily Support Group of Santa Clara County,
- Kevin Dean, email@example.com, (408) 505-7791
- Parents, Families, Friends, LGBTQ People and Allies United for Equality, San Jose/Peninsula (English and Spanish services)
- Chapter Rep, firstname.lastname@example.org, (408) 270-8182
- Gender Identity Awareness Network
- Albert Pignataro (email@example.com) and Maureen Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Know Your Rights: FAQ About Transgender Students at Colleges and Universities
- TSER Trans Student education Resources
- Lambda Legal: Know Your Rights in California
- Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students: Your Rights at School
- Transgender and Intersex Resources for the Bay Area
- Transgender Law Center
- Life as a Transgendered College Student
LGBTQ+ College Students
- Scholarship Resource List 1
- Scholarship Resource List 2
- Deaf Queer Resource Center, Check out their Facebook Page
- Campus Pride Index
- How to Obtain a FAFSA Dependency Override for LGBTQ College Students
- Campus Pride: LGBTQ & Ally Prospective Student Resources
- LGBTQ Student Resources & Support
Education for LGBTQ+ Allyship
- 16 Ways to be a Transgender Advocate & Ally
- How to be an Ally to Queer People of Color
- Inclusion and Respect: GLSEN Resources for Educators
- Transgender Allyship and Advocacy
- “What are Your Pronouns?” A Guide to Common Pronouns and Their Usage
College Administrators + LGBTQ Advocacy
- Human Rights Campaign
- Transgender Law Center
- Advice For Campus Officials To Improve LGBTQ Efforts
- Best Practices for Supporting Transgender Students
- Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse
- Promising Practices for Inclusion of Gender Identity/Gender Expression in Higher Education
For Healthcare Providers
- The Child Development Center accepts children 18 months to five years of age, from families affiliated with De Anza College as well as the general public.
- Disability Support Services assists students who have physical, psychological or other disabilities, vision, hearing impairments or ADD/ADHD.
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms are located in the East Cottage (ECOT 1), Multicultural Center (MCC), PE Quad 5 (PE 5), and G Building (G). See campus map.
- Student Health Services provides free and low-cost services to all students, including physical exams, emergency contraception, flu shots and birth control.
- Student Psychological Services provides free, confidential psychological counseling to students, during daytime hours. For 24-hour services, see the resources listed above or below.
Domestic Violence (multiple languages)
- La Isla Pacifica Crisis Line (Gilroy to Morgan Hill): 408.683.4118
- Next Door (San Jose area; Spanish and English): 408.279.2962
- YWCA of Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos): 1.800.572.2782
- Asian Law Alliance: 408.287.9710
- MAITRI (San Francisco Bay Area): 1.888.862.4874
- Asian Women’s Home: 408.975.2739
- Community United Against Violence: 415.777.5500
Health (including contraception, HIV services)
- Planned Parenthood San Jose: 408.287.7526
- Billy Frank LGBTQ Community Center: 408.293.2429
- Asian Americans for Community Involvement HOPE Program: 408.278.4138
- Crane Center: 408.792.5030