Resource Guide for the GLBTQ Community in the North Central Florida area

Disclaimer This page is a listing of resources for the GLBTQ Community in North Central Florida. This page does not reflect an endorsement of any service listed here by the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. All of the following content provided by the Resource Guide.

The publication of the names of any person, business, or organization shall not be construed as any indication of their sexual orientation. Any entry will be deleted on request, or on receipt of reliable information that it is unwelcome to those concerned.


Gay Switchboard, at (352) 377-8915, provides information on current events, social and support groups, local lesbigay nightclubs, supportive religious organizations, coming out, safer sex, AIDS, and community resources. Anonymous/confidential consultations and referrals are also given.

United Way 2-1-1 for North Central Florida is a free and confidential 24 hour information and referral helpline that links people with questions and problem to resources with answers and solutions. To get or give help, please call (352) 375-4636.


Emily Franck Hoon, PhD, (352) 375-4666.

Caroline Pace, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, (352) 376-5543.

Trisha Biggers Peterson, PhD, feminist counseling, relationships, (352) 375-1414.

Jennifer Sager, Ph.D. (352) - 379-2829


Alachua County Crisis Line, 24-hour telephone crisis intervention and counseling service offered by trained volunteers; short-term crisis counseling. All services free. 218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641. (352) 264-6789.

Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center, community-based agency that offers emergency outreach to victims, comprehensive advocacy, support groups, and 1-on-1 counseling services to victims of all types of violent crime. A counselor-staffed 24 hour hotline is available. 218 SE 24th St, Gainesville, FL 32641. Call (352) 264-6760, or toll-free (866) 252-5439.

Gay Switchboard, see above, (352) 377-8915.

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, for women, (352) 377-8255; out of area code, (800) 393-7233.

UF Counseling Center, students and partners, (352) 392-1575.

UF Sexual Assault Recovery Service, counseling for female and male students who have experienced sexual assault. Confidential and free. Also for partners, family, and friends of victim. UF Student Infirmary, room 230, or (352) 392-1161 ext. 231.

UF Student Mental Health Services, 24hr, (352) 392-1171.

AIDS/HIV Services and Education:

AIDS/HIV Testing and Counseling, Alachua County Public Health Unit, also performs syphilis testing, for all ages 12 and up. Payment on a sliding scale from $0-20.

AIDS Hotline, United States Public Health Service, (800) 342-AIDS.

Florida AIDS Education and Training Network, serving the HIV/AIDS education needs of health care providers, (352) 392-6969.

Gainesville Area AIDS Project (GAAP), An Organization of People Living with HIV/AIDS, and People Who Care...Having Fun! P.O. Box 5554 Gainesville, FL 32627,, 373-4227 (gaap)

Florida AIDS Hotline, HRS, (800) FLA-AIDS.

HIV Outpatient Services, offers housing referral, day care, dental care, clinical services, home health care, case management, transportation, hospice, counseling, and nutrition. Health Planning Council, (352) 377-4404.

Park Meadows Health & Rehabilitation, a 154 bed, licensed nursing facility meeting the long term health care needs of HIV+ individuals. 3250 SW 41 Place, Gainesville, FL 32608, (352) 378-1558.

Project AIDS Care, Medicaid Waiver Program, outpatient and home health care services, Linda Tambor, Alachua County Public Health Unit, (352) 955-2364, or Denise Terrell, Marion County Public Health Unit, (352) 629-0137.

General Health:

ACORN Clinic, low cost medical/dental services (352) 485-1133 or (352) 485-1515

Herpes Support Group Hotline, Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm, (352) 376-9000.

Hospice, North Central Florida, comprehensive home care for the terminally ill, (352) 378-2121.

STD Clinic, (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Alachua County Public Health Unit, confidential testing for herpes, syphilis, hepatitis B, genital warts, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas, for all ages. Payment on a sliding scale. For appointment, (352) 955-2415. For counseling, (352) 955-2364 ext. 162.