St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community launches local peer support helpline

You can call the helpline at 314-380-7774 or 844-785-7774

October 10, 2019

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ST. LOUIS (KNOU)- The St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH—pronounced "squish") has opened its phone lines for the local LGBTQIA+ community.

The helpline is meant for members of the community to call if they ever need someone to talk to as the staff of volunteers has completed over 55 hours of training in emotional support and resource referrals.

It’s Friday! We’ll be taking calls from 1:00-5:00pm today. If you need emotional support, referrals, or just want to talk, give us a call. . . 314-380-7774: Free, confidential, identity-affirming emotional support & resources for the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community--️‍-- Hours: Fri-Sun 1:00-5:00pm . . #sqsh #lgbt #lgbtq #queer #queersupport #lgbtresource #helpline #lgbthelpline #stl #stlouis

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“There are lots of great organizations that serve our community,” said Luka Cai (they/them), a co-founder of SQSH. “But SQSH works in tandem with them to fill an existing gap for peer support. It can be hard to navigate resources and know which providers are queer-affirming, but connecting with peers with similar lived experiences can be empowering and comforting.”

The helpline, which can be reached at 314-380-7774 or 844-785-7774, will run Fridays through Sundays from 1- 5 p.m.

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