Local & State Resources

There are numerous organizations in Muncie and in greater Indiana that help, support, and advocate for LGBTQ people. This section organizes local and state resources into sections for ease of use. Please also make sure to check out our specialized sections on legal, medical, and educational help.

Local Crisis Centers

A Better Way provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence, transitional housing, advocacy for victims of sexual assault, a 24-hour crisis line for persons in any type of crisis, AOK afterschool programs, a suicide hotline, bullying, teen dating violence and domestic violence prevention programs, and a check-in call service for elderly or disabled homebound persons.

Bridges Community Services provides help and hope to our neighbors in need through innovative integrated efforts that enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community. Our work is driven by these values:

  • Treat people with respect; Maintain a sense of dignity
    • Take personal responsibility; Be fiscally responsible
    • Act with caring; Show kindness; Provide support
    • Act with integrity; Strive for Excellence
    • Show humility; Be welcoming; Have humor.

Indiana LGBTQ Organizations

Other Indiana LGBTQ Groups

  • www.indianaequality.org/ – dedicated to secure basic rights for Indiana’s LGBT citizens
  • www.lambdalegal.org/states-regions/indiana.html – Lambda Legal Indiana
  • www.imaTYFA.org – Indiana Trans Youth Family Allies
  • Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA) is an international resource with local roots in Indianapolis. TYFA “empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.” TYFA is a wonderful resource for parentseducators, and healthcare practitioners looking for support and information. You can reach out to TYFA through e-mail, or by calling 888-462-8932. 

Indiana Transgender/Gender Variant Resources: