Safe Zone Resources

Local Resources

Crisis Services of North Alabama – can provide emergency shelter and 24/7 phone counseling

Phone: 256-716-1000
Toll Free: 800-691-8426

Athens Pride Coalition – provides local support groups, advocacy, and social opportunities for the Athens LGBT+ community.


Dr. Mitch Robertson, LICSW, PIP – a professional counselor in Athens who works with the LGBT+ community.

600 South Clinton Street
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: 256-414-9147

Athens State University Counseling Services – provides free counseling sessions to Athens State University students.

Lisa Philippart, LPC
Phone: 256-233-8144
Location: Waters Hall, Room S103D
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Healing Arts Center – Lisa Philippart, LPC, BCPCC, DCC – an LGBT+-friendly counselor who also serves as a Christian counselor.

527 Fountain Row
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-326-0909

Tamara Pellant, LPC – specializes in support for transgender individuals

603 Ward Ave.
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-464-9755
Fax: 256-774-7579

Thrive Alabama – provides HIV/AIDS testing, medical care, and social services in North Alabama.

600 Saint Claire Ave, Building 3
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-536-4700

Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church – an Athens congregation that is accepting of the LGBT+ community.

207 Washington St. E.
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: 256-232-3541

Spirit of the Cross Church – a Huntsville congregation that ministers specifically to the LGBT+ community.

3015 Sparkman Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35810
Phone: 256-851-6914

Unlimited Ministries of Alabama – a Madison congregation that is open and affirming of the LGBT+ community.

101 Westchester Dr.
Madison, AL

National Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – provides 24/7 phone or chat counseling

Toll Free: 800-273-8255

The Trevor Project – provides 24/7 counseling for LGBT persons via phone, web, or text

Phone: 866-488-7386

Information for Counselors