Personal Resources and Help for Men

Usually, we stick to our strengths—and that would be beards and shaving—but recently we had a small life crisis and looked online for some help, and were amazed at how difficult it was to find a list of resources for men. There are so many fantastic people and fantastic groups offering support for boys and men, but we were shocked at how difficult they were to find.

So, we put together this list of resources, in hopes someone might find it when they need it. Each man has his own struggles to face, and while each man’s struggle is unique, very often they fall into broad categories, so we split this list based on topics. Some are for immediate help, some are for support, and some are for informational purposes that can help you build your future.

Wherever you are and whatever you’re going through, we wish you all the best, and we’re rooting for you.

Crisis Hotlines

211 United Way

When you’re not sure who to call, dialing 211 connects you to a local community specialist who will provide you with resources to find shelter, healthcare, food, mental health aid, and more.

https://www.211.org/

211 (phone number)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Free and confidential 24/7 resource providing support to those in suicidal crisis or experiencing emotional distress. Toll-free phone line, text, and chat available.  

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-8255

TTY dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255

Text HELLO to 741741


National Domestic Violence Support Hotline

Domestic violence can also affect men and boys. This hotline offers 24/7 support, toll-free, to anyone who calls regardless of gender.

http://www.thehotline.org/

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

TTY: 1-800-787-3224

Text "START" to 88788


Veterans Crisis Line

Toll-free hotline and chat offering emotional support to veterans and their family and friends.

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

1-800-273-8255 press 1

Text 838255


National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

24/7 toll-free hotline for veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness to speak to trained counselors who can provide support and direct them to resources.

https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp

877-424-3838


The Trevor Project

24/7 toll-free hotline for LGBTQ+ people experiencing distress or considering suicide.

Line.

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/

1-866-488-7386

Text ‘START’ to 678-678


Trans Lifeline

Toll-free hotline run by and for trans and non-binary people, with support also available to friends & family. Callers to this line will never get referred to 911 without consent.

https://translifeline.org/

877-565-8860


Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7 hotline offering support to men in same-sex relationships suffering domestic abuse.

http://gmdvp.org/gmdvp/

1-800-832-1901


StrongHearts Native Helpline

Confidential, 24/7 helpline for Indigenous and Native American people experiencing abuse.

1-844-762-8483


Mental Health Help

Hope Recovery

A non-profit that supports adult survivors of sexual abuse with free online support groups, workshops, and other programs. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

https://www.hope4-recovery.org/

(765) 505-890


Good Therapy

Website with a large directory of mental health specialists as well as informative content about mental health and destigmatization.

https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/issues/men-issues/men-therapy


Man Therapy

Mental health campaign and interactive website giving men resources and information on therapy and mental health.

https://mantherapy.org/


To Write Love on Her Arms

A non-profit helping those struggling with depression, self-harm, addiction, and suicidal thoughts, with many resources including search tool for low-cost counseling.

https://twloha.com/

(321) 499-3901


Love is Respect

Learn about healthy relationships from this organization focused on preventing intimate partner violence.

https://www.loveisrespect.org/

1-866-331-9474


Heads Up Guys

Educational resource on depression, with a self-check tool and management strategies.

https://headsupguys.org/


Inspire

App and website that connects members via support groups focused on specific topics and issues.

https://www.inspire.com/

(800) 945-0381


Fireweed Collective

Organization running Zoom support groups, peer support, and webinars for members of marginalized communities.

https://fireweedcollective.org/


One Sky Center

The National Resource Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Education and Research, working to improve health and mental health care for Native communities.

http://www.oneskycenter.org/

503-970-7895


Healthcare Resources

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Association of medical providers offering free and low-cost healthcare services, with a helpful search function and directory.

https://nafcclinics.org/clinics/search

703-647-7427


FreeClinics.com

An independent website with a directory of healthcare clinics offering free and reduced-rate services across the USA.

https://www.freeclinics.com/

(641) 715-3900 Extension: 301402


Men’s Health Network

Non-profit organization promoting men’s health awareness and disease prevention, with a website providing many helpful resources.

https://www.menshealthnetwork.org/

202-543-MHN-1 (6461) ext. 101


Planned Parenthood

Non-profit organization providing reproductive healthcare services. Contrary to popular belief, Planned Parenthood also offers a range of services for men. 

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-care/our-services/mens-health-services

1-800-230-7526


Young Men’s Health Site

Educational website about health and healthcare for young men and boys. Operated by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

https://youngmenshealthsite.org/


Mobile Health Map

Directory of mobile health clinics and their current locations to help those living in areas with limited accessible healthcare.

https://www.mobilehealthmap.org/


CDC GetTested

CDC directory of clinics offering STI testing, with free and low-cost options.

https://gettested.cdc.gov/search_results


Movember

International project raising awareness and funding for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and other health issues that men frequently face.

https://movember.com/

(310) 450-3399


Drug Addiction / Opoid Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

An agency in the Department of Health that seeks to reduce substance abuse and mental illness in the United States.

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

1-800-662-4357


Bicycle Health

Bicycle Health helps people conquer opioid use disorder via medication and employs a compassionate approach to support.

https://www.bicyclehealth.com/

1-844-943-2514


Career, Finance, & Personal Development

Career One Stop

Resource by the US Department of Labor helping with career exploration and training. Website features a directory of job centers offering online and in-person career support.

https://www.careeronestop.org/

1-877-872-5627


MyMoney.Gov

Financial education website with tools and resources on budgeting, saving, investing, paying off debt, and more.

https://www.mymoney.gov

1-800-333-4636


Mint

Helpful tool and app for tracking your budget and managing your money.

https://mint.intuit.com/


Veteran Employment Center

Resource by the VA helping veterans find new jobs with career counseling and other support services.

https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/#get-career-and-employment-assistance

800-698-2411


Federal Student Aid

Website for the office of Student Aid, where you can apply for financial aid, get estimates. Includes other helpful financial resources for students.

https://studentaid.gov/

1-800-433-3243


Idealist.Org

Website connecting job seekers and students with job openings and internships primarily in the non-profit sector.

https://www.idealist.org/

646.786.6886


Shelters, Food Banks, & Financial Aid

Homeless Shelter Directory

Directory of homeless shelters, resources, and aid organizations across the United States.

https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/


Feeding America: Find Your Local Food Bank

A network of US food banks with a food bank directory.

https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

1-800-910-5524


Domestic Shelters

Resource for finding domestic violence shelters, with a filter tool that allows you to search for shelters that help male victims of abuse.

https://www.domesticshelters.org/


HUD Find Shelter Tool

Search tool operated by the US Department of Housing that provides information about housing, shelter, health care, and clothing resources across the country.

https://www.hud.gov/findshelter

202-708-1112

TTY: 202-708-1455


Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Grant program that funds services and programs for people with mental illness who are experiencing homelessness.

https://www.samhsa.gov/homelessness-programs-resources/grant-programs-services/path


Foreclosure Avoidance Counseling

Operated by the US Department of Housing, this service helps users at risk of losing their home receive local help and free financial counseling to prevent foreclosure.

https://apps.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/


SOAR Works

Program helping to increase access to disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

https://soarworks.samhsa.gov/

518-439-7415 ext. 2


Gender & Sexuality

The Trevor Project

LGBTQ mental health organization working on suicide prevention and crisis intervention, with hotline, educational resources, and volunteer opportunities.

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

(212) 695-8650


CenterLink

Community of LBGT centers around the USA with helpful directory helping you find a community center in your area.

https://www.lgbtcenters.org/

954-765-6024


National Center for Transgender Equality

Organization advocating for rights of trans people, with resources including healthcare coverage guide and document hub for name and gender change information.

https://transequality.org/documents

(202) 642-4542


Center for Black Equity

Organization with a multinational network aiming to improve outcomes in career, economic wellness, and health for Black LGBTQ+ people.

https://centerforblackequity.org/

202-641-8527


GLSEN

Education organization working to end discrimination against LGBT students.

https://www.glsen.org/

212-727-0135


Resources for Men of Color

Racial Equity Support Line

Helpline by POC for POC, offering space for those experiencing racism to receive empathy, emotional support, and information on other resources.

https://www.linesforlife.org/racial-equity-support-line/ 

503-575-3764


Association on American Indian Affairs

Non-profit protecting Native sovereignty, preserving culture, educating youth and building capacity.

https://www.indian-affairs.org/

240-314-7155


BEAM: Black Emotional and Mental Health

Non-profit with directory of Black medical professionals offering mental health support to people of color. The organization also offers training and grants to professionals.

https://www.beam.community/


Brother, You’re On My Mind

Mental health initiative by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity with toolkit and materials designed for Black men.

https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/byomm/


Black Men Heal

Organization providing mental health resources to Black men, with a therapist directory and a free therapy program.

https://blackmenheal.org/


Therapy for Black Men

Organization working to destigmatize mental health care for men of color and offering directory of culturally-competent therapists and financial assistance.

https://therapyforblackmen.org/

(646) 780-8278


NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization with many local chapters fighting inequality through various actions and campaigns.

https://naacp.org/

(410) 580-5777


Concerned Black Men of America

Organization with local chapters creating and supporting mentoring and educational projects focused on improving life and education for Black youth.

https://cbmnational.org/

240-623-5474


YBMen Project

Online program supporting black men with a focus on positive masculinity and mental health.

https://www.ybmenproject.com/

734-274-4636


100 Black Men of America

Organization with local chapters serving Black communities across the US through youth mentorship and unique local programs.

https://100blackmen.org/


Resources for Men With Disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

Non-profit advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities.

https://www.aapd.com/

800-840-8844


The Arc

Community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

https://thearc.org/

(800) 433-5255


Different & Able

Organization working to empower those with disabilities through its resource platform and community-building initiatives.

https://differentandable.org/


National Association of the Deaf

Civil rights organization protecting and promoting the rights of deaf people in the US.

https://www.nad.org/


National Organization on Disability

Non-profit working to increase employment opportunities for those with disabilities.

https://www.nod.org/

646-505-1191


Addiction Resources

SAMHSA
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a public health agency leading efforts to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness through a range of programs including a free helpline.

https://www.samhsa.gov/

800-662-HELP (4357)

TTY: 800-487-4889


FindTreatment.gov

US government directory of treatment facilities for addiction.

https://findtreatment.gov/


Legal & Prison Help

Legal Services Corporation

Non-profit organization with a large directory offering legal aid to low-income Americans.

https://www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/what-legal-aid/get-legal-help

202-295-1500


Indian Law Resource Center

Law center providing legal assistance to indigenous people experiencing racism and oppression, and seeking to protect their legal rights. 

https://indianlaw.org/

406-449-2006


The Innocence Project

Lawyer-led project working to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted.

https://innocenceproject.org/

212-364-5340


Volunteering

Big Brothers Big Sisters

One-to-one program connecting adult volunteers as mentors to children and teens.

https://www.bbbs.org/

(813) 720-8778


A Call to Men

Organization working to transform society through training and education on healthy and respectful manhood.

https://www.acalltomen.org/


MenEngage

Global alliance with various partners all over the world, working to advance gender justice and human rights by engaging with men.

http://menengage.org/


Promundo

International NGO working with men through community outreach and advocacy campaigns, with the goal of advancing gender equality and ending violence.

https://promundoglobal.org/

202-588-0061


Men Can Stop Rape

Organization mentoring young men on how to stop violence and rape through various outreach and community projects.

https://mcsr.org/

(202) 265-6530


Ever Forward Club

Youth development program that helps students achieve personal goals inside and outside the classroom through mentorship and workshops.

https://everforwardclub.org/

510-854-6794


Rotary International

International organization that runs clubs all over the world where members work together to make the world better through volunteer and service projects.

https://www.rotary.org/


Sierra Club

Grassroots environmental organization with a national community of volunteers running different initiatives and projects.

https://www.sierraclub.org/


Parenting Resources

National Center for Fathering

Non-profit organization equipping men with the resources they need to engage in children’s life as fathers or father figures.

https://fathers.com/


ChildCare Aware

Non-profit working to increase the quality and availability of child care. Working with a network of over 400 child care resources and agencies to help parents navigate finding child care.  

https://www.childcareaware.org/


Project Fatherhood

California-based project through the Children’s Institute providing men with parenting education and support.

https://www.childrensinstitute.org/project-fatherhood/

213-260-7600


Family Man

Platform created by Movember to provide research-backed parenting strategies with fathers in mind.

https://familyman.movember.com/ 


Child Mind Institute

Institute offering resources to parents, teachers, and health care providers on children’s mental health and learning disabilities. Website features a helpful symptoms checker tool.

https://childmind.org/


r/Daddit

Online community for fathers to discuss and connect over everything to do with parenting and fatherhood.

https://www.reddit.com/r/daddit/ 


Social Groups

Evryman

Community for men to have meetings, programs, and retreats where they can share feelings, thoughts, and emotions and receive support and connection.

https://evryman.com/


Meetup.com

Website with listings of local events, helping people connect and make friends.

https://www.meetup.com/


Brothers

International charity working to empower men’s friendships through various initiatives and outreach work.

https://www.wearebrothers.org/


r/Men’sLib

An online community dedicated to discussing men’s issues from an inclusive, positive, and solution-oriented approach.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MensLib/


Men’s Group

Platform facilitating self-improvement for men through an online community.

https://mensgroup.com/


General Resources and Education

The Good Men Project

A media company that explores and redefines what it means to be a good man in the 21st century.

https://goodmenproject.com/


Eat Right

Website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with helpful information on a healthy diet.

https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/healthy-aging/healthy-eating-for-men


Sexual Consent

Quick article explaining consent from Planned Parenthood.

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/relationships/sexual-consent


Kindness.org

Project aiming to make the world a kinder place with tool kits, videos, campaigns and other resources on how to be a kinder person.

https://kindness.org/


House Cleaning Routine - Art of Manliness

Simple guide for men to create a housekeeping routine.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/lifestyle/homeownership/heading-out-on-your-own-day-14-establish-a-simple-cleaning-routine-and-stick-to-it/


How to Create Healthy Boundaries

Free document put together by the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center at the University of Kentucky on how to develop and enforce healthy boundaries.

https://www.uky.edu/hr/sites/www.uky.edu.hr/files/wellness/images/Conf14_Boundaries.pdf


Feminism is For Everybody by bell hooks

This quick guide is a great introduction to feminist theory for everyone, including men.

https://excoradfeminisms.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bell_hooks-feminism_is_for_everybody.pdf


Men by Contrapoints

Entertaining video analyzing the social and economic struggles that men face in today’s world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1xxcKCGljY


No Wrong Way to Be a Man

Our goal here was to curate a list of resources to benefit every man! No matter who you are or what you face, you deserve to feel like you belong and that there are people out there to support you.

If you have everything you need, then please share it with the world! Many of these organizations and resources here could use volunteers to help other men and the world in general.

Do you think we missed an important resource worth sharing? Let us know by reaching out via our contact page.

Thank you, and all the best to you and your loved ones.

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