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Emergency Assistance

for LGBT+ Students of Appalachian State University

The DAISEY Group Emergency Fund

If you're a member of the App State LGBT+ student community and you have faced financial abandonment or crisis, there is help for you.

Immediate Crisis


For those facing an immediate mental health crisis, there are resources that can help you.


If you're a member of the Appalachian State University LGBT+ student community and you're in need of immediate emergency assistance due to financial abandonment, devastation, homelessness and food insecurity, please see contact information to the right. 

Other Beneficial Resources

Appalachian State University Dean of Students Office: (828) 262-8284

Appalachian State University Henderson Springs LGBT Center: (828) 262-8566

Appalachian State University Counseling Center: (828) 262-3180

Appalachian State University Food Pantry: (828) 262-2659

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Emergency Assistance


Ellen Grulke


Interim Director, Case Management

Office of the Dean of Students

324 Plemmons Student Union


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Immediate Emergency Resources

For Immediate Crisis Assistance

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line connects LGBTQ+ individuals with trained volunteer Crisis Counselors to help resolve times of crisis. Website:

Contact: Text ‘LGBTQ’ to 741 741

Hours: Available 24/7​

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people under 25.


TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386

Hours: Available 24/7

TrevorText: Text the Word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

Hours: Monday through Friday between 3pm to 10pm ET/ Noon- 7pm PT​​

TrevorChat: Online instant messaging with a TrevorChat counselor.

Access: Enter the online portal on The Trevor Project’s Website

Hours: 7 days a week, 3pm to 10pm ET/ Noon – 7pm PT

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well being of transgender people. The hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people.



Hours: Every day of the week from 11am to 5am ET​

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