MCCBR partners with, and is aware of, several organizations in the local community.  These connections range from the LGBT Library to local businesses which are LGBTQ+ friendly.  For more information about these partners or other entities in the area, click on the name of the organization you wish to know more about.  when “Found on Facebook” is listed, please go to Facebook, type the name of the organization/person in the Search Bar, click the magnifying glass to be taken to a populated list, and click on the entry you desire.**

**Note that clicking on these links will route you to organizations and other entities not directly administered by MCC of the Blue Ridge.  MCC of the Blue Ridge is not responsible for the content provided by external links.  These resources are provided as information only; MCCBR has not received payment for any listing of these resources.

Local Businesses
-Sugar Sweet Creations, Specialty Bakery Items by Rhonda (Found on Facebook)

-Styles by Rhonda, Hairstylist (Found on Facebook)

-Kelly Bryant, LMT at Bryant Massage Therapy 

-C and M 540-312-4263 (Available for various jobs/presentations such as:  Pet/house sitting (including overnight); interior house painting; music (viola/string quartets and vocal (with Mo)) for special occasions; presentations on gender, sexuality, and the Bible, dream interpretation; and training in personal safety and self-defense.)

-Rob Perry, Professional Piercer at Ironheart Evolution Studies (Found on Facebook and at 1539 Apperson Drive, Salem, VA  24153 540-915-1038)

-Reliable Bookkeeping Service (
Available for small businesses and non-profits) by Erika Joyner

-Sharon W. and Keith W., house cleaning services at 540-904-3083 or

Local Resources and Businesses
The Drop-In Center 
Council of Community Services
Roanoke Diversity Center
The Park (Dance Club)
Roanoke Pride
2-1-1 Virginia, Information Center
LGBT Young Professionals of South-West Virginia
HandsOn Blue Ridge (Listing of several resources in the Roanoke Valley)

Specific-Needs Support Groups
Star City Transgender Alliance Support Group (Found on Facebook)
RoPo Support Group (Roanoke Polyamory) (Found on Facebook)
Roanoke LGBT Generations (Found on Facebook)
Youth SAGA of Roanoke (Found on Facebook)
Nonbinary Alliance of the Blue Ridge Support Group (Found on Facebook)
Roanoke Rainbow Family and Friends (Found on Facebook)
“Bi the Way” through the RDC (Found on Facebook)
Ladies and Gents of the Blue Ridge (Found on Facebook)
Transcending Men Support/Resource Group (Found on Facebook)
Rogues Leather (Found on Facebook)
Roanoke PFLAG
Lynchburg PFLAG

Useful Hotline Information
General crisis, depression and suicide, abuse and domestic violence, others
Suicide Prevention
National Hotlines for Trauma and Abuse
Victims of Crime Hotlines
Various Hotlines (AIDS to Medical to Running Away)
Teen Health and Wellness

Housing, Support, Self-Sufficiency Organizations
The Rescue Mission 
RAM House
Family Promise
ARCH Services provides safe, supportive recovery and opportunities for self-sufficiency after crisis to the most vulnerable citizens in the Roanoke Valley.
Roanoke City Homeless Assistance Team
TAP/This Valley Works

Local Faith-Based Resources
Southeast Christian Partnership (Found on Facebook)
Roanoke Valley Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Found on Facebook)
Plowshare Peace and Justice Center, Roanoke

Local Food Pantry Services
MCC of the Blue Ridge
Presbyterian Community Center
Feeding America, Southwest Virginia
Salem Food Pantry

Counseling Services
(contact service provider directly for details)
Avenues to Wellness
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare
Intercept Counseling/Family/Youth Services
National Counseling Group (Intensive In-Home services, Medicaid funded only)
Family Services of Roanoke Valley (Designed for families with children/child with Medicaid)
Trans* Therapists (as found online)

Local Substance Abuse/Other Assistance Concerns
Alcoholics Anonymous Roanoke Area Intergroup
Alcohol Awareness Council
Roanoke Valley Area of Narcotics Anonymous
CoDa (Co-Dependents Anonymous International)
ARCH Services
Finding a Center
Anxiety and Depressive Disorders

Health Concerns
Carilion Hospital
Lewis-Gale Hospital
AIDS/HIV: Understanding HIV/AIDS, HIV Testing, Carilion Infections Disease Information Center

Community Groups/Local Events
Downtown Roanoke
Local Colors
Roanoke Outside
Fashionista Roanoke
Veterans LGBT Group
LGBTQ Meetup Groups

The Arts and More
The Jefferson Center
The Berglund Center
O. Winston Link Museum
Star City Playhouse
Mill Mountain Theater
Opera Roanoke
Roanoke Symphony
Roanoke Children’s Theater
Salem Choral Society
Roanoke Valley Community Band
Winds of the Blue Ridge
The Grandin Theatre
The Music Lab
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dogs Hockey Team
The Salem Red Sox Minor League Baseball Team

Local Government Agencies
Roanoke City Government
Roanoke City Department of Health
Roanoke City Social Services
Roanoke County Government
Roanoke County Social Services
Salem City Government
Botetourt County Government


Regional/State/National LGBTQ+ Resources

Still Under Construction