Resources by State

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California

San Francisco

Larkin Street Youth Services

  • 134 Golden Gate Avenue, SF (new address as of 2/2015); 415.673.0911
  • Has vast array of programs, resources, housing, drop-in center, support for youth; includes education & employment
  • Offers LGBTQ-specific housing
  • Direct phone lines for youth available on website 

 

Homeless Youth Alliance

  • 415.216.3781
  • Includes street-based outreach, counseling, workshops, medical care

 

Huckleberry Youth Programs

  • Huckleberry House: 1292 Page St, SF; 415.621.2929
  • Crisis shelter (ages 12-17); health center and education; college program; delinquency prevention

 

At The Crossroads

  • 333 Valencia St, Suite 320; 415.487.0691
  • Street outreach, one-on-one counseling, collaboration
  • Excellent video about their work and the youth

 

LYRIC (Lavender Youth Information and Recreation Center)

  • 127 Collingwood Street, SF; 415.703.6150
  • Provides resources, support, advocacy, workforce development
  • Works with schools, community partners

 

El/La Para Translatinas (part of LYRIC)

  • 415.864.7278
  • Provides advocacy, education, support, outreach for trans Latinas

 

Maven (part of LYRIC)

  • Fosters innovative solutions for LGBTQA youth to network and organize for social change
  • Emphasis on online environment and social media
  • Sponsors Queer Youth Tech Camps in summer

 

Dimensions Clinic

  • 3850 17th Street, SF
  • Low cost medical services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12-25
  • Supportive and welcoming environment

 

The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center – youth services

  • 1800 Market Street, SF; 415.865.5664 (front desk); 415.865.5555 (main line)
  • Queer youth meal night, open mic, peer support, education workshops, youth council
  • Many homeless LGBTQ youth go to the Center

 

Roaddawgz

  • 468 Turk Street, SF; 415.235.4485 or 415.923.9085
  • Drop in space for homeless youth
  • Supports writing and artwork by homeless youth

 

San Diego

          LGBT Community Center

        • Mission: The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
        • Resources: Local, state and national
        • Programs include:
            • Sunburst Youth Housing Project: The Youth Housing project provides 23 units of affordable, supportive housing for youth between 18-24 years of age, with a special focus on LGBTQ+ youth. These high-risk youth were living in the streets or in public spaces after having been ejected from their homes because of their sexual orientation.

 

Massachusetts

Youth on Fire

  • Youth on Fire (YOF), a program of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, is a drop-in center for homeless and street - involved youth, ages 14-24, located in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
  • Primary goals are:
    • Respond to the basic and urgent needs of homeless and street-involved youth at highest risk of communicable diseases and victimization.
    • Connect homeless and street-involved youth to age-appropriate services including on-site mental health and medical care through utilizing strengths-based case management.
    • Partner with community and civic organizations, local businesses, public officials, and advocacy groups to address the short and long -term effects of youth homelessness.

 

Minnesota

  Avenues for Youth 

  • On any night in Minnesota, 2,500 youth and young adults are homeless and on their own. More than 10,000 young people in Minnesota experience homelessness every year. Avenues for Homeless Youth provides emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood.

 

The Family Partnership: Abuse Intervention Program (Minneapolis) 

  • The Family Partnership’s GLBT-Kids: Abuse Intervention Program offers support, referrals, resources, and training about and for LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Allied) youth - who are or have experienced abuse or mistreatment - and for their families, caregivers, and professionals.
  • “By making places safe for GLBT kids, we’re making them safe for all kids.”
  • Phone: 612.728.2079
  • 414 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Customized training for professionals, community members and youth on a wide-range of topics.
  • Technical assistance to help organizations, clinics and schools who want to assess their GLBT environment and programs.
  • Resources and referrals for youth, families and professionals.
  • Trainings can include:
    • Bullying prevention and intervention
    • Prevention and intervention: Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse of Youth
    • GLBT Youth: From Self Reflection to Action
    • GLBT 101: Terms, facts and experiential learning
    • Gender sexuality and GLBT youth
    • Creating safe and welcoming environments for GLBT people & families
    • How to start a support group and/or GSA (Gay Support Alliance)

 

Tennessee

Nashville

Just Us 

  • About: Just Us is an Oasis Center program dedicated to serving high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or intersex.
  • Programs for Youth:
    • Advocacy
    • Counseling
    • Referrals
    • Outreach