This page is dedicated to resources for LGBTQ+ youth and families throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. As we grow our partnerships we will expand this page to include additional geographical areas.
If you would like to be considered for our Resources page, please submit an inquiry on our Contact page and our Executive Director will get in touch with you within 72 hours for an introduction.
WHATCOM COUNTY RESOURCES
WHATCOM YOUTH PRIDE
Whatcom Youth Pride finds ways to celebrate and support LGBTQ youth in Whatcom County. They provide events and activities supporting LGBTQ youth like the Whatcom Youth Pride Parade and many other possibilities for LGBTQ youth to get involved in an inclusive community.
NORTHWEST YOUTH SERVICES - QUEER YOUTH PROJECT
Northwest Youth Service's program is dedicated to supporting and advocating for at-risk and homeless LGBTQ+ youth in Whatcom County. This program offers school-based youth support, individually and in groups, Trans Fashion Treasury, free counseling for LGBTQ+ youth with Queer informed providers, and monthly queer youth gatherings.
INNER CHILD STUDIO
Inner Child Studio provides a safe and inclusive place for kids to play, learn new skills, and work together. The Monthly Teen Gaming Lounge is a safe space for kids aged 13-17 to play board games, interactive games, video games, physical activities, listen to music, and eat snacks the last Thursday of every month. Events have Queer / LGBTQIA+ affirming volunteers and mentors.
ALEX KENDALL - FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Serving Whatcom County, WA
Alex is a financial advisor with New York Life and he works primarily with the LGBTQ+ community and provides free services such as financial literacy education, financial planning, retirement planning, and advice to help meet short- and long-term financial goals.
WASHINGTON STATE RESOURCES
OASIS YOUTH CENTER
Oasis Youth Center is the only drop-in and support center dedicated to the needs of LGBTQ youth ages 11-24 in Pierce County. We are a youth-adult partnership in which youth and adults come together for shared teaching learning and action!
Oasis is committed to creating a safe, affirming space for LGBTQ youth to be proud of who they are with the encouragement they need to become healthy, productive and fully participating members of the community. Supported by a team of dozens of staff and volunteers, Oasis offers an amazing array of activities to more than 500 youth annually.
Thurston, Mason & Lewis Counties
Stonewall Youth (SY) provides a dazzling array of programs: peer support groups; drop-in hours four days/week; ongoing art, music and writing programs; advocacy and mentorship; safe and sober social events (such as dances and performances); an annual 4-day youth leadership development and organizational planning retreats; opportunities for youth to educate themselves and our community on issues that LGBTQ+ youth face; professional development through staff positions, fellowships, internships, and Board membership; and much more!
KENT YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
KYFS promotes healthy development of children, youth and families in South King County by providing professional counseling, education, and support services.
CAMP TEN TREES
Residential Camp for LGBTQ+ youth
Camp Ten Trees is a nonprofit residential camp in Washington State. Camp Ten Trees was founded in 2000 by four co-directors and offered its first summer camp session in August 2001, serving just 20 campers. Since that time, we have served campers from throughout the United States and beyond. Camp Ten Trees is a place for diverse youth who share common experiences to come together and form a community that is truly their own. In addition to traditional camp activities like swimming, archery, and nature hikes, campers engage in age-appropriate workshops exploring identity, issues of oppression/privilege, youth coalition building, social justice, and more.
QSA Youth Chorus
Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first queer-straight alliance youth chorus. Based in Seattle, Washington, the chorus presents music that opens the hearts and minds of communities and provides a safe environment for youth of diverse backgrounds to share their love of music and be accepted for who they are.
Queer & Trans Owned. Meet Market is a space to inspire creativity and build bridges of collaboration. The heart of Meet Market's mission is to find ways to lift each other up through creativity and giving while being a safe space for all.
EXTENDED PACIFIC NORTHWEST & CALIFORNIA
Brave Trails is a national non-profit organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth leadership. We offer accredited summer camps, family camps, mentorship programs, meet-up groups, and year-round leadership programming. All of our programs focus on helping LGBTQ+ youth find what they need most to thrive: their people, their place, and their passion. Nothing makes us more proud than seeing our youth take the skills they gain in our programs and use them to create meaningful change in their communities.
NEW AVENUES FOR YOUTH
New Avenues offers culturally specific support for youth identifying as LGBTQIA2s+ in Multnomah and Clackamas County through a family of services.
OREGON QUEER YOUTH SUMMIT
The Oregon Queer Youth Summit (OQYS) is a conference held by and for queer & trans identified youth and their allies.
TRI-COUNTY DIVERSITY YOUTH!
Our YOUTH! program focuses on providing a safe and welcoming environment for ages 12-18 LGBTQ+, GNC, and allied youth. We facilitate 2 YOUTH! Peer Support Meetings a month, where members are invited to both share issues and concerns as well as celebrate good news and achievements with accepting peer groups.
The Lavender Library is a lending library and archive housing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) books and magazines, various media, and archival materials in Sacramento California.
YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS
Your Family Friends and Neighbors was founded in January of 1990 with the original purpose of putting on the now traditional Pride Parade and Rally. Over the years YFFN has expanded with other projects. In 1993, YFFN started the SpeakOUT! Idaho project to counter the ignorance and prejudice manifesting itself in an Anti-gay initiative.
Over the years, YFFN has expanded to include the Youth Alliance for Diversity, Women's Night, Tri-States Transgender, Qtv, Anti-Violence and other projects. Thanks to our generous donors and dedicated volunteers, YFFN has continued to stand up for and provide services to the GLBT community in Boise and outlying areas.
OTHER STATE RESOURCES
CampOUT is a week-long overnight summer camp providing a space for adventure, experiences and the authentic expression of LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. All are welcome and and respected.
SPIRIT PRIDE PROJECT
The Spirit Pride Project (formerly Spiritual Pride Project), founded 2009 is a non-profit dedicated to the idea that LGBTQ+ young people deserve to know that who they are is valuable, powerful, and lovable. We use camp as a vehicle for a spirituality retreat through team-building, community-building, and identity-forming games, workshops, and activities. Our current program includes an annual summer-camp-style weekend retreat each spring.