Our youth programming provides one-on-one advocacy-based counseling. Whether it’s over the phone or in person, we can help youth navigate complicated systems or offer support to youth going through a hard time. This support is free and confidential.
Interested in setting up an appointment? Call us at 206-568-7777.
We have groups available for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth. Contact us for details about time, location, description and availability of current groups.
King County Youth of Color Needs Assessment
The Youth of Color Needs Assessment is a project of the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, & Gay Survivors of Abuse that brings homeless and unstably housed youth of color together to inform change in King County through qualitative research. In collaboration with the King County Comprehensive Plan to End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness, this effort addresses the over-representation of youth of color among homeless youth in King County. By lifting and centering the voices of homeless and unstably housed youth of color, this project will clarify their experiences, strengths, and needs of homeless and/or unstably housed youth of color in our county. In doing so, the YOC Needs Assessment will illuminate opportunities, barriers, and considerations for the county’s ongoing efforts to prevent disproportionate rates of homelessness among youth of color. Check out this one-pager on the project!
How can you help?
Do you know a youth or young adult of color (13-24) who has experienced homelessness or has been unstably housed in King County? The NW Network is hosting focus groups all around the county to hear directly from youth of color about their experiences and needs. Please help spread the word! You can find more detailed information about the open focus groups on our News and Events page.
Contact Sydney Pk at 206-568-7777 or email@example.com.
Voices in Power (VIP) Project
This project offers a wide array of support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans youth (14-23) around issues of violence and crime, such as dating violence, bullying, hate violence, assault, exploitation, theft, police harassment and youth in the sex trades. Centering youth empowerment and self-determination, the VIP project works with queer and trans youth to develop healthy relationship skills and stronger support networks. The VIP program supports youth to increase their confidence and abilities to address and prevent future incidents of violence and crime.
OutSpoken LGBT Youth Speaker’s Bureau
OutSpoken is a diverse group of LGBT and allied youth, adults and providers dedicated to challenging bullying, oppression and anti-LGBT violence in our schools. By training youth to be educators, the OutSpoken Speakers’ Bureau empowers youth to directly address and challenge the systems that impact their lives.
Are you a youth wanting to get involved?
We hold regular trainings to support you in building the skills needed to be an educator in your communities. Once you’ve attended the training, we pay you to be your fabulous self and share your experience and knowledge with others.
Interested in having a panel of LGBT and allied youth at your school, organization or event?
We have a wonderful pool of over 75 young people excited for opportunities to share their experience and knowledge with their communities. We have panels available on the topics of coming out, youth empowerment, anti-oppression, being a queer youth of color, experiences in foster care, alternative education, experiences in faith communities and much much more! Please contact us at 206-568-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Training for Educators and Youth Serving Programs
We provide a wide variety of trainings and workshops for youth, educators, advocates and community members.
Sex, Dating and Relationships Workshop on relationship skills and dating violence education
For Advocates & Community Members:
Supporting LGBT Youth
Prostitution, Exploitation and Sex Work: Navigating Multiple Frameworks with Queer and Trans Youth
Mandatory Reporting and Youth Self-Determination
Don’t see a training you’re looking for? We often customize our trainings for the particular needs of each group and community. Contact us and we would be happy to talk with you about formatting the right training for your group.