About The Northwest Network’s Youth Supports
The NW Network offers a wide range of supports to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning youth and young adults (13-24) around issues of violence and crime, such as dating violence, bullying, hate violence, physical and sexual assault, exploitation, theft, police harassment and experiences in the sex trades.
Centering youth empowerment and self-determination, we work with queer and trans youth to develop healthy relationship skills and stronger support networks. The NW Network support youth in order to increase their confidence and skills to address and prevent future incidents of violence and crime.
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.
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.
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
Supporting LGBTQ Youth in the Sex Trades
Mandatory Reporting and Youth Self-Determination
Don’t see a what you’re looking for? We 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.
King County Youth of Color Needs Assessment
The Youth of Color Needs Assessment, a project of the NW Network, examined the overrepresentation of youth of color among homeless and unstably housed young people in King County, WA. In collaboration with the King County Comprehensive Plan to End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness, this qualitative research project used a participatory, community-based approach to conduct focus groups with homeless youth of color (13-24) across the county. The Needs Assessment lifted and centered youth of color voices to clarify their unique experiences, strengths, and needs. Our report highlights opportunities and barriers for the county’s ongoing efforts to address homelessness among youth of color. Based on these findings, the report provides recommendations for stakeholders throughout the region to strengthen available resources and continue building capacity to address and prevent disproportionate rates of homelessness for youth of color in King County.
To access an electronic copy of the final report, click here.
To request a hard copy of the report, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the project, please contact:
Carrie Lippy at email@example.com