Our LGBTQ Youth Space, a program of our Family & Children Services division, is excited to participate in Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community.
The 24-hour online fundraising event unites the LGBTQ community from all 50 states and D.C. Give OUT Day 2018 takes place on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Last year, Give OUT Day raised over $750,000 to support LGBTQ nonprofits! Give OUT Day is a project of Horizons Foundation. Founded as a community foundation of, by, and for LGBTQ people, Horizons has been supporting LGBTQ nonprofit organizations, leaders, and donors for nearly 40 years.
Throughout the day-long event, thousands of people make gifts to support a diverse array of LGBTQ nonprofits across the country, ranging from the arts to social services agencies, advocacy groups to sports leagues, community centers to health care nonprofits, and our own LGBTQ Youth Space.
Our LGBTQ Youth Space offers a community drop-in center and mental health programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25 who live in Santa Clara County. Our staff and participant advisors offer a safe and confidential space to hang out, along with:
- Support groups
- Counseling services
- Art workshops
- Activism and leadership opportunities
- Movie nights, field trips, open mic nights, and social activities (including an annual prom)
- Resource and referral
- Online chat groups
- Monthly health van visits
- Speakers bureau
Counseling services are provided in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL). Psychiatric services are available, as needed. In addition to youth services, the program’s Speakers Bureau provides cultural competency presentations for youth-serving professionals, clubs and organizations, schools, and other interested audiences.
Support the LGBTQ Youth Space and Give OUT Day here.