LGBT Youth

Regional:

Health Care and Social Services

THE ATTIC YOUTH CENTER, 255 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, (215) 545-4331, www.atticyouthcenter.org

Attic offers support groups, social activities, life skills and therapy to youth.  All services provided by The Attic Youth Center are free. Hours of operation: Monday-Tuesday 11am-7pm and Wednesday-Friday 1pm-9pm.

COLOURS, INC., 112 N. Broad St, 11th Fl, Philadelphia, Pa  19102, (215) 496-0330,  http://www.coloursorganization.org

The COLOURS Organization, Inc. was established in 1991 to respond to the lack of positive and progressive educational advocacy and support mechanisms for LGBT people of color in the Greater Philadelphia area.

HITOPS, INC., 21 Wiggins St., Princeton, NJ  08540,  (609) 683-5155,  http://www.hitops.org

Description: Teen health center in New Jersey offering health care, programs, support groups, educational workshops and more.

JEFFERSON FAMILY MEDICINE, 833 Chestnut St., Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19107,  (215) 955-7190          

Provides sensitive and compassionate primary healthcare to all LGBTQI communities. Most insurance accepted.

JUVENILE LAW CENTER, 1315 Walnut St, 4th Fl, Philadelphia, PA, 19107,  (215) 625-0551 or toll-free 1-800-875-8887, http://www.jlc.org

Legal issues for youth.

MAINLINE YOUTH ALLIANCE (MYA) , 106 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, (610) 688-1861, http://www.myaonline.org, info@myaonline.org

Main Line Youth Alliance (MYA) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight youth ages 15 to 23 with social, educational and supportive activities in a confidential, respectful and safe environment.

MAZZONI FAMILY & COMMUNITY MEDICINE, 809 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 563-0658, http://www.mazzonicenter.org

The Mazzoni Adolescent Care Specialist offers case management, resources and referrals, as well as adolescent specific drop in hours for doctor’s visits.  Mental health services, smoking cessation, education and vocation referrals also available.

RAINBOW ROOM,  610 Louis Dr, Warminster, PA 18974, (215) 957-7981 x105, http://www.ppbucks.org/rainbowRoom.htmrainbowroom@ppbucks.org

Bucks Count’s LGBTQA Youth (14-21) center.  Addresses health and social issues for LGBTQA youth in a positive, empowering and interactive environment.  Weekly meetings.

YOUTH HEALTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (YHEP), 112 N. Broad St, 9th Fl, Philadelphia, Pa  19101, (215) 564-6388, http://www.y-hep.org

YHEP Empowerment Center offers free workshops, services, food, clothes, tokens and much more.  YHEP provides outreach, drop in, HIV prevention, health care and counseling services.

Websites:

Advocates for Youth

Families Matter: Safe, Supportive, Confidential – A resource for families and friends of LGBT folks

Genderplayful Marketplace – Genderplayful is a plan for a new clothing marketplace that celebrates diversity in gender presentation and body types.

GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

PFLAG – Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Scarleteen – Sex Positive Sex Education

The Trevor Project –  LGBT Crisis Hotline

Youth OUTreach

Books:

Loving Ourselves: The Gay and lesbian Guide to Self-Esteem – Kimeron N. Harding

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws – Kate Bornstien

Print Friendly