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Services for Homeless and At-Risk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth

Services for homeless and at-risk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth/young adults are an important part of the City of Seattles approach to ending homelessness for this population. According to a 2002 study, Seattles LGBTQ homeless youth experienced more frequent departure from home, greater vulnerability to victimization, and greater use of highly addictive substances when compared with their heterosexual counterparts (American Journal of Public Health, May 2002).

A range of outcome-based services are provided to ensure the safety of homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth/young adults, support their identity, and nurture their development. It is expected that City of Seattle investments in homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth services will improve stability, increase community building, and reduce risk factors experienced by homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth/young adults.

Services are provided in settings that are safe and affirming for homeless LGBTQ youth/young adults and provide the following services:

  • Outreach
  • Basic Need Drop-in
  • Recreation Drop-in
  • Support Groups
  • Paid Internships
  • Community Activities and Leadership Opportunities

The City of Seattle has supported this programming since 2003, providing approximately $159,062 of City General Funds for 2014.

2014 Funded Agencies and Programs


For more information about this program and other Seattle Human Services Department-funded youth programs, call 206-386-1017 or e-mail

For information about our partners and related programs, contact the agencies listed above or the 211 Community Information Line by dialing 211 or 1-800-621-4636.

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.