Friends of Youth
Friends of Youth is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving youth and young families facing circumstances of homelessness, foster care and behavioral health challenges. As an organization, we are committed to the journey of dismantling systems of oppression that harm our clients of all marginalized identities. We love and celebrate our clients and team members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our Equity for Queer and Trans Youth (or EQTY) Committee is actively engaged in the work of making Friends of Youth a place where all people are welcomed, included, and belong. We have a long way to go, and are proud of how far we have come so far. Happy Pride from the team at Friends of Youth!
Lambert House is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 10-22. Our calendar is packed with fun activities, support groups, planning meetings, dances, and other events. Lambert House is where LGBTQ youth make life better for each other.
PFLAG Bellevue Eastside
We’re a chapter of PFLAG National, our nation’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy organization. We serve residents of East King County communities by uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. We are committed to advancing equality through support meetings, education for ourselves and the public about the unique challenges facing LGBTQ people, and advocacy to create stronger families and create policies that foster equality, inclusion, and belonging. PFLAG welcomes people at any point in their journey whether it's the first place they come to when a loved one comes out or LGBTQ people, family, and allies who seek to gather in affirmation and support.
Rainbow Teen Advisory Board (R.TAB)
R.TAB teens create and share resources to educate and empower LGBTQ+ youth with a focus on the intersection of Queer, Racial, and Disability Justice. R.TAB gives queer teen voices a platform to share art, ideas, and knowledge; develops leaders; and connects LGBTQ+ youth and allies during social distancing.
Youth Eastside Services (YES)
The leading behavioral health services provider in East King County for children and youth, from birth to 22, and their families. YES provides mental health counseling and substance use treatment, early childhood support, psychiatric services, school-based services and education and prevention programs, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.