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!
GLSEN Washington Rainbow Library Project
GLSEN Washington is an organization that advocates for safe and affirming school environments for every student, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. GLSEN Washington's Rainbow Library project is an initiative that sends LGBTQ+ affirming K-12 text sets to schools and libraries across Washington State. Donors and grant opportunities are always appreciated to support this initiative.
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.
Redmond Fire House Teen Center
The Old Fire House Teen Center empowers teens through art, social expression and service leadership opportunities. They are located in the heart of downtown Redmond and strive to be a welcoming and inclusive environment where all teens middle through high school can explore their passions, connect with friends, learn new skills, practice leadership among peers and have a good time in a uniquely teen centered space.
The Garage Teen Cafe
Located in Issaquah, WA, the Garage, a Teen Cafe, is a non-profit exclusively for high-school teens. It is a safe space for teens to hang out with friends, meet with a counselor, play music, talk over homework, and so much more. All events located at The Garage are free of charge.
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.