Queer Youth Project
Nationwide, around 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) – compared to 7-10% of the general youth population.
The Queer Youth Project (QYP) is a Northwest Youth Services program dedicated to supporting and advocating for at-risk and homeless LGBTQ youth. It was founded in 2014. This program offers:
- Family reunification counseling for youth interested in addressing family conflicts.
- Safe referrals to culturally competent service providers. Providers are screened by NWYS staff to ensure their ability to safely and respectfully serve LGBTQ youth.
- Monthly social activities for LGBTQ youth and allies.
- LGBTQ Youth Safety & Resiliency trainings for community members.
- Interested in bringing a training to your organization, business, school, club, or faith community? Email us!
Queer Youth Project Publications
- LGBTQ Youth Homelessness: Annual Report on Youth Homelessness in Whatcom County (2015)
- Recommendations Report for Serving Rural LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness (2014)
Follow the Queer Youth Project on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NWQYP
To learn more, contact Page, Queer Youth Project Coordinator: