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. 

This program offers:

  • School-based youth supports, individual and in groups

  • Consulting and professional development for providers across professional disciplines

  • Trans Fashion Treasury: items to support youth who are transitioning or exploring their gender identity to include chest binders, make up, name change fees and more

  • Support and referrals for parents and guardians caring for an LGBTQ+ young person

  • Free counseling for LGBTQ+ young people with Queer informed providers

  • Referrals to community providers and resources which are equipped to support LGBTQ+ youth and their families

  • Monthly Queer Youth Gatherings, a supportive space for LGBTQ+ and allied teens on the 3rd Friday of each month. ​

Support This Work

Are you interested in donating items directly to youth facing homelessness in Whatcom County? Consider making a purchase on our Amazon Wishlist - we update it frequently with the most needed items. 




Queer Youth Project Advocacy Specialist


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