Youth Support

TG Youth Resources

The Trevor Project
Nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.

National Runaway Switchboard
The National Runaway Switchboard gives help and hope to youth and their families by providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals through a 24-hour hotline.



GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

LGBTQ Youth Space – San Jose

The LGBTQ Youth Space is a community drop-in center and mental health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally young people in Santa Clara County, California. Our space is open 3pm-9pm Monday through Friday, for ages 13-25 and we hosts many social activities and support groups.A peer-led support group for transgender, genderqueer, and gender fluid youth and their allies is held on Mondays from 5-6pm.The youth space also offer free counseling and case management for youth ages 13-25.Web site:

452 So. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113      (408) 343-7940


Outlet empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13-18 living on the Peninsula and South Bay through support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy.

Bill Wilson Center Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter

offers short-term housing for runaway, homeless, and other troubled youth (ages 11-17). Individual, group, and family counseling is provided to restore family ties when possible, and to stabilize the lives of homeless youth to avoid victimization from street life.

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC) – San Francisco

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career training, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.

The LYRIC Youth Talkline is one of the nation’s only peer-run support lines for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth 23 and younger. You can call and talk about anything that’s on your mind. The line is 100% free, safe and confidential. Call from anywhere in California between 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

  • Voice: 1 (800) 246-7743 (in California)
  • Voice: 1 (800) 96-YOUTH (outside of California)
  • TDD: (415) 431-8812

You can call the Talkline outside of normal operating hours for prerecorded information about state-wide activities, crisis numbers, coming out stories, and activities at LYRIC.

You can also receive information and support by emailing


Web site: