Top LGBT Youth Resources in Philadelphia
The Attic Youth Center
255 South 16th Street
The Attic creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. It provides myriad creative outlets for local youth, such as poetry, print screening, drag, art and more.
Bread & Roses Community Fund
1315 Walnut Street
Bread & Roses, a nonprofit that provides grants and technical assistance to communities in the Philadelphia region that are taking collective action to bring about racial and economic justice, offers scholarships for LGBTQ students with the aim of giving young minds the opportunity to expand their education. More information here.
The Bryson Institute
255 South 16th Street
215-545-4331 ext. 104, atticyouthcenter.org/bryson-institute
In association with The Attic Youth Center, Bryson Institute provides different training programs “to improve the climate and support systems for LGBTQ youth in their everyday environments by fostering understanding, imparting knowledge, and providing strategies for creating safe and affirming environments.”
21 South 12th Street
Mazzoni Center offers affordable LGBT-focused healthcare services, such as HIV- and STD-testing, mental and behavioral health services and more. Their youth services are extensive—from community health education workshops to A1pha, a program that “builds on the leadership of young men and trans-identified youth of color who have sex with men.”
19 South 22nd Street
Out4STEM reaches out to Philadelphia’s LGBTQ high school- and college-aged students to offer curricula in the sciences, career enrichment and social support.
PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) has a three-prong mission to promote the health and well-being of LGBTQ people, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy.
Philadelphia Black Pride
Besides their yearly spring Pride celebration, Philadelphia Black Pride hosts myriad events for local youth of color throughout the year. They also give out an LGBTQ Youth Scholarship, $1,000 awarded to a local student who identifies as LGBTQ or same gender-loving. The deadline happens each year around early April. More information can be found here.
The Support Center for Child Advocates
1900 Cherry Street
Child Advocates rallies for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child. They house a special LGBTQ Youth Project that provides access to justice, representation, safety and hope to youth of all ages who are in the Philadelphia child welfare system and who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Valley Youth House
42 South 15th Street
Valley Youth House provides prevention and intervention services, counseling, life skills and behavioral health services to abused, neglected, and homeless youth and their families.
1417 Locust Street
A program of Philadelphia FIGHT, Y-HEP (Youth Health Empowerment Project) works to reduce the spread of HIV and STDs among adolescents and young adults in the Philadelphia area through outreach, education services and activities.
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- Top LGBT Health and Wellness Resources in Philadelphia