Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth

YouthCare's ISIS House serves LGBT homeless youth and allies

Nationally, it is estimated that up to 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGTBQ). At YouthCare, we meet many young people who have faced rejection for their identities or have been kicked out for coming out as gay or transgender to their parents or guardians.

All of YouthCare's programs offer supportive environments for youth to be who they are, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. We are also proud to provide YouthCare's Isis at Ravenna House, a unique transitional living program specifically designed to meet the needs of LGBTQ homeless youth and their straight allies. It's one of a few housing programs like it in the nation, and the only one in Washington State. At Isis, young people find, sometimes for the first time, a place where their identity isn't merely tolerated, it's celebrated.

There are many ways to get involved to help our community's LGBTQ homeless young people.

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  • Donate - YouthCare relies on community support to provide comprehensive services to young people in need.
  • Volunteer - From serving a meal at our drop-in center to getting a group together to spruce up a housing program, there are many opportunities to contribute time and skills to help our young people.
  • Host a Drive - The homeless youth that we serve are always in need of items to help them move their lives forward, such as new clothing, socks, and underwear, hygiene supplies, and school supplies.