The LGBTQ Youth Space is a Program of Family & Children Services.
We are a community drop-in center and mental health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25 who live in Santa Clara County. Our space is open 3pm-9pm Monday through Friday.
Our staff and participant advisors offer a safe and confidential space to hang out with:
Activism and leadership opportunities
Open mic nights
Safe sex supplies/condoms
Connections to any resources you might need
Monthly health van visits
Our Mental Health Services are available to 13-25 year olds and are available in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. Services include:
The LGBTQ Youth Space is staffed by team of LGBTQ and ally community members. We have diverse backgrounds in fields of social justice, youth development, mental health, social work, sexuality and gender studies, community organizing, public heath as well as arts and culture.
Some of our staff are peers between the ages of 16-25 and some of our staff are adult allies. We are all committed to youth empowerment strategies and are proud to be a part of a participant-driven program. We work with an awesome team of participant advisors ages 13-25 to inform all of our decisions.