All children and youth deserve to have a safe and loving home. Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation is committed to supporting LGBTQ+ youth and their caregivers to improve relationships, communication and well-being to make that a reality. For an LGBTQ+ young person, having a supportive caregiver can have a huge impact on their overall health and future hopefulness.

Services are available to all LGBTQ+ youth and families. We prioritize youth in child welfare settings, as there is overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Our team brings both personal and professional experience to support youth and their caregivers. In addition to our direct services, we also provide expert consultation to professionals to help support their work with LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Check out our Training & Consultation page to learn more.

Youth AFFIRM

An opportunity for LGBTQ+ youth to come together to protect their mental and sexual health, learning ways to navigate spaces & caregivers that are not always supportive.

Caregiver AFFIRM

This three part series helps parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth build skills and identify strategies to work toward becoming more affirming.

Steps 2 Connect

A support for caregivers who may be struggling with a young persons gender and/or sexuality. S2C helps to move families toward improving relationships with LGBTQIA+ youth.

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Let’s work together to affirm LGBTQ+ youth!