AFFIRM is a CBT based group support for caregivers to help build an action plan and coping skills to support LGBTQ+ youth.

We are currently offering AFFIRM virtually to any caregiver in Pennsylvania who could benefit from support. Our virtual series, hosted through zoom, is four sessions. This series is FREE! Each session is about two hours. Contact us for more information:

Our May Thursday series begins 5/21/2020. Our June Monday series begins 6/1/2020. To register, please complete this form:

If you’re not sure if AFFIRM is right for you, check out our weekly zoom meetings for caregivers. Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the entire hour. During these caregiver only discussions, we’ll check in wtih you to see how you’re doing, provide information on virtual resources available to you and for LGBTQ+ youth, and answer any questions you might have.

Part of this project is supported by funding from the National Quality Improvement Center for Tailored Services, Placement Stability, and Permenancy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Two-Spirit children and youth in Foster Care. Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation supports this project in collaboration with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

The National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Two-Spirit Children and Youth in Foster Care (QIC-LGBTQ2S) is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, grant #90CW1145. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funders, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This information is in the public domain. Readers are encouraged to copy and share it.