Youth in Crisis

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. "
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth are dramatically over-represented in the homeless youth population.

Lighthouse is working to prevent and end LGBTQ youth homelessness in Hamilton County, Ohio, implementing strategies to make sure every LGBTQ youth has the housing, resources, and connections to thrive.


Host Home Program

The Host Home Program matches LGBTQ young adults experiencing housing instability with volunteers that are willing to open their homes and hearts while the young adult works towards self-sustainability. For more information, send an email to safeandsupported@lys.org.

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Our training is designed to help ensure wherever LGBTQ people go, they feel welcomed and affirmed. To request more information or to schedule a training session, please contact Shari Ketzer, sketzer@lys.org.

Faith in Families

Faith in Families is a workshop for families that aims to equip family members with the knowledge, skills, and resources to better understand and support the LGBTQ young person in their life. For more information, send an email to faithinfamilies@lys.org.

LGBTQ Advocate

Women Helping Women (WHW) shares their LGBTQ Advocate with Lighthouse. WHW provides prevention and crisis intervention and support services for survivors of dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking. Their LGBTQ Advocate works at the Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth and other community sites. To connect with the LGBTQ Advocate, please call (513) 487-7160. You can also call or text Women Helping Women, (513) 381-5610.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIGHTHOUSE RESOURCE GUIDE DESIGNED FOR LGBTQ YOUTH.