Safe and Supported
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth are dramatically over-represented in the homeless youth population.
Safe and Supported is a community project with the goal of preventing and ending LGBTQ youth homelessness in Hamilton County, Ohio. This project began out of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative, led by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Safe and Supported is implementing strategies to make sure every LGBTQ has the housing, resources, and connections to thrive.
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.
LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training
Our training is offered free to youth-serving organizations in Hamilton County, Ohio to help make sure that wherever LGBTQ youth go for care, they feel welcomed and affirmed. Safe and Supported also offers technical assistance to organizations wanting to update policies, forms, or how their organization works with LGBTQ young people. To request more information or to schedule a training, please complete the Training Request Form. You can also register for one of our community trainings by visiting our Training Registration Page on Eventbrite.
Safe and Supported Families
Safe and Supported 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.
Our resource guides are designed to quickly connect both young people and adults with LGBTQ-affirming resources in the community. Our guides are updated regularly with welcoming mental health providers, faith communities, social groups, and more.