Youth in Crisis

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

Safe and Supported

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

Lighthouse Safe and Supported is working to prevent and end LGBTQ youth homelessness in Hamilton County, Ohio. Lighthouse created Safe and Supported as a result of Hamilton County being chosen as one of two communities in the nation to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s first-of-its-kind LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.

Lighthouse Safe and Supported is 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.

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Our training is offered free to youth-serving organizations in Ohio to help ensure wherever LGBTQ youth go for care, they feel welcomed and affirmed. Safe and Supported also offers technical assistance to organizations, including help updating policies or forms. To request more information or to schedule a training session, please complete the Training Request Form. You can also register for one of our community training sessions here.

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

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. For connect with the LGBTQ Advocate, please email or call (513) 487-7160. You can also call or text Women Helping Women, (513) 381-5610.


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