Safe and Supported Families

"The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society."
Maya Angelou

Safe and Supported Families

Safe and Supported Families is a free workshop that aims to equip family members with the knowledge, skills, and resources to better understand and support the LGBTQ young person in their life.

Whether forced out by family or choosing to remove themselves from an unsafe situation, the number one reason for LGBTQ youth homelessness is family rejection.  The goal of Safe and Supported Families is to better equip family members with the skills and resources necessary for creating a safe and supportive space at home for their LGBTQ young person, making homelessness less likely.

Join Safe and Supported Families for an exciting new workshop that can help you create a healthy and affirming space in your home and a bright future for your LGBTQ youth.

Our next training is taking place May 6th.  Click the button below to register.

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Training Goals:

  • Help families and caregivers adapt and adjust to young people’s sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Increase competence in discussing sexual orientation and gender identity with youth
  • Improve awareness of local resources available to LGBTQ youth and their families
  • Develop an action plan that will improve relationships with the LGBTQ young person in your life
  • To identify the critical role of family support in positive health and mental health outcomes for youth
  • Decrease rates of LGBTQ youth homelessness in Hamilton County

Families wanting to attend the workshop or get additional information should contact Emma Heinemann at eheinemann@lys.org.