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.
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 email@example.com.
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. Lighthouse 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.