Resources for Queer and Trans Youth

Avenues for Homeless Youth-GLBT Host Home Program
Avenues’ mission is to provide emergency shelter, short term housing and support services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and find a positive transition into young adulthood.

CLEAR Counseling
CLEAR is an 8-27 week individual counseling program that assists HIV positive or negative individuals to take charge of their lives, be proactive in relationships, set goals, plan for the future, and learn ways to reduce HIV/STI risk and protect their health. The program is free of charge and open to gay/bi/questioning men under age 30 who have used or are using drugs or alcohol. Gift cards and transportation assistance are provided for each CLEAR session completed.

District 202
Safe and supportive, sober and drug-free places—or safe spaces—for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

Family Partnership
GLBT-KIDS offers support, referrals, resources, training and connections about and for GLBT youth – who are or have experienced abuse or mistreatment – and for their families, caregivers, professional and others who care about them.

Out4Good
Out4Good, a program in the Minneapolis Public Schools system, aims to create safe and supportive schools for GLBT students, families, teachers and staff.

Out for Equity
Out for Equity, a program of Saint Paul Public Schools, believes that every student, staff member, and family deserves a safe, supportive school environment that fosters positive self esteem, respect for others, and academic success.

PFLAG-Twin Cities
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. The Twin Cities Chapter is proud to serve the metro area through support of LGBT individuals.

Preston Chiropractic and Fitness Clinic
Dr. Preston has been providing successful and empowering health care to the Minneapolis community for over 19 years. Using adept chiropractic skill, supportive personal training and nutritional wellness programs, Dr. Preston facilitates the stable blossoming of robust health.

Shades of Yellow
Shades of Yellow (SOY) is a nonprofit Hmong LGBTQ organization that provides support, education, and advocacy to Hmong LGBTQ and allies.

SHIELD (Self-Help in Eliminating Life-Threatening Diseases)
SHIELD is a three-week, six-session group program designed to train young gay/bi/questioning men as HIV Peer Educators. Building on existing knowledge about HIV, SHIELD will help develop communication skills to educate others on preventing HIV and fostering safer lifestyles. The program is open to gay/bi/questioning men under age 30 who have used or are currently using drugs, and want to make a difference in the lives of people around them. Gift cards are provided for each SHIELD session completed.

Shot Clinic
The Shot Clinic aims to improve the health of Trans people through support, intervention, education, empowerment and advocacy using harm reduction and community collaborations and a comprehensive approach to health care. It is not a medical clinic, but it does offer a free syringe exchange, helps administer your hormone shots and helps find trans-friendly health providers.

Trans Youth Support Network
The Trans Youth Support Network (TYSN) is a partnership of youth and community members working together to support trans youth in Minnesota.

Transforming Families                                                                                                                                                      Transforming Families is a peer led support group aimed towards transgender and gender-nonconforming youth and their families. Transforming Families is not a therapy group. It is a group of families that support each other through sharing experiences.