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This guide offers local services and resources covering a variety of community needs, including suicide, substance abuse, sexual assault, gender identity, as well as many others.

Inside/Out Youth Services

Inside/Out Youth Services is a safe space for young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning, and Queer (LGBTIQ) people ages 13-22. They offer drop in hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays where youth can hang out and stay for discussion groups and activities, including: health and wellness, dating violence prevention, community resilience and suicide prevention, and self-advocacy skills. They also offer weekly support groups, recreation nights, food pantry and clothing closet, and social activities to help LGBTIQ feel empowered to express who they are in a safe place.

Inside/Out believes in a positive youth development approach, which means they provide a network of amazing LGBTIQ adults and allies to support youth with what they need.

In 2018 Inside/Out Youth Services offered:

  • 1,687 contact hours in 38 unique programs.
  • Trained 699 adults in 37 trainings to be allies to LGBTQ Youth.
  • 2,728 community center programs with 214 LGBTIQ youth in attendance.


Click here to find more information about Inside/Out Youth Services and it's community impact.

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