Youth and Family Services - Los Angeles LGBT Center

“... I think I was excited to know that the system is doing something about kids like me and stuff like that, so...I wasn't really nervous. I was more like excited to know the system is actually trying to do something for us.” 

 –Youth Quote 

Read the full report on the Findings from the RISE Youth Qualitative Interviews.


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Meet Sage

At the Center I was wanted; someone was thinking about me for the first time.

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RISE offers comprehensive support and services to LGBTQ+ youth and their families

These services are delivered through a team approach, and are de-signed to help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth expand family connections and increase support for their LGBTQ+ identity

The Center’s RISE initiative, launched in 2009, was funded by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under grant number 90-CT-0154.

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