The LGBTQ Youth Space & LGBTQ Wellness

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The LGBTQ Youth Space is a Program of Family & Children Services and Caminar for Mental Health.

We are a community drop-in center and mental health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25 who live in Santa Clara County. Our space is open 3pm-9pm Monday through Friday.

Our Mental Health Services are available to 13-25 year olds and are available in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. Services include:

  • Drop-In Peer Counseling

  • Individual Counseling

  • Case Management

  • Psychiatry

Getting Involved

Youth and Young Adult Volunteers are always welcome in the Youth Space. If you are between 13-and 25 we encourage you to join:

  • Queer Coalition: Our monthly youth advisory meeting. Join us to offer your valuable feedback and direction for Youth Space events and activities. Check our events page for meeting dates/times.

  • Volunteer Shifts: Interested in a weekly volunteer shift at the Youth Space? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Frank, at: Our scheduled volunteers help with things like event planning and organizational and decorative tasks.

  • Speakers Bureau: A group of speakers who share their stories as LGBTQ and ally people in schools, services organizations and other venues to educate the community about LGBTQ Youth issues. There is a training required to volunteer on Speakers Bureau.


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