The LGBTQ Youth Space


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, living in Santa Clara County. The LGBTQ Youth Space is a Program of Family & Children Services and Caminar for Mental Health. Our staff and participant advisors offer a safe and confidential space to hang out with: • support groups • art workshops • activism and leadership opportunities • movie nights • field trips • open mic nights • volunteer opportunities • free snacks • internet access • video games • safe sex supplies/condoms • connections to any resources you might need • monthly health van visits 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 Our counselors are available if you: • are not feeling like yourself • want to talk about coming out • want to talk about transitioning • want to overcome drug habits • want to build stronger relationships • want to boost your confidence level • just want someone to talk to Counseling is confidential and is offered in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. Folks between the ages of 13-25 insured through Santa Clara County based Medi-Cal or who are uninsured are eligible for counseling services. Services are free and confidential. Off-site Services The Youth Space outreach team can bring a gender/sexuality awareness workshop to your colleagues or students! In addition to workshops, we can also provide youth speakers from our Speakers Bureau to share their lived experiences with gender identity and sexual orientation. Our panels provide an excellent forum for dialogue and Q&A about identity(ies). We are able to consult with folks looking to establish or rebuild campus-based LGBTQ groups. Donations are welcome, but there is no cost for off-site services. To request any of these services, or to learn more about what we can offer, please contact Adrienne Keel at: or (408)343-7942. Youth Space Staff The LGBTQ Youth Space is staffed by team of LGBTQ and ally community members. We have diverse backgrounds in fields of social justice, youth development, mental health, social work, sexuality and gender studies, community organizing, public heath as well as arts and culture. Some of our staff are peers between the ages of 16-25 and some of our staff are adult allies. We are all committed to youth empowerment strategies and are proud to be a part of a participant-driven program. We work with an awesome team of participant advisors ages 13-25 to inform all of our decisions. Please contact a staff member if you’d like to learn more about or join our Queer Coalition. Gay & Lesbian (LGBTQ) Youth Services


452 South 1st Street
San Jose, California 95113

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Monday - Friday 3pm-9pm

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