RESOURCES

 

The Youth Pride Alliance has created this list of D.C. Metro area organizations, which provide a wide range of services for youth. Feel free to browse this list online, or print out a hard copy to share with others.

DC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
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DC Health promotes health, wellness and equity, across the District, and protects the safety of residents, visitors and those doing business in our nation’s Capital. Our responsibilities include identifying health risks; educating the public; preventing and controlling diseases, injuries and exposure to environmental hazards; promoting effective community collaborations; and optimizing equitable access to community resources.

MARY'S CENTER
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Mary’s Center embraces all communities and provides high-quality healthcare, education, and social services to build better futures. Mary’s Center believes the following values are essential to delivering high-quality services: Participant-centeredness: As an organization, we use our cultural competency and compassion to promote and celebrate diversity by placing the needs of our participants and community first.  Accountability: We embrace our roles, take responsibility for our actions, and are empowered to take smart risks because innovation leads to growth. Respect: We foster an honest and supportive environment free from judgement where all voices are valued. Teamwork: We actively collaborate by sharing knowledge and seeking input to effectively reach organizational goals.  

SUPPORTING & MENTORING YOUTH ADVOCATES AND LEADERS

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SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.

 

THE TREVOR PROJECT
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Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

WANDA ALSTON FOUNDATION
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The Wanda Alston Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that LGBTQ youth have access to services that improve their overall quality of life. This is achieved through advocacy and programming. The Wanda Alston Foundation advocates for increased resources for youth while providing programs including: housing, life skills training, linkages to other social services, and capacity building assistance for other community allies.