We are a nonprofit dedicated to providing education, community, and a safe space for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight allies. Our mission is to empower youth to make informed choices and live healthy lives.
One of our most successful programs is The Q Center, a drop-in center for LGBTQ youth and their allies. The Q Center is open to youth ages 13-20 on Friday nights from 6-10 pm. Activities include educational workshops, games, dances, art, field-trips, support groups, and more! The Q Center is located at 7625 Central Valley Rd NW, Bremerton 98311. Although we rent space under the same roof as the Family of God Lutheran Church, we are NOT a faith-based organization.
Transgender Drop-In is a support group for youth who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, gender fluid, genderqueer, or any other gender outside of the gender binary. The group meets the 2nd Friday of the month and is led by a licensed Mental Health Therapist. The main objective of the group is to promote positive views of identity, increase feelings of empowerment, and decrease gender-related fears and feelings of isolation. The group has been successful in building a network of peer support and giving transgender youth an opportunity to discuss trans* related topics.
The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a group of interns who form a united voice on behalf of Q Center youth. Interns meet on a weekly basis in order to create monthly activities, orchestrate community service projects, and provide peer-education to school based clubs. YLC interns gain amazing leadership skills, work experience, and awareness that they can impact change. Contact the Youth Director to find out more information about becoming a youth intern.