Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Center

(Jeff Griffith Youth Center/Kruks Tilsner Transitional Living Program)

Phone: 323-993-7501

The Jeff Griffith Youth Center (JGYC) is a safe place for LGBT youth and those that LOVE them. At JGYC, homeless LGBT youth, ages 14-24, can access services that help the youth to become self-sufficient and empowered adults. The JGYC Drop-In provides at will services seven days a week including three meals per day, a GED program, clothing, showers, laundry, Career Development, Case Management, educational groups, and much more. JGYC is also the access point for the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center’s Emergency Overnight program for homeless LGBT youth ages 18 through 24.

The Jeff Griffith Youth Center is open Monday through Friday 8:30am through 5:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 8:30am through 4:30pm.


San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual Transgender Community Center Youth Housing Project

Phone: 619-692-2077
Fax: 619-260-3092

Contact: Dana Toppel

The Youth Housing project provides 23 units of affordable, supportive housing for youth between 18-24 years of age, with a special focus on LGBTQ+ youth who are currently transitioning out of foster care and/or group homes, or living in the streets.


Larkin Street Youth Services (San Francisco)

Phone: 415-673-0911
Fax: 415-749-3838

Contact: Ed Melendez ext: 246

Larkin Street Youth Services is the only organization providing the full spectrum of services needed to help San Francisco's most vulnerable youth move beyond life on the street. We offer a range of housing options - from emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing - in addition to essential wraparound services including education, technology and employment training; healthcare, including mental health, substance abuse and HIV services; and case management.


The Ark of Refuge (San Francisco) Young Adult Homeless Programs

Phone: 415-861-6566 Fax: 415-861-6103

Contact: Eric Politzer

The goal of the Ark House it to assist homeless LGBTQ young adults with stabilizing their lives and establishing greater health and independence through a clean, safe and supportive congregate living environment, on-site counseling, and referrals to a network of supportive services.

24/7 Help Number:  877-589-4784 is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about the risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on

Substance use disorders have a more significant effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population, with alcohol being the most commonly abused substance. has created an LGBTQ+ and Addiction and an Alcohol Addiction page that has informative information for the community.