Vision

Safe Spaces for GLBT Youth is committed to providing opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth to develop their full potential in a safe and supportive environment.

Expanding Positive Youth Development Approaches

  • GLBT youth gain more from experiences when they are actively involved.
  • Shared decision making, youth leadership development, and peer to peer support create opportunities for new perspectives and approaches to emerge.
  • Members develop a sense of community responsibility for the success of the program while developing important life skills.
  • All aspects of identity including race, ethnicity, gender expression, national origin, language, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, religion and ability need to be respected and understood within the diversity of GLBT communities.
  • Increasing participation and leadership of underrepresented GLBT youth and their families will make all of our services stronger and more responsive to the diverse public health needs of GLBT youth.

Steven Smyth, Director
Safe Spaces for GLBTQ Youth
Email: Steven.Smyth@massmail.state.ma.us

Safe Spaces for GLBT Youth Funded Programs

Vendor Name/AddressProgram/Project Name/Telephone/WebsiteRegion/Population
BAGLY, Inc.
14 Beacon Street, Suite 620
Boston, MA 02108
BAGLY Trans Advocacy and Education Project
617-227-4313 www.bagly.org

Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
617-227-4313 www.bagly.org
Boston Region
Transgender Youth
GLBT Youth
The Bridge of Central MA, Inc.
4 Mann Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Safe Homes
508-755-0333
www.safehomesma.org
Central Region Worcester
GLBT Youth
Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin Regions - Youth Programs
393 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
TREE (Transgender Educated and Empowered) Includes a collaboration with Generation Q
413-774-7028 www.communityaction.us/youth-programs.html
Western Region
Franklin , Hampshire and North Quabbin Regions
Transgender Youth
Health Imperatives
942 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
GLBT Youth Support Project
508-583-2250
www.healthimperatives.org/glys/home
South East Region Brockton
Statewide capacity building
Justice Resource Institute
25 West Street - 5th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Boston GLASS
SOLO (Stepping Out to Love Ourselves)
617-266-3349
www.jri.org/services/health-hiv-lgbtq-services/health-and-prevention-services/boston-glass

HELP (Housing and Employment Linkage Program)
617-266-3349
www.jri.org/services/health-hiv-lgbtq-services/health-and-prevention-services/boston-glass
Boston Region
GLBT Youth of Color
Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project
MAP for Health
322 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
MAP for Health
Phone: (617) 426-6755

Asian Pride
Phone: (617) 426-6755
Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander GLBT Youth
Out Now
32 Hampden Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Latino GLBT Youth Project
413-736-4610
www.outnowyouth.org
Western Region
Springfield
Latino GLBT Youth
Youth on Fire
1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Youth on Fire
Includes a collaboration with other AAC programs including TransCEND
617-661-2508
www.aac.org/get-help/my-life/life-as/homeless-youth.html
Metro West Region
Cambridge
Homeless GLBT youth

Other Helpful Links


This information is provided by the Violence Prevention and Intervention Services within the Department of Public Health.