Families, Youth, and Older Adult
Through the power of the arts, Dreams of Hope provides the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied (LGBTQA+) youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, and develop as leaders. Their creative contributions educate audiences, build awareness, and increase acceptance.
GLSEN strives to ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.
Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 volunteer Regional Directors.
PRISM is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe, supportive space for LGBTQIA+ youth(10-25) their allies, and families. A place to find support, resources, advocacy, education and friendships in person and online.
Helping LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 18 – 25) experiencing homelessness and housing instability in the Pittsburgh Region find resources and housing options.
The MAMA BEARS organization is dedicated to Supporting, Educating, and Empowering Moms of LGBTQ Kids, LGBTQ allies & the LGBTQ Community. A variety of Private Facebook groups, special projects that offer support to the LGBTQ community and a comprehensive collection of resources.
Children & Youth Services
Allegheny County: (412) 350-5701
Westmoreland County: 724-830-3000
Washington County: (724) 228-6884
Greene County: (724) 852-5217
Fayette County: (724) 430-1283
National Childline: 1-800-932-0313
We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.
Elder Hotline: Call – 877-360-LGBT (5428)
Pittsburgh Local Contact – Kathi Boyle; firstname.lastname@example.org
Older Adult Helplines
Legal Helpline: (877) 936-0435
PA Statewide: 1-800-344-4319
Allegheny County: 1-800-490-8505
Fayette County: 1-800-537-2424
Westmoreland County: 1-800-442-8000
Greene County: 724-852-1510
Washington County: 1-800-734-9603
The Pennsylvania Youth Congress is PA’s first and only statewide LGBTQ youth organization. Founded in 2011, PYC is comprised of young LGBTQ Pennsylvanians advocating within local and state government for safer schools and communities for all. PYC is Pennsylvania’s only statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization based in Harrisburg.