Youth

Category: Youth
Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare services. More than 50,000 children each year receive a free comprehensive exam and corrective lenses if needed through Sight for Students. These are children who would otherwise not receive the eyecare and eyewear they need to do their best work in school and perform their best at play. VSP founded Sight for Students in 1997 and was one of the original commitment-makers to America's Promise, which strives to bring together organizations dedicated to helping our nation's youth.
Category: Youth
Since 1993, the Young Women’s Freedom Center (formerly known as the Center for Young Women's Development) has worked with over 38,000 low-income and system involved young women in San Francisco providing them with leadership opportunities, training, employment, and conducting organizing and advocacy work around issues that directly affect their lives. The Young Women's Freedom Center builds off of this legacy, recognizing the importance of this work over the last 20 years, and acknowledging that we have a lot more to do. We are committed to change policies and systems that keep the young women we serve from being free.

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Category: Youth
Family Builders is here to help find permanent, loving families for children and youth in the foster care system - that's our only goal. We connect children with individuals and couples who can provide safe, stable, nurturing families. Our services are free and confidential, and include adoption, foster care, and other forms of permanency. We have experience working with all types of children, youth, and families.
Category: Youth
Mission: Our Family Coalition advances equity* for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy. Vision: We seek to create an inclusive and just world where all LGBTQ families with children have visibility and opportunities to thrive as valued participants in our schools, institutions, and communities. Theory of Change: Our Family Coalition brings a unique and progressive voice of families to the LGBTQ movement. We cultivate community-based leadership among LGBTQ families and strong partnerships with our allies in California, to advance social justice and make our nation a more respectful and inclusive place for all. History: Our Family Coalition was formed in 2002 through the merger of two organizations: the East Bay-based Our Family (founded in 1994) and the San Francisco-based All Our Families Coalition (founded in 1996). - See more at: http://ourfamily.org/about/our-mission#sthash.0uLyvtgD.dpuf

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Category: Youth
At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. We accomplish our goals by working in hallways across the country -- from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community -- to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education.
We here at Queer LifeSpace firmly believe that a queer community that invests in its mental health is a queer community that thrives. This belief has fueled our dedication to providing effective, affordable mental health and substance abuse services to as much of our community as we possibly can. We are your very own community’s organization. An organization that is made up of you, especially for you.

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Category: Youth
Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy. We offer low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25. With a staff made up of medical & mental health professionals, we can answer just about any question you might have, including things you may be too embarrassed to ask anyone else.
Category: Social, Trans, Wellness, Youth
LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with LGBTQQ youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.

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