Every Thursday in the month of June, we will be highlighting health organizations and resources that are closing disparity gaps and will be donating 10% of all sales to one of the incredible organizations on each of our lists. This week our chosen organizations are the Trevor Project and Peer Health Exchange. Trevor Project 'offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting, and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.'. The mission of Peer Health Exchange 'is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions.' View all resources guides here.
Below are the health organizations and resources that are closing the disparity gaps for young adults.
Peer Health Exchange
Peer Health Exchange is a national organization that creates health equity through peer to peer education.
Advocates for Youth
This organization puts young leaders at the forefront of change as they fight for safe sexual care for disenfranchised communities.
SexEd for Social Change
SIECUS advocates for sex education throughout the United States by looking at laws in place and educating policymakers. The organization also promotes quality information, provide training, and works on the national, state, and local level to advance sexed.
GLSEN works within K-12 school systems to provide space for LGBTQ youth to be fairly educated in an environment without harassment and bullying. The organization works to develop education programs and relationships with teachers with the benefit of students in mind.
It Gets Better
Founded with the mission to uplift the stories of LGBTQ individuals, Its Gets Better acts as a community organization for Queer youth to offer guidance, support, and network.
Young Minds Advocacy
Young Minds Advocacy works to educate and advocate for mental health for young adults, as they address the barriers in quality care for youth.
The JED Foundation is a national organization that focuses on the mental health of adolescents and young adults. Their extensive resource center includes access to counseling and a Lifeline for suicide prevention.
The Trevor Project
For over two decades, The Trevor Project has acted as a life-saving suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth under 25.
The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
With underserved adolescents in mind, The National Alliance is the only national nonprofit dedicated solely to advancing health care for youth through improvements in the systematic structure in place.
Youth Tech Initiative
YTH works to advance health equity for young adults through the use of technology, giving necessary information an accessible space through education and partner programs.
The Ali Forney Center
The AFC supports LGBTQ youth in crisis, providing housing and healthcare to homeless youth in New York.
True Colors United
With LGBTQ homeless youth in mind, True Colors works to train communities and individuals on the services and resources to get back on their feet and into safe spaces.