Youth Resources

HOME Youth Services

While focusing on houseless and at-risk youth, Home Youth Resources can be a great place for any youth in need of a safe and supportive environment, both for short-term emergencies and long-term growth. (Ages 11 – 18)

Mid-Willamette Trans Support Network

A volunteer-run organization assisting the Mid-Willamette Valley trans community. Some of their programs are currently on hold, however they do offer regular support group meetings for Trans individuals to talk and share their experiences with each other. There is also Transponder in Eugene and Oregon Coast Trans Community for those on the coast.

Oregon Youth Line

877-968-8491 (call) 839863 (text)

A phone line for youth in crisis to talk to other youth. You can call, text, chat, or email in times where you really just need someone to talk to and they can help. It is a 24 hour hotline, though adults will answer when youth are not available. They are not specifically LGBTQ+ focused, but it is one of the areas where they can provide assistance.

Trans Lifeline (National)

(877) 565-8860

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community run by and for trans people.

The Salem Drop

Part of a state-wide program by Youth Era, The Salem Drop is a place for youth to connect and develop skills as they become adults. Although not specifically for LGBTQ+ youth, they are inclusive in their goals and missions and also offer peer support/mentoring, and Crisis support. (Ages 14-25)

Rainbow Youth

Connects queer youth through gatherings, social activities, and individual support. They host regular meetings for LGBTQ+ youth to connect with each other and form social bonds.