Youth Services  

Whether you’re one of the thousands of young lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people in L.A. without a home, or you’re under the age of 25 and looking for some guidance and support as you reach for your dreams, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center can help.

Need a place to stay? The Center may have an overnight bed or a long-term home with all the support you need to build a stable and happy life. We also operate a youth center, open 7 days/week, that offers food, clothing, showers, counseling and much more.

Looking for some help developing a more fulfilled life? The Center’s LifeWorks program can match you with a specially trained LGBT mentor who can help you set and reach specific goals in regard to education, career, home life, personal development and more.

Drop-in & Housing Services





Youth Center on Highland

If you are 24 or younger, the Youth Center on Highland is a safe, welcoming place where you can get free hot meals, fresh clothes, a warm shower, help getting your

GED, help finding a job, help finding housing and much more. If you need a place to stay tonight, the Center has six beds for emergency overnight use. 

Transitional Living Program
Our renowned 24-bed Transitional Living Program in Hollywood offers LGBT youth, 18-24 years old, a safe, comfortable place to live for up to 18-months in dorm-style rooms.  While you're in the program, staff will help you get a job and/or enroll in college and assist you in developing the resources and skills to live on your own.

Making your way as a young LGBT or questioning person can be confusing and intimidating—but you can learn a lot from someone who has been through it.

LifeWorks offers specially trained LGBT mentors who will help you develop a Life Plan and work toward achieving your goals. The program also offers youth-specific workshops, social activities and discussion groups.

For more information about LifeWorks check out our website at


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