Triple Point, a program of Children’s Home Society, is Clark County’s safe haven support group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 11 to 17 years old, and those 18 years old who are enrolled in high school or a GED program. Triple Point offers a free weekly drop-in for queer youth to just hang out, as well as more structured support groups for middle school, high school, and trans youth, wherein youth have the opportunity to explore their ideas and identities, connect with their peers, and learn about supportive community agencies and programs. Youth gain access to community resources and referrals, queer literature and art, teamwork and leadership activities, safe supportive adults and peers, and free mental health services. Importantly, youth have the opportunity to discuss sex, sexuality, and gender in a safe, supportive environment. Triple Point is located at 1112 Columbia (Columbia and 12th) in downtown Vancouver, and hosts group in Battle Ground on the first Wednesday of every month as well as in Washougal on the third Wednesday of every month.
Contact Triple Point by phone at (360) 334-5560 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ Young Adult Support Group of Janus Youth Programs
The LGBTQ+ Young Adult Support Group of Janus Youth Programs is a support group for LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 15 to 24. The support groups meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Perch, located at 1501 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA 98660. Staff are unavailable to open the door earlier than 5:30 p.m. Please contact The Perch in advance at (360) 314-5716 if you have any barriers to attending, such as transportation.
TeenTalk can support you with practically ANYTHING: anxiety, stress, school, LGBTQ topics, mental health, depression, relationships, family, loneliness, sexual health topics, bullying, self-harm, and many more topics.
When you feel that no one understands you…call them. Simply telling someone what you’re going through can often ease stress. Sometimes it feels good to share where you came from, your journey & obstacles you have overcome. Everything stays between you and TeenTalk, and is confidential unless someone is in danger. If you have questions or need clarification just call and ask.
TeenTalk provides nonjudgmental peer-to-peer support because they recognize that everyone deserves respect & kindness. TeenTalkers are all teens who want to listen, be a friend, and maybe help someone through something similar to what they have faced. You can absolutely be your authentic self with TeenTalk.
Youth volunteers (age 15-19) complete 32 hours of training prior to taking calls.
Open Monday to Thursday from 4-9 p.m., and Friday from 4-7 p.m.
The Trevor Project
The 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.
Trevor Lifeline - The only national 24/7/365 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24), available at 1-866-488-7386.
TrevorChat - A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily from noon to 6 p.m. PT. TrevorChat is designed to be accessed through a computer, so you may have technical difficulties if you are using a smartphone or tablet. Instead, you can try the Lifeline or TrevorText (see below).
TrevorText - A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Tuesday to Friday from noon to 6 p.m. PT. Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
TrevorSpace - An online international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ young people and their friends. TrevorSpace is a social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.
The NWGA offers a variety of activities in a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment for members, spouses, and friends to socialize with each other. Some activities are private and protected while others are more public. Participants are able to select activities that match their own levels of experience, self-confidence, and comfort. They welcome suggestions and proposals for new activities to meet the needs of their growing membership.
The Saturday Open Meeting provides opportunities for members and prospective members to meet and socialize. Often a portion of a meeting is set aside for a demonstration, discussion, movie, or workshop on a variety of topics related to gender expression. These programs are intended to help individuals better express their gender and develop skill and self-confidence in their gender. This event is held at the Q Center, located at 4115 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217, on the second Saturday or every month at 2 p.m. Bathrooms are available if you wish to change before or after the meeting. Often times, attendees go out to dinner afterward.
Tuesday night dinners are held at Elmer's Restaurant, located at 10001 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220. The dinner occurs on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Other special events occur during the year and will be advertised in their newsletter, Yahoo group, and Facebook group. These can be Fashion Show/Tea Parties held in the early spring, Summer Bar-B-Que, Harvest dinner held in the fall. There is no charge for these events.