What We Do:
Side by Side provides weekly support groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 11-20 in Richmond as well as Charlottesville and Petersburg. We host special events in Central Virginia including an annual pool party and Alternative Prom. In our Richmond Youth Center, we also provide support for parents and families, are home to an extensive LGBTQ+ library, and provide a hangout space for youth. Side by Side also reaches out to our community providing training on both risk and protective factors to support LGBTQ+ youth.
New Host Home Program:
This year we have launched a new Host Home program to support LGBTQ+ young adults 18-25 who are experiencing homelessness. The new program places a young adult with a host home until they get back on their feet. The program ensures LGBTQ+ youth have a safe and affirming place to live as well as a suportive community while they move towards stability.
Help us Complete the Puzzle!:
It takes a community to really ensure our youth flourish! We need your help on Give OUT Day to ensure LGBTQ+ youth have a safe, affirming, and fabulous place to not only survive but thrive! Help us reach $15,000 from 300 donors on 4.18.19!
Check out our website to learn more about the mission and history of Side by Side - www.sidebysideva.org.