The Lambert House mission is to create an affirming community where gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (GLBTQ) youth are in the majority and are the norm. Located in Seattle, we offer a broad range of social, recreational, educational, health, and clinical programs to assist our region’s GLBTQ youth, ages 22 and under, in meeting the unique challenges they face.
Now in our 25th year, Lambert House began as the Association of Gay and Lesbian Youth Advocates in 1981. Ten years later, our current two-story house was leased and Lambert House began offering a safe place for youth to assemble. Our programs continually evolve to serve the increasing number of youth who are coming out at ever younger ages. In 2005 we began serving youth ages 13 and under for the first time. Lambert House enjoys a national reputation for innovation and broad community support.
What we do for GLBTQ youth
· Provide a safe and supportive space
· End social and psychological isolation
· Give affirmation
· Provide adult role modeling/mentoring
· Support positive peer socialization
· Empower youth to be more independent, involved in the community, and proud of who they are.
· Deliver a wide range of youth-driven services, programs and opportunities.
· Help develop the next generation of strong, well informed GLBTQ adults.
of our services.
· Support Groups and Individual Counseling
· Dances and Other Social Events
· Outdoor Recreation
· Concerts, Plays, and Other Cultural Activities
· Youth Leadership Opportunities
· Paid Youth Internships
· Safer-Sex and STI Prevention Education
· Home-Cooked Meals
· Crisis Intervention and Resource Referrals
· David Bohnett CyberCenter
· GLBT Lending Library - 2,000 volumes
· Peer Socialization Space Daily
much service we provided in 2005
14,000 hours of direct service delivered through
4,400 visits, made by over
500 individual GLBTQ youth
we served in 2005
· 46% male, 54% female
· 4% transgendered
· 52% youth of color, 48% Caucasian
· 25% homeless
· 13 youth age 13 or under
· 36% youth ages 14-17
· 61% youth ages 18-22
· 71% lived in low-income households
· 44% were enrolled in high school or GED program
· 19% were enrolled in college
funding came from in 2005
· 41% individual donors (cash)
· 37% individual donors (in kind)
· 9% Lambert Bequest
· 7% employer match to employee payroll donations
· 5% government contract
· 1% foundation and corporate grants
your donations went in 2005
· 76% went to GLBTQ youth programs & services
· 16% went to administration
· 8% went to development
8,000 volunteer hours are contributed annually by a diverse group of more than 100 dedicated community members. This large group of carefully screened and trained GLBT and allied role models is unequaled in any youth organization in the country. Volunteers also leverage our staff and budget to make Lambert House highly cost effective; they enable us to deliver more service per dollar of community support than any other GLBTQ youth agency.
· Continue to provide needed services for GLBTQ youth
· Expand service for youth 14 and under
· Expand youth outreach
· Develop sustainable, long term funding
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