LGBTQ+ Programs

We embrace all identities.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

Penny Lane Center’s LGBTQ+ Programs are designed to help LGBTQ+ youth and their families find the support they need, while helping to create safe and welcoming spaces.

Embracing Identities

Penny Lane’s Embracing Identities program is designed to help meet the needs of LGBTQ+ Transitional Age Youth (TAY) – ages 16-25 years old through support groups, case management, and trainings.

Our support groups provide a safe and supportive environment where young people can connect with others who share similar experiences.  In addition to youth support groups, the program also offers family support, which helps family members better understand and support their LGBTQ+ loved ones.

Embracing Identities case management provides referrals and linkages to other community resources, including mental health, housing support, and gender-affirming care.

We also recognize the importance of community education and empowerment.  The program offers workshops and LGBTQ+ Toolkit Trainings to promote understanding and acceptance for all.

Embracing Identities covers Service Areas 1, 2, 3, &7 – including the Antelope Valley, the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, and the East LA area.  

Tailored Services to Youth

Penny Lane’s Tailored Services to Youth (TSY) Program provides case management, mentorship, and collateral services for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 2-25 who have a current or previous DCFS case.

Our TSY program helps to guide LGBTQ+ youth and young adults to needed supports and resources that are accepting of all. Currently this program is available in Service Areas 1and 7, including the Antelope Valley, East LA, Commerce, Whittier, and surrounding areas.



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