The Space LGBTQ Youth Center
The Space is a special gathering place for Yakima-area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Questioning and allied youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Here, youth can feel safe and connect with peers and resources.
At The Space, youth can do homework, have a snack, check email, play games, enjoy the craft room and participate in scheduled activities. Behavioral Health appointments can also be made. The Space is staffed by Neighborhood Health staff and trained volunteers.
Hours are 1-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11-3 p.m. on Saturdays.
If you know of an LGBTQ youth who is couch surfing, experiencing bullying, skipping class to avoid harassment, let them know about The Space. For more information, call 509.574.4216.
BESTY Residential Program for Young Women
BESTY, Broadening Education and Self Sufficiency for Transitional Youth, is a partnership between Neighborhood Health and our partner agencies to provide a home for young women at high risk of homelessness because they are aging out of foster care. Residents get help with rent and with employment and training or college in addition to the support of an on-site resident manager.