The following services are available to Maine providers. Request any of these services by filling out our request form. You may also contact us by phone or email: , 800-530-6997.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Practices

Creating welcoming and affirming spaces is not all that difficult and the positive impact it will have on LGBTQ+ identified youth is significant.

Policies and Procedures

Welcoming and affirming spaces are not just for LGBTQ+ youth. You also want to have an LGBTQ+ friendly workspace and practice for your employees and adult patients.

Making your practice more LGBTQ+ friendly can help you create a more LGBTQ+ friendly practice and outlines general best practices for policies and procedures.

Best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusive youth programming, developed for youth organizations, outlines best practices that can be applied to any organization.


Do you have questions about supporting LGBTQ+ youth or a specific situation that you would like to discuss? Contact us at 800-530-6997 or email

Professional Development

  • Request training to give your staff the education and tools to create welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ youth.

  • Attend a regional training to gain knowledge about supporting LGBTQ+ youth and learn best practices for working with LGBTQ+ youth and families (see below).

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  • Free virtual after-school games and programs.

  • Weekend and overnight retreats.

  • Educational and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ+ and allied youth.

  • An alternative for those who are not able to attend a staff training.

  • Workshops are scheduled throughout the year in different locations throughout Maine.

  • Enrollment is open to everyone.