Community Organizations & Offices

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

Making your Place of Work LGBTQ+ Friendly

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.

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

Best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusive youth programming, is a more comprehensive guide that focuses on best practices for day and residential youth programming.

Consultations

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 info@outmaine.org.

Professional Development

  • Request training to give your staff the education and tools to create welcoming and affirming programs for all youth.

  • Request training to improve your policies and learn how to implement best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ youth in your organization.

  • Attend a regional training to gain knowledge about supporting LGBTQ+ youth (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.