National SOGIE Center

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services


  • Mental Health
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services



Contact Info



"The National Center for Youth with Diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression (The National SOGIE Center), provides a centralized site for accessing resources on providing culturally responsive care to children, youth, young adults with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE) and their families across systems, including child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health (including school mental health), substance use systems, and housing and homelessness."
"The work of the SOGIE Center is grounded by the following principles:

LGBTQ+ young people must be supported to thrive with their family in their communities.
Young people and their families are the experts in their lives, strengths, and needs and must be centered in all of our work.
*Families are the best supports for raising strong, healthy, and happy children, youth, and youth adults.
Systems are not replacements for families or communities.
An intersectional analysis that examines power and identity must be applied to all our work. SOGIE must be understood as interconnected with race, ethnicity, class, ability or immigration status, which together impacts the experiences, opportunities, and health status of LGBTQ+ young people and their families.
People deserve access to services that are proven to work.
Communities, families, advocates, and allies should hold systems accountable for better policies and practices to ensure that LGBTQ+ youth and their families are supported.
In order to create equitable care for LGBTQ+ youth, we work to acknowledge the history of anti-Black racism and the genocide and forced assimilation of Native peoples that has impacted our laws, policies, and practices even to this day and we must recognize and work to dismantle the harm this causes to all youth, specifically LGBTQ+ youth.
*Families include families of origin and families of choice."