Youth



2-1-1/LIFE LINE (24 hr hotline)

2-1-1/LIFE LINE (a program of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes)provides 24 hour crisis intervention, suicide hotline, comprehensive

information & referral for health and human services in Monroe, Wayne,

Livingston, Ontario, Cayuga and Seneca Counties.

Telephone: Dial 2-1-1 or 585-275-5151

Toll-free: 866-FLNY-211 or 800-310-1160

Website: www.211fingerlakes.org (Live Chat available through website)

TTY: 585-275-2700

http://www.211fingerlakes.org/
Rochester
NY
Dial 2-1-1 or 585-275-5151 or 866-FLNY-211 or 800-310-1160
A Thousand Moms

A Thousand Moms will help our communities in New York State organize, educate, and mobilize in order that we may meet the emotional, developmental, and social needs of youth in our child welfare systems who may be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning their sexual identity so they may reach their full potential.

A Thousand Moms comprises a network of diverse people across the spectrum of New Yorkers, representing many skills, abilities, and talents.

We believe it is time to celebrate and support the lives of New York’s youth in foster/adoptive care who may be LGBT/Q. We aim to bring together the child welfare community with all the citizens it serves. Additionally, A Thousand Moms seeks solutions and reaches out to youth and families before crises arise. Existing public and private organizations provide various levels of training or expertise in foster care/adoption issues or in the needs of gay and lesbian youth, but not both, as does A Thousand Moms.

A Thousand Moms is a project of the National Association of Former Foster Children, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.

http://www.athousandmoms.org/
2367 Curry Rd.
Schenectady
NY
518-322-0607
Adult Families of Trans* Youth Group (AFTY)

A facilitated discussion and social group, run by the Gay Alliance, to provide the families of trans* adolescents with a safe forum for self-expression, a shared network of support, and to be a central hub of knowledge and resources. Please join us on the first Tuesday of the month at the LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gay Alliance.  100 College Ave, Rochester, NY 14607.

AFTY
100 College Ave, Suite 100
Rochester
NY
14607
585-244-8640
Ally Week
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Allies play a vital role in making schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. In fact, the first Gay-Straight Alliance was the idea of a straight ally.

Students created Ally Week as a way to build upon the unifying work GSAs do across the country by encouraging people to be allies against anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Whether you belong to a GSA or not, Ally Week is the perfect time for you and your friends to sign the Ally Pledge.

Ally Week takes place toward the beginning of the school year. Ally week is sponsored by GLSEN.

http://www.glsen.org/allyweek
212-727-0135
Am I Gay?

An on-line guide for people who are questioning their sexual orientation.

http://www.yoursexualorientation.info/
Amie, Theresa R. (M.S., MHC-LP)

I understand that every family is unique and requires support that works within their family structure. I am certified in Therapy with Adoption and Foster Families with specific training in attachment issues, trauma, abuse, and neglect. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families that are affected by issues of adoption, foster care, and relative-care, as well as life-stage changes, issues of grief and loss, substance abuse, and caregiver issues.

I am an experienced, culturally-aware therapist that has worked with a diverse client population, ranging from alternative lifestyles, various cultures, races, and religions. I am available for family, couple, and individual counseling.

I currently have immediate availability and offer a flexible schedule with evening hours.

100 White Spruce Blvd., Ste. L200
Rochester
New York
United States
315-484-3858
Bivona Child Advocacy Center

The mission of Bivona Child Advocacy Center is to coordinate and provide services and support to meet the needs of child victims of sexual or physical abuse and their families at a single and safe, child-friendly facility. The Center is committed to reducing trauma, promoting accountability, fostering healing, and advocating on behalf of child victims of sexual and physical abuse.

http://bivonacac.org/
275 Lake Avenue
Rochester
NY
585-935-7800
585-935-7804
Bolz, Madeleine Reynolds, (M.S., LMHC, NCC)

Madeleine Reynolds Bolz provides counseling for children, young adults and parents. She is experienced in Play Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for a variety of issues. Special areas of interest are children of gay parents and families experiencing chronic illness and loss. Some insurance is accepted and a sliding fee scale is available.

46 Prince Street
Rochester
NY
585-507-0454
585-586-8433
Camp Aranu’tiq (Transgender Youth Summer Camp)

Our mission is to provide transgender and gender-variant youth with a safe, fun, and unique camp experience during which they are able to express gender however they are comfortable and connect with others in similar situations. This is a weeklong overnight camp for transgender and gender-variant youth ages 8-15.

Camp Aranu’tiq is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. It was born out of the idea that transgender and gender-variant youth needed a safe place to relate to others like them, away from home, in a beautiful rural setting where they can concentrate on what every camper loves: having fun. We are planning our first-ever camp week during the summer of 2010. We will be making every effort to have Aranu’tiq available to transgender and gender-variant youth from all socio-economic backgrounds. Due to the sensitive nature of our program, the exact location of Aranu’tiq can be obtained by interested parents, volunteers, and campers by contacting us (click on link: “contact us”). The camp is in the New England area. We are currently working on obtaining grants and individual and corporate contributions. If you or your organization would like to make a donation, please click “donate” to do so directly online, or contact us via email or phone.

http://www.camparanutiq.org/
P.O. Box 620141
Newton Lower Falls
MA
617-467-5830