Youth Pride Inc. is the only nonprofit in Rhode Island specifically dedicated to meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ Youth 23 and under.
Youth Pride, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression while working to end the homophobic and transphobic environments in which they live, work and play.
PROGRAMS + SERVICES
We are a drop in space
This means our youth are encouraged to utilize our space in whatever comfortable and respectful way they see fit.
In addition to a wide variety of programming and groups, YPI can provide youth support with:
• Basic Needs Pantry
• Access to food & clothing
• Toiletries & school supplies
• Licensed clinicians
• Counseling by appointment
• Case Management
• GED Assistance
• Housing concerns
• Mental health support
We are Here to bring people together.
From cooking skills to arts + crafts, YPI hosts more than eight groups connecting individuals with different interests and identities including:
• Gender Spectrum
• Queen Gourmet
• The Way Out
• Dungeons + Dragons
• Showing Pride
• 13 and Under
• Mindful Makers
To avoid the community spread of Covid-19, many of our programs are happening virtually. We encourage you to learn more and sign up!
We are facilitators.
YPI offers a variety of LGBTQ trainings. We specialize in professional development trainings geared towards adult learners but we also go into schools and classrooms to speak with students
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There are so many opportunities to volunteer with YPI from helping out with our basic needs pantry and clothes closet organization to lending a hand at public-facing events.
Adult volunteers at the center are invited to help out during the hours our youth are not in the space.
Interested in learning more or getting involved?
Your donation to Youth Pride, Inc. is tax deductible and helps us continue the life changing work that we do. With your help, YPI can continue providing one-on-one counseling, run support groups, administer free and confidential HIV testing, provide safer sex items, host social and educational events, facilitate professional development trainings, and serve as a safe space for LGBTQ youth to grow up feeling empowered and valued.
THE INSIDE SCOOP
Youth Pride, Inc. publishes a monthly newsletter, The Inside Scoop that covers local and national LGBTQ news in addition to YPI updates! Some editions feature a ‘Meet Me’ section that introduces readers to someone affiliated with YPI. The Inside Scoop also has a running ‘Monthly Spotlight’ column that highlights an individual, group, or organization positively impacting the LGBTQ community.