programs + services
In order to keep staff, youth, and YPI visitors as safe and protected as possible from COVID-19 and it’s variants, we are updating our mask policy in the space. Starting December 2021, everyone entering YPI’s drop-in space will be required to wear a N-95 mask. We will have them available if you do not have one. We request those with cloth or paper masks to switch to one of our N-95’s upon arrival. Thank you for your corporation!
Youth Pride, Inc. primarily serves as a drop-in space. This means our youth are encouraged to utilize our space in whatever comfortable and respectful way they see fit. Our space has several video game consoles and two laptops. We have a Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify account that can be accessed on our main TV or the laptops. The kitchen is always stocked with snacks and easy to prepare meals (youth are supervised while cooking!). In addition to the many board games donated to us by Hasbro, we have a library filled with hundreds of LGBTQ literature to be borrowed and tons of arts and crafts supplies. The furniture in our space was donated by Cardi’s Furniture, and a lot of our youth enjoy lounging around chatting with friends, and making new acquaintances!
Currently, many of our programs are happening virtually. Check out our Programs & Services Page for more information about what we’re offering and how to join! Youth can always make an appointment to shop our Basic Needs Pantry for food, clothes, toiletries, and/or school supplies. We also have premade bags ready for pick up with customizable options. To request a pre-made bag please fill out our form, here. To make an appointment to shop the pantry yourself, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.