Fostering Futures has collected these referrals from other LGBTQ-friendly resources in the community, however Fostering Futures has not necessarily utilized all of these services directly, and therefore Fostering Futures cannot guarantee the quality of services you will receive. We welcome your feedback as it will help us create a strong, high-quality referral base.
Provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance; and can learn, grow, and have fun.
Helps students navigate the growing number of on-campus communities and resources for LGBTQ students. Offers guidance on assessing a school’s support systems for its LGBTQ community, with up-to-date info on:
Scholarships for LGBTQ students
National LGBTQ organizations & resources
Affordable colleges with supportive communities
ALL CHILDREN - ALL FAMILIES PROJECT
Promotes LGBT cultural competency among child welfare agencies through innovative resources including an online agency self-assessment tool; comprehensive staff training, free technical assistance, and more.
Partnering with HigherEducation.com to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. We also host a wide array of free college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare for the world after college. Despite progress in recent years, our current political climate reminds us that LGBTQ students continue to face alienation, harassment, and fear for personal safety. In an effort to help these students, we published the following resources for finding safe, supportive, and affordable colleges:
hOW TO BE A GIRL
A resource for anyone who wants to better understand transgender children and how to parent them. Through their website, blog, podcast and videos, a mother and her transgender daughter explore and share what it is really like to be -- and to raise -- a child whose gender does not match their sex.
Jim Toy Community Center
A resource center that exists to provide information, education, social events, and advocacy by and for the Queer and Ally community in the Washtenaw County area.
MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE GUIDE FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS
This comprehensive guide is 100% free and covers LGBTQ statistics, representation, and inclusivity in higher education, tips for finding the right LGBTQ-friendly school, mental health concerns faced by LGBTQ students, and financial aid.
Spectrum CENTER at University of michigan
With sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as our framework, the Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members of communities.
STAND WITH TRANS
The mission of Stand with Trans is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported and validated as they transition to their authentic life.
THE STUDENT LOAN REPORT
The Student Loan Report offers a variety of financial aid resources, including a guide to options for LGBTQ college students. This guide starts with the FAFSA., and highlight a few prominent scholarship opportunities that are tailored to the LGBTQ community.
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