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


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.

ACAF Online Resource Compilation includes the most current resources for child welfare professionals, foster/adoptive parents of LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ youth, and LGBTQ parents:

Recommended reading for Professionals Serving LGBTQ Families & Youth:

Recommended reading for Foster/Adoptive Parents of LGBTQ Youth

Recommended reading for LGBTQ Youth:


Partnering with 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:

• College Guide for LGBTQ Students
College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
The Best College for LGBTQ Students in Each State


Equality Michigan

Equality Michigan (EQMI) is Michigan’s statewide LGBTQ political advocacy organization. Formerly the Triangle Foundation, EQMI has been Michigan’s premiere LGBTQ anti-violence and political advocacy organization for over 25 years and counting.  

Their website’s primary goal is to connect victims of individual incidents of bias, discrimination, harassment, and violence, including intimate partner violence, to the support, referral, and navigational services they need to achieve justice.


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 identity does not match their sex assigned at birth.

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.



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.



A safe space where LGBTQ+ youth find help, and a place to be themselves. All Ozone House services are free, voluntary and confidential.

CRISIS LINE (734) 662-2222 — Support and resources for youth and those who care about youth are available:
CALL (734) 662-2222 - any time, day or night
TEXT “Ozone” to (734) 662-2222 M-TH 10am-7pm and Friday 10am-4pm
CHAT click here M-TH 10am-7pm and Friday 10am-4pm.

PrideZone is a social and support group for youth ages 13-20 who identify as LGBTQ+. It is a safe place to socialize, build community, have fun in an open queer space, and access support services. Join us Wednesdays 6-8 PM, at the Ozone House Drop-in Center, 102 N. Hamilton, Ypsilanti, MI. (1 block from bus station) 
(734) 662-2222

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PFLAG Ann Arbor

PFLAG is a national, non-profit organization working on the behalf of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) community and its family members, friends, and allies. The Ann Arbor chapter provides local support and services, including a monthly support group. Call 734-741-0659 or email


Riot Youth & Brave Space Cafe at the neutral zone

Come hang out, have fun, and support teens that are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. Located at 310 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104.
Riot Youth is a safe and supportive space for teens to build community for teens to build community and connect through social activism. Fridays 4-6 PM
Brave Space Cafe happens weekly in the B-Side and is open to all teens. Mondays 4-6 PM
PrideProm is an annual event offered as a LGBTQ-affirming alternative to traditional prom

Call 734-214-9995 or email

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.


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 offers a variety of financial aid resources, including a guide to options for LGBTQ college students. This guide starts with the FAFSA, and highlights a few prominent scholarship opportunities that are tailored to the LGBTQ community.

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