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


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


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.



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.


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.

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