Creating a region where LGBTQ+ people thrive means supporting the health and wellness of transitional aged youth (18-24 years old) experiencing homelessness with safe and affirming housing options. All services are free to youth but may have eligibility requirements.
Q-Spot Drop-In Center: 7-days a week, we offer LGBTQ+ youth a safe and brave space for social and emotional support through mental health respite and peer mentorship.
- Showers and Laundry
- Food and Clothing Closet
- Survival Supplies
- Outlets for Phone Charging, Computer Lab & WiFi
- LGBTQ+ Library
- Art Projects and Life-Skills Workshops
- HIV/HCV Testing
- Victim Services
All housing programs are accessed through Q-Spot. The STEP emergency shelter, TLP transitional living home, and Host Homes do NOT accept walk-up guests.
Short-Term Transitional Emergency Placement Programs (STEP): This program provides 24-hour shelter in community with an average 90-day stay that includes meals, clothing, and transportation assistance for youth ages 18-24 who have been victims of crime. Youth will receive assistance from case managers and advocates to obtain identification documents, access medical and mental health services, and navigate next step in their transition to more permanent housing.
Transitional Living Program (TLP): This program empowers 18-24-year-old youth who have been victims of crime with the support and life-skills they need to establish self-sufficiency. Youth are provided stable housing in community for up to 24-months that includes meals, clothing, transportation assistance, intensive case management, counseling, transportation, education and employment services, life skills workshops, and establishment of a support system that they can maintain after exiting the program.
Host Homes: This program provides bridge housing for 18-24-year-old youth in homes of community hosts. The length of stay is flexible, averaging 4-6 months. Youth are provided stable housing, meals, social/emotional support, and case management while making progress toward their life goals. FAQ sheet can be found here.
This program is funded in part by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services through voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), City of Sacramento, and private community donors.