P.O. Box 23111
Seattle, WA 98102
1818 15th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
- Ken Shulman: *811
- Brandon Knox: *817
- Drop-In Center (4-9:30pm M-F only): *819
Lambert House is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 11-22 for drop-in Monday through Friday from 4-9:30pm (see calendar for holiday closures and breaks). The Lambert House drop-in center was cited as a model for best practices of drop-in for youth by the Washington State Board of Health in 2007. Lambert House closes for weather when Seattle Public Schools close. If Seattle Public Schools are on late-start, Lambert House will be open as normal. If Seattle Public Schools are on early dismissal or are closed all day, Lambert House will not open for drop-in or other programs - see our Facebook page for updates during inclement weather.
New youth are asked to complete a one-time, 20 minute orientation on their first visit to our drop-in center. Orientation includes a demographic intake form (identifying information kept confidential, demographic data aggregated for reports to funders), overview of our House Rules, program calendar, and a tour of our youth spaces. Orientation is required before participation in most Lambert House activities with the exception of our large off-site events (i.e. Pink Prom, Halloween Dance, etc.).
Youth receive informal mentoring through relationships built with adult volunteers and staff. More than 70 community members, after completing our thorough vetting and training program, facilitate community building and programs with youth. They (currently) range in age from 23 to 77, and represent a diverse array of careers, identities, personalities, and life experiences. Industries represented include hi-tech, medicine, social service, retail, management, corporate finance, project management, and much more!
Youth Event Interns
Lambert House has up to 10 stipend-paid internship opportunities per year that are responsible for working on a team and planning large LGBTQ youth social events. Check out our Event Intern application for more information.
Youth-Led Dances & Events
Each year, committees of Lambert House Youth Event Interns and volunteers plan dances and other large social events for LGBTQ youth. These typically include events for Valentine's Day, Pink Prom, Pride Weekend, and Halloween. Event attendance, depending on the event, can range from 50 to more than 200.
Youth-Led Education, Workshops, & Activities
These have included ASL lessons, bike repair workshops, activism training, field games, and more! Youth interested in volunteering to organize and create events/programs should talk with a staff member, or fill out our youth volunteer application. Come learn from fellow peers in all they have to offer
A licensed, volunteer hair stylist visits Lambert House provides free haircuts for LGBTQ youth on the first Tuesday of each month. Haircuts help LGBTQ youth build confident, self-esteem, prepare for interviews, and feel good about how they are presenting themselves.
David Bohnett CyberCenter
The CyberCenter has resources to support school projects, job applications, LGBTQ research, and personal connection. Our PCs have high-speed internet, software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, printers, and headphones. The CyberCenter is chaperoned by volunteers who can assist youth with tasks including research, resumes, and applications. Lambert House thanks the David Bohnett Foundation for its support of our computer lab, the David Bohnett CyberCenter.
- Transgender Support Group: Facilitated by transgender adults, this group provides a chance for youth who have questions or are exploring their gender identity, or who identify as transgender, to get to talk with adults and other youth about their experiences, feelings, and issues. (Download the group flyer)
- No Man's Land (aka Queer Young Females) Support Group: All LGBTQ women & women-aligned youth are welcome to attend this discussion and support group. Topics range from family issues to school happenings to like/lust/love relationships. Join us in this safe space to discuss how other smart, strong, and courageous young women and women-aligned individuals are living and experiencing life! Respect for others’ personal experiences, ideas, and privacy is required. (Download the group flyer)
- Boys Who Like Boys Support Group: Topics range from family issues to school happenings to like/lust/love relationships. All queer males welcome. Respect for others' personal experiences and ideas is required, as well as respect for their privacy. Come discuss how to navigate the world as a queer male. (Download the group flyer)
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