Youth & Families

OUTMemphis’s youth program has been nationally recognized for its service and advocacy for LGBTQ+ and curious young people aged 13-24. In Memphis, most minors are Black (68%) or Latinx (13%) and/or come from low income households (78% living below 250% poverty line). Programming includes our weekly youth groups, a LGBTQ+ specific sexual education curriculum for schools, resources for Gender & Sexuality Alliances (GSAs), our annual Queer Youth Field Day, our LGBTQ+ Youth Job Fair, and much more. OUTMemphis’s largest program by far is The Metamorphosis Project, our long-term solution to ending youth homelessness in the region.

Youth Community Programs

Safe spaces provide LGBTQ+ youth with resources and support to be themselves. Our Youth Services team offers youth groups for 13-24 year-olds and works with schools, libraries and many other community based local youth services organizations to ensure that LGBTQ+ have support wherever they are.

The Metamorphosis Project

Nationally, 40% of youth living on the street identify as LGBTQ+. The Metamorphosis Project is our response to LGBTQ+ youth homelessness in Memphis. Services include our transitional housing program and our rapid re-housing program, support services & the region’s only LGBTQ+ youth-specific youth emergency center.

Parents & Families
LGBTQ+ families of all kinds come to OUTMemphis for community and support. From parents trying to connect with their newly out child to LGBTQ+ couples looking to start a family, we have a resource for that. Our team can provide education, referrals, and community connections to assist with all of your family’s needs.

Other Programs & Resources


Transgender

Join our vibrant trans community to find direct services and social connection. We also provide trans-led HIV testing & PrEP/Navigation.
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Queer Youth Field Day

Don’t miss our annual Queer Youth Field Day (ages 13-24), sponsored by Nike.
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Youth Groups

Register for a group:
GenQ (ages 18-24),
PRYSM (13-24),
and We Are Family (queer families with kids 12 & under).

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Staff


Stephanie Reyes

Stephanie Reyes

Deputy Director

Natalie Richmond

Natalie Richmond

Peer Advocate

Stephanie Bell

Stephanie Bell

Director of the Metamorphosis Project

Kiya Black LMSW

Kiya Black LMSW

Case Manager for the Metamorphosis Project

Raven Cohen MA

Raven Cohen MA

Case Manager for the Metamorphosis Project

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