Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Systems of Care

Safety | Wellbeing | Permanency

RISE (Recognize Intervene Support Empower) is recognized as one of the leading LGBTQ+ programs addressing the disproportionate outcomes for LGBTQ+ youth and is the only federally evaluated, evidence-informed program of its kind. Independently researched and evaluated, RISE is evidence-informed and has been shown to significantly improve participant knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ+ relevant concepts and best practices. At the core of RISE, is the belief that with skilled, thoughtful, and targeted interventions, LGBTQ+ people can achieve permanency and positive outcomes in safe and affirming environments.


I am inspired by this program, because I know that it will have a ripple effect as clinicians carry this information to their agencies and help improve services provided for our LGBTQ+ youth, hopefully across the country.

– Anonymous

This training is so helpful! I feel like anyone who works in systems of care should do this, because there is always room to learn and be more educated!

– Jenn, Peer Support Counselor

I believe in the need for the RISE training and coaching. Not only in our work, but nationwide. I am learning about issues that the staff have, and I am now able to support them as they do their service with the clients and families.

– Anonymous
1 in 5

1 in 5 L.A. foster youth identify as LGBTQ.


LGBTQ+ youth are 2x more likely to be placed in congregate care settings (e.g. group homes).


As many as 56% of LGBTQ+ youth in out-of-home care have spent some time without stable housing because they felt safer on the streets than in group or foster homes.