Lambert House offers LGBTQ youth 23 different programs, activities, resources, and services on an ongoing, year-round basis.
The Lambert House drop-in center is an open, comfy, cozy space for LGBTQ youth to hang out, play games, and make friends.
Informal mentoring by more than 70 community members each week. They range in age from 23 to 77, and represent dozens of careers, identities, and life experiences. Industries represented include hi-tech, medicine, social service, retail, management, corporate finance, project management, and much more!
Outdoor Education & Recreation
Enjoy hiking and the healing power of the natural world. Lambert House provides a day-hike almost every month, typically with one camping trip each summer. See our calendar for this month's offering! Lambert House provides skilled hiking leaders, transportation from Lambert House to the hike and back. Tips and a list of supplies needed to be prepared are available before each hike, and Lambert House may be able to provide some items. *Outdoor activities require a release form, signed by the youth if 18-22 or parent/guardian if 17 or younger.
David Bohnett CyberCenter
The CyberCenter helps LGBTQ youth build community and self-esteem through resources to support school projects, job applications, LGBTQ online research, and personal connection. The CyberCenter has PCs with 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.
Enjoy and checkout many books and resources focused on the LGBTQ experience. Our library has over 3,000 books organized in topic-based sections including young adult, athletics, mystery, biographies, graphic novels, and more!
Youth Event Interns
Lambert House has up to 12 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.
Dinner with Divas
We serve dinner five nights a week for youth, volunteers, and staff. These meals serve as important community-building opportunities, and a source of healthy nutrition for those that may not have regular access. We ask our meals volunteers to provide a vegetarian option with each meal.
Queer Movie Night
A series of LGBTQ films and TV episodes are shown weekly every Friday at 7pm in our living room. See the calendar page for the current film. The film series curator is open to requests for next year's schedule.
Youth-Led Education, Dances & Shows
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.
HIV Prevention Education
Get resources, ask questions, and read up on how to stay safe. A great topic for our support groups (below), peruse our resource table, or talk with any of the adult volunteers or staff. Lambert House also provides referral to free teen health clinics and testing centers.
Make art! Have fun! Come to Lambert House and express your creativity! No experience needed! Lambert House youth designed and painted a permanent art installation at the Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle and murals for two METRO bus shelters, among many other projects. Art supplies available during drop-in hours.
Youth are a part of community building at Lambert House in a number of ways, including by volunteering! Youth volunteers help in a variety of ways including youth event planning, yard work, maintenance, office work, and more! Community service hours can be verified for school, too! Check out our youth volunteer application for more information.
"Lambert House has so many diverse programs and acitivites, there is always something that draws my interest and stimulates my mind."
Transgender Support Group
Facilitated by transgendered adults, this group provides a chance for youth who have questions or are exploring their gender identity, or who identify as transgendered, to get to talk with adults and other youth about their experiences, feelings, and issues.
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.
Queer Young Females Support Group
Topics range from family issues to school happenings to like/lust/love relationships. All queer females welcome. Respect for others' personal experiences and ideas is required, as well as respect for their privacy. Come discuss how smart, strong queer women live their lives.