We encourage members to share the plate with Lambert House on Sunday, June 4, as a way to lift up and support East Shore’s Welcoming Congregation Renewal Program. The Program renews our commitment to open doors for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Lambert House has been opening its doors to LGBTQ+ youth since 1981. The Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated over 14,000 individual minors and young adults through over 500,000 direct, in-person service contacts in the greater Seattle region. The Center’s employees and 122 skilled volunteers provide support at ten locations, helping more LGBTQ youth than any other organization in the northwestern US.
Lambert House uses positive youth development and adult and peer social support as protective factors to minimize the well-documented risks that LGBTQ+ youth face. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Lambert House focused on prevention of these risks, and on the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ+ youth, through 19 online programs that offered youth multiple ways to maximize social interaction with peers and affirming adults. The online reach includes seven Washington counties, 28 states, and youth from eight countries outside the US.