Safe Zones Project

As many as two-thirds of LGBTQIA students report feeling unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation (GLSEN, 2005), which can also affect students' home lives and off-campus activities. Partnering with Communities in Schools Houston, we created the Safe Zones Project in 2009 to give LGBTQIA students a safe, affirming place to connect and support each other through peer groups held on campus. Groups meet weekly at select Houston area high schools and days and times vary. Through Safe Zones Project, students also have access to behavioral health screening and individual/family therapy if needed.  To find out if there's a Safe Zone on your campus, or to learn more about the project, please call 713-529-0037 x353.

Safe Zones Project is a program of the Montrose Center's Hatch Youth Services, and was piloted with a generous grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

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