The Teens Like Us Program's (TLU) main goal is to provide support and education for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth ages 13-18. Founded over 20 years ago, TLU provides a safe place for youth to meet with their peers. The group also serves youth questioning their sexuality as well as youth from LGBT- headed families.
TLU meets Tuesdays from 5pm-7pm and organizes periodic social activities. All activities are designed to promote healthy, self-respecting lifestyles. Group topics include HIV/AIDS prevention, self-esteem building and leadership skills development. TLU members can also receive individual counseling and case management from Briarpatch staff.
"TLU is a great place to be unapologetically queer and angry at oppression, while also remaining incredibly safe, inclusive, and respectful space"
- Served 114 LGBTQ youth during 48 group sessions and special events