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Family Acceptance Project


According to compelling new research, when a young person self-identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) the acceptance of parents or caregivers is critical to the child's wellbeing. LGBT adolescents who are rejected by their families are at higher risk for serious mental health concerns including depression, suicide, and substance abuse and at higher risk for victimization at home, school and in community settings. In partnership with San Francisco General Hospital, project leaders will develop new culturally appropriate family education materials and interventions to increase family support for LGBT youth, especially among ethnically diverse families.

Project Director/Key Contact:

Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D., MSW
Director, Adolescent Health Initiatives
3004 - 16th Street
Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 522-5558 Fax: (415) 522-5899

Local Funder(s):
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • Mount Zion Health Fund
  • Johnson Family Foundation
  • Morris Family Foundation
  • Lewy Gay Values Fund at Horizons Foundation
  • Anonymous Fund of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund
  • Ray & Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
  • Tides Foundation/Out-of-Home Youth Fund
  • The Ittleson Foundation
  • CA Department of Social Services
  • Anonymous
  • American Institute of Bisexuality
  • Contra Costa Costa County Mental Health
  • Contra Costa Costa County Mental Health

Grant Recipient: The University Corporation, San Francisco State

Grant Amount: $499,993

Grant Period: 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2012

Grant Status: Closed

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