About Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation

The Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation launched in 2017 to improve the health of the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities. Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation is committed to supporting LGBTQ+ youth and their caregivers to improve relationships, communication, and well-being to make that a reality. For an LGBTQ+ young person, having a supportive caregiver can have a huge impact on their overall health and future hopefulness.

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation

Services are available to all LGBTQ+ youth and families. Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation prioritizes youth in child welfare settings, as there is overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ individuals. In addition to our direct services, this organization also provides expert consultation to professionals to help support their work with LGBTQ+ youth and their families.


  • Youth Affirm – This program is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ youth to come together to protect their mental and sexual health, learning ways to navigate spaces & caregivers that are not always supportive.
  • Caregiver Affirm – This three part series helps parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth build skills and identify strategies to work toward becoming more affirming.
  • Steps 2 Connect (S2C) – A support for caregivers who may be struggling with a young persons gender and/or sexuality. S2C helps to move families toward improving relationships with LGBTQIA+ youth.

Series Navigation

The Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series highlights several early childhood topics to support parents and caregivers who are caring for young children. Use the list below to navigate through each series topic:

Learn more about the series.

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