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Dedicated to Empowering LGBTQIA+ Youth

A safe and affirming environment where youth don't just survive, but thrive!

Dedicated to Empowering LGBTQIA+ Youth

A safe and affirming environment where youth don't just survive, but thrive!
Houston’s oldest, currently active social group dedicated to empowering LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults between the ages of 7 and 24.

About

Hatch Youth is Houston’s oldest, currently active social group dedicated to empowering LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults between the ages of 7 and 24. Hatch Youth peer support groups foster a safe and affirming space where young individuals can socialize, receive mentorship and guidance, and participate in enriching educational and creative activities. Our aim is to empower youth in and around Houston to not just survive, but thrive!

How to Join Hatch Youth

If you are a youth or a parent of a child who would like to learn how to join Hatch, please contact our Youth Services Specialist by email at hatchyouth@montrosecenter.org or simply complete an intake form when you arrive at your first Hatch meeting.

Services Offered

Educational programs include:

  • LGBTQIA+ health issues and accessing care
  • Mental health and wellness
  • LGBTQIA+ rights
  • Queer history
  • Creative writing and art
  • Social justice
  • Community resources
  • Empowering community speakers
  • Fun and games

The groups are comprised of introductions, social time, programming, and small group, and are curated by Hatch staff and trained volunteer facilitators. Youth have access to role models and peer support and can participate in special projects and events, including Hatch Prom and walking in the annual Pride Houston 365 Parade. There are no costs for any activities.

Please keep in mind that these groups are not group therapy and aren’t a substitute for therapy. If you would like to learn more about counseling for youth, please call the Montrose Center’s main number or visit our Become a Client page.

Come Hang with Us!

Hatch Youth (ages 13-17) peer support groups take place meetings every Friday and Sunday from 6:30-9:30 PM in Room 114.

Hatch Jr. peer support groups take place on the 2nd* and 4th Sundays of each month from 2-4:30 PM in Room 101.

*2nd Sunday meetings coincide with PFLAG Houston’s monthly meeting from 2-4:30 PM in Room 112/113 at the Montrose Center, which parents can attend while their child is in Hatch Jr.!

Hatched Out peer support groups take place every Tuesday 6-8 PM in Room 114.

We can’t wait to welcome you into our inclusive and empowering family at Hatch Youth! Whether you’re looking to connect with peers, find support, or just have a good time, there’s a group for you, regardless of age. At Hatch, you’ll find a safe and welcoming space where you can be your authentic self and make lasting connections in Houston’s LGBTQIA+ community. See you there! 🌈✨

Facility Information

Hatch Youth

401 Branard Street
Houston, Texas 77006
Email: hatchyouth@montrosecenter.org
Phone: (713) 529-0037

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