DCFS Serves LGBTQ+ Youth
A 2014 study found that 19% of LA County foster youth, ages 12-21, identify as LGBTQ+.
DCFS has embarked on a mission to better serve you. We are actively training our staff to better understand LGBTQ+ communities, and continue working to confront persistent inequities and lack of services experienced by LGBTQ+ foster youth.
The Alexis Project
Operating out of the LAC+USC Medical Center, the Alexis Project is a place where LGBTQ+ youth can access specialized medical and mental health staff who understand their needs. Their services include gender affirming healthcare, mental health services, surgical services and legal services.
For more information, please call (323) 409-3233, or visit in the Adolescent Care and Transition Clinic in person.