The Laurel Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993 to provide educational and supportive programs to children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender diverse youth.
For the past 29 years, The Laurel Foundation has provided free year-round educational mental health and social support programs specifically to empower children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender diverse youth.
The first free program in the nation of its kind, The Laurel Foundation serves over 700 participants annually.
Our award-winning programs are designed to meet the unique emotional and physical needs of the youth in a safe, brave space that supports each participants mental and physical health.
Resident Camps (Family Camps, Summer Camps, Leadership Retreats, Life-Skills Retreats) Mental health is one of the most critical issues facing youth affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender diverse youth today. Our resident camp programs focus on building important support groups, mental health support, educating the youth on HIV and gender identity, teaching the youth coping skills for anxiety and depression, building self-esteem a teaching life skills.
Programs for Children, Youth, and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS
Programs for Transgender/Gender Diverse Youth and Families, including Programs for Transgender/Gender Diverse Youth 6-17.
Throughout the year The Laurel Foundation hosts various educational workshops to provide the youth with the necessary tools to succeed in life Workshops include: HIV education, gender identity, transgender rights, healthy relationships, life-skills, resume writing, job interviews, applying to college etc.)
The Laurel Foundation provides year-round peer support groups and one on one counseling for our youth. We also provide support groups for our parents.
Our day camp programs provide social support for the youth and their families. Programs incorporate educational activities, HIV testing, community storytelling and fun.
The Laurel Foundation provides year-round online virtual programs (support groups, social support groups and more) to keep the youth connected and provide the ongoing support they need to thrive.
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Make a donation, volunteer or obtain more information on The Laurel Foundation. Call the office at 626-683-0800 or email info@Laurel-Foundation.org.