Youth Gender Affirmation Program

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The Youth Gender Affirmation Program, or YGAP, helps guide youth and families through gender exploration and affirmation. We are committed to youth and family-centered care by engaging and allowing youth and their caretakers to make all the decisions in each step of their journey.

 

Services include: 

  • Social Work Services

  • Mental Health Assessment

  • Support Groups for Youth and Family

  • Referrals for:

    • Hormone Blockers​

    • Hormone Therapy

    • Gender Affirming Surgery (Currently ages +18 and up)

If interested fill out our initial intake form and indicate program interest. Likewise, you can always call us, or email Al Ambrosio (they/them) at ygacasemanager@glyswny.org

We collaborate with the community organizations below and more to provide you with the services you need. 
 

  • Oshei Children's Hospital

  • Harvest House 

  • Kaleida Youth Link 

  • CPH and other Mental Health Counselors

  • Evergreen 

  • ECMC

  • Hillview 

  • Pride Center of WNY 

  • MOCHA Buffalo

  • University of Rochester-Golisano Children's Hospital

This list will change over time as people are added and all group participants sign-on to a unique agreement designed to create excellence in LGBTQ+ youth services, and to place Western New York on the map of advanced services for trans and gender questioning youth.