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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. 

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.

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