Through its Response for Teens, JCFS Chicago Provides Information, Education, Support and More for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and/or Questioning) Youth, Young Adults and Their Families and Allies.

Response for Teens helps educate parents who might be having difficulty with a child’s coming out process, or just wants to meet others parents who have experienced what you’re going through and can offer first-hand advice.

Alliance is Response for Teens’ annual summer program for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. It’s a great way to have fun with friends and meet other LGBTQ high schoolers in the area.

Parent & Family Connection is a support and education group for Jewish parents and family members of LGBTQ youth and young adults. Our program consists of monthly meetings, a peer mentoring program and community events. New members are always welcome.

Peer Support 
If you are having difficulty with your child’s coming out process, or would just like to speak individually with another parent who has experienced what you’re experiencing and can offer first-hand advice, we’d like to connect you with a trained peer volunteer through our Parent & Family Connection program! 

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