"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free."
LGBT Inclusion Project A program of It Starts With Us Foundation
It Starts With Us Foundation aims to create welcoming communities for all LGBTQ+ individuals. We offer the following services for residents of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties:
Youth Social Nights Youth Social Nights provide a safe space in Lompoc for young LGBTQ+ people to have fun and find resources with the help of our group leader.
Family Assistance Program Our Family Assistance Program offers guidance and resources to families supporting an LGBTQ+ youth or young adult. Often families may have questions on how to best provide support or ensure that their child's school experience is safe and welcoming.
Welcoming Schools Program Many schools seek to be inclusive environments for their LGBTQ+ students but may need support in doing so. We are available for consultation with school administrators and teachers who wish to learn more about creating a welcoming school or classroom.
Transgender Document Assistance Our Legal Document Assistants can provide free help for transgender individuals seeking to change their name or other official documents to reflect their gender identity.
We are excited to announce the start of our Lompoc Youth Social Nights, coming May 2018. On the 4th Friday of every month LGBTQ+ youth and allies ages 11-17 are invited to join us for snacks, games, or just a listening ear. This is a safe space for young people to connect and find resources.
It Starts With Us Foundation, Inc. is fiscally sponsored by Credit Power Educational Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.