LGBTQ Safe Spaces


The CAMHD Safe Spaces Committee (SSC) is a council of CAMHD staff and community members whose mission is to create and maintain an LGBTQ+ affirming system of mental health care for youth, that advances inclusive practice, urges accepting attitudes, operationalizes diversity, and provides education to the larger community. The SSC is dedicated to examining and improving policies and practices of the CAMHD, its contracted providers, and the broader system of care to promote best and promising practices related to mental health treatment of LGBTQ+ youth and their families.


Hawaiʻi Utelehealth
Hawai’i Utelehealth Survey
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Stressed Out? Like your emotions are too hard to handle alone?
Hawai’i UTelehealth wants to offer free virtual support groups for teens ages 13-18! They want their support groups to focus on topics relevant to you in order to help navigate life’s many challenges. Participants in this survey will be entered to win a $10 gift card, and participation should only take you 5 minutes.
Hosted by the Hawai’i Utelehealth | Download flyer >> | Take the survey >>
LGBTQ+ and Ally Hangout
LGBTQ+ and Ally Hangout
For teenagers 13+ who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, an ally, or looking for a safe place to socialize and join a community. Monthly Zoom – First and third Wednesday 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
Hosted by the YMCA | Download flyer >> | Sign up >>


Safe Spaces Committee members, Kimberly Allen and Robin Lee and Youth Peer Partners Tiffany Darragh and Billie-Ann Bruce will present a training on the basics of working with LGBTQ youth. They will cover relevant terms, the LGBTQ-specific impacts of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression on mental health, and how to make a safe space for LGBTQ youth.

Let Her Play: The importance of pro-social activities for LGBTQ+ people (DOE SBBH webinar recording)

Let Her Play webinar recording now available – click to watch
July 13, 2022, DOE SBBH Presentation
Robin Lee and Kimberly Allen present to Hawaii DOE School Based Behavioral Health participants about the importance of pro-social activities such as sports in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth.
Let Her Play: The importance of pro-social activities for LGBTQ+ people (MHAH webinar recording)

Let Her Play webinar recording now available – click to watch | Chat
July 6, 2022, MHAH Brown Bag Presentation
Hosted by Mental Health of America Hawai’i
Presentation by CAMHD’s Kimberly Allen & Robin Lee

This training discusses understanding the LGBTQ+ community, especially the transgender athlete. You will see how barring their participation in team sports harms their mental wellness, and ability to connect with their peers. The presentation includes a video about a trans youth athlete and a discussion on supporting the trans-youth athlete.

Let Her Play (animated video)

Let Her Play video now available – click to watch
The ABCs of LGBTQ (webinar recording)

The ABCs of LGBTQ webinar recording now available – click to watch | Presentation
The ABCs of LGBTQ (animated video)


Comprehensive College & Scholarship Guides for LGBTQ Students

Hawai'i Resources
CAMHD Safe Spaces Committee (SSC)

Department of Human Services (DHS)

Harm Reduction Services Branch (HRSB)

Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center (HHHRC)

Hawai’i Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE)

Legislation & Policy
  • §431:10A-118.3: Nondiscrimination on the basis of actual gender identity or perceived gender identity; coverage for services
  • §577-29: Mental health services relating to minors; diagnosis, counseling, and related activities
National Resources List for LGBTQIA+ Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Living in Non-Affirming Environments
Queer Resources

Transgender & Gender Diverse Specific Resources

Phone Support & Crisis Resources

Videos & Games About Pronouns

Safe Spaces Affirmation Clause

For questions about this page, training schedule and resources, please contact Kimberly Allen at [email protected].


Last reviewed on July 3, 2022