Harvey House operates as a drop-in community center for LGBTQ+ and allied teens ages 12-19. During open hours, teens can come in for programming, to get resources, or for necessary supplies, such as hygiene products, clothing, or male-affirming binders. Programming is offered in a variety formats over numerous topics, including writing workshops, support groups, educational courses, drag make-up, improv, LGBTQ+ inclusive sex-ed, and others.
In additional to on-site programming, Harvey House enjoys partnerships with numerous local organizations so our teens have the chance to experience some of the wonderful things Toledo has to offer, while being surrounded by teens and adults who embrace their identity. Harvey House teens are able to enjoy local theatre, music, and arts, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and donors.
Since opening our doors in January 2018, Harvey House has served almost 75 different LGBTQ+ and allied teens in over 400 visits. Harvey House has provided chest binders to 23 transgender or gender non-conforming youth to help alleviate symptoms of gender dysphoria. Harvey House volunteers have dedicated 150 hours to the center and hundreds more conducting outreach, organizing fundraisers, and supporting our pop-up event program.
Harvey House is a registered 501c3 non-profit in the state of Ohio and is run 100% by volunteers, including the Board and Executive Director.