Programs & Initiatives

Safe Space NOVA’s services comprise a positive, broad-based program, which focuses on creating a reassuring environment for LGBTQ+ youth in Northern Virginia (“NOVA”). Safe Space commits to grouping a LGBTQ+ mentor into also LGBTQ+ youths’ lives and spend time weekly.

Each grouping is carefully administered by trained personnel who are guided by carefully drafted standards. Each mentor must take an oath to abide by our code of conduct. To ensure the safety of our youth, we have chosen to pair two youths per mentor. 

Professional caseworkers provide ongoing support and supervision to the grouping and the family.

Our goal is the grouping will last a lifetime and to become an extended family.