Teen Social & Support Groups & Services
• Briarpatch
Briarpatch, a project of Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin, Incorporated (YSOSW) is a private, non-profit organization that provides innovative services dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of youth, their families and our community.

2720 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53704

Web: www.youthsos.org   
Facebook: www.facebook.com/YSOSW 
Email: ysosw@youthsos.org

Help-Line: 608.251.1126
Toll-Free: 800.798.1126
Business: 608.245.2550
Fax: 608.245.2551

• Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Question- ing (GLBTQ) Resource Teacher for Madison Public Schools
The goal of the GLBTQ resource teacher, as defined by the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education, is “to improve the academic achievement, emo- tional security, and personal acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and staff and to be a source of support and information to all students.”

Liz Lusk, GLBTQ Resource Teacher For MMSD
Doyle Building, 545 W. Dayton St., Madison WI, 53703 

E-mail: mlusk@madison.k12.wi.us
web: https://stusvcweb.madison.k12.wi.us/node/50

Phone: 608.663.8449

• Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) for Safe Schools
Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools increases the capacity of LGBTQ youth and stu- dents, educational staff, and families to create school environments where all LGBTQ youth and students thrive. We do this by: Developing the leadership of LGBTQ and allied youth, Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances, Training educational staff on creat- ing safe and supportive school environments, and Strengthening inclusive families.

122 E. Olin Ave, Suite 290, Madison, WI 53713 

email: info@gsafewi.org
web: www.gsafewi.org 

Phone: 608.661.4141  
Fax: 608.661.1360

• Proud Theater
Proud Theater is an award-winning, exciting and innovative youth theater program designed to foster self-expression and self-empowerment for youth who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ), or who are the children of LGBTQ parents, or who are allies of the LGBTQ community at large.

P.O. Box 6306, Monona, WI 53716

email: info@proudtheater.org  
web: www.proudtheater.org 

Phone: 608.222.9086

• Teens Like Us
Teens Like Us (TLU) is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and gay-friendly youth ages who are middle and high school age (13-19 years). Part of Briarpatch, a division of Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin.

2720 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53704

email: tlupride@yahoo.com   
web: www.youthsos.org 

Phone: 1.800.798.1126, 608.245.2550

• Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin
Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin provides innovative services dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of youth, their families and our community.

Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin’s Programs include:

Briarpatch Runaway & Homeless Youth Program
Street Outreach Program
Children of Violent Homes Project
Madison Street Team
Youth Job Center
Project HUGS
Teens Like Us
Intensive Supervision Program
Youth Restitution Program
Youth Peer Court

2720 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53704 

email: ysosw@youthsos.org
web: www.youthsos.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/YSOSW 

Phone; 608.245.2550 (business)
608.251.1126 (help-line)
800.798.1126 (toll-free)