Regular Weekly Events
If you’re a LGBTQ+ youth age 21 or under, you’re welcome to join us any time during our regular weekly programs:
Mondays 4-7pm: Drop-ins
Tuesdays 4-6pm: Music Drop-ins
Wednesdays 3-5pm: Drop-ins
Wednesdays 5-7pm: Peer Support Group
Fridays 4-8pm: Drop-ins
All activities take place at our HQ in downtown Olympia: 112 State Ave NE (near the corner of State Ave & Capitol Way and less than a block away from the Olympia Transit Center.)
At DROP-IN HOURS, sometimes we have organized activities, such as art projects, games, music & band practice, movies, field trips, and conversations or skill-building workshops on a wide range of topics such as zine-making, conflict resolution, dealing with stress, and issues of interest to LGBTQ+ youth. But most often, we just hang out with each other. Drop-In Hours are staffed by volunteers, interns, and staff members.
PEER SUPPORT GROUP is a great place to make friends, get support, and build a fabulous and loving community. This is an opportunity to share what’s going on in your life, both your successes and your struggles. There’s no pressure to share — you’re also welcome to just listen to experiences of other youth. Youth are able to get support and feedback from peers and facilitators. The support group schedule alternates weekly between youth-facilitated and adult-facilitated – youth-facilitated support group exclusively involves youth participants and youth staff facilitators, while adult-facilitated support group is facilitated by one or two adult volunteers/staff.
During our MUSIC DROP-INS on Tuesdays, come on down and make music with us! Sing, play instruments, form a band, write a song, hum quietly to yourself, make some beats, hang out and listen to music, play quietly so no one else can hear you….it’s up to you. We’ve taken on Queer Rock Camp’s mission to empower youth, build community, and amplify resistance and self-expression through music. No experience necessary, and there’s no pressure to perform. We have a vast collection of guitars, basses, drums, keyboards (and a piano!), ukuleles, and so much more. You’re welcome to bring your own instrument. Stay tuned: We’ll be offering periodic workshops and music instruction. And we’ll have more open mics and other opportunities to perform.
We also have a dazzling array of other regular and periodic events for youth (activism! dances! open mics! workshops! Queer Art for the Heart!) as well as events for the whole community. Keep up with it all here, and on Facebook. And this is what our Google Calendar has to say:
PLEASE NOTE: When you attend our Peer Support Group or Drop-In Hours for the first time, we’d like you to do an intake (a short interview) with staff. We do this to make sure you’re able to get the support you want, and to introduce you to Stonewall’s programs. There are a couple ways to do an intake:
1. You can call us at 360-842-7884 and we can fill an intake out with you on the phone. It takes about 10 minutes.
2. You can do an intake in person with one of our staff when you first come to Stonewall! Staff will introduce themselves to you on your first day at Stonewall, give you a tour of the space, and do an intake with you.
We look forward to seeing you soon! And remember, you can always call or text if you have any other questions: 360-842-7884. You can also contact us through Facebook or by emailing us at email@example.com