about the
EDGY Conference
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The EDGY Conference provides a “one-stop-shop” opportunity for youth-serving professionals to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field.

The EDGY Conference, which is presented by Penny Lane Centers, strives to create a supportive environment for GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) youth and families through initiatives, education, and enlightenment.

As Penny Lane’s work with GLBTQ youth and families expanded so did the organization’s knowledge of best practices for working with this population. In an effort to share their knowledge and experience with the social service community, Penny Lane held its first EDGY Conference in 2009. Penny Lane has remained committed to bringing to light the unique issues GLBTQ youth and families face.

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The EDGY Conference provides a “one-stop-shop” opportunity for youth-serving professionals to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field.

The EDGY Conference, which is presented by Penny Lane Centers, strives to create a supportive environment for GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) youth and families through initiatives, education, and enlightenment.

As Penny Lane’s work with GLBTQ youth and families expanded so did the organization’s knowledge of best practices for working with this population. In an effort to share their knowledge and experience with the social service community, Penny Lane held its first EDGY Conference in 2009. Penny Lane has remained committed to bringing to light the unique issues GLBTQ youth and families face.

about
Penny Lane Centers

The EDGY Timeline

Basic GLBTQ Information

Religious Based Issues in the GLBTQ community

Issues Facing the Transgender Community

Creating a Brave Space for GLBTQ Youth

Creating a Child-Centric Wheel of Support

Celebrating Our Progress, Empowering Our Future

Health & Welness

Evolution – Change Starts with YOU

Embracing Identities!


Basic GLBTQ Information

Religious Based Issues in the GLBTQ community

Issues Facing the Transgender Community

Creating a Brave Space for GLBTQ Youth

Creating a Child-Centric Wheel of Support

Celebrating Our Progress, Empowering Our Future

Health & Welness

Evolution – Change Starts with YOU

Embracing Identities!


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Penny Lane Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1969 originally to serve abused teenage girls. Since that time, Penny Lane’s programs and services have expanded to serve thousands of children, youth and families annually.

Services include: Mentoring, Foster Care and Adoption, Transitional and Permanent Housing, Family Preservation, Wraparound, Residential Treatment Facilities, Therapeutic Behavioral Services and Mental Health Services. In recent years Penny Lane has also been working with the Department of Rehabilitation to help young people find employment. 

The most recent programs that have been undertaken at Penny Lane include Transitional Aged Youth Drop-In Centers for Homeless youth in the community, Relative Support Services, Adoption Promotion and Support Services, Residential Home Assessment Services and Partnership for Families. Penny Lane is proud to have received the “All Children, All Families” Seal from the Human Rights Campaign. Penny Lane has also been awarded a grant from the Department of Mental Health to help create understanding and improve treatment for LGBTQ youth at the agency training level. 

For more information about Penny Lane Centers please visit www.pennylane.org and view our recent Annual Report.

Penny Lane is proud to have received the
"All Children, All Families" Seal
from the Human Rights Campaign.

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