The LGBTQ-Affirming Program Endorsement is an operating certificate designation for OASAS-certified programs demonstrating proficiency in creating and maintaining an LGBTQ-affirming addiction treatment space. This designation seeks to increase access to affirming and equitable addiction services and to improve outcomes for LGBTQ folx accessing the OASAS service system.
OASAS will begin accepting applications for this endorsement on June 15, 2022 on an ongoing basis. The LGBTQ-Affirming Program Endorsement is currently available only to OASAS-certified programs but will soon be expanded to OASAS-funded and otherwise authorized entities. Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for additional updates.
Standards and additional guidance for programs seeking to improve their practice as it pertains to serving the LGBTQ+ community. This document is reviewed/updated twice annually.
Three documents must be completed and submitted with a program’s LGBTQ Endorsement application:
- Cover Sheet
Please note that only complete applications will be reviewed. Omission of requested materials will result in denial or delay of endorsement.
Cover Sheet & Checklist
This cover sheet is designed to support programs in submitting a complete application. In addition to including instructions, it acts as an application checklist and formatting guide and outlines the additional.
Programs seeking OASAS endorsement and designation as an LGBTQ-affirming addiction services space must complete this Attestation and submit it by e-mail to [email protected] with the subject line "LGBTQ Endorsement Application." Only complete applications will be reviewed.
This self assessment helps determine if your program is ready to become an OASAS-designated LGBTQ-Affirming Program.
Contact LGBTQ Endorsement
Questions about the LGBTQ Endorsement should be directed to [email protected].
Complete applications must be submitted by email only to [email protected] with the subject line, “LGBTQ Endorsement Application.”