Our Programs


ProjectQ provides free gender-affirming haircuts, hair color, and wigs to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness.


ProjectQ provides free Food & Hygiene Boxes to low income LGBTQIA+ youth and community members. 


ProjectQ provides free to low cost event space for other LGBTQIA+ / QTPOC / BIPOC Community Organizations and Members 


ProjectQ provides free self-empowering workshops, classes, and clinics to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness. 


ProjectQ works with the LA LGBT Center Youth Employment Program to provide paid Internships to LGBTQIA+ youth. 


ProjectQ takes 'The Hairstream' across the United States to provide free haircuts to homeless LGBTQIA+ youth. 


ProjectQ provides free clothing, accessories, menstrual & hygienic products to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness. 


ProjectQ accesses their extensive network of queer owned businesses to provide LGBTQIA+ youth with job placement options. 


ProjectQ created a weekly "art therapy" group for our older alumni youth who need additional community support.

ProjectQ is working towards implementing a bunch new programming.

A few programs in the works: 

On-site Mental Health Therapy, Body Empowerment Program, Computer Lab & Library,

and so MUCH more that we can't share just yet!

Your donations help us implement these programs.

We believe that empowering homeless LGBTQIA+ youth will lead them to improved self worth and even acquiring housing! 

Our Mission

To use hair as a form of social justice and 

create a safe space for

LGBTQIA+ youth to find their identity. 

ProjectQ is a non-profit organization founded by Madin Lopez to help LGBTQIA and homeless youth combat bullying, develop self esteem and find an identity for themselves through hair styling.

ProjectQ provides free gender affirming haircuts and self empowering workshops to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness.


We Need Your Support Today!

The Hairstream

ProjectQ began as a mobile salon. 

After years of fundraising, 

Madin purchased this 1977 Airstream and begun construction on turning this the mobile self-esteem building salon. 


For the entire month of October 2018

the hairstream went on a US Tour thru middle America and the South to provide free haircuts to youth in these problematic areas. 

We are hoping to go on another tour

in Spring 2020! 

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Contact Us

Email: admin@projectq.me

Phone: (213) 617-8442

Federal Tax ID No: 81-3740319

PO Box 26421

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Thank you for supporting ProjectQ!