The late Dr. Robert Deisher was dedicated to helping troubled teens – those who were homeless, runaways, alienated, neglected, involved in prostitution, or incarcerated. At a time when these actions were unheard of, he sought private and government support for social services for gay youth. With that funding, he opened Seattle Counseling Service – the first counseling center for sexual minorities in the country. Dr. Deisher also began the Pioneer Square Youth Clinic, the UW Adolescent Medicine Department and was instrumental in the establishment of the UW Center on Human Development and Disability.
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