This month, we are learning more about the organization Resilience1220 and how it works to support the LGBTQ+ community. This organization is one of the four nonprofits that will receive a grant from the Mama Bears Giving Circle in the second grant round!
Resilience1220 provides services in the form of FREE counseling sessions and support groups for young people ages 12-20, and community outreach and events that increase awareness of mental health issues.
Counseling sessions with Resilience1220 teach stress-reduction techniques, tools to ask for and provide help, validation, a place to sort through belief systems, and a non-judgmental place to share their feelings.
Resilience220 has a track record of offering support and services that LGBTQ+ youth and family members trust and utilize. Since 2019, LGBTQ+ youth have participated in 112 facilitated support and social groups, and 175 LGBTQ+ youth have participated in individual counseling with one of our therapists. Our therapists and staff have also conducted 21 presentations in-person or virtually focused on a LGBTQ+ specific topic. They are one of the only nonprofits that provide mental health counseling, support groups, and other community-based wellness programming for LBGTQ+ youth in the mountain communities they serve.