RECLAIM works to increase access to mental health support so that queer* and transgender youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms.
Reclaim partners with all youth ages 13 – 25 who are marginalized because of their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. Through this partnership we strive to create a safe physical, emotional, and relational space so that youth may reclaim their lives and identities from oppression in all its forms. We believe that this holistic healing work requires all of us to be engaged. We believe in building the leadership capacity of those most impacted, and having them lead our efforts in community and healing.
Thank you for your interest in RECLAIM! Here are some ways for you to get involved:
- Contact a therapist at RECLAIM about getting support
- Make a donation to support a young person to receive accessible mental health support
- Sign up for our monthly newsletter
- Join us as a volunteer – currently recruiting for multiple board positions!
*We have chosen to use the term “queer and trans youth” because this is how the youth we work with overwhelmingly self-identify and prefer to be named. Self-determination—including the power to define oneself—is a heavy source of both historical oppression and survival/resistance/healing. For many youth in our communities, the term LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) is a label that has been put on them, while the terms “queer” and “trans” are chosen and preferred.
Thank you!!! RECLAIM’s Celebrate the Love 2nd Annual Brunch was a huge success. Over 325 people gathered for a fantastic brunch by Chowgirls Catering, facilitated at the Solar Arts Building on Feb 7th, 2015. Together we raised over $50,000 to support RECLAIM’s healing work with queer and trans youth! Please check out photos from the event in our photo gallery, and please support our community partners and sponsors.