Social Support Group
To all young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning persons:
Ogden Pride’s Youth OUTreach Program is dedicated to building a safe, supportive and fun community for LGBTQ+ youth in Northern Utah.
We want to provide you with a place to learn, grow and feel comfortable. We want to give you the support you need and answer any questions you may have.
Our social support group offers a safe place for you to develop friendships, increase your self-efficacy, and provide you with knowledge and skills needed to become self-sufficient, healthy LGBTQ and allied adults.
Our group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 4 p.m. at 3350 Harrison Blvd. That is the location of Congregational United Church of Christ, an “open and affirming” church that welcomes all. Meetings are held in the yellow cottage on top of the hill. A meal is served on the 4th Wednesday in the church’s basement.
Our Youth Outreach Program seeks to transform communities and save lives through social support groups, community advocacy, and training designed to promote positive outcomes for underserved populations. We address these needs at three different levels:
PREVENTION (COMMUNITY FORUMS AND ALLY TRAININGS)
At the community level, we offer ally and advocate training to groups who work with and support youth and hold events to educate the public.
INTERVENTION (SOCIAL SUPPORT GROUPS)
At the intervention level, our social support groups offer a safe place for youth to develop friendships, increase their self-efficacy, and provide them with knowledge and skills needed to become self-sufficient, healthy LGBTQ and allied adults.
CRISIS RESPONSE AND REFERRAL
Crisis response for underserved youth in Utah who are homeless, suicidal, or have been victimized, have lacked until now because of legal barriers, and insufficient resources.
We work with Youth Futures, the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, and several other local partners to respond to youth who are suicidal or experiencing housing or family crisis.