OUTreach Resource Center (OUTreach) works to happy, healthy lives in safe, inclusive space for lgbtq persons and allies.
OUTreach provides not only safe space for youth, but also provides opportunity for at-risk LGBTQ youth and allies to achieve their potential as educated, healthy, happy leaders who are engaged and active in their community. Youth who are at risk are less likely to attend school, graduate, or attend college (due to bullying). At risk youth are more likely to engage in risky and unsafe behaviors, such as smoking, drug or alcohol use, and unhealthy, premature sexual activity. At risk youth face lower self-esteem, higher incidence of depression and increased suicide risk. Ogden OUTreach is only the second center in the state of Utah to provide not only safe space and support, but also quality programming and services designed to help youth survive and thrive. When we say we work so save lives, we mean exactly that.
OUTreach Resource Center, provides educational, health and enrichment opportunities and support for 350 LGBT and allied youth ages 14-23 as well as community services for LGBT and allied adults. Our projects include: Safe and Sound host homes for homeless youth, homeless youth resources, family strengthening and reunification services, community education, suicide and bullying prevention, Utah Safe Schools Coalition and the "Make it Better Now Utah!" Project.
The Center is open for youth ages 14-23 from 3:00 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays in the lower level of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 705 23rd Street, Ogden.