October 17, 2009

LGBT Helping Hands 10/17/09-Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC, Portland, OR)

Creating safety and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth in Oregon since 1998, through youth empowerment, community building, education and direct services.

SMYRC is the only place of its kind in Oregon

It's the place where LGBTQQ youth consistently find a safe and affirming environment, along with the support of their peers, their community, and of course, all the terrific SMYRC staff and volunteers.

SMYRC makes a difference

Each year SMYRC helps more than a thousand LGBTQQ youth and their families. Through individual and family counseling, leadership development, outreach and public speaking, specialized skill building programs, and the recreation center, SMYRC helps young people succeed in their education, cultivates peer and community support, improves personal health, and fosters employment readiness.

SMYRC is the only program in Oregon devoted exclusively to the needs of LGBTQ youth and the people who work with them.

Click here to find out more.

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