RECLAIM aims to increase access to mental health support so LGBT youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms.
Each day, the young people connected to RECLAIM bravely move toward what they wish to reclaim in their own lives. A vision of social justice guides this work. RECLAIM aims to bring mental health support directly to the most vulnerable LGBT youth (ages 13-25) where and when they need it, reducing barriers related to finances, transportation, scheduling, as well as cultural preferences for relating.
This work is supported by incredible contributions from the community. Each session or gathering at RECLAIM, we begin by saying, "Many people who you do not know and may never meet have given generously of themselves to make this support possible. They want you to know that you are beautiful just as you are. So if you are ever feeling alone or unloved, please remember this."
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ae•gis: The shield of Zeus. Protection or support.
A very special THANK YOU to Aegis Foundation, Inc, who has served as RECLAIM’s fiscal agent since 2010!
The mission of Aegis Foundation, Inc. is to enhance the lives of young people by financially supporting organizations that provide safe, supportive environments and specialize in youth services, alternative education, life skills, vocational training, homelessness, pregnancy, STD and HIV/AIDS prevention, and other youth related concerns.
RECLAIM expects to receive our own federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in early 2013.