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YOU Belong Support Group

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Description

YOU Belong is a program run by Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a not-for-profit organization that offers training, education, employment, informal counselling and transitional housing for youth in London.

The goal of YOU Belong is to provide a safe space for queer youth and their allies to support one another, develop life skills, and form a peer community. Events are open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 24 who agrees to the group guidelines.

 

Services & Activities

The goals of the group are:

  • Offer the opportunity for youth to connect to one another as a community;
  • Engage in semi-structured activities that promote self-awareness, respect, self-esteem, and self-confidence;
  • Educate youth about the impact of internalized homophobia on themselves and others;
  • Recognize the need for connection, alliances, and pride for a healthy self-concept;
  • Identify facets that comprise healthy GLBT+ relationships within the context of an oppressive social environment;
  • Support, share, learn, and listen to others' coming out stories;
  • Practice communication skills so that we can share thoughts and feelings in ways that promote connection;
  • Dialogue about relevant social issues that pertain to and define the greater GLBT+ community.
  • Create a safe space for youth to participate in discussions and receive support while dealing with matters related to sexual orientation/identity;

 

Group Type: Meetup
Meet Up Frequency
Weekly - Every Wednesday
How to Join Group

This group is always welcoming new members, all you need to do is attend the next event.

YOU - Youth Action Centre
332 Richmond StreetLondonOntarioN6A 3C3Canada
Gender Neutral Yes
Accessibility Notes

There is elevator access to all floors.

If meeting for YOU Belong group which is located on the 4th floor, there is a single washroom available to all genders.