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Eagle River Valley LGBTQ Resources



Based on shocking and saddening disparities in our local LGB youth especially around mental health, suicide, and substance use*, a group of passionate community partners came together to create a communitywide Eagle County Gay Alliance. The group meets the second Friday of each month at 6 p.m. t CMC with a focused topic, along with time for casual networking and refreshments.

*2015 Eagle County Healthy Kids Colorado Survey report

GSA mtg

Gay Straight Alliance Meetings:
General held the second Friday of the month. The group is on summer break. Stay tuned to learn about the next meeting. The Alliance has filed as a CMC student group, and is open to community members of any age, affiliation and identity.

“It’s pretty ironic that the so-called ‘least advantaged’ people are the ones taking the lead in trying to protect all of us and improve society, while the richest and most powerful among us are the ones who are trying to drive the society to destructive and unjust ends.” -Noam Chomsky, presented by Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid during a recent GSA meeting as a conversation springboard

Questioning? You are not alone. Am I Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Queer? Recent New York Times article

Local Resources:
Mind Springs Health | 888.207.4004 |www.mindspringshealth.org/crisis-services/

Dedicated to linking those in need with someone that understands, Mind Springs provides preventative support as well as immediate crisis intervention services. 



SpeakUp ReachOut | 800.273.8255 | www.speakupreachout.org

Dedicated to the prevention of suicide, SURO offers several resources for those that need help and those that want to help. 



Samaritan Counseling Center | 970.926.8558 | www.samaritan-vail.org

Samaritan provides emotional healing, guidance and support through professional, spiritually integrated counseling and education.




Regional and National Resources:
 24-Hour Support Hotlines | Nationwide -Teen Line | 310.855.4673 | Text: 839863



Colorado Crisis Services http://coloradocrisisservices.org/ | 844.493.8255 | Text: 38255



The Trevor Project – www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/support-center 1-866-488-7386

The Trevor Project is one of the nation’s leading organizations specifically geared to helping out LGBTQIA+ youth. This site offers an array of resources including call lines, text services, online chat, and social networking.

Gender Spectrum | 510-788-4412 https://www.genderspectrum.org/ Gender Spectrum is specifically geared to providing information on gender identity and relevant issues that arise. The provided resources span issues of understanding gender identity to resources for discrimination.

Homeless Youth -Urban Peak | http://www.urbanpeak.org/ Denver, CO/Colorado Springs, CO | 303.777.9198

Rape Crisis Hotline | 303.322.7273 https://centers.rainn.org/

Peer Listening Line: Fenway LGBT Peer Help Line | 800.399.7337 http://fenwayhealth.org/care/wellness-resources/help-lines/
Trans Lifeline | 877-565-8860 https://www.translifeline.org/

Trans-Youth Education & Support (TYES) of Colorado| 720-443-7708 http://www.tyes-colorado.org/



Rainbow Alley – www.gltbcolorado.org/rainbow-alley/youthresources
Offering group meeting information for LGBTQUIA+ youth around the Denver-area as well as resources for at-risk situations.


Off to College? Scholarship Resources:

HRC Database- www.hrc.org/scholarship-database/c/colorado
This website provides an array of scholarships categorized by state for LGBTQIA+ youth seeking higher education

Fastweb- www.fastweb.com/directory/scholarships-for-lgbtq-students

List of scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students seeking secondary education. (Location specific and general scholarships.)

65%

of Eagle County high school students didn't drink alcohol in the past 30 days.

Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 | info@eagleyouth.org
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