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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 GSA (Gender & Sexuality 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. Please follow the Eagle County GSA on Facebook

*2015 Eagle County Healthy Kids Colorado Survey report

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Gay Straight Alliance Meetings:
Generally held the second Friday of the month. 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.

Upcoming meetings:  
11/9- Gratitude Theme
12/14- Winter Celebration

School-based supports:
Battle Mountain High School’s GSA, led by Megan Vogt ( and supported by Ms. Sage (
Eagle Valley High School’s Diversity Club, led by Ms. Shapiro (
Eagle Valley Middle School’s Prism Club, led by Ms. Nosal (
Vail Mountain School’s Forward Alliance Diversity Club, led by Ms. Zimmer (

“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 |

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 |

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 |

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 | 844.493.8255 | Text: 38255

The Trevor Project – 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 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 | Denver, CO/Colorado Springs, CO | 303.777.9198

Rape Crisis Hotline | 303.322.7273

Peer Listening Line: Fenway LGBT Peer Help Line | 800.399.7337
Trans Lifeline | 877-565-8860

Trans-Youth Education & Support (TYES) of Colorado| 720-443-7708

Rainbow Alley –
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-
This website provides an array of scholarships categorized by state for LGBTQIA+ youth seeking higher education


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


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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 |
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