OUTreach Resource Center, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit based in Ogden, Utah. Founded, in 2004, OUTreach “saves the lives of LGBT individuals and transforms communities” by a combination of direct services to 350+ youth age 14-23 and through community education and engagement with a variety of partners throughout the state of Utah and the nation.
Our special projects include bullying, youth homelessness and suicide, which we address through the work of five centers, the Safe and Sound Host Home Program, mentoring, education and employment classes and workshops, community education, engagement and partnerships.
The work that OUTreach does in the state of Utah is a model for a wide variety of communities, with 24 centers throughout the country that are direct copies, the latest in Midland, Texas.
The direct services are in the form of interventions designed to improve outcome for this marginalized and high risk group which faces a disproportionate incidence of homelessness (30% of OUTreach attendees) and suicide risk (every youth knows at least 1 friend who has lost their life to suicide, one youth knows 19) and low educational attainment (10% go on to attend college). In addition to discrete programs, the center is designed to support youth at all levels.