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576 Farmington Ave.
Connecticut 06105

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Target demographics: LGBT youth, their families and the systems that support them.

True Colors works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership development, mentoring and direct services to youth and those responsible for their well-being.
In 2009, True Colors Executive Director, Robin McHaelen was chosen by
the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Lambda Legal
Education and Defense fund as one of the two professionals to design and
conduct a national master training program for child welfare professionals
across the country. The training has been published by NASW and is available on the web as “Moving
the Margins: Curriculum for Child Welfare Services with LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care.”
In addition, True Colors staff trained more than 2,400 educators, social workers, clinicians, health care
providers, students and others across CT.

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I give to this organization because I believe in what they are doing and how they are helping our young people to grow, blossom, and just be the great people that they are. The staff is very dedicated to and I am happy to be able to contribute as I feel that they are very deserving... more »
no words can ever describe what this group brings to the table! But for starters it provises , support, education , programs, consultations ,advocacy and all with a high level of skills and nurturence! You ca tell the folks who run it, work there and volunteer do it because they want to, are ... more »
I have been a mentor and involved with True Colors for a few years now and this organization is top notch in the quality of training, care and expertise offered to the children they protect, the community they serve and the public they seek to educate. As a mentor, I have extended myself and become ... more »
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