My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Encircle: LGBTQ Family & Youth Resource Center, Provo, UT, USA
Encircle is an absolutely amazing place where people can come and be themselves no matter their gender/sexual identity. Focused mainly on youth and young adults, Encircle has a strict drop in policy for those above 25 (unless you are at the house for a program/session, you'll be asked to leave). This allows the staff/volunteers/facilitators to focus their energy on giving Youth/YA a stable emotional&mental foundation to build off of (through it's wide selection of programming and friendship circles/private counciling appointments)
Encircle is known for it's Subsidized (and in some cases, free) Counceling. Youth/YA/Anyone can speak with a train professional that is sensitive to LGBTQ+ common issue and know's how to navigate those with the patient at their pace. This, combined with the home-y feel of the building itself, creates a safe and comforting environment that can't be found anywhere else in Utah.
Their slogan speak for itself: "No Sides, Only Love", no matter how you identify spiritually, or along the LGBTQ+ spectrum (both gender and sexual identity) they will always love and support you.
TL;QR: Encircle is the most amazing place for an LGBTQ+ individual to be at what ever point they are at in their life. I highly recommend even just stoping by just so you're aware of the resource. Encircle has also not lost a single youth to suicide since it opened (~2 years ago). Truly an amazing place.