• Counseling, psycho-education and/or suicide prevention services are delivered to 300 youth annually. • The agency receives 5,800 visits per year. • YouthPride operates a 24/7 helpline that receives 1,000 calls per year. • Individual, group, couples and family counseling provided by licensed professional counselors. • More than two dozen suicides prevented last year. • Weekly discussion forums includes groups for youth who are transgender, male, female, people of color, teen and young adult.
YouthPride implemented cost-cutting measures in 2009, including reducing staff, and those cuts were able to help keep the agency afloat until now, McPhaul said.
“The down economy caught up with us in 2009 and as donations continue to go down we are struggling. Things are certainly catching up to us like they are for every other nonprofit,” he added.
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Here is a video outlining some of the services the agency offers:
Top photo: Terence McPhaul, executive director of YouthPride, says the agency may be forced to close if several thousand dollars are not raised by the end of the year. (Photo via YouTube)