Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of LGBT Giving." Check back tomorrow for a look at another incredible group that's working tirelessly on behalf of the LGBT community.
North of Salt Lake City, in Ogden, Utah, sits OUTreach Resource Center, a community organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth, and their allies.
The center, which operates on Wednesdays and Thursdays from the afternoon to early evenings, can be found in the lower level of the Unitarian Universalist Church In Ogden, where youth ages 14-23 go for OUTreach's affirming, safe-space environment. The community resource center is only the "second center in the state of Utah to provide not only safe space and support, but also quality programming and services designed to help youth survive and thrive."
On Wednesdays, the center hosts about 50 or so youth and volunteers, participating in a variety of classes, activities and guest speakers and have a homemade dinner together as well. On Thursdays (the more quiet days), people go to the center for some one-on-one attention whether it be for tutoring, job search help or just someone to talk to.