June is Pride Month and at Dan’s Legacy, we celebrate diversity, inclusion and love every day of the year!
Approximately 30% of our clients identify with the LGBTQ2S+ community and we’re seeing more and more trans youth clients in our programs in the past couple of years.
Some of the ways we’ve provided specialized programming for our queer youth clients have been Art Therapy Workshops in East Vancouver where youth could drop in to create art, connect with our therapist and feel at home in a safe and welcoming space; our Trans Extravaganza in 2020 which was designed by our clients to help connect trans youth to various support services in Vancouver; and the fact that we always seek to have LGBTQ2S+ representation on our staff and Board of Directors.
Despite the fact that more youth feel comfortable being who they are to their families and peers, we still have a long way to go to ensure everyone can live their truth without fear of rejection or persecution. And until that time we will always be there for any youth who asks for mental health counselling support.
This month and every month we proudly wave the rainbow flag and wish a Happy Pride to everyone – Love is Love!
If you are looking for counselling support, our website self-referral page is confidential. Visit www.danslegacy.com “Get Help” for more info.