RECLAIM

A nonprofit organization

$27,064 Raised by 130 Donors

100% complete

$20,000 Goal

RECLAIM's mission is to increase access to mental health support for queer and trans youth so they may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms. We work to provide financially and culturally accessible care to queer and trans youth and their families, as well as train practitioners and partner in community to create systems of change at the intersection of gender and racial justice.

We currently support an average of 75 queer and trans youth ages 13-25 each week. 

Over 80% of our clients identify as trans or gender non-conforming,
and about 40% as people of color.

Each day, the young people connected to RECLAIM bravely move toward what they wish to reclaim in their own lives. A vision of social justice guides this work. RECLAIM aims to bring mental health support directly to the most vulnerable queer and trans youth where and when they need it, reducing barriers related to finances, transportation, scheduling, as well as cultural preferences for relating.

This work is supported by incredible contributions from the community. We offer sliding scale, equity-based pricing for services to ensure that youth get the support they need.

All gifts for Give to the Max Day 2021 will be matched by the Clara Foundation up to $10,000!


Participating youth and families say,

"You know, all my other therapists just talked to me about my week. I never thought that I could process things like this.”

“I started with therapy when I was 18. I was suicidal and had to move back in with my family. I’d lost most of my friends. My therapist at RECLAIM was so supportive, she helped me navigate medical care as a trans guy, and I made new friends through Gender Group. I am doing so much better now, I got an apartment with roommates, and I was even accepted to a prestigious school. I think RECLAIM saved my life.”

"Our care has been excellent, and we've already seen vast improvements since we've been here.  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We especially appreciate having access to services despite not having access to insurance coverage at this time."

"RECLAIM is such an affirming and supportive space, and I’ve seen it make a real difference it the lives and health of me and other trans people I know."  


The impact of your gift:

  • $1000 ($83/month) provides an uninsured youth with a month of weekly therapy for a month, along with the weekly caring accompaniment we provide to all clients.
  • $500 ($42/month) supports ten BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) youth to attend an evening of our new BIPOC-specific support group.
  • $120 ($10/month) supports two youth to participate in RECLAIM’s weekly Gender Exploration Group, a space for healing, connecting, and building community.
  • $60 ($5/month) supports a youth to participate in a healing circle for social support during a time of social distancing.

This is what we do:

Individual and Family Counseling: Clients may present with a wide range of mental health concerns, including but not limited to gender identity, sexual orientation, substance abuse, sexual abuse, depression or anxiety. We offer sliding scale, equity-based pricing for all services. Documentation for hormones and for surgeries for clients who are transgender can be provided.

Gender Exploration Group: Our original youth group welcomes young people interested in exploring their gender identity in the company of other youth. Typical topics include decision making related to medical intervention, family relationships, communication, sex and love. Participants are encouraged to find their growing edge (wherever it may be) and lean into it with a bit of laughter and love.

RECLAIM's BIPOC Group: A support group for individuals ages 18-25 who identify as LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color). The purpose of the group is to gather and build community; process and explore intersecting identities and experiences, culture, and heritage; and commit to personal and collective healing. In this group we have an opportunity for members to seek, learn, share, and affirm connections to themselves and our communities while recognizing the distinct history of BIPOC people and unlearning dominant narratives

Training & Consultation: RECLAIM offers both training and on-going consultation to organizations that are interested in improving their ability to work effectively around experiences of sexual orientation and gender identity. We can provide on-going clinical consultation (often bi-weekly or monthly) to organizations who wish to support their front line staff as they respond to the mental health needs of their clients.

Please join the support for our work!


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

RECLAIM

Tax id (EIN)

80-0829665

Categories

Health Children & Family

BIPOC community

BIPOC serving

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Address

771 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Phone

6122356743

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