RECLAIM

A nonprofit organization

$2,010 raised by 25 donors

8% complete

$25,000 Goal

RECLAIM's mission is to increase access to mental health care so queer and trans youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms. We're one of the only organizations in Minnesota that offers financially accessible, specialized mental health care to this population. 

We serve youth ages 12-25 and their families by providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. We specialize in assisting youth with gender identity and sexual orientation exploration, in addition to treating other mental health concerns impacting youth and young adults such as anxiety, depression, and pervasive trauma. Beyond our therapy work, RECLAIM engages in community events and offers training and consultation services to help our partners improve their ability to work with queer and trans folks.  

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 deserve.

We currently hold 80-90 sessions with clients weekly.

RECLAIM’s vision is that all queer and trans youth enjoy a thriving mental health foundation to live liberated, authentic lives in community. RECLAIM aims to bring mental health care 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.


Participating youth and families say,

“My son has, for the first time, connected with his therapist in an authentic way and this means he feels safe and able to talk about the tough things that other therapists never heard from him.”

“I never felt scared or fearful to bring up anything at my RECLAIM sessions. I had agency, autonomy, and confidence to say what I needed to say, explore what topics were most important to me, and show up authentically.”


The impact of your gift:

  • $1000 provides an uninsured youth with a month of weekly therapy, along with the weekly care coordination we provide to all clients.
  • $200 covers the cost of an individual therapy session
  • $50 supports a youth's participation in one of our weekly therapy groups

Our current services:

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy: RECLAIM offers therapy to youth and/or their families to support identity development and to address other mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and pervasive trauma. We offer an equity-based sliding scale for all services, and both in-person and virtual therapy is available. 

Gender Exploration Groups: These groups are designed to support identity development, community connection, and improved wellbeing. Groups focus on the influence socialization has on identity, an exploration of each person’s core self, and generating healthy relationships. These groups focus on youth ages 12-17. 

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.

Parent & Caregiver Coaching Sessions: These sessions are open to all parents, caregivers, and family members who have questions or who want to know more about supporting queer and trans youth in their lives.

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 to improve their quality of care for queer and trans consumers.

Please join us by supporting our work!

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

RECLAIM

Tax id (EIN)

80-0829665

Categories

Health Children & Family

LGBTQ+ Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving

Address

2446 University Ave W Suite 104
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Phone

6122356743

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