Who We Are:
Inside our programs we provide safe space and acceptance where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning youth can express their feelings, build their self-reliance, and connect to trusted adults for support and advocacy. Out in the community we advance understanding and equality so that LGBTIQ youth can be themselves.
We serve youth ages 13 to 22 with programs including support and discussion groups, supervised drop-in recreation center, community outings, leadership development opportunities, sexual health education, suicide prevention education, career and financial skills building, counseling referrals, and a food pantry and clothing closet.
As of July 2010, more than 500 youth have participated in our programs – already 20 percent more than during all of 2009. Youth attend all of the Colorado Springs School Districts — including 20% who attend District 20.
Inside/Out Youth Services is a private 501c3 non-profit organization in Colorado Springs serving the Pikes Peak Region. The mission was established in 1990 as a program of the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment, became a private non-profit in 1997 under the name Community Council for Adolescent Development, and changed its name to Inside/Out Youth Services in 2002.