Who We Are:
Inside/Out Youth Services is the only non-profit organization that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning youth between 13-22 years old in El Paso County. We have been doing this work since 1990. Inside we have a safe and accepting space for our youth to freely express themselves, build their self-reliance, and connect to trusted adults for support and advocacy. Out in the community we advance understanding and equality by providing training to teachers, counselors and even bus drivers on how to make all students safe.
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.
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.