July 17, 2013 | by Staff reports
Calif. counseling service targets LGBT youth
California, LGBT, Gay News, Washington Blade

Calif. counseling servicetargets LGBT youth.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A counseling service in Palo Alto, Calif., announced this week the addition of a program aimed at LGBT youth, the San Jose Mercury News reported Monday.

The program, called Outlet, was acquired from the Mountain View-based Community Health Awareness Council, or CHAC. Its aim is to empower youths and build safe and accepting communities through support, education and advocacy, the article said.

Outlet was founded in 1997 as a program of the YWCA Mid-Peninsula. It moved to CHAC after the YWCA closed in 2003. Last year, a transition committee was formed to investigate the program’s options, guide its direction in expanding services and realize its mission to serve more youths, the Mercury News article said.

ACS was picked because of its sole focus on youths and plans to expand into San Mateo County.

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