September 30th, 2015
Family and Youth Services Bureau speaks to Courtney Waters about the BUOY Support Group (Building Understanding of Yourself) program at the ANCHOR Project. Courtney discusses the importance of creating a safe and comfortable environment at ANCHOR, with an inclusive and trauma-informed curriculum for supporting LGBTQ youth.
"When lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth walk through the ANCHOR Project’s front door for its Thursday-afternoon trauma- and substance-abuse-recovery support group, they sink into comfy chairs and gather around the coffee table. BUOY, or Building Understanding of Yourself – happens in the living room of ANCHOR’s cozy rented house in Tucson, Arizona, where the project prepares 18- to 26-year-old LGBTQ homeless youth for independence by offering education, coaching, and casework...."
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Learn more about BUOY onthe ANCHOR website