Encircle Grand Opening Ceremony

 

We empower families to sustain the circle of their love, enabling each member to thrive.

 

Family

We work to provide a tangible example of what a safe and welcoming home could look like for members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and religious paths. We offer programs and counseling services which will give families tools to make hard and crucial life choices from a place of wisdom and love.

Youth

We seek to reduce the risk of suicide for LGBTQ youth and prevent youth homelessness by always working towards family reunification, and by providing access to private counseling, support groups, acceptance and love. We want all youth to learn to love themselves.

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Community

Encircle coordinates programs, services, and events focused on making the homes, schools, churches and society of Utah more safe and welcoming to LGBTQ members. We work with community leaders to increase cultural competency and forward thinking.

no one needs to walk alone. come home to Encircle.

100% Goes towards LGBTQ+ Youth & Families in UTAH.

 

sustain our growth

Donate $12 monthly to join the Encircle Ambassador Family. Ambassadors receive tons of free perks, and recognition on our website. #encircletogether  

fund our projects

Your one time donation will go towards the completion of our first location in Provo UT. Donate $10 to paint or $175 to the kitchen. 

 
 

"Finally I found a charity I can trust to help LGBTQ+ kids and families in Utah."

- Catherine D.

This home may be small, but it's going to do big things.

Moving on and moving forward

Art and culture classes

How we Rise - LGBTQ Story Night

Here comes a smile & a bag of chips

Subtance Abuse Recovery

Counseling services

everyone is welcome

encouragement, comfort, and love

our Events and programs: week by week

Empathy does not mean agreeing; it means understanding

Pumpkins Love Louder

Teresa Wood, from Farmington Utah, inscribes messages of love on 100's of pumpkins every year and sales them to the community to remind them to Love Louder! 

Celebrate Together: Behind-The-Scenes

Bobbie Lee captured all the work that went into our 2016 Christmas video. 

Art Sale & Open House

NBC News: Encircle Coverage

Meaningful Design

Jared, architectural designer, sits down with us to explain the plans we have for the Encircle Home. Encircle is Provo's 1st LGBTQ Family & Youth Resource Center. 

Celebrate Together

Happy Holidays from Encircle - Utah Counties 1st LGBTQ Family & Youth Resource Center. Celebrate Together. Encircle Together. 

Encircle Grand Opening

"I'm a dance instructor. I love working with youth. I just love them. I see their value. I feel a real genuine connection to the youth. Every young person should have a home...a sanctuary they can feel safe in. Our youth need people who genuinely support them." - Gina

"I'm a dance instructor. I love working with youth. I just love them. I see their value. I feel a real genuine connection to the youth. Every young person should have a home...a sanctuary they can feel safe in. Our youth need people who genuinely support them."

- Gina

"Why did I volunteer with Encircle? Well the first thing that caught my interest was breaking stuff. I like to smash things and demolition is fun. I want to be involved when it opens. I want to volunteer here." - Hiroyuki H

"Why did I volunteer with Encircle? Well the first thing that caught my interest was breaking stuff. I like to smash things and demolition is fun. I want to be involved when it opens. I want to volunteer here."

- Hiroyuki H

"We are just here to love, help out and make a difference in the lives of LGBT kids here in Utah."

"We are just here to love, help out and make a difference in the lives of LGBT kids here in Utah."

A mother and daughter at our booth in Provo Pride. 

A mother and daughter at our booth in Provo Pride. 

"I have gay kids. A daughter and a son. I wish there was a place like this when they were younger. Awareness is so important. Encircle is healing and something that is needed." - Teresa W

"I have gay kids. A daughter and a son. I wish there was a place like this when they were younger. Awareness is so important. Encircle is healing and something that is needed."

- Teresa W

"I don't think he will ever know how much it meant to me that he woke up and came down to Provo Pride to hangout with me at the Encircle Booth" - Jacob

"I don't think he will ever know how much it meant to me that he woke up and came down to Provo Pride to hangout with me at the Encircle Booth"

- Jacob

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our love goes beyond the walls.

Encircle programs will help all individuals learn to love themselves, and by learning to love themselves, they can help encircle others. Encircle will be a space where everyone can feel a sense of love and belonging within a community circle that is large enough to include all. 

 

Encircle functions as a hub for resources that support the overall well being of LGBTQ individuals. Encircle not only provides a physical space for community gathering, skills training, individual counseling, conflict resolution, and other resources, but will also serve as a literal example of what a typical Utah home that is inclusive of its LGBTQ members, might look and feel like. 

"to love another person, is to see the face of God"

- Victor Hugo