By Nate Hinckley
Windsor Pride is continuing its support for youth with more programs geared toward improving physical and mental health.
One of its existing programs, School’s Out, begins as the school year winds down.
The program will provide youth in the community with a safe place to go after school ends for the summer, with a particular focus on helping those in the LGBT community.
“It’s a great place for students or anyone to come and be in a safe environment,” said Bob Williams, executive director of the Windsor Pride Community Centre.
Another program which just started at Pride is counselling on Wednesdays and Thursdays to help youth, students, families and members of the LGBT community. The counselling program is for drug-related issues and advice on how to stay healthy and safe sexually. They also offer a suicide prevention program and gambling counselling. Some youth use the office as a safe place to go.
“I go all the time to the Windsor Pride office to hang out and talk to different people. It means a lot to me having a place like that to go to,”said one 18-year-old man, who asked that his name not be used.”
For support or information call the Windsor Pride office at 519-973-4656.