OURTOWN has the goal of being a VOICE for the voiceless in society; those with hidden disabilities, those with intellectual disabilities that put them at higher risk in our schools and communities.
OURTOWN's intent is to collaboratively bring together through a collective decades of years of experience in education, dealing with Mental Health Services, law enforcement, and systems that are broken. We seek to improve response times with real actions in real time - preventing the runaway from falling into the wrong - and worse - situation; identifying early warning signs in partnerships with educators and community members; providing hope and safety and esteem through opportunities to learn job skills and money common sense. To show youth and at-risk teens that there's more to life than running away from it - risking ending up in a worse situation than they're trying to escape.
Through our PROGRAMS, we individually offer specific areas of support at each stage of high-risk, without the red tape; in fact, we will teach you how to kick red tape's ass.
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We intend to create facilities and resources that provide for the pursuit of happiness for people with developmental disabilities.
Learning is the change of behavior. Teaching is the facilitation of learning. For people with developmental disabilities learning can take a long time. Productive people are not alone. The pursuit of happiness is productive work. Most people with developmental disabilities are not living independently and unemployed.
Child Trafficking Rescue & Recovery
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER, PROFESSIONAL TRAUMA COUNSELORS:
21+ drop-in hours per week with
trained adult staff and volunteers
Support for youth around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity
24 hour crisis line
Safe and Sound.
SELF ADVOCACY: Be Kind
Referrals and Coaching
Overwhelmed by forms full of legalese?
Don't even know what to enter into your search engine. We do; we want to help you help your loved one.
Crisis intervention and advocacy services for LGBTQ victims of crime
Mental health counseling
Navigation of legal and medical systems
Information, education and referral