Our Programs

We host a variety of programs that support LGBTQ youth and the educate the community. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Muncie YWCA, 310 E. Charles St.

Muncie OUTreach Youth Group

When: Meets every Friday from  6:30-8pm 

Where: 2nd floor of the Muncie YWCA, 310 E. Charles St.

Muncie OUTreach is the only not-for-profit LGBTQ youth group in the East Central Indiana area. It’s a safe and positive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth to learn more about themselves through peer interaction and educational experiences. The organization provides LGBTQ youth with positive role models and creates opportunities for emotional growth and community awareness through workshops, volunteerism, and social events.

Muncie OUTreach also strives to educate and support families of LGBTQ youth and the LGBTQ community. Through OUTreach, the community learns about and increases their sensitivity to the needs of sexual minority youth. We promote their self-esteem and self-awareness. Muncie OUTreach assists families and the community with resources and referrals.

Our Youth Group provides:

•    safe space
•    interaction with LGBTQ peers and adult role models
•    a peer support group
•    health & wellness activities
•    opportunities for leadership development
•    access to cultural events and youth development activities
•    information, resources & referrals
•    advocacy

Muncie OUTreach Raising Rainbows

When: Meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 4:00pm

Where:  2nd floor of the Muncie YWCA, 310 E. Charles St.

This is a support group for parents, family members, and friends of LGBTQ+ youth. We’re a judgement-free zone and there is no such thing as a dumb question. Along with family and friends, you will also find OUTreach volunteers and members in this group to help facilitate productive discussion. All parents want what’s best for their kids, but providing support isn’t always easy — especially if you are the parent of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) child. In many ways no different from their peers, LGBTQ youth face some unique challenges that parents often feel unprepared to tackle. Being a caregiver of an LGBTQ youth can feel isolating and confusing at times. Muncie OUTreach ’s Family & Friends support group offers a safe and supportive environment (both online and in person) to share your experiences, ask questions, receive resources, make connections, and learn how other families adjust to a range of LGBTQ+ youth related issues.

Finding Spirit

When: Every Monday at 6:30pm

Where: 2nd floor of the Muncie YWCA, 310 E. Charles St.

Finding Spirit is a support group for trans and gender non-conforming individuals to gather and share resources and life experiences. Those aged 20+ are welcome. The group works to support proper information, resource-sharing, and inclusion for trans people. This group meets every Monday at 6:30pm.

OUTreach Art Club

When: Every Wednesday

A chance for art lessons in a particular area and studio time to work on personal projects in a quiet, supportive environment.