bELOW THE BELT
Working out of the downtown OUTpost, Below the Belt focuses on providing support and resources for male-identified individuals engaging in survival sex or sex work. Safety planning and harm reduction supplies (i.e., condoms, needle exchange, naloxone kit, etc.) are also available.
The CHEW OUTreach Team make visits to various allied organizations within the Edmonton area. We are available to provide resources, support, and education.
Some organizations we have visited in the past include:
Contact us to set up a visit to your organization!
Mental health support for LGBTQ2S+ youth and young adults is provided by CHEW’s Community Mental Health Worker. We also make referrals to other confidential, non-judgmental, and inclusive mental health professionals.
Indigenous Peer Support and Mentoring
Our Indigenous Peer Support Worker Charis is available to provide resources and support for Indigenous and two-spirit youth and young adults. Traditional smudge supplies are available at the downtown OUTpost.
Sexual Health Education
Real Sex Education! We offer sexual health education workshops for schools and organizations interested in providing more inclusive and comprehensive sexual health education.
SHades of colour
Shades of Colour is an allied organization with CHEW. It is a collective space for queer and trans Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour to access resources and community supports. They meet biweekly, eat food together, be creative and share stories in a semi-facilitated space. SoC is rooted in community care. We recognize that the care we need won't always come from systems that actively harm racialized and queer bodies, and so oftentimes, we need to fight for each other. That fight is rooted in immense love for our chosen families. SoC honours and celebrates unique skills and ideas, as everyone brings something different to the space.
If you need counselling or other supports through Shades of Colour, please contact Rohan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHEW Project Community Mental Health Worker Corey will be available online once a week to answer any questions and provide support for LGBTQ2S+ youth and allies.
CHEW is teaming up with Finding Root Solutions to provide education, workshops, and resources for male-identified youth and young adults. The focus will be on building healthy masculinity and identity.
Rural Youth Project
An online resource for rural LGBTQ2S+ youth in Alberta.
Need help and didn’t find what you’re looking for? Visit our resources page for a list of helpful websites and allied organizations.