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File #: 1805-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2022 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To authorize Columbus Public Health to enter into a grant agreement with Kaleidoscope Youth Center in support of the organization’s Community Wellness Initiative; and to authorize an expenditure within the Health Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. 1805-2022
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes Columbus Public Health to enter into a grant agreement with Kaleidoscope Youth Center in support of the organization’s Community Wellness Initiative.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC) is the largest and longest standing organization serving LGBTQIA+ youth in the state of Ohio. Since 1994, KYC has been the leader and expert in meeting the needs of and supporting LGBTQIA+ young people in the central Ohio community.

The KYC Community Wellness Initiative is an expansion of KYC’s current programming with an intersectional focus on the emerging mental health and wellness needs of LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults. This initiative works to implement sustainable community based wellness programs that improve the lives of adolescents; identify health conditions and environmental factors that are associated with barriers to wellness, and aid in improving the social determinants of health and wellness as it relates to LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults. Clinical approaches will include trauma informed, wrap-around services to support young people in meeting their basic needs and building a strong sense of self and self-esteem through affirmation and empowerment, and holistic health and wellness activities.

Programming from the KYC Community Wellness Initiative is provided by a wellness practitioner/team, supportive community programming, and resources to collaborate with community partners and providers. The Wellness Practitioner is a licensed professional who provides trauma informed and culturally responsive mental health and emotional support, such as counseling or therapy; and is available for diverse healing and wellness opportunities. Direct mental health services include, trauma informed and culturally responsive mental health and emotional support, such as individual counseling or therapy; with the potential to engage in diverse opportunities such as yoga and other somatic practices. Supportive community programming provides therape...

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