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SUPPORTING YOUR WELLBEING & YOUR SUCCESS

At Success Virtual Learning Centers of Michigan, we understand life has its challenges and that no student is exempt from those social and emotional difficulties. Let us help you remove barriers to your learning and your success. We have compiled resources here for students to get assistance and support when it’s needed.

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CRISIS SERVICES

Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger.


24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK) or text “TALK” to 741741


24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)


24-hour Michigan Mental Health Hotline: 1-888-535-6136    

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Addicted.org
National Eating Disorders Association
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Runaway Safeline
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Trevor Project
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
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UNIVERSAL WELLBEING RESOURCES

These resources are applicable to all Success Virtual Learning Centers of Michigan students, regardless of Center location. 

Calming & Self Care

Mindfulness

Anxiety and Resilience

Practicing resiliency and managing anxiety is important for mental wellness. The resources below are good for students of all ages.

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LGBTQ+ Resources & Toolkits

Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit

Some Considerations When Working with LGBT Students of Color

LGBTQ+ Bullying: Making Schools Safe for LGBTQ+ Community

I Think I Might Be.. Resources by Advocates for Youth

These resources are written by LGBTQ young people, and provide answers for young people thinking about their sexual orientation and young people who find that the gender they were assigned at birth does not fit them.

Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ Youth Toolkit: Advocates for Youth

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Organizations to Support LGBTQ Youth

  • Salus Center Founded in 2017, Salus Center serves Lansing’s LGBTQIA+ communities as a gathering space and information hub.

  • CenterLink Founded with the mission to build sustainable LGBTQ community centers, this organization now has over 200 locations in 46 states and five countries. Aside from strengthening local LGBTQ communities, the organization also provides networking, technical assistance and training, and capacity-building services.

  • GLAAD With a national focus on leading conversations about equality for the LGBTQ community and informing the media narrative, this organization works with news and entertainment media of all formats and communications and digital strategy outlets to ensure the public is provided with powerful stories about the LGBTQ community that advocates for greater equality.

  • Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network GLSEN’s mission is simple: to ensure every member of school communities feel respected, regardless of their sexual orientation. This is accomplished through educating teachers, students, and the public about the common pressures faced by LGBTQ students and working to remove barriers to success.

  • Get Equal GE focuses on equipping the LGBTQ community and their allies to fight against inequalities and to push for progressive change. Whether organizing direct action efforts, hosting local community meetings, training members in tactics of direct action, or providing professional consulting, the organization is committed to continuously fighting for equality.

  • Human Rights Campaign HRC is the largest organization fighting for the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. The organization currently has over 1.5 million members, all focused on making true equality for all possible. The organization has a number of research publications outlining equality indexes in areas such as healthcare, employers, states, and corporations.

  • Matthew Shepard Foundation By erasing hate and building compassionate and accepting communities, the Matthew Shepard Foundation hopes to empower LGBTQ individuals to challenge and address discriminatory behavior in their schools, neighborhoods, and homes.

  • National Center for Transgender Equality Identifying as America’s premier social justice advocacy organization for transgender individuals, NCTE works at the federal, state, and local levels to leverage political capital and change laws encouraging discriminatory behavior. The organization has a particularly helpful “Know Your Rights” section of their website with information on housing, healthcare, employment, and more.

  • National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Since 1973, NGLTF has focused on building the political capital of the LGBTQ community through activist training, advancing pro-LGBT legislation, and raising the profile of LGBTQ interests and causes. The organization is also an excellent resource for learning about the beliefs and platforms of those running for public office in regards to LGBTQ interests.

  • PFLAG Through support, education, and advocacy efforts, PFLAG seeks to unite the LGBTQ community with friends, families, and allies. By doing so, the organization hopes to further equality efforts and lessen discriminatory practices. Currently, there are more than 350 chapters and over 200,000 members.

  • TransYouth Family Allies TYFA is focused on supporting children and families to create support systems offering encouragement and acceptance regardless of sexual orientation. Main areas of work include educating the public about discrimination, working to eliminate oppression and violence, and forming alliances to ensure support services are in place for LGBTQ individuals. The organization has a number of outreach initiatives and resources to accomplish this mission.

  • The Attic Youth Center This Philadelphia-based organization is an excellent example of how LGBTQ youth centers can empower and inspire local teens that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. Some of the services offered include life skills, mental health counseling, supportive programs, community engagement, and social activities. AYC also provides a number of resources at both the local and national levels.

  • Genders & Sexualities Alliance GSAs are student-run clubs operating in both high school and middle schools that provide support, socialization, and activism activities for LGBTQ youth. The overarching goal is to fight against homophobia and transphobia; providing leadership and activist training for group members and encouraging them to advocate for nondiscriminatory policies and greater equality accomplishes this.

  • International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth and Student Organization IGLYO is an internationally focused advocacy and activism organization focused on representing the interests of LGBTQ youth. To accomplish this mission, the organization hosts conferences provides educational materials, and offers the general public many opportunities to get involved.

  • It Gets Better Project The mission of the IGB Project is to give LGBT youth across the world hope that things do get better. In response to raised incidents of students committing suicide after being bullied in school, syndicated columnist Dan Savage created the organization to provide both inspiration and resources, including pledges and educational videos.

  • The Trevor Project With suicide rates noticeably higher among LGBTQ youth than their straight peers, the mission of The Trevor Project is incredibly important. By providing a 24/7-crisis intervention service, online community, and educational programs, the organization seeks to be both life-saving and life-affirming.

Safety Online

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COMMUNITY-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

These resources are applicable to specific Success Virtual Learning Centers locations. Click on the location below (where available) for more information. Additional information will be added soon.

Flint 
Grand Rapids
Lansing
Muskegon
Hazel Park
Monroe
Port Huron
Taylor
Pontiac-Waterford