MISSION STATEMENT: Common Thread is a welcoming community for underserved teens. We build meaningful connections and foster resilience through events, mental health resources, and programs that empower teens and redefine futures.
VISION STATEMENT: We empower vulnerable communities and transform trajectories.
Trauma research reveals healing and recovery from trauma to be impossible without lasting, caring connections to others. We desire for teens who have experienced significant adversity to feel safe, connected with themselves and others, gain skills and confidence in new experiences, and have more opportunities to form positive experiences to heal. Our community is teen-centered, gender-affirming, diverse, and committed to a trauma-informed approach. We host events twice a month and offer free mental health resources and programs for teens ages 12+. We have a team of certified, diverse staff . From pottery, paddle-boarding, and summer outdoor movies to equine-assisted group work, art classes, and free group therapy, Common Thread is working hard to support mental health, build connection, and foster resilience within the community.
A pivotal piece of our organizational structure is our Teen Advisory Board. We have 18 teens and young adults who have various lived experiences to ensure this community centers teen voices, as this is their community. We are passionate about creating a space for those connected by this "common thread."
If you are questioning whether or not to come, please join us!
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We support many groups of people here at Common Thread: teens, their families/support systems/environments, and volunteers. To receive more specific information and support that pertains to your involvement in this space and community,
please fill out one of the Google Form (linked below). Thank you.