Hi.  I'm Bev Anderson.  I am one of the founding board members of The Source. I was there for the first meeting of the Source at CSL Visalia.  Years before that meeting, I knew there was a need for an LGBT+ resource center in our area because of the clients I was encountering in my practice.  I heard many heart breaking stories in my office of those who had been mistreated, alienanted, or even abandoned by family and friends.  I also encountered parents who needed help.  So when The Source got started, I knew I had to be involved.  I recently stepped down from the Source board of directors, in order to concentrate fully on being the clinical director.  It's my goal to help the next generation of clinicians become LGBT+ competent providers.  That said, I'm dedicating my rappel to the Youth Leadership Academy, which is geared to raising up the next generation of LGBT+ leaders.  Please join me in supporting The Youth Leadership Academy and The Source.  Thank you.