Social Work Spotlight: Clock Inc.

Embracing Community and Inclusivity with Clock Inc.

In our ongoing efforts to highlight community resources, we focus on one of the few local organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ population. Resources and services targeting this community are scarce, making the services provided by Clock, Inc. invaluable in promoting inclusivity and acceptance.

Clock, Inc. was established in 2018 with a mission to provide a non-judgmental, secure, and dependable community center for the LGBTQ+ community. The organization is dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation among LGBT+ individuals and creating a community where everyone can feel comfortable being their authentic selves.

Since its inception, Clock Inc. has been a catalyst for change, serving over 2,000 LGBTQ+ individuals in the Quad cities. Its services and reach continue to expand, leaving an indelible mark on the LGBTQ+ community, inspiring hope and transformation.

Clock Inc. provides various community-accessible resources. These resources include free chest binders for transitioning individuals, mentoring for youths and adults facing challenges, and ensuring vital transgender clothing is available for those in need. The organization is pivotal in ensuring LGBTQ+ individuals feel supported, safe, and included in their lives and community engagement. In addition, Clock Inc. focuses on raising awareness and enhancing knowledge about LGBTQ+ issues, promoting inclusive language in all settings through partnerships with human services organizations and corporate entities.

Some of the valuable services provided by the Clock Inc. to support and uplift the LGBT+ community include:

Groups: Clock Inc. provides regular meetings that offer peer support and a sense of belonging.

Counseling: Professional mental health services tailored to the needs of LGBT+ individuals.

Training: Educational programs aimed at fostering understanding and inclusivity.

Workshops: Clock Inc. provides skill-building sessions on various topics relevant to the community.

Mentorship: Guidance and support from experienced members of the community.

Safe Space: A welcoming environment where individuals can feel secure and accepted.

Computer Lab: Access to technology for education, job searches, and more.

Binder Program: Providing chest binders for trans and gender-diverse individuals through its partnership with GC2B, the gender-affirming apparel company.

To learn more about Clock Inc. and LGBTQ+ resources in the Quad Cities, please visit their website at www.clockinc.org or call 309-558-0956.

If you or anyone you know needs help, call or text 988.

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