(KUTV) Encircle CEO Stephenie Larsen believes Utah does have some improvements to make when it comes to accepting LGBTQ youth.
"I do think we are behind the curve, although I get e-mails every day from people all over the country that say that they're experiencing hardship in their communities, so I think it's a problem throughout our country," she said.
The Encircle team is designing their programs to be in communities nationwide. They hope to design it such a way "so that it's not bumping up against their values, but rather blending in and supporting who that community is and trying to find a way to come together and love these kids."
They will start their expansions here in Utah--Encircle has purchased homes in Salt Lake City and St. George.
They hope to renovate the Salt Lake City home and open it this summer.
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