What is it like to attend a Rainbow Circle meeting?
Each Rainbow Circle meeting starts with a brief check in. We’ll ask you to share your preferred name and pronouns, something good that happened recently, and something you’re struggling with. Following the check in, the facilitator will lead the group in a discussion giving everyone an opportunity to elaborate on what they might be struggling with, ask the group to share encouragement, similar experiences, and what has helped them in the past. We’ll close the meeting with about ten minutes left by having each person share something they’re going to do over the next few weeks for their mental and emotional health.
*Participants are welcome to share as much or as little as they want. We want everyone to participate in whatever way feels most comfortable for them so there’s no need to share if you don’t want to.
Check our calendar for upcoming meetings, activities, and events. Then come on by! Simple as that.
Now that Rainbow Circle has a permanent home with NAMI Treasure Valley we will no longer be screening attendees. We did this mostly out of safety for participants and our hosts since we were meeting in personal homes.
Rainbow Circle Social Activities
Many of our Rainbow Circle attendees have expressed a desire to hold social activities. These take a little more coordination. If you would like to help plan, host, facilitate, or sponsor an activity we would love your help. Please visit our Contact page and shoot us an email with your level of interest and how you would like to contribute.
How can I help as an ally?
Rainbow Circle has a lot of needs. We want to establish chapters in other parts of Idaho, develop support groups for youth and parents, create classes and curriculum, and host social activities. If you would like to help bring any of these projects to life we would love to talk to you. Please visit our Contact page and shoot us an email with your level of interest and how you would like to contribute.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Rainbow Circle has partnered with the local Treasure Valley affiliate to make our meetings, future activities, classes, and website all possible. They help fund Rainbow Circle, offer us facilitators, suicide prevention, and public speaking training. And they actively advocate for mental health resources in the state of Idaho. We are so privileged to be working with them.
If you would like to donate to Rainbow Circle it is best to make a donation to the NAMI Treasure Valley affiliate. Then email the administrative staff with your donation confirmation and a note expressing your desire for your donation to be used towards Rainbow Circle needs.
If you find that any of this information is incorrect or out of date please let us know. We want to make sure all the information on this site is relevant and useful.