Understanding the unique and isolating struggle that comes with being a member of the LGBTQ community within the criminal justice system, TheOD Foundation is 501(c)(3) that provides counseling and emotional support to currently and formerly incarcerated LGBTQ individuals, as well as those serving alternate forms of criminal supervision. We want to raise awareness to the discrimination and abuse that members of the LGBTQ community are subjected to behind prison walls and within the criminal justice system at large. Our goal is reduce recidivism through empowerment; by providing services rooted in counseling and relationship therapy, as we feel that the relationship that every LGBTQ person has with their authentic self is at the beginning of any successful journey.TheOD Foundation believes the systems that make up our lives create communities within communities that sometimes need an extra helping hand, and we are here for that.