Vermontville, Michigan

For information, Contact Christine Terpening by text at (517)231-3740 or through Facebook Messenger. Vermontville is our founding chapter. We host monthly meetings, Vermontville Youth Pride, and various pop up events for our community. Contact us to be a part of I'll Be Your Rock.

Our next meeting is Sunday, June 25th. For safety, please contact us for the time and location.

Charlotte, Michigan

Contact Kallie Strouse for time and location @ (517)667-9937

Our next meeting will be June 4th from 2pm-6pm

Kallie is the Vice President of I'll Be Your Rock. Kallie's pronouns are She/Her. 


Eastern Ingham County Chapter--Michigan

Contact Cathy Fisher at

Hillsdale, Michigan

Contact Susan Volk at

Manistee, Michigan--Coming Soon!

Wellston Chapter is now the Manistee area. Coming Soon!

Livingston, Texas--Coming Soon!

Coming soon to Livingston, Texas. 

Contact Phoenix Jano by email at

Meeting date to be announced.

Middleville, Michigan—Coming Soon!

Check back for details to come! Jason Wood will lead our Middleville Chapter. Check out his bio on this page. 

Cathy Fisher – Haslett, MI

East Ingham County Chapter

Cathy Fisher became an advocate for LGBTQ+ teens when many people in her family started coming out as LGBTQ+. Knowing that the risk of suicide drops by 40% for LGBTQ+ teens that have an accepting adult in their life, she wants to make sure every teen in eastern Ingham County has access to one. In addition, she wants to provide a safe environment where teens can be their authentic selves, have fun, and feel supported.

To contact Cathy:

Phoenix Jano--Livingston, Texas

Coming soon to Livingston, Texas. We are so pleased to welcome Phoenix Jano to our team of Rocks. Soon rural LGBTQ+ kids in her area will be getting the support they need. Phoenix's pronouns are She/Her.

Phoenix grew up in a deeply conservative Christian environment that caused her to repress and attempt to alter who she was. It took her decades to accept herself and truly begin healing. When she learned about I’ll Be Your Rock from Christine Terpening, she felt a strong desire to be a part of helping to support and care for LGBTQ teens and felt a drive to see a chapter set up in her own area of Livingston, TX. “I know that kids going through adverse circumstances have better outcomes when they have even one adult in their life who cares and gives support.”

To contact Phoenix, please email at

Jason Wood-- Middleville, Michigan

Jason Wood is a mental health advocate, author, and speaker. His own experience with the pain and loneliness of homophobia fuels his mission to help others realize they are never alone. Jason strives to be the umbrella during the storm and the rainbow after it for everyone he meets. Having just moved to Michigan with his husband and their two pups, he is excited at the opportunity to build a safe and supportive community for the LGBTQ+ youth of Middleville.

Contact us today to start a life changing, life saving chapter of I'll Be Your Rock!

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If you are having  an emergency, thoughts  of suicide or self harm please call  The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 to reach a counselor, 24/7.   To reach I'll  Be Your Rock, TEXT Christine at 517-231-3740.  She will  respond as quickly as possible.