FELLOWSHIP FAMILY HOUSE
is a 501(c)(3) not for profit community of care focused of the holistic development of all people.
To be a vehicle for consciousness creating pathways for transformation in individuals, communities, and organizations. Through fundraising, grants, donations and community events, we financially support housing, training, and services for LGBTQ youth and other marginalized people.
To restore hope to at risk and homeless LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-attractional, Transgender, Questioning) youth, young adults and their allies*. Through safe housing, life skills development and spiritual support individuals are empowered, equipped and prepared to live self-sufficient lives.
WHO WE SERVE
- While youth who identify as LGBTQ represent 3-5% of the population, they account for 20-40% of the unaccompanied homeless youth population.
- Youth become homeless for varying reasons such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, low education levels, unemployment, mental health and substance abuse.
- Homeless youth tend to come from low income communities and their families are disproportionately poor or working class.
- LGBTQ homeless youth are 62% more likely to attempt suicide than there heterosexual peers. (29%)
- Sexual Exploitation Risk: Homeless youth are solicited to exchange sex for money, food, drugs, shelter and clothing.
- Running away from home, being abandoned by their parents or guardians, being emancipated, or discharged from some sort of state care contributes to homelessness.
- 25% of LGBTQ homeless youth report family rejection as the primary cause of homelessness.
Fellowship Family House in an inclusive community of care. *Allies are defined as individuals at risk or marginalized by self, systemic or social barriers.
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