Over 70% of our Pandemic Relief Emergency Fund recipients reported housing and rental assistance as their primary need. Currently there are no fully affirming shelters in Lancaster County and bed availability is scarce. A report by Williams Institute at UCLA finds that 40% of homeless youth served by agencies identify as LGBT, 43% of clients serviced by drop-in centers identified as LGBT, 30% of street outreach clients identified as LGBT, and, 30% of clients utilizing housing programs identified as LGBT.
On February 1, 2021, the HEART Program opened its first low-cost housing location, including space for Covid-related seasonal emergency housing. It is a 6-month program to offer individuals who are sheltering in unaffirming environments a chance to live in a supportive home and plan their next steps. The Coalition will help subsidize rent according to each person’s individual needs and work with community partners to offer enrichment training, such as budgeting, health resources, and other life skills.
Now you can give our community members the homes that they deserve. They will be cared for by house advocates and resident case managers. Each resident will set goals for growth and do weekly check-ins that will help each one of our “chosen family” thrive.Donate Today
Protector of the North Star—be a guiding light to the most vulnerable in our community by sponsoring the annual cost incurred with providing affirming housing and case management for five individuals.
Champion our Social Emotional Enrichment Development (SEED) program and provide access to legal and health experts, sexual health education, and basic life skills such as healthy eating and budgeting.
Help one resident find their way by supporting their housing cost and SEED training for one year.
Guide our community members by keeping the lights on for one year.