Arise Project Investments
Arise Project partners are working on innovative ways to support LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. Grants support case management services, safe living accommodations, expanded outreach and service areas, and training for service providers.
Avenues for Youth
Avenues for Youth’s ConneQT host home program supports LGBTQ youth through culturally responsive housing options with hosts who are LGBTQ or allies. Avenues is active and vocal both locally and nationally, drawing attention to the disparate impact of homelessness among LGBTQ youth.
The Bridge for Youth
The Bridge for Youth is a community leader in service to LGBTQ+ youth since the founding of their LGBTQ+ youth support group “So What If I Am?” in the 1990s. The Youth Mobile Outreach Center, developed and designed by youth, provides gender-affirming clothing and supplies, and healthcare engagement is also offered on-site.
The Link’s Project Live Out Loud provides housing for youth who identify anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum. They also offer culturally specific and trauma-informed services that includes case management, life skills education, education and employment assistance, connections to mental health and chemical dependency treatment and health care services and leadership development.
YouthLink offers a no-barrier drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability, including case management services for the unique cultural strengths and needs of LGBTQ+ youth. They also host the Youth Opportunity Center, bringing a wide array of partner services directly to young people experiencing systemic barriers to stability, including providing culturally inclusive gender-affirming healthcare.