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Larry Dunivan and David Gibson
Larry Dunivan & David Gibson Supporting LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness
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Larry Dunivan and David Gibson
It’s estimated that 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ kids. This feels like an area where we can leverage our money to make a difference. Especially in a place that we love so much: the Twin Cities.
Steph Moore Arise Project
Give Out Day Arise Project
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Steph Moore Arise Project
I strongly believe every youth should have an opportunity to succeed. And that starts with a safe place to stay every night.
Kristan
Kristan The Bridge for Youth, Arise Project
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Kristan
Homelessness happens when a young person comes out. But a homeless youth is probably not going to stand on the side of the road with a sign. They’re going to look like your son, daughter, niece or nephew.
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Mike Augustyniak - United Way Arise Project
Mike Augustyniak
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Mike Augustyniak - United Way Arise Project
Being gay and coming out has changed since I was growing up, but it’s still not easy. We know that LGBTQ teens are six times more likely to experience homelessness, and there are over 4,700 homeless youth in Minnesota on any given night.
Sasha Andreev
Sasha Andreev
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Sasha Andreev
As Minnesotans, we pride ourselves on being a progressive, forward-thinking, compassionate and generous community. Yet, of the $1.6 billion that foundations and corporations grant annually in Minnesota, only 0.05% focuses on LGBTQ support. I think we can do better. Solving youth homelessness isn’t easy—but it starts with people like you and me to serve as a voice for the voiceless!
Ken
Ken Slack
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Ken
"A kind home and mental health care are very important for kids and teens so they can grow into thriving adults."
Marty Shimko
Marty Shimko
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Marty Shimko
It is amazing to see the resilience and creativeness that these young people have for staying off the streets and bettering their future.
Amy Asche
Amy Asche
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Amy Asche
I want homeless LGBT youth to experience safety and encouragement, not rejection and fear. If you can help, you should.
Steph Moore
Stephanie Moores
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Steph Moore
Letting them know that you’re a friend and you’re there to help with whatever they need is most important. To see the kids actually interact, and to see someone you’ve been helping get a new job, it’s really rewarding.