As the pandemic spread this year, LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness faced compounding challenges finding shelter, safety, and belonging.
In Alaska, the volunteer collective Choosing Our Roots responded immediately by expanding their efforts to find safe and supportive places for LGBTQ+ youth to live, and creating online spaces of connection that are especially critical for youth in rural communities.
This year, Pride Foundation’s community collectively mobilized and distributed more than $1.6 million to LGBTQ+ groups across the Northwest like Choosing Our Roots, who responded to the crises of this year with fierce dedication and grassroots action.
Although 2020 is drawing to a close, our work has just started. Pride Foundation is even more rooted in our purpose to move more resources to the LGBTQ+ groups that are creating new systems of community care that can truly support all of us.
You are an integral part of our ecosystem.
Please make a gift to Pride Foundation today. Your support will help build a world where all LGBTQ+ people have what we need to thrive today, tomorrow, and beyond.
Thank you for all that you do, and all that you help nurture. Together, we have all that it takes to build an ecosystem of support for LGBTQ+ communities across the Northwest.
Alli Auldridge is Pride Foundation Director of Community Engagement