For nearly the last 50 years the Center for Youth has been delivering services to help address the complex challenges that young people face every day.
Based in Rochester, New York, they are on a mission to partner with young people to help them realise their full potential, by creating opportunities, removing barriers and promoting social justice.
Their $15,000 grant will help open an “independent living house” which will serve up to 6 LGBT+ young people who face discrimination, instability and fear.
With a disproportionately high level of LGBT+ young people experiencing homelessness in the community, they are vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation. The living house will provide a safe space and support to help young people move forward with their lives with stability and self-sufficiency.