Today, is #GivingTuesday, an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity–to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. A day dedicated to give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
In March, for the first time since The Center opened, we temporarily closed our doors for the safety of our beloved community, created a “Virtual Center” and implemented an online presence for programming. We have offered various mindfulness activities, peer-to-peer support groups for LGBTQ+ adults and our youth, and just recently added tele-health counseling services. We also immediately launched an LGBTQ+ Community Emergency Fund as a way to fill a gap for some of our most vulnerable community members who are experiencing job losses and financial hardships. To-date, we have distributed over $10,000 to help 43 LGBTQ+ individuals and families.