1 in 5 transgender individuals has experienced homelessness

I will be brief.

Three years ago, through an ALTRIA grant, we began helping LGBTQ people facing homelessness. Little did we know. By autumn of each year we had depleted our annual allocations.

Twice today we received calls from two of our partner agencies on behalf of their clients. One needed clothing for a lesbian mother’s children. The second call was for an older lesbian who is battling severe mental illness and who needed an extended hotel stay until her housing application was approved.

Diversity Richmond was there to help, made possible by the generous donations of time and money of people such as you. We could never provide the aid we do without your support.

Please help us continue serving our community, especially those who are facing insurmountable odds.

Thank you, thank you.

Bill Harrison