Over the course of the last 50 years, with founding dates ranging from 1972 to 2012, these DonorDrive client partners have supported the LGBTQ+ community through the power of their own unique missions. From suicide prevention to youth homelessness, their work is especially meaningful during Pride Month when advocates and activists around the world come together to listen, learn, and take action.
- Covenant House
- San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF)
- The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Founded in 1972 in New York, NY
Covenant House’s Mission: Covenant House builds a bridge to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking through unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support.
What are the most significant stats about LGBTQ+ youth and homelessness?
LGBTQ+ youth are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness than their peers. And while only 7% of youth in the United States are LGBTQ+, they represent an alarming 40% of youth experiencing homelessness. These numbers drive Covenant House’s commitment to creating safe and healthy services.
What new initiatives has Covenant House launched in support of the LGBTQ+ community?
In 2021, Covenant House enacted a policy across all sites to guide the inclusion and protection of LGBTQ+ youth supported by ongoing curriculum and training. In Greater Washington, SHINE opened its doors in October 2021 as an emergency shelter, crisis center, and support network designed specifically for LGBTQ+ youth.
Their signature event, Sleep Out, helps fight these numbers by raising funds to provide shelter, opportunity, and community. Learn how Covenant House transformed their Sleep Out event series with a fundraising platform built for their peer-to-peer mission.