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Grand Rapids Is Mobilizing to End LGBT Youth Homelessness

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The True Colors Fund is excited to announce that we’re partnering with Arbor Circle and the Safe Impact Community Group to create a strategic plan to address LGBT youth homelessness in Grand Rapids, MI.

Over the past year, a diverse group of community members has been forming in Grand Rapids, MI with a shared goal: to address LGBT youth homelessness in their city. Led by local provider Arbor Circle, the group includes folks working in shelters, local businesses, libraries, schools, child welfare, juvenile justice groups, and more.

The True Colors Fund is excited to announce that we’re partnering with Arbor Circle and the Safe Impact Community Group (the local coalition) to create a strategic plan to address LGBT youth homelessness in Grand Rapids, MI.

It takes a city to change a city.

Think about your city. What do you love about it? What about it could improve?

The first question should (hopefully) be an easy one. The second one is probably more challenging. Change is often scary, and almost always involves a long, complicated process. How can one person change anything? Here’s the thing: It takes a city to change a city.

So what does this mean exactly?

Think of it this way: the Safe Impact Community Group is a football team. They’re the ones out on the field every day running plays, making moves, and training to accomplish their goal. The True Colors Fund acts as a coach, helping the team develop strategies, facilitate meetings, and utilize new technologies to stay organized and focused.

Over the coming months, we’ll develop a community-wide plan together to bring the number of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness in Grand Rapids down to none.

What can I do?

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We’ll be keeping you updated on the work in Grand Rapids every step of the way! Who knows? Maybe your community is next!

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