In this hostile political climate, where lawmakers spout anti-LGBT lies and debate policies that imply transgender people are predators, our young people are falling through the cracks. While LGBT youth represent an estimated 7% of the total population of young people, they make up 40% of the youth who experience homelessness each year. Every city needs a place where youth can go to get help and improve their situations. We can all do more to help young people feel less alone in the world. That is why We Are Family aims to open a LGBT youth drop-in center and thrift store by the end of the year. We organized a successful popup thrift shop earlier this year to test the viability of having a thrift store, and we raised over $6,000 in one weekend!
Instead of making it harder for transgender people in our state to access public facilities, we should be working to make our public places safer and meet the needs of young people. If decision makers really want to make a difference for youth, they can stop spouting anti-LGBT lies, look for forward thinking policies, and identify funding for evidence-based programs that will truly make a positive difference for the health and lives of young people.
If you would like to give to this project, you can donate online today at by clicking HERE. If you wish to mail a donation, please send a check made out to:
We Are Family- P.O. Box 21806, Charleston, SC 29413
Our long-term goal is to offer the menu of services listed below.
Case Management to include individualized treatment plans to address the needs of the client: