This has been a year of tremendous growth for We Are Family (WAF). We welcomed new staff members and volunteers, allowing us to serve more youth than ever. Also, with the cultivation of strategic partnerships with an even wider range of local agencies, organizations and affirming businesses, we are able to ensure that our programs are truly meeting the needs of young people in our community who turn to us for referrals, critical services to keep them safe, and peer to peer groups for the support they need to not just get by, but thrive. We also opened Closet Case Thrift store, which provides essential funding for our core programs.
We can’t wait to build on this recent progress as we open our own stand-alone location in North Charleston at 1801 Reynolds Ave. in the new year. This will allow us to keep providing services to vulnerable youth, to grow the thrift store and to continue to look for creative and effective ways to make sure LGBTQ+ youth don’t slip through the cracks due to gaps in services.Help us fulfill this mission by contributing to our amazon wishlist here.