WHAT TO WE DO?
Through the Emergency Fund we provide short term emergency financial assistance for those
members of the Collier County LGBTQ community that are in crisis. Example: Being kicked out of the home by their family or intimate partner; loss of employment due to being LGBTQ. The amount will be determined on a case by case basis.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
Get involved in the community! Join us as we work together with nonprofits, local organizations, government, churches, and other groups working towards equality for all!
Form a network of LGBTQ friendly individual counselors, therapists and healthcare providers that would offer assistance either free or on a pay scale basis for HIV/STI - Testing, counseling, guidance for HRT and other health issues. For ex. Mc Gregor Clinic, Planned Parenthood, Aim Medical, Hazelden, etc.
Identify LGBTQ friendly employers, and provide links to job postings on our website. Organize
employment workshops oriented towards the LGBTQ community.
Form a network of LGBTQ friendly legal resources through local attorneys and Legal Aid.
Thru social activities our goal is to bring the LGBTQ community out of the shadow, help them feel more comfortable with who they are and help them find people that share the same values.
We will offer resources for coping skills development, bullying, family integration, and parent support through private services, peer to peer support, support groups, Big Brother-Big Sister program, and Hot-Line access.
If housing is an issue and friends and family are not an option, our goal is to assist through networking with the local government, charities like Youth Haven, the Women’s Shelter, and local hotels to provide temporary housing.
To ensure sustainability for the emergency fund for years to come, our fundraising efforts will include an annual membership to Naples Pride, recurring monthly donations, corporate sponsorship and various yearly fundraising events, Ex: Naples Pride Fest, 5K Walk and Run.
Our goal is to introduce and help pass local ordinances that include protection for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Our outreach efforts will include educational workshops for groups, businesses and all those that wish to learn more about the LGBTQ people and the issues
they are faced with.
Our goal is to compile a list of local LGBTQ friendly businesses and to create a general resources information page to provide links to local, state and national organizations that can assist with various issues.
WE ARE EQUAL