LGBTQ Youth Intervention Kits
Baylor College of Medicine’s LGBTQ+ student organization, BCM Pride, is working together with The Montrose Center of Houston to create LGBTQ Youth Street Intervention Kits.
There are an estimated 1.6 to 2.8 million homeless young people in the United States. Of these, up to 40% have been estimated to be LGBTQ+ children and youth, often as young as 13 or 14 when they become homeless due a myriad of factors, not the least of which is trouble finding love and acceptance at home. This equates to hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ+ adolescents and teens on the streets, with hundreds in Houston alone.
BCM Pride and The Montrose Center are collaborating to create “street intervention kits” to help homeless LGBTQ+ youth in Houston. These kits will be delivered to needy youths via the Montrose Center, and BCM Pride needs your help to fund more kits!
Each kit includes:
-A young adult novel with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
-A letter from a BCM student
-Info about discounted health services and STI prevention/treatment options
Each kit costs $30. Just by reaching our goal of $500, we can impact the lives of 60 homeless youth in Houston. We believe we can achieve even great impacts with your support!
No donation is too small. Please, help homeless LGBTQ+ adolescents and teens in Houston. Give what you can, share this page, and spread the word!