Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Cast Your Vote to Help Urban Peak Win $10,000 to Benefit Homeless Youth, Many of Them GLBT
If Alex wins, Urban Peak will receive $10,000. Urban Peak provides services to 2,600 homeless youth every year--many of them gay or bisexual.
“With all of the successes around equality that we have seen just in the past year, it is difficult to imagine that today a young person is coming home to his bags packed, and in that most vulnerable moment of finally having come out to his parents, is asked to leave home," says Dan Hanley, Urban Peak's Director of Development and Public Affairs. "40% of the estimated 1.7 million youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTIQ. At Urban Peak, we provide complete and absolute safety for these youth, most of whom have experienced levels of trauma that would shock you.”