An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid

by Mama Dragons
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid
An Affirming Home for Every LGBTQ Kid

Summary

62% of LGBTQ youth do not have an affirming home. LGBTQ youth who felt highly supported by their family attempted suicide at 1/2 the rate. Our programs are focused on supporting & educating mothers from non-affirming backgrounds, religions, & cultures, particularly during the first year after their child comes out. These programs offer LGBTQ education, suicide prevention, & support groups that result in affirming parenting. We currently offer support to 10k mothers. Help us reach 1k more.

$20,000
total goal
$12,409
remaining
69
donors
1
monthly donor
13
fundraisers
6
months

Challenge

Research shows that having at least one affirming parent in the home is the most significant way to decrease LGBTQ youth suicide, depression, and homelessness (Katz-Wise, 2016). Currently 62% of LGBTQ youth do not have an affirming home. LGBTQ youth who felt highly supported by their family attempted suicide at 1/2 the rate.

Solution

To create affirming homes Mama Dragons provides programs that address the complexities of navigating non-affirming religions, backgrounds, religions, and cultures, particularly during the crucial first year after their child comes out. Our mission involves empowering mothers to support, affirm, celebrate, and advocate for their LGBTQ children influencing the family system to follow.

Long-Term Impact

Our primary goal is to expand the reach of our peer-led support groups to an additional 1,000 mothers and caregivers in need of LGBTQ education, particularly those within conservative faith communities and cultures. Mama Dragons will use the $20,000 to support the operations, expansion, and marketing efforts to provide services for another 1,000 mothers directly impacting another 2,000 LGBTQ kids. This funding will provide support for all 7 of our services to new mothers for one year.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Mama Dragons

Location: SYRACUSE, UT - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @mama_dragons?lang=en
Project Leader:
Celeste Carolin
SYRACUSE , UT United States
$7,591 raised of $20,000 goal
 
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$12,409 to go
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