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Rainbow Teen Safe Space

by Solidarity for LGBT Human Rights of Korea
Rainbow Teen Safe Space

Summary

Our FINAL goal is to develop a self-sustaining long-term shelter which will assist homeless queer teens make their way toward independence in Korea. But initially (Phase I), we want to reach out to and counsel LGBTQ teens right out in the streets as we conduct surveys to determine a specific strategy to develop the shelter.

$90,000
total goal
$8,189
remaining
1,035
donors
21
monthly donors
3
fundraisers
5
years

Challenge

Korea is a culturally conservative society; therefore, heterosexism and homophobia are prevalent in the homes, schools, religious centers, and streets. Consequently, LGBTQ teens are very likely to be in danger of emotional, verbal, and sometimes physical abuse/violence. As a result, they face psychological problems such as depression, low self-esteem, and high risk of committing suicide. Despite the demand, there are no free counseling centers, hotlines, or shelters in Korea for the LGBTQ teens.

Solution

Street Counseling (Phase I) of Rainbow Teen Safe Space will offer a multi-dimensional support system by providing crisis intervention, counseling teens for socio-psychological pain and trauma, and restoring relationships between queer teens and their parents/peers. We will create a Safe Space so that queer teens can feel accepted and affirmed.

Long-Term Impact

Through surveys and data collected from Street Counseling, we will make plans to establish a shelter. Simultaneously, we will bring awareness to the needs and dilemma of queer teens in Korea.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.lgbtpride.or.kr
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Organization Information

Solidarity for LGBT Human Rights of Korea

Location: Mapo-gu, Seoul - South Korea
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @twitter@lgbtaction
Project Leader:
Edhi Park
Mapo-gu, Seoul South Korea
$81,811 raised of $90,000 goal
 
1,957 donations
$8,189 to go
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