Shelter Volunteer - Overnight & Day Assistance
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
75 people are interested
Have time and want to contribute to a great cause?
Homeless is a real issue in NJ and it's really big in the LGBT community. This particular group of individuals face difficult challenges within their home just because of their sexual preference.
A FEW FACTS:
- Studies show that 26% of young gay males surveyed had to leave home because they were not accepted once they came out to their families.
- Another study of gay and lesbian youth found that two out of five had been physically assaulted, with more than three-fifths of the incident’s having occurring in their homes.
- LGBT youth are two to three times as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to attempt suicide.
- Housing is a major social determinate of health and a mitigating risk factor for HIV/STD infection.
Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation is looking for a team of volunteers that can help us at ths emerengcy shelter that runs 24/7. Simple assistance from helping distribute food, washing clothes, yard work, being a mentor and more.
Once a week, once a month or even once every other month--choose a schedule that’s right for you!
About HBP RAIN Foundation dba Essex County RAIN Foundation
168 Park Street, East Orange, NJ 07017, US
Our mission is to help individuals by providing transitional housing solutions to address the emergent need of LGBT individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness. Through integrated solutions we offer educational & financial responsibility resources as well as wrap around services in substance abuse and mental health counseling and drug testing. We are dedicated to bringing opportunities to troubled individuals in Greater Newark and surrounding communities.
People are identifying publicly as LGBT at younger ages than in the past. Many LGBT individuals face harassment, violence, stigma, rejection, and discrimination in their families, schools, employment, and social settings. LGBT youth face the ire and rejection of unaccepting family members and are often unable to access traditional shelter settings when they find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. Although Essex County has one of the highest rates of homelessness in New Jersey, there is a woeful lack of services for LGBT individuals in this community.
We work to offer:
- Career Planning and Employment Preparation
- Life Skills Training
- Develop Comprehensive Evaluation Tool to determine outcomes and identify critical issues and gaps in services
We'll work with your schedule.
168 Park StreetEast Orange, NJ 07017
- People 55+