Mission, Vision and History
With the guidance of the LGBTQI+ youth experiencing homelessness community in Chicago, we were able to develop an organizational mission and vision to respond to the needs of youth participants and address the root causes of the multiple social justice issues impacting them.
Values and Frameworks
We use specific guiding principles and practices to structure our programs, services, and other aspects of our organizational infrastructure. Our five organizational frameworks are: Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Care, Transformative Justice, Restorative Justice, and Education for Liberation.
Our family is made up of a diverse group of dedicated team members, interns, volunteers, consultants, board of directors, and community members. We are thankful for them for joining forces to manifest our organizational mission and vision.
Since the beginning of our organization, we have been honored to receive the love and support of multiple foundations, organizations, major donors, businesses, grassroots groups, and the community at large. We are thankful for all of them for believing in our work!