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We are raising funds to provide a permanent shelter for the LGBT homeless community in Northwest Florida, who face disproportionately higher levels of homelessness than the general population yet are often not permitted in traditional shelters.

This is a joint coalition between Pensacola Osteopaths, Strive, Evolve ‘n Thrive, and  growing!  We can point out the problems in our community all we want, but nothing will change until we do the work. So let’s put in that work together!

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homeless on any given night in Florida

from the National Alliance to end Homelessness


of homeless youth identify as LGBT

from True Colors United


of trans people report being turned away from shelters

from the National Coalition for the Homeless

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We’ve had an incredible response so far, and are doing everything we can to respond to everyone who wants to volunteer for the Pensacola LGBT Shelter.

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We are uniting our resources around this challenge, and we need help from anyone who can!

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Why We Need LGBT Friendly Shelters

The LGBT community has one of the largest homeless populations in the US. However, many of us aren’t allowed in established shelters, many of which are run by religious organizations and are therefore legally allowed to discriminate against us. Transgender women in particular have died on the streets  and been sexually assaulted in men’s shelters  due to…

“Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.”

Barbara Gittings