Trinity Haven will be Indiana’s first residential facility to focus on the needs of LGBTQ young people who are at risk for homelessness. LGBTQ youth who do not have a supporting family or stable living situation need special care and services to meet their needs, and Trinity Haven hopes to be that stable place for them.
Nearly 70% of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness report that their homelessness is caused at least in part by family rejection of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Every month, between 40 and 65 young people arrive at Indiana Youth Group (IYG), Indiana’s premier advocacy organization for LGBTQ youth, who do not have a safe place to live.
At Trinity Haven, residents can stay for up to two years as they pursue their education and develop the skills of independent living. Most importantly, they will find a safe harbor and a professionally staffed home that is warm, welcoming, and affirming.
The mission at Trinity Haven is that no LGBTQ youth in Indianapolis has to spend the night on a park bench or under a bridge ever again. The proceeds from this fundraiser, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, will go towards furnishings and other items needed when the home opens, projected to be Spring of 2020.