File for 501c3 status to open center for displaced LGBTQ youth in Greensboro/Asheboro.
BeLoved’s Homeless Voice (HV) project is a voter registration and Get Out the Vote campaign with a focus on those who are most disenfranchised in our system (people who are currently and formerly homeless, people who are queer/trans/gender non-conforming, people of color, and people who have been incarcerated). HV is made up of homeless and formerly homeless people and has a two-fold purpose: 1) amplify their voices in public policy decisions to that directly affect the homeless and formerly homeless community; 2) create projects that we lead that help to be a solution to the struggles we face as a community. 2 months ago, HV asked for training in voter registration believing that the vote is a powerful way to have personal and collective voice. We will hold weekly targeted registration drives on the streets and housing communities, education on candidates, Get Out the Vote efforts (flyering, rides to the polls).
Showcase the meaning of unity and pride by promoting a weekend of equality and inclusion of human rights, education, outreach and culture. Tri-State Black Pride (Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi) offers an Ending the Stigma opening reception at the National Civil Rights Museum, educational sessions, community forums, HIV/AIDS awareness/prevention, career development, concerts, homelessness and youth initiatives, and food/clothing for men, women and children.
People Being Jesus (PBJ) is a unique ministry, with a focus on directly serving LGBTQ people, homeless people and people living with HIV. The ministry goes beyond spiritual care to address the needs the community members who show up, many of whom are referred by an HIV service provider. Funds will go to grow the ministry to include support groups.
Implement support services for minority youth who self identity as LGBTQ with hardships in social acceptance, family life, workforce assimilation, and self efficacy/wellness. The intention of the services is to increase the wellbeing of LGBT Youth in society and avoiding homelessness and/or exile from their family unit.