GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Five agencies helped renovate and open a home for those in the LGBTQ community who are experiencing homelessness.
The organizations say the program will have specific supports for LGBTQ youth. In Grand Rapids, at least one-third of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ, according to the organizations.
Organizations say the home has been completely renovated. It includes three bedrooms, full bath, kitchen and a large dining room that will be used by the youth.
The second floor has two bedrooms, full bath and a deck off the kitchen that will be utilized by a 3:11 Youth Housing mentor, who will provide support to the residents, according to a news release.
A case manager will also be available to help residents with their education, vocational goals and budgeting.
More information about how to help the home can be found online.