Community Partners

Written by admin on Aug 16, 2019

Community Partners

African American AIDS Task Force

The African-American AIDS Task Force is an organization that provides culturally specific prevention, education, and services to people of African descent who are living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS. AATF was founded by African American Community members who were concerned with the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans living in Minnesota. It is the only organization of its kind in the Upper Midwest. More info: aaatf.org


Avenues for Homeless Youth

Avenues for Homeless Youth provides emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. It sponsors the GLBT Host Home Program to provide community-based housing for homeless youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. Through such services, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood. More Info: avenuesforyouth.org


Guyana Lutheran Music Academy

Guyana Lutheran Music Academy provides music classes to roughly 140 adults and children each school year, teaching keyboard, guitar, voice, percussion, violin, or brass instruments. Classes are held in the afternoon and early evening at the academy in Guyana, South America for children and families who are experiencing marginal resources. Our support makes Music Education possible. More Info: glma.gy


JustUS Health MN

JustUS Health envisioning a Minnesota where people from diverse gender, sexual, and cultural communities experience health and wellness in powerfully inclusive environments. They seek to lead the work in achieving health equity for diverse gender, sexual, and cultural communities by following the guiding principles of Inclusion, Equity, Innovation, Compassion, Integrity, Professionalism and Excellence. More Info: justushealth.mn


MCC Global Justice Institute

Global Justice Institute which is MCC’s mission arm designed to support community-based efforts to advance LGBTQI and Allied groups around the world. Current projects include: HIV and homeless queer youth health & wellness project in Costa Rica, emergency shelter to people under threat in Uganda and Nigeria because of their harsh, anti-LGBT laws, creating the world’s first resource network of emergency homeless shelters for LGBTI youth (in North America, Ibero-America, Asia, Europe, and Africa). MCC’s Easter Offering provides much of GJI’s financial resources. More Info: globaljusticeinstitute.org


PFund Scholarship funds for the All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church Award to an outstanding LGBT or allied student. Scholarship awards can be used for tuition, books, or other educational fees at an accredited post-secondary institution. Eligibility for scholarship are: Living in MN or are attending school in MN, Applicant’s affirmation of LGBT or allied identity, Evidence of significant service and leadership, Evidence of serving, leading and working for change in LGBT communities, including as a role model, mentor and/or advisor. Give Generously to support our LGBT youth. More Info: pfundfoundation.org


RECLAIM!

RECLAIM works to increase access to mental health support so that queer and trans youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms. Reclaim partners with youth ages 13 – 25 who are marginalized because of their gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation. In addition to providing excellent care for youth, our vision is to change the landscape of access to care for queer and trans youth. We do this through deep practitioner development, training, education and outreach, and community partnerships at the intersection of gender and racial justice. More Info: reclaim.care


Saving Adolescents From Endangerment (SAFEMN) provides accommodating shelter and mentorship to black males between the ages of 12-17 in the Twin Cities-Metro area. They offer dependable housing to adolescent boys that have been referred by county services, schools, nonprofit agencies, social service agencies, and families in need. It is their goal to reunite families and provide mentorship to young black boys. More Info: safemn.net


Transfaith is a national non-profit that is led by transgender people. They are a multi-tradition, multi-racial, multi-gender, multi-generational organization working to support transgender spiritual/cultural workers and their leadership in community. They work closely with many allied organizations, secular, spiritual, and religious, transgender-led and otherwise. They believe that the experiences, spiritual vitality, and leadership of people of transgender experience make our communities stronger and more vibrant. They bring people together to develop conversation, strategy, and community in order to help us all reach our full potential. More info: transfaith.info