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Kicked Out Fund

Goal: The Kicked Out Fund helps by paying for apartment / utility security deposits, and more.

Total Project Value: $2,500

Project End Date: 1/28/2018

Status: Amount Given: $1,000 | Goal Amount: $2,500

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Project Description

Family rejection leads to the high number of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness across our country. JASMYN provides intensive, wrap-around case management support to help young people find safe, stable housing and the services they need to move forward. The Kicked Out Fund helps by paying for apartment / utility security deposits, respite nights in long-term stay hotels when shelters arenít available, and ongoing help for youth to keep them in safe, stable housing.

Nationally, 40% of homeless young people identify as LGBT. In Jacksonville, in a 2015 street outreach survey with other agencies serving homeless youth, that percentage is actually 60%!

JASMYNís case management model for youth experiencing homelessness includes crisis intervention, safety planning, connection and linkage to available housing resources in the community, and ongoing safety-net support (food and hygiene pantry, bedding/kitchen/bathroom furnishings, linkage to mental health services, job search / education support, and more).

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