Always Welcome


“The ache for home lives inside of all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Maya Angelou

In every decision that we make, we work to sew safety into the fabric of the Community Engagement Center’s day-to-day activities and life. It’s a part of our core values: we believe that true hospitality involves loving people as they are, without agenda or pretense.

Roughly 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Many of them experienced either conflict, abuse, or rejection from their families, and it landed them on the streets.

In our current political and social climate, the LGBTQ community is still fighting for equality, and teens are some of the most vulnerable among us.

And always welcome here.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Related: Who Is NOT Welcome Here