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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Our Community Is Mobilizing to End LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Arbor Circle is excited to announce that we’re partnering with The True Colors Fund and the Safe Impact Community Group to create a strategic plan to better address LGBTQ youth homelessness in West Michigan.Think about West Michigan. What do you love about it? What about it could improve?The first question...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The Grand Rapids Pride Center, in their partnership with Arbor Circle, is now offering free therapy and counseling services for LGBTQ youth.  While the Pride Center has offered support services for several years, the Safe and Supported program, which launched in February, provides one-on-one support for youth ages 13-24. LLMSW Sydney Sturm, whose work at Arbor Circle focuses on homeless...
Monday, March 13, 2017
“Not under my roof.”Too often, these words are the gateway to homelessness for a young person. On any given night in West Michigan, approximately 200 young people won’t know where they are going to sleep. The journeys that bring youth to the street are complex, deeply personal, and traumatic.One common experience among homeless youth is identifying as LGBTQ, coming out (or worse...