Art & Acceptance
Art & Acceptance: A Weekly Drop-In Program for LGBTQ+ Youth
Art & Acceptance is a weekly Saturday evening drop-in program for LGBTQ+ young people ages 16-29 experiencing homelessness. We offer a safe, hospitable, harm-reduction, gender-diverse, nonsectarian safe space. The program includes a nutritious home-cooked dinner and to-go bag with a second meal, space for art, reading and writing, music, and dance, a free clothing and toiletries “shop,” recurring health and legal clinics, and crisis support.
Volunteers are critical to every part of this program – helping to serve food, run the shop, and participate in games and arts activities. Lawyers, medical staff, and other professionals donate their time. In-kind donors provide art supplies. St. Luke’s School donates its space. Neighbors, parishioners and allies donate clothes, toiletries, and funding for food, activities, and supplies. We couldn't do it without all of you. Thank you. You can sign up for a volunteer shift here. Please also email Simone if it’s your first time.
Please consider donating to our Amazon wish list.
The program now starts at 5:00 pm. Enter through the big gate to the right of the church building at 487 Hudson. Young adults who are experiencing homelessness and/or are LGBTQ+ can see our Facebook page for more information and message us there.