Palm Springs, CA
After years of hard work and determined efforts to secure state and county licensing, the first ever foster care transitional home for young LGBTQ adults, is now accepting resident applications. Surprisingly, at least forty percent of the nation’s foster care population is LGBT—a group of young people that is sorely underserved. The program’s director Julie Siri shared her hope about the future. “We would like to be a model for the country, so that Sanctuary [Palm Springs] and what it stands for can be duplicated all over this country. We need to have quality housing, quality mentorship for this population of young people.” For more information regarding Sanctuary Palm Springs and how you can support this effort visit www.sanctuarypalmsprings.org/.