LGBTQ Focused Services
In 2007, Crossroads opened Project Discovery, specialized Foster Homes for self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning (LGBTQ) youth. A program providing them with the support and sensitivity necessary to address thier unique needs. While Project Discovery was growing, there were requests from the other providers and the community for something to bring LGBTQ youth together for support, socialization and to know they are not alone. With the help of concerned youth and adults from the community, this group has finally come to fruition.
"Kaleidoscope" — Teens embracing, experiencing, and transforming the spectrum"
Meeting monthly at The Spot at the Voorhees Town Center, this youth run group hopes to offer support, advocacy and information to their peers. To our knowledge, we are the only such group in South Jersey.
We are a grassroots, start up group with no grants or funding behind us. We will survive on the generosity of those who have taken this journey or watched someone take it and know what a difference acceptance and support can make.
We need support for rent, background checks on the adult volunteers, snacks, supplies and to off set the cost of some of the events the youth hope to attend.
Our youth have so many exciting ideas about speakers and events (including a prom) that we want to tap into that energy as quickly as possible and reduce as many barriers as possible.