Larry Chang Centre provides safe space for LGBTQIA2S+ youth.

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Larry Chang Centre provides safe space for LGBTQIA2S+ youth.

Our gifts for Mission & Service support partners around the world where being LGBTQIA or Two-Spirit is punishable by death or imprisonment. Here is a story about one of those partners.

In Jamaica, the Larry Chang Centre provides housing to young adults who would otherwise be homeless. The youth shelter provides a safe space and supports mental and physical health and well-being; it also provides access to education and skills training and helps the young people get essential documentation and ID. Outreach to youth at risk is critical, as well as working to increase sensitivity among providers of related health and education services. Church support for the shelter has had a positive impact on the developing ecumenical and public conversation on the importance of dignity, rights, and inclusion.

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