Picture: A Safe Place to Call Home, Copyright 2013 Sam Kirk

A grassroots response to LGBTQ youth homelessness.

Project Fierce Chicago seeks to create affirming transitional housing for LGTBQIA+ youth in Chicago that is responsive to the needs of young people. By mobilizing our communities, we provide pathways to independence.

PFC launched publicly in April of 2013 and received an overwhelmingly supportive response from queer & allied communities. Since then, the organization has expanded exponentially, hosted myriad community events, collaborated with radical organizations, and raised thousands of dollars. Dozens of volunteers have dedicated time and energy to organizing events, house-hunting, promoting the project through tabling, social media and our monthly newsletter, and collaborating on fundraising efforts.”

PFC has spent the last four years building a sustainable foundation, including cultivating community, small businesses, foundation and donor support. Through this work, we have also created a base of committed volunteers and board members, and established the infrastructure to provide community-based, youth centered, transitional housing. Due to your support and belief in our mission, in 2015 we were able to purchase a four flat apartment building in North Lawndale, on Chicago’s West Side.

100k to Home!

You’ve helped us build the foundation, now help us open doors to safe and affirming housing for LGBTQ young people experiencing homelessness.

In order to begin operating by the end of the year, Project Fierce Chicago needs your continued support to complete the renovation by late fall/early winter. On May 30th, we are launching our 100k to Home Capital Campaign, with the goal of raising $100,000 by September 1st. 100% of funds raised will go towards the renovation of the home. Since the purchase of the house, we have been working diligently to begin the first phase of renovation.

This has brought us closer to our goal of getting the home up to code and safe for youth to live and thrive in. We are also working with Designs for Dignity to redesign the interior of the home to increase space so that we can safely house up to 10 young people. We have truly appreciated the tremendous amount of support we have received since our founding in 2013, and your continued support this year will make this long held dream a reality. We need you to achieve this goal! Your donation to our capital campaign will go toward the following one time renovation expenses: general contractor, plumbing and electrical infrastructure, and unexpected building expenses and maintenance.

 

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