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

 

Project Fierce Chicago is a grassroots collective of radical social workers, youth advocates and other community members who are working together to establish community-driven, identity-affirming housing in Chicago. Project Fierce’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago by providing transitional housing and support services to LGBTQ-identified young adults.

PFC launched publicly in April of 2013 and received an overwhelmingly supportive response from queer & allied communities. Now, nearly three years later, the organization has expanded exponentially, hosted myriad community events, collaborated with radical organizations, and raised more than $125,000. 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.

We have a home!

We are delighted to announce that we have purchased a home on Chicago’s Southwest side, and are beginning the work of readying the space to house young people. We will provide supportive, collaborative, transitional housing for 10-12 LGBTQ-identified young adults. In an effort to assure sustainability of our space, we will also offer a low-cost office rental space in the building for grassroots, social justice-focused non-profit seeking a home. Read more here.

To stay up-to-date on the work the collective is doing, please sign up to receive our monthly newsletter by completing the mailing list form below.

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