Project Fierce Chicago’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago by providing affirming, no-cost transitional housing and comprehensive support services to LGBTQ young adults experiencing homelessness. PFC also aims to encourage community-building and civic engagement through cooperative living and youth leadership development.
Project Fierce Chicago will provide transitional housing for 8-10 LGBTQ young people ages 18-25, for an initial term of two years. In addition to living space, food and hygiene products, residents will have access to a host of support services of their choosing, provided by trained and dedicated volunteers.
PFC’s aim is to become a largely self-sustaining community through the maintenance of a community garden and an in-house workshop in which staff, volunteers and residents create daily living items such as soap, lotion and household cleaning products with natural ingredients. The house will also have a space in which to showcase the art and creative projects of residents and community members.