The ‘Rescue’ of Chicago’s LGBTQ Youth

Approximately 40 percent of Chicago’s homeless youth identify as LGBTQ, according to the Huffington Post. This large number has not received much support, but on March 3rd, 2012 El Rescate, an extension to VIDA/Sida on the West side of Chicago opened, giving the necessary support and resources to minority LGBTQ youth. El Rescate has space for 16 tenants, and they are currently looking for more applicants. Through its outreach in the community, El Rescate has been able to change the lives of many people by giving them: a living space, job finding help, and assistance in enrolling in school.

For more information, go to Vida/SIDA’s Facebook or website

By: Evie Lacroix, Amanda Lopez-Martinez, Calvin Mennyweathers, and Johnny Thrower

One response to “The ‘Rescue’ of Chicago’s LGBTQ Youth

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