HELP THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN VERMONT THRIVE
Amazing news! Pride Center of Vermont, the state's largest LGBTQ organization and community center, has been selected to participate in a unique fundraising opportunity. Now through April 12th, funds raised via the CrowdRise platform will count toward our eligibility for a $3,000 "A Community Thrives" grant from the USA Today Network. We must raise $6,000 (of which we are able to keep all the funds) in order to receive the grant funding. We are eligible for a bonus $3,000 grant if we receive the most individual donations between March 25th and April 1st! Help us reach our goal while also ensuring that Vermont's LGBTQ community thrives! Thank you.
ABOUT PRIDE CENTER OF VERMONT
Pride Center of Vermont's (PCVT) programs and services strive to meet the distinct socio-economic, health, and safety needs of Vermont's LGBTQ community. PCVT is a statewide, multi-service community center that celebrates, educates and advocates with and for LGBTQ Vermonters. PCVT started in 1999 and has a long history of helping secure rights for LGBTQ Vermonters and engaging in systems to help guide the implementation of those rights. Our main goals are supporting community members with accessing support, safety, and addressing health care disparities as well as providing a rich network of social opportunities to help rural Vermonters combat isolation. Visit our website for more info >
OUR LATEST WORK
In the past year we welcomed new staff members, expanded our physical space to increase access to our confidential HIV testing room, and created a counseling room for survivors of violence and discrimination. The Health and Wellness Program expanded their work to address health disparities in LGBTQ communities through collaborative projects with the Vermont Department of Health including an 18-month early cancer screening grant to disperse breast and cervical screening information. The program also launched the LifePLUS initiative, a confidential online forum for men ages 18-40 who are living with HIV in Vermont, with a mission to fight stigma, create community, and find support in one another as we navigate full lives after being diagnosed with HIV. The GLAM HIV Prevention and SafeSpace Anti-Violence program both experienced new, cohesive branding updates. Our Greg Raney Memorial Library began an intensive online cataloguing process, allowing for increased access to more than 2,000 titles. Momentum, our program for LGBTQ folks over 40, is thriving with many fun activities and social events.