Thursday, July 1, 2010

Host Families Needed

Posted By on Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Think you have what it takes to foster a displaced gay teen? It's not an easy job.

MGLCC director Will Batts counsels a teen
  • Justin Fox-Burks
  • MGLCC director Will Batts counsels a teen

Just ask Deb Word, the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center transitional housing program's first volunteer. In December, Word and her husband Steve offered to house a 19-year-old gay teen who'd been kicked out of his mother's home. Read all about the MGLCC's program and the Words' experience here.

Now the center is seeking additional host families to house gay youth ages 18 to 24 for several months. Volunteers must pass rigorous background checks. A host family training program will be held early this month.

For more information, call the MGLCC at 901-278-6422.

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