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Important Numbers

PFLAG – Individual support and groups

 210-655-2383

GLBT National Help Center

1-888-843-4564

GLBT Youth Support Project

1-800-530-2770

National Runaway Switchboard

1800-621-4000

National Youth Crisis Hotline

1-800-448-4663

Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline

1-888-843-4564

GLBT National Youth Talk-line

1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)

Texas Youth Hotline

1-800-210-2278

Center for Healthcare Service Clinic (24 hours)

210-225-5481

Emergency

911

Helpline

210-227-4357

Homelessness 24 hour hotline

1-800-654-8595 

Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.

210-930-3669

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Welcome to Project Embrace

 

Our Mission

Project Embrace:  Families, Advocates and Allies Mission is to improve outcomes and enrich the lives for LGBTQ youth in and out of foster care, by providing education and training to individuals within our community, child care placing agencies and school systems. 

Why it started

This project started from the results of a couple of focus groups that were done Spring, 2009. The focus groups brought up issues such as, lack of culturally appropriate resources in the San Antonio community for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth in foster care. Another issue that was highlighted was San Antonio's lack of acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Lastly, LGBTQ foster care alumni did not feel safe with some of the foster families that they once were placed with and did not feel that they received culturally appropriate resources and services through the State system. Thus, in order for San Antonio to thrive our community must become more tolerant, accepting and eventually embrace this culturally diverse population through education and the creation of resources such as Project Embrace.

Statistics

LGBTQ Youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers.(Massachusetts YouthRisk Behavior Survey(2006)

LGBTQ Youth who come from a rejecting family are up to nine times more likely to attempt suicide then their heterosexual peers.(Caitlin Ryan, 2009)


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Our Prospects

  • To provide mentorship for the LGBTQ population.
  • Advocacy and support for all LGBTQ youth to receive culturally appropriate social services in San Antonio.
  • Education to all San Antonio social service agencies regarding LGBTQ youth.
  • Create an LGBTQ committee to Foster empowerment of all LGBTQ youth.
 

 

A Project Embrace Christmas

 

Project Embrace sponsored the Falcon Family this Christmas.  A BIG THANKS to Alamo Area Resource Center and Linens and More.  We also want to THANK the Falcons for allowing us to help them and know it is always better to give then it is to receive.  

 

Project Embrace Christmas