The Leonard-Litz Foundation has awarded a Covid Relief grant to the LGBT Life Center. The recipient has continued to provide myriad health and wellness programs and services to the LGBTQ+ community in Hampton Roads, despite the challenges resulting from the pandemic. The Foundation’s $15,000 grant to the nonprofit organization will ensure its infrastructure for emergency services remains operational.
Among many health and wellness programs, LGBT Life Center offers medical case management, housing, meals, transportation, outreach, prevention, education and HIV/STI testing. Since the advent of the pandemic, the need for these services has risen precipitously.
Stacie Walls, CEO of LGBT Life Center, notes “Mental health, LGBTQ senior services, emergency food pantry and emergency housing assistance have all increased dramatically during Covid-19. Mental health services experienced a 145% increase in the number of people needing services, and food distribution has increased over 80K lbs. compared to the prior year.”
Established in 1989, the LGBT Life Center remains a leader in disseminating resources and support for LGBTQ+ people to strengthen families and communities, and preserve healthy, connected lives for LGBTQ+ individuals. We invite you to learn more about these organizations and help us support the important work they are doing for our community.