The Unity Campaign for Frederick County

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The Frederick Center, Inc

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The Frederick Center wants our LGBTQ kids to reach age 21 in good physical and mental health

WE'RE STRUGGLING, THOUGH, BECAUSE OF HIGH RATES OF VIOLENCE AND HOSTILITY 

BULLYING: 34.2% OF LGB YOUTH were bullied on school property vs. 17.6 straight youth; 26.6% OF LGB YOUTH were bullied electronically vs. 13.2% straight youth.

ASSAULT: 14.3% OF LGB YOUTH were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, vs. 6.5% straight youth.

MENTAL HEALTH: 62.9% LGB YOUTH felt hopeless in the past year, a suicide marker, vs. 23.6% straight youth. 46.5% OF LGB YOUTH seriously considered suicide in the past year, vs. 11.7% straight youth.

AND IT’S WORSE FOR TRANSGENDER YOUTH

BULLYING: 81% reported harassment; 6% reported harassment so severe the student left school.

ASSAULT :38% reported physical assault; 16% reported sexual violence

MENTAL HEALTH: 1 in 2 transgender children have attempted suicide before age 20.

The Frederick Center formed its Youth and Young Adult Groups to provide a facilitated, affirming place where LGBTQ youth can get support and gain knowledge, skills, confidence, and life skills to help them thrive in home, school, and other societal environments that are implicitly or explicitly hostile. We formed the TransFamily Group to give parents and caregivers of trans/ gender expansive youth a safe space to share affirming information about their child, including medical, legal, and other resource materials. The programs are unique, and they are critical to helping our LGBTQ youth thrive. Through the Unity Campaign, The Frederick Center needs to raise $21,000 to support these youth programs.

YOU CAN HELP. Go to: Unityfrederick.com/thefrederickcenter and make your tax- deductible donation to The Frederick Center via the Unity Campaign web site or text UnityFrederick40 to 71777.

Together, let’s help our LGBTQ kids get to 21!



About the Unity Campaign

The Unity Campaign is an effort between nonprofits, businesses, sponsors, and individuals to benefit the health, education, and financial stability of those Frederick County households struggling to afford basic necessities. Last year, the Unity Campaign moved to United Way of Frederick County and raised $447,074 for 27 local nonprofit organizations.

Have questions about the Campaign?
Contact United Way of Frederick County
Bernard W. Brown Community Center
629 N Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
301-663-4231


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