Community resources such as the ACE Foundation can have a significant impact on the lives of low-income individuals and families, especially those who are members of the LGBTQIA community.
Community resources can help reduce the stigma associated with poverty by creating a sense of community and support. By investing in these resources and donating to organizations such as the ACE Foundation, communities can help create a more just and equitable society for all.
Transgender and LGBTQIA+ people are at a higher risk of experiencing poverty compared to cisgender and straight people.
According to a report by the National LGBTQ Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, transgender individuals experience poverty at more than twice the rate of the general population, with a staggering 29% of transgender people living in poverty compared to 14% of the general population.
Furthermore, LGBTQIA+ youth are disproportionately affected by homelessness, with estimates suggesting that between 20% and 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQIA+. These young people often face discrimination and rejection from their families and communities, which can make it difficult for them to access resources and support.
Discrimination and lack of legal protections for LGBTQ individuals also contribute to higher poverty rates. For example, in many states in the United States, it is still legal to fire someone for being LGBTQIA+, which can result in job loss and financial instability.
Overall, the poverty rates for transgender and LGBTQ individuals highlight the need for policies and programs that address discrimination, promote equality, and provide support to those who are most vulnerable.
The ACE (Affirming Care Essentials) Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing essential resources including food, clothing, toiletries, healthcare services, and medications to low-income members of the community.
You can support affirming care resources in our community with your donation to the ACE Foundation.
Financial donations allow us to purchase food, clothes, and hygiene items for those in need. Perhaps even more importantly, your financial support provides access to lifesaving gender affirming care, health care, and medications.