CHICAGO — A new center in North Lawndale aims to help homeless LGBTQ youth.
Project Fierce Chicago will open the home to 10 to 12 young adults later this year, according to its website. Project Fierce is an organization dedicated to reducing homelessness among LGBTQ youth in the city by providing them housing and support.
The North Lawndale home will provide services to help LGBTQ people on the Southwest Side, which has fewer resources for LGBTQ people than the North Side, according to a Project Fierce news release.
The organization bought a house in North Lawndale in August and has been renovating the interior. The nine-bedroom home is expected to open in the fall, according to Project Fierce.
The house will also have space that non-profits can rent to help fund the building, according to Project Fierce's website.
Homelessness is an ongoing issue in LGBTQ communities, with about 40 percent of all homeless youth identifying as LGBTQ, according to a study.
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