Friendship Place is the premier provider of housing services for people experiencing homelessness in the Washington DC region. Our innovative, customized, person-focused programs produce demonstrative and lasting results. We empower our participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently.
In June 2020 Friendship Place President/CEO Jean-Michel Giraud issued a call to action to reinvigorate the organizations LGBTQ+ work group. Over the following months co-chairs were identified, a group formed and we quickly set to work on establishing goals and defining a mission. Our mission statement is as follows:
The LGBTQ+ Workgroup of Friendship Place is a collective of Staff, Participants, Board, and Volunteers committed to ensuring that all programs, services, and expressions of Friendship Place are considered welcoming, affirming, inclusive, and safer for LGBTQ+ community members and allies.
We seek to continuously expand our awareness, competency, and sensitivity through action and advocacy throughout the broader Friendship Place community and community at-large.