G.L.A.D. SUMMER 2017 CHARITY RECIPIENTS

One n Ten - A not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. We provide youth with tools to improve self esteem and acceptance of who they are.  They create a safe space, mentally and physically, for youth of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Our weekly discussion groups cover a wide range of social, educational, health, and community issues. Youth with particular needs have the option to speak with peers or volunteers one-on-one, in a supervised setting. They offer resources for healthy living and making healthy choices, as well as social networking opportunities appropriate for developing leadership skills and having fun.

HALO Animal Rescue – HALO is an acronym that stands for Helping Animals Live On.  HALO Animal Rescue is a safety net for thousands of homeless dogs and cats each year. HALO is a no-kill facility, which means they never euthanize an animal because they have run out of room, but it also means they are limited in the animals they can take in at any given time. Their specialty is to provide a refuge to those pets who might otherwise be destroyed at other Valley shelters for reasons such as a treatable injury, illness, or those who are too scared or too young to go up for adoption at their time of arrival.

Mulligan’s Manor Mulligan's Manor is a loving, nurturing and supportive group home dedicated to caring for and empowering youth, LGBTQ youth in particular, ranging from 12 to 17 years old who are in need of such services.  They accept youth in the foster care system that identify as LGBTQ and youth in crisis who need on-going and continuous 24-hour care, as well as youth from all demographics, who will be treated with the best practices of nurturing and mentoring that are consistently available.  It is the only LGBTQ-friendly group home in the State of Arizona.