To build community resources for oppressed and marginalized people, via direct services, capacity-building training, and project support.
HOMELESS LEADERSHIP PROJECT
People experiencing homelessness are socially and politically excluded from the public sphere. We are organizing people who experience homelessness and their allies to combat policies and practices of institutions which marginalize people. Current projects include the Homeless Leadership Project.
TRANSGENDER INFORMED CONSENT
Our other current project, the Transgender Informed Consent Project, include entering conferences for medical professionals, nurses and students regarding trans informed consent. Trans informed consent is important for culturally competent medical care that does not exclude any group of people. We are educating to ensure that medical professionals, nurses, students, and others are educated in informed consent.
Founded in 2018, in Phoenix, by Dorian Vrenden (President) and Elizabeth Venable, MA, MPA, (Treasurer), the Fund hopes to build capacity in the populations it serves by holding workshops and trainings, developing speakers, and functioning as an umbrella for projects. Our projects are generally advocacy based but develop skills and capacities in the population while spreading knowledge.
The Fund envisions itself as an ally in generating resources for community projects for marginalized people.
US News and World Report August 2020 https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-08-24/covid-19-is-a-crisis-within-a-crisis-for-homeless-people
Phoenix New Times July 2020 https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/phoenix-police-ticket-homeless-woman-for-camping-during-pandemic-11480956
Downtown Devil May 2020 https://downtowndevil.com/homeless-organizations-continue-to-provide-aid-during-pandemic/
Downtown Devil March 2020 https://downtowndevil.com/homeless-rights-protesters-gather-at-hance-park/
Phoenix New Times January 2020 https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/homeless-sleeping-phoenix-9th-circuit-court-martin-boise-arrest-11422139
DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL: PayPal.Me/Fund4Empowerment