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8 Anonymous and/or Free Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth

8 Anonymous and/or Free Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth

More people identify as LGBTQ+ than ever before. This growing community offers LGBTQ+ youth a much-needed sense of belonging. But things are far from perfect. According to the ACLU, in 2023 there were 510 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced into the U.S. Congress. This year, we’ve unfortunately already surpassed that number – as of June 7th, 2024, there are already 516 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in Congress. These threats to the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans make safe spaces more important than ever.

Felon-Friendly Apartments Near Suffolk, Franklin, Chesapeake, Norfolk and More

Felon-Friendly Apartments Near Suffolk, Franklin, Chesapeake, Norfolk and More

Society places a stigma on individuals living with a felony conviction and you’ll probably experience several challenges while trying to reintegrate into society. One of the most common is finding a safe, stable place to live. Most landlords and property management companies require criminal background checks and many are hesitant to rent to someone with a felony conviction. Fortunately, there are felon-friendly options here in Suffolk and in the surrounding areas.

WTCSB Services

We provide integrated services and relief for multiple mental health needs, support for individuals with developmental disabilities, and substance abuse help.

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Who We Are

Western Tidewater CSB is the leading authority in mental health and developmental services in Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, and Southampton County. Learn more about what truly sets us apart.