Safe Shelter for LGBTQ+ youth in crisis

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

180 Degrees, Inc.
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Provide safe, welcoming emergency shelter for LGBTQ youth from metro, rural, & suburban communities.


raised by 14 people

$2,000 goal


180 Degrees Emergency Youth Shelters are Safe Spaces for youth of all genders, identities, and sexual orientations.

At any given time, between 35-75% of youth in our network of youth shelters identifies as LGBTQ+. 

Did you know? 

Only 22% of LGBTQ+ Minnesota youth experienced high support from their family. Supportive environments and safe shelter for LGBTQ+ are among the most important things to improve mental health outcomes.

Donate Today!

Your gift today gets youth off the streets and into safety at any of our regional shelters in gender affirming environments in St. Paul, Chanhassen, St. Cloud, or Rochester. Donors like you help youth discover strengths, build positive connections, and find new pathways forward. 

New Donors:  Your Gift Today Can Unlock $50,000 more for LGBTQ+ youth in our shelters. 

$50,000 Impact: Your donation today will have a $50,000 impact. The Richard M. Schulze Foundation has agreed to award us $50,000 if we can meet the $50,000 baseline goal from new donors. 

However, it is "All or Nothing." If we don't meet this goal, we cannot receive the matching transformative gift from the foundation.

High Need. The demand for youth emergency shelter is at an all-time high  - and will increase as Minnesota temperatures drop.  Help us meet this $50,000 Challenge by making your gift today. Together,  we can direct more resources to vulnerable youth in our community.

Donation Amount
Services Provided
$50 Nutritious, Hot Meals.  Provide 3 meals for one LGBTQ youth in shelter.
$100 Mental Health. 3-sessions in a mental health support group for one LGBTQ youth.
$250 24-Hr. Shelter for one LGBTQ youth. Provide meals, shelter, and trauma services.
$500 24-Hr. Shelter for two LGBTQ youth. Provide meals, shelter, and trauma services.
$1,000. LGBTQ Leadership Circle. Provide sustaining support for 70 LGBTQ youth accessing shelter with affirming programming.

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