We're so glad you're here! We know that Pride Month is the time when people wonder where they should put their money and more importantly what is their money actually going toward. We'd love the opportunity to tell you why you should give to our mission.
864Pride is a Clinical Non-Profit Serving LGBTQ+ Folks in the Upstate of SC.
We exist to stand up and challenge what needs to be challenged. To see what others either don’t want to or can’t see and step up in faith and courage to pave the way to a better future. We will not back down, be intimidated, or discouraged no matter the adversity that lies ahead in reaching for healing and harmony for the LGBTQ+ community. We stand on conviction, integrity, and love.
Our Pride Month mission is Queer Health should be:
BLOOM: Bloom is an 864Pride program with the goal of Building LGBTQ+ Affirming Organizations and Opening Minds. Part of Bloom falls under the training program; however, the specific focus with Bloom is on LGBTQ+ cultural competence training with school personnel/counselors and other adolescent mental health providers in Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson counties. On the clinical side of things, Bloom provides free group, individual, and family therapy to LGBTQ+ youth and their families who are unable to afford the costs of affirming therapy due to financial limitations.
LEAP: A program designed to bring peer support to the trans community. Transitioning of any kind brings excitement as well as lots of questions surrounding the process. Access to Peer Support Services reduces mental health symptoms, increases resilience and links folks to services they otherwise may not know about. LEAP is no-cost and fully funded by grants and donations.
Scholarship Program: We imagine a world where finances are not an obstacle to life saving interventions. Donating to 864Pride provides this dream to become a reality. Specific funds are secured for scholarships to provide financial aid to cover partial or full cost of medical visits for hormones, prescriptions, therapy and medical procedures.
Project HEART: The newest 864Pride program which exists to bring affirming medical healthcare to the queer community in the Upstate of SC. As part of this multi-year initiative, 864Pride is working in collaboration with our partnering community healthcare providers to begin offering no-cost medical services provided by a rotation of culturally competent nurses, physicians and psychiatrists. As we strive to reduce barriers to affirmative healthcare, Project HEART will ensure that all members of the LGBTQ+ community will have easy access to quality medical care delivered in the safe and affirming environment at the Queer Wellness Center.
How can you help? Choose us to donate funds to for GIVE OUT DAY this Pride Month. Your dollars go toward direct clinical services that you can see in motion. We know you have a choice of organizations and we hope that you'll choose us.