We Are Family

A nonprofit organization


We are thrilled to announce the launch of our "We Are Home" Giving Tuesday campaign, a transformative initiative that will pave the way for a brighter and more inclusive future for LGBTQ+ youth in our community.

Together, we can create a safe, welcoming, and empowering space for these young individuals to thrive.  

We Are Family has always been committed to providing support, resources, and a sense of belonging to LGBTQ+ youth. However, the need has never been greater, and our vision for the future is more ambitious than ever before. We are excited to introduce our latest endeavor: the creation of a state-of-the-art community center exclusively for LGBTQ+ youth. 

For the last 28 years, We Are Family has been a beacon of hope and acceptance for LGBTQ+ youth. We've witnessed the transformative power of love, mentorship, and community in the lives of these young people. But we can do more. We can be more. Our new community center will be a haven of acceptance, offering a wide range of services and programs designed to empower and uplift LGBTQ+ youth. 

Together, we can create a brighter and more inclusive future for LGBTQ+ youth in our community. Let's stand united in our commitment to providing them with a space where they can be themselves, thrive, and become the leaders of tomorrow. 

Join us in building a world where every LGBTQ+ youth know they are loved, valued, and supported. Together, WE ARE LOVE, WE ARE HOME, WE ARE FAMILY!

Your investment in the “We Are Home” initiative will have a profound and lasting impact on LGBTQ+ youth in our community.  With your generosity, we can: 

💜Build a safe, accessible, and welcoming community center. 

💜House experienced counselors, mentors, and educators to provide support and guidance. 

💜Offer programs and resources that will empower LGBTQ+ youth to reach their full potential. 

💜Create a sense of belonging and acceptance that will reduce isolation and increase mental and emotional wellbeing. 

💜Ensure that LGBTQ+ youth have access to the resources they need to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

                             

We Are Family is South Carolina's premiere nonprofit that provides life-affirming and life-saving programs for LGBTQ+ youth -– with a focus on those who are BIPOC, and low-income -– that have a lasting and measurable impact.

WAF is the oldest LGBTQ+ youth serving community-based organization in the state of South Carolina, and began in April 1995 under the direction of Tom Myers, the father of a gay son. Tom recognized the need for support for LGBTQ+ youth, and WAF was born from the love of a father for his son. 😍 

Simply put, We Are Family is where queer youth thrive! 🌈 


💜 In 2020, we celebrated 25 years of life-saving impacts to LGBTQ+ youth in SC. Check out our celebratory video below! 💜 


Additionally, WAF has an incentivized monthly donor program called Chosen Family. At We Are Family, we take care of each other. We’re a Chosen Family who invests in ourselves and our future. We build community and give back monthly in support of the community. 

join our chosen family

Become part of the Chosen Family and help us continue to build community and provide affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in the South Carolina!


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

We Are Family

Tax id (EIN)

57-1008020

Address

1801 Reynolds Ave. Unit B
North Charleston, SC 29405

Phone

(843) 637-9379

Email

info@waf.org

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