Your generous support makes a huge difference in the lives of

young people who need the support of Casa Q.

This is why your gift matters...

Many youth come to Casa Q because they cannot stay with their family. One 16-year-old transgender male from southern NM came out as trans to his family on a Friday. That weekend, his parents packed his belongings. They told him he could stay as a lesbian or he could leave. He took a bus to Albuquerque and landed at Transgender Resource Center with nothing. They referred him to Casa Q, where he was welcomed into the house within two days. Eleven months later, he has received needed medical care, completed his GED, enrolled at CNM, is working full-time, and has his own apartment. Casa Q is still there for him, through the aftercare program.

"I give to Casa Q every month so that our young people have a safe haven whenever they have that need. While it is a shame that some of the young people in our community don't feel safe, wanted, and accepted by their own family, Casa Q is there to provide acceptance and security.

Donald A. Potter, Jr., Monthly Casa Q Donor

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PO Box 36168

Albuquerque, NM 87176

505-872-2099

steven.serrano@casaq.org

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