Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth Emergency Grant

Date Enacted: March 2020
Country: United States
Region: North America

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth awarded more than $18,000 “in emergency grants to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ youth.” Recipients included individual youths as well as organizations that “received funding in order to provide virtual services to clients in lieu of in-person services, such as online drop-in centers or telehealth sessions; to provide food and supplies to youth who find themselves without resources needed to survive; and to provide money for housing assistance as youth find themselves without a place to live as they are kicked off campus or lose jobs.”