Affirmations Accepts Five New Grant Awards

Affirmations was the recipient of five grant awards during the month of May. Grants were awarded from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, the Metro Health Foundation, Phillip & Elizabeth Filmer Memorial Charitable Trust and The Jewish Fund.

The community center at 290 W. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale will receive a total of $222,036 from the grants. Not only will these awards allow Affirmations to continue the work that they are doing with their existing Youth Workforce Development program, but the funds will also allow the center to expand their reach deeper into healthcare provider trainings.

Currently, Affirmations offers a leadership and workforce program, aimed to empower LGBTQ youth throughout metro Detroit. Designed for LGBTQ teens and their allies, the programs teach essential skills that are necessary to succeed in a professional work environment, while also providing them with tools that will enable them to become a leader in their community.

Additionally, the center offers healthcare provider trainings that provide education regarding LGBTQ health disparities and how to create a welcoming environment that is for everyone.

Learn more about Affirmations programs and services online at
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