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Going Places Street Outreach helps LGBTQ+ youth stay off street

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 18:36:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — All month long people will be celebrating love.

June is recognized as pride month, a chance to highlight the LGBTQ+ community. One group is reaching out to LGBTQ teens who may need a place to go or someone to talk to.

Going Places Street Outreach is a part of Capital City Youth Services. The group welcomes people from ages 11 to 21 who are homeless or in need of a place to stay during the day.

At Going Places, kids can get personal hygiene items, food, help getting a GED and a job. Outreach Advocate Janel Diaz says many of the kids they see are just coming out and in need of a safe place.

"It's important for kids in our community to feel like they have a safe place," said Diaz. "Especially when they see someone like me that they can identify and feel that since of family."

Going Places accepts anyone from age 11 to 21 that is in need. You can find more information about the program here.