This year’s Premiere Party is canceled due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Did you know?
- One of every 5 homeless youth identifies as LGBTQ.
- LGBTQ+ youth report double the rates of sexual abuse before age 12.
- LGBTQ+ youth are at greater risk for substance abuse, mental and physical health problems.
- As many as 13% of youth in detention facilities identify as LGBTQ.
The Premiere Party is an annual cocktail party and silent auction that celebrates diversity and raises funds to provide specialized help for LGBTQ+ youth who are at much greater risk of being bullied, much greater risk for suicide and who are disproportionately homeless.
CHRIS 180, the first organization to openly serve and celebrate LGBTQ+ youth in the state of Georgia, reaches out to LGBTQ+ youth in need – whether they are in foster care, homeless, or in a family in crisis – providing counseling, safe housing, life skills, training, and adoption services with the belief that every child can reach his or her potential if given the chance, and that every child deserves that chance.
Funds also enable CHRIS 180 to provide training and advocacy to enable LGBTQ+ youth to live safely and go to school in environments with supportive adults, receive equal access and validating, high quality counseling and other services.