Meet Marissa Tappy and Lindsay Techel!
They create an impact through their work in solidarity with the GBLT Hosthome program through Avenues for Homeless Youth. They've been a part of the GBLT HostHome program for over eight years and have hosted six youth in their Powderhorn Park home both long-term and short-term. They continue to be part of the program but are not hosting anyone at the moment.
When asked why they do what they do, they say:
“Solidarity. It's the premise of the GLBT Host Home program. We moved to Minneapolis from Charlotte NC in 2009 and wanted to "start a family." We met Rocki [who works for Avenues] after a long day at the Rainbow Families conference and after talking to her, knew we found our match. We had space in our home and a dedication to work in solidarity with queer youth experiencing homelessness. It was and is a perfect fit and we couldn't be happier with the family we've built.”
Learn more about ways you can make an impact with Avenues here: http://avenuesforyouth.org/make-a-difference/