Jane came to akt for support around finding somewhere to live as she was staying with her ex-partner and their relationship was volatile.

akt supported Jane over a two year period, helping to build up her emotional resilience, improve her well-being and increase her social skills.

She was supported into our accommodation and was given access to talking therapies and medical services, as well as taking part in various akt social activities. She eventually gained the confidence to present at the akt Youth Conference on stage in front of a full audience.

akt also provided clothes so that she could attend her father's funeral and paid for her CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) test so that she could ride a motorcycle to visit her mother who was given a potentially terminal diagnosis. 

Without the access to the support from akt and the Rainbow Starter Fund, Jane would have struggled financially to attend her father's funeral and to be with her mother at what is, understandably, a difficult time.

We believe no young person should have to choose between a safe home and being who they are. If you'd like to support our work with young LGBTQ+ people facing or experiencing homelessness, click here.

Photo: Zackary Drucker, The Gender Spectrum Collection

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