Homeless LGBTQ+ Couple in Need
Organized by: Brooke Nobbs
Laura and Murphy are a married couple, homeless in Youngstown, Ohio. Currently they are struggling to even have a place to sleep at night, resorting to sometimes sleeping outside and cleaning themselves up in gas station bathrooms. They have been homeless since October, getting screwed over by odd end jobs and being turned down by homeless shelters just because they are a same sex couple. Recently they had everything stolen from them, including their ID's, social security cards, birth certificates, clothing, and all of the belongings they carried with them that weren't the clothes on their backs. This is why they are finding it difficult to get a job, even though they continuously try, hoping their experience is enough. With no mailing address they can not even get their ID's or social security cards, and with all of their clothes gone they don't have the proper clothing to wear to job interviews. Their vast amount of experience and degrees are not enough to get them the jobs they need. They have had to wash underwear and socks and let them dry before being able to wear them again. And currently their only fixed income is standing by Walmart with a sign to hopefully get enough money to eat something or pay for a night at a motel where they can sleep on a bed and shower properly. Upon asking them what they need, they told us anything helps. Anything at all. Underwear, socks, clothes, shoes, gift cards to Walmart, food, a night at a motel, etc. Being in the LGBTQ+ community already comes with many issues and problems that are faced every single day, homelessness happens to be a pretty big percentage in the LGBTQ+ community. Just helping to get these two kind and deserving women some shelter, food, or something to help them get on their feet would be a wonderful thing to do and even a few dollars would go a long way. People in this community don't deserve to suffer like this anymore.