For 43 years we have served on the frontlines of providing critical social services to the community. Part of serving our community is ensuring your continued health and safety. As an organization serving many people who are currently at particular risk for coronavirus, including older adults and people living with HIV, we are suspending all group programming at Identity through Monday, April 20.
Identity, Inc. is taking every precaution to ensure our staff, volunteers, and visitors remain safe and healthy. As we learn more about COVID-19, it seems the best course of action is to apply the social distance model. This means that we will be limiting our staff, volunteers, and visitors’ face to face contact with the public. All peer support groups will move to a virtual model, if possible, and the drop in center will be closed until further notice. Outside groups that use our center will be on hold until further notice.
- All peer facilitated social and support groups in person meetings are hereby canceled.
- Zoom meetings are available for several support groups. Check out the event calendar for details.
To our funders… please know that we are responding to this pandemic by following best practices of social distancing. We will continue our work within the guidelines, expectations, and deliverables of our grants. We expect we will not be the only ones adjusting timelines and shifting expectations with our work. The health and safety of our already vulnerable population is at stake. We will remain flexible and hopeful as the situation unfolds.
There is one event that will not be affected by social distancing: Give Out Day. Give Out Day is a national day of giving to LGBTQ+ Centers. It’s a virtual event. And this year, it’s more important than ever to Identity, Inc. because our event revenue, which we depend on to stay open, is likely to be affected. Please mark your calendars for June 30, 2020.
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. Thank you for your flexibility and resilience. It is the hallmark of our LGBTQ+ community. We will get through this together. If you feel moved to support our efforts and to bolster our resources, please make a donation to Identity, Inc. here.
Identity’s Board of Directors
Joey Agloinga-Keeney | Board Co-Chair Shelby Wilson | Board Co-Chair