Safe to Be is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to creating a tiny home community for marginalized LGBTQ+ individuals. Their focus is to provide emergency transitional, and permanent housing for at-risk and/or homeless LGBTQ+ persons with a significant emphasis on being trans inclusive. “Frequently, homeless LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) persons have great difficulty finding shelters that accept and respect them. LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness are often at a heightened risk of violence, abuse, and exploitation compared with their heterosexual peers. Transgender people are particularly at physical risk due to a lack of acceptance and are often turned away from shelters; in some cases signs have been posted barring their entrance.” (NATIONALHOMELESSNESS.ORG)
One in five transgender people in the United States has been discriminated against when seeking a home, one in five transgender individuals have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives, and more than one in ten have been evicted from their homes, because of their gender identity. (TRANSEQUALITY.ORG)
Our Story: Safe To Be started with a vision to create a place where it is safe for LGBTQ+ persons to be themselves, in a town that celebrates diversity, at a location that allows for healing and personal growth. The Ozark Mountains provide a home for Safe To Be, and Safe To Be provides homes to anyone from anywhere.
Safe To Be is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit made possible by the community for the community.