According the U.S. Census, over 10% of our 2.6 million Miami-Dade County residents identify as LGB
or T, with hundreds arriving each day via the Caribbean & Latin America – often undocumented –
making this number much higher.

Family rejection, fear for their safety & lives because of their sexual orientation, abuse and lack of laws
protecting equal rights for all – often leads to issues of depression, social anxiety & low self esteem –
directed at ourselves and those around us.

Our project provides much needed guidance, learning tools & services to assist this underserved and
often overlooked segment of our community…Resulting in a better understanding of the LGBT
community, better trained & prepared individuals, tools for a better quality of life & overall support.

UC|CU’s ELEVATE. A day of Lifting your mind, body, spirit & social well-being. BEING A BETTER PERSON – through what we eat, how we take care of ourselves, how we treat ourselves and how we treat others. Many of us find some, most or all of these topics difficult to follow in our daily lives. Add the pressures of family, peers,  ageing, economy & surroundings, and it often becomes overwhelming.