Foundation grant supports Stand with Trans event for parents

A grant from the Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families will support a spring event for parents whose children express themselves in ways that don’t fit with one gender.

Stand with Trans Foundation Grant

Trustee Lynn Halton (pictured left) presented a grant award check for $1,000 to Roz Keith, president of Stand with Trans, on December 17, 2017.

Funds will go toward “Supporting the Young Gender Expansive Child,” a Stand with Trans event that will be open to the community and explore what it means to have a gender expansive child. Parental support and understanding helps prevent mental health crises and homelessness among transgender youth and makes communities stronger.

When Keith’s son Hunter came out as transgender in 2013, there were no resources available for youth and their families. She founded Stand with Trans in the spring of 2015 to fill a critical need as youth and their loved ones sought to make sense of an unexpected and often challenging life transition.

Stand with Trans is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported and validated as they transition to their authentic life.

Since its inception, Stand with Trans has established regular support groups and organized community education events and trans youth empowerment workshops. To learn more, visit standwithtrans.org.

The Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families supports programs and provides funds to organizations that improve the quality of life for children, youth and families in the Farmington and Farmington Hills communities. Applications for the Spring 2018 grant cycle are due April 15. To learn more, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit ffhfoundation.org or call 248-426-1190.

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