Jenni White has been named executive director of Trinity Haven, which is slated to become Indiana’s first home for LGBTQ youth who have nowhere safe to live. Trinity Haven is located in the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood and will offer a safe, welcoming transitional home for LGBTQ youth ages 16-21. “All homelessness is tragic, but homeless LGBTQ youth are in deep and immediate peril,” said Leigh Ann Hirschman, Trinity Haven board chair. “Many are terrified to ask for help from programs not tailored to their needs.”
“Trinity Haven will allow us to intervene early enough to change the trajectory of their lives,” said White. “We will provide a safe and nurturing environment where they can develop skills to thrive in the world, avoid chronic homelessness and overcome barriers to pursuing their education and career goals.”
The facility is scheduled to open this summer. Details.