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RAIN Foundation

Sleeping on the street should never be an option.

Our Mission

We are providing a solution to LGBT homelessness among our adolescents. By providing housing and an array of detailed, relevant and responsive services we can start to help them transition and heal from any past or present situations and open up a world of opportunities that will enable them to develop sustainable skills and live productive lives.

By collaborative & supportive partnering with local and national community organizations, we can strengthen our commitment and creditability to our young people.

By continuing to invest in them, we help in reducing their long-term need and dependence and enhance their ability to grow into strong, focused, well-rounded members of the community.

We are...

The Essex LGBT Reaching Adolescents In Need (RAIN) Foundation. A 501(c)3 non profit that provides emergency shelter services to address the emergent need of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness. Our programs promote self-sufficiency and independence to enhance our residents’ ability to function within their communities. Our programs aim to help adolescents lead healthy, productive and meaningful lives.

RAIN Foundation is located at 168 Park Street, East Orange, NJ and is currently licensed by the DCA and qualifies us to shelter 12 LGBT youth in need of emergency shelter services.

RAIN (Reaching Adolescents In Need) was created to provide transitional housing solutions to LGBT individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness.

Our Services

Supportive Housing


Much More



Featured Stories

In 2018, under the Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA), and with the help of community partners, Elaine, launched, LGBTQ SAFE Zone, a supportive services program funded by the New Jersey Office of the State Attorney General, which provides social services for victims of sexual crimes, who identify as LGBTQI. Through integrated solutions, RAIN offers educational & financial responsibility resources, as well as wraparound services to include substance abuse, mental health counseling, drug testing, and group sessions; all under the framework of trauma-informed care. Through LGBTQ Safe Zone, Elaine aims to accomplish the mission of RAIN by assisting young LGBTQ adults with devising and executing individual service plans to enable them to develop healthy relationships, access vocational training, as well as secure employment and stable housing.


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