About us

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.

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