Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation

Meet RAIN Founder Elaine Helms – Survivor and LGBT Advocate Featured on Tomboyx

Known for her work helping homeless LGBT youth in New Jersey, Elaine Helms came to our attention as a tomboy we wanted to salute. Elaine founded and now works as the executive director of the Essex County LGBT R.A.I.N (Reaching Adolescents In Need) Foundation. They work to provide safe and supportive emergency housing solutions to young adults (18-26) and adolescents who are homeless because of their sexual orientation.

We caught up with Elaine and got the lowdown on her non-profit, surviving the World Trade Center 9/11 attacks and her work as a badass model.


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