Our Vision is...
"Empower, celebrate, and support women and youth from minority communities to enable the growth of future leaders and promote equality"
and Our Mission...
We exist to offer support, provide educational opportunities, and create local and virtual environments where women and their children can feel safe and empowered.
Our goals are to create spaces where mothers feel comforted and supported, thus learning to accept their LGBTQ children and becoming their greatest advocates, ensuring that our young people feel loved and protected within their families and communities.
We were created by a deep desire to change a much broader systemic inequalities within our not for profit sectors and communities by providing women and other minorities the chance to have access to quality education.
Agape Women online Education program
This program was created by women for women. With the input of many single mothers in the LatinX, Black, Native American and Latin American communities Agape designed this learning initiative for women who often fall through the cracks of state and federal programs. Through our partnership, Agape provides participants with discounted access to basic courses in the degree of their choice through EdX. Participants will meet monthly with personal advisors who will assist students on their personal degree journey through counseling. We are also able to provide computers if any participants are in need of access to a computer and/or internet access.
After completing the beginning courses in the EdX portion of their degree, Agape works to partner women with quality online universities at a fraction of the traditional cost. Our program works to close the gaps in higher education and empower women without leaving them buried in student debt. By prioritizing women in marginalized communities, Agape aims to uplift their families and communities. This program gives a running start to our participants who seek to achieve professional certification and/or degrees in fields that are relevant to today's economic and social development.
In addition to our educational opportunities, Agape provides support groups for LGBTQ+ youth. As we try to educate families with LGBTQ+ children, Agape also focuses on uplifting marginalized youth. Our support programs provide participants with a space to process the discrimination and distress they may be facing.
Agape LGBTQ online education and support program for youths.
This online education program was created for LGTBQ+ youth between the ages of 18 and 26. Similar to our Women’s Online Education Program, Agape Mother’s United offers courses through EdX while working towards a degree of the participants choice. Weekly meetings with an advisor are included to prioritize the participants’ personal success through education guidance. Computers can be provided if any participants are limited by lack of access to a computer and/or internet access.
After completing the EdX portion of their degree, Agape works to partner LGBTQ+ youth with quality online universities at a fraction of the traditional cost. Our program works to close the gaps in higher education and empower members of the LGBTQ+ community without leaving them buried in student debt. By prioritizing historically oppressed members of these communities, Agape aims to uplift their families and communities as well. This program gives a running start to our participants who will achieve professional certification and/or degrees in fields that are relevant to today's economic and social development.
Suicide prevention, education and support
Struggling to support and care for a family member in crisis? Agape is working with trained psychologists who facilitate support groups and educate families on mental wellness and how to support family members impacted by mental illness. Through these groups, online classes, and webinars Agape is helping educate families and friends with a loved one in critical condition on suicide prevention and practices. This program allows us to offer information and support groups so that family members feel surrounded by support and equipped with the knowledge they need to help their loved ones.
Online Support Groups...
Mothers of LGBTQ children
Agape acknowledges that there may be fears and questions that mothers may need to deal with when they first learn that they have a child who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Instead of letting these fears isolate you, we welcome parents to ask them in our non-judgemental online support group. Coming out as a member of the LGTBQ+ community can be challenging, and supporting your children may feel complicated, overwhelming, or too difficult. Agape aims to support parents struggling so they can grow to become a strong support system for their children. We provide a safe space where mothers can share their feelings and ask questions in a caring environment and without judgment where they can learn to accept their children and become their most fierce advocates and personal supporters.
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Mothers with children dealing with substance use disorder
Agape understands the feelings of loss, disappointment and loneliness that infiltrate the daily lives of those with loved ones dealing with substance abuse or addiction. We provide a safe space where families can learn how to support their loved ones and take care of their own mental health, and spend time online with psychologists and mental health professionals.
Mothers of children with disabilities
Agape gives online support to family members who need support caring for loved ones who have disabilities of any kind. We offer groups for emotional support and education.
AGAPE MOTHERS UNITED COVID-19 RESPONSE
This program allows us to support women and their families in minority communities in the US and Latin America providing them with food security, instruction and materials needed to make masks for their families.
There are families in the US who face the uncertainty that comes with having to stay home to keep their families safe. Food banks are facing food shortages and assistance is limited. Our program works to alleviate the stress that is being faced by many at this time.
Families in Latin American countries lack the social services that offer support here in the US, and up to 78% of households lead by women make 2 dollars a day under normal circumstances. With the pandemic in full force, the virus hitting the poorest communities hardest and a lack of social support programs, mothers are finding themselves with a terrible choice, go out each day and risk bringing the virus home or watch their families go hungry. It is a choice no mother should have to make.
Please consider donating.
Your donations this year will support the food programs as well as our Stay Home this Christmas Program that will allow us to give a child a Christmas present and Hanukkah gifts to bring some smiles this Holiday Season.
Your donation will allow each family to receive dried foods (rice, beans, flour, sugar, masa, salt, and canned goods) to help them stay home for 2 weeks during the holiday season. We are in this together, and together we can make a difference.
Your donations this year will support the food program as well as our Stay Home this Christmas Program that will allow us to give a child a Christmas present, Hanukkah gift as well reaching out to our Muslim participants for their end of Ramadan celebrations.