The Village Delaware
Creating safer spaces for the LGBTQ+ Community in Northern Delaware
The Village is a community of LGBTQ+ youth and adults, and their allies, dedicated to empowering and supporting members of all ages. The Village is located in Northern Delaware, and hosts events most often online, or in Wilmington at the Central YMCA. We aim to provide safe social engagements, mentorship, resources, education, and leadership opportunities for youth and adults.
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April 23, 2020
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Village Youth Leadership Team Applications Open Until MARCH 1, 2020
February 21, 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED FOR 2020. Please check back for 2021 programming.
If you know of an LGBTQ+/adjacent/allied youth between 13-25 years old, who is interested in counseling, education, social justice, health/wellness topics, while earning a stipend and building leadership skills, please remind them to consider applying for out 2020 Village Youth Leadership Team. The application can be found under that tab on this site, and we will be accepting them until MARCH 1, 2020. Thank you for helping us spread the word and provide supportive, fun spaces that empower LGBTQ+ people of all ages, but especially youth.
The Village Task Force Sets Village Values
February 6, 2020
Thank you to the members of The Village Task Force, who came together today to provide input and feedback to shape our community's agreed-upon values. With much excitement, here they are:
The Village Values:
Health & Wellness
Promoting personal growth
Reducing mental and physical LGBTQ+ health disparities; improving community wellness
Uplifting our most vulnerable community members
The Village Builds Community and Momentum for 2020
November 7, 2019
The Village is picking up speed, and excited to grow in 2020. We look to further develop our partnership with the Central YMCA, as well as continuing to build more relationships with individuals and organizations who would like to be involved.
The Village will continue to have monthly gatherings, and we will be expanding to offer:
-Peer Counseling/Peer Education Programs (Check out our Youth Leadership Program, and please let LGBT+ and allied youth 13-25 years old know we are accepting applications until 3/1/2020!)
-Development of anti-homophobia and anti-transphobia curricula, including offering presentations, workshops, panels, etc. on LGBT+ issues
-Social Justice/Legislative/Political Opportunities for Engagement
-Community Empowerment Events, such as: Zine Night, Documentary & Discussion Gathering, Open Mic Night, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Village Task Force to help us plan events, build community, share resources, and have a good time doing important work, please email us!
LGBT+ Programs and Services
The Village has something for everyone. We host fun community events, provide education, share lived experiences, collaborate with other community agencies, offer referrals for local LGBT+ resources or basic needs, and even more to increase safety, health, and connection.