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Did you know that an estimated 40% of the homeless youth in America identify as LGBTQIA+?

LGBTQIA+ community members are at a disproportionate risk of homelessness, which makes the need for inclusive, understanding housing advocacy & health services agencies even more important.

In 2022, Vizient supported the following organizations with grants to bolster access to health and housing services for individuals who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Employees have volunteered with and supported the following organizations on Community Day or by utilizing their 40-hours-per-year of paid Volunteer hours. 

See how our organization supports health and housing services across the U.S.

AIDS Services of Dallas – Dallas. Provides housing and supportive services for low-income and formerly homeless men, women, children and families living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Urban Peak – Centennial, Colo. Urban Peak ignites the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined, fulfilled lives.

Center on Halsted – Chicago. Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland.

N Street Village – Washington, D.C. N Street Village supports women in Washington, D.C. experiencing homelessness by offering a broad spectrum of services, housing, and advocacy in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Lutheran Social Service Metro Homeless Youth – Edina, Minn. Youth in Minneapolis and Saint Paul who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness can find non-judgmental support and assistance at LSS. We serve hundreds of youth every year in the Twin Cities metro area, and are committed to providing youth with the resources they need to launch into productive, healthy and independent lives.

Covenant House – Oakland, Calif. Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. We help young people transform their lives and put them on a path to independence.

Food Outreach – St. Louis. Food Outreach is the only St. Louis area organization whose mission is to provide nutritional support and enhance the quality of life of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.

During Pride month, I intentionally set time aside to support our LGBTQ+ employees, allies and our community at large. While I serve as the Pride@Vizient DNA executive sponsor and an ally year-round, this is a great time for me to also share learning moments with my two kids by attending our local Pride event and supporting our Vizient presence.
Bharat SundaramCOO and president and Pride@Vizient executive sponsor
For me, Pride Month has become a time to celebrate all the accomplishments the LGBTQ+ community has achieved and enjoy happy times with family and friends.”
Michael DeSimoneSenior sourcing executive, Strategic Sourcing Programs and Partnerships, and Pride@Vizient chair