In the last 24 hours there have been two events that are causing alarm among transgender, gay, and lesbian people and their allies.

Ascencia’s leading core value is inclusion. “We seek ways to be inclusive in our services, our staffing, and our recruitment of volunteers. We embrace the diversity of our community.”

Today I addressed our staff to let them know that Ascencia stands by its values and will remain a safe place for all our gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual employees and clients.

Becoming homeless, and the journey leading back to a home, can be fraught with fear and trauma. The work of helping people who are in crisis has its own burden.  We strive to keep Ascencia a safe haven for all our community.

Natalie Profant-Komuro

Executive Director