UU Church West’s “Split the Plate” program is one of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offerings to a non-profit organization, to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values, pursue the goal of Social Justice and serve our community.

Our Split the Plate partner for March is Courage MKE.  Their mission: to help displaced LGBTQ+ youth heal from trauma by providing a safe, affirming home.  Courage MKE is committed to supporting all aspects of their identities including gender, sexual orientation, and race.

Their trauma-informed philosophy is built into their program and incorporated into all day-to-day activities. Consider these facts:

  • LGBT homeless youth die by suicide at higher rates (62%) than heterosexual homeless youth (29%)​.
  • Frequently, homeless LGBT persons have great difficulty finding shelters that accept and respect them​.
  • Transgender people are particularly at physical risk due to a lack of acceptance and are often turned away from shelters.​
  • Many youth in out-of-home care do not receive safe and affirming care. They are also at a higher risk of discrimination and bullying from their peers.

For more information, visit Courage MKE.

To support Courage MKE today, do the following:

    • Go to the UUCW website’s “Donate” tab and select “Split the Plate” from the menu provided.
    • Or text your donation to 73256.
    • Or mail your donation to UUCW, 13001 W. North Ave., Brookfield WI 53005-5219