Warsaw House Foundation
Our mission is to protect LGBTQ+ youth in Poland from the harms of homelessness and refugeehood.
The Warsaw House Foundation's mission is to protect homeless and refugee LGBTQ+ youth in Poland and provide them with the tools they need to live independently. Our inspiration was the Ali Forney Center (AFC) n NYC, which is largest organization in the world offering support to homeless LGBTQ+ youth. We are honored that Carl Siciliano, the AFC's founder is on the board of the Warsaw House Foundation and works as an advisor. We place extra attention on HIV and STI education, support and prevention with the help of board member Dr. Joanna Kubica and the Smart Life Clinic in Warsaw. After we took in our first LGBTQ+ youth to house on February 14th, 2023 we have been flooded with calls for housing and support from young people in need. These are Polish Trans 18 year-olds from the Polish countryside in desperate need to escape their abusive and intolerant homes, young queer people with PTSD and untreated mental illness who need housing and support immediately, LGBTQ+ refugees from Ukraine and several young gay men from Iraq who suffered torture in their homeland, were detained and imprisoned at the Polish/Belarussian border for up to two years, and are now trying to build their lives in Poland. We are also housing and supporting young LGBTQ+ people from Uganda and Egypt, We are raising money to support the young people under our care, to house and feed them and pay for their medical needs and courses needed for them to start an independent life, We are also raising money to hire staff (all of WH's work is now done by volunteers), to continue the renovation of our residential building and for short term emergency rentals. We have a committed and professional team and a well planned strategy for both emergency and long term care. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! We will be in regular contact if you'd like to hear of our progress and if you'll be in Warsaw, we'd be delighted to meet with you personally and show you the work we do.