Jelly Beans started in 2013 out of the need to support young people who
were Gender diverse and accessing Open Doors Youth Service Reconnect
Program. We found that this cohort needs varied and was complex in
nature. Transgender young people have the highest rate of suicide and
have many complex mental ill health challenges. Gender diverse young
people also experience a high rate of homeless due to lack of family
acceptance, bullying, violence, mental ill health, and discrimination.
The Jelly Beans program at Open Doors started with four youth and now accommodates anywhere up to 40 young people every second Saturday.
The group has been funded by community donations and has been limited to what support we can provide with this minimal funding. Open Doors has come to a point where we need to raise funds to support this program and have dedicated staff to provide mental and medical support to this cohort. This is why we are launching save our Jelly beans campaign.
The Jelly Beans program is unique to Brisbane and provides vital support and crisis assistance to young people who are gender diverse between the ages of 12-24 year of age.
The program provides, counseling, facilitated training of life skills and gives the young people a safe place to talk about their experiences with like-minded humans.
We ask you to donate today to help support Brisbane's young people in accessing support, food, counseling and a safe space to be who they are without prejudice.
Where will your money will go:
A donation of $10 will pay for young person's train fair to work or school return.
A donation of $50 will buy food for 3 days.
A donation of $90 will pay for a doctor's visit at Gladstone Road medical clinic.
A donation of $120 will provide a roof over a young person head for a night.
A donation of $200 will pay for a young person to see a psychologist.
A donation of $1,000 will pay for a psychologist to be on sit for 1 whole day and see multiple youths.
Please donate today and save this important support service.
Are donations tax deductible? Yes
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.