Our participants during an expressive arts activity
OLAS serves LGBT immigrants from Latin America seeking a safe and better future in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our program addresses many of the issues our participants face as refugees fleeing homophobic/transphobic violence and discrimination, including:
*Financial hardships *Trauma/PTSD *Family rejection/estrangement *Clinical depression *Anxiety Disorders *Social ostracism (from churches, schools and other community organization) *Job and housing discrimination *Feelings of isolation *Addictions
"What we received this weekend was so much more than what we were asked to contribute in return." - January 2015 retreat participant
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