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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Community Service Clubs, Family Services, Human Services, Leadership Development, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ

Mission: Our Family Coalition promotes the equality and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer families with children. We foster community leadership in advocacy efforts that promote social justice.

Target demographics: promote equity for ALL families

Programs: OFC offers family support programs serving LGBTQ parents/caregivers and their children, by providing educational workshops, parent peer support groups, and community-building events and activities; helps foster institutional change focused on building cultural competency for working with LGBTQ families in elementary schools, early childhood settings, and health & social service providers; and engages in policy & advocacy work to advance the equality of LGBTQ families. These three areas of work inform and build on one another. Throughout our programs, we have focused resources on deepening our work with families and the communities in which they live.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Family Coalition prepared me for some of the difficult situations that have come up for my kids in middle-school: bullying, homophobic comments, racism, sexuality, etc. OFC's resources & workshops & events all contributed to our ability to have casual, open conversations about these topics at the dinner table. My kids and our family feel strong, confident and safe in the world today because of the work OFC does. Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our Family Coalition (OFC) is an outstanding organization...working for support, education and joy for LGBT families. They also do extensive work in the public schools providing anti-bullyin workshops for teachers in many school districts; addressing bullying as an issue for ALL children, not just LGBT youth. They are diligent in their efforts to promote diverstiy and acceptance of all families, throughout society. Their efforts were recognized by the White House when invited to President Obama's LGBT meeting. For more information about OFC - www.ourfamily.org.

12 FrederickHertz

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great group. It combines social activity for LBGT parents and their families with activism and education on social and legal issues that affect alternative families. It is well run, well organized, utilizes a dynamic group of volunteers. Good for its members, and good for the larger community!