BWC response to COVID-19
Ballroom, We Care is deeply concerned about the care and well-being of our community. It is very important that we all take extra precautions to help increase awareness and decrease the spread of this virus. Here are some important helpful tips:
Practice GOOD HAND HYGIENE. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE
COVER YOUR COUGH OR SNEEZE WITH TISSUE, and IMMEDIATELY DISPOSE OF IT AND FOLLOW STEP 1.
STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
IF YOU NEED TO GO OUT, WEAR A MASK, AND STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS WHO ARE SICK
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING dry cough, fever, or shortness of breath.
Click the "Contact" button below for updated CDC health regulations
Ballroom, We Care
an intervention created by Ballroom leaders, is dedicated to providing support, education, awareness, and identified culturally-competent resources to members of the Ballroom Community who are struggling with crystal meth use and mental health illness.
LOVE IS THE MESSAGE
The Ballroom Community?
The Ballroom Community or the Ballroom Scene is a resilient and self-supportive community with its roots dating back to the 1960s. As a sub-culture of the Black and Latinx NYC LGBT community, it was birthed out of a need for resilience, togetherness, creativity, and self-expression. To many, the Ballroom Community is a place of refuge and support. The Ballroom Community consists of Houses, elaborate Ball events, a Commentator, a Disc Jockey(DJ), and participants. More importantly, the Ballroom Community has influenced American pop culture while planting its seed around the world and empowering the rise of LGBTQ communities worldwide. Click here to learn more about the Ballroom Community
Advocating for Services
At Ballroom, We Care, we are dedicated to identifying and advocating for crystal meth services that align with the needs of our community. In most cases, Ballroom members are struggling with a unique set of challenges that could potentially contribute to issues with substance use and mental health issues. Click here to learn more about culturally competent resources.
With our mission in mind, we are striving to find innovative ways to address crystal meth use in the community. Ballroom, We Care is learning that the best way to genuinely connect is through outreach and community engagement, which means that our team is working to increase the visibility of Ballroom, We Care. To learn more about ways to help us increase visibility, click here for tabling and category sponsorship.
Take Our Survey
Ballroom, We Care developed a needs assessment survey that would allow us the opportunity to capture the lived experiences that Ballroom members are willing to share about crystal meth use. It's a quick very important 14 question survey. If you are a part of this community, we strongly encourage your participation. Please click on the link below to take our survey.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."