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BALLROOM, WE CARE INC.

Dedicated to providing support, education, awareness, and culturally competent resources
to the Ballroom community struggling with crystal meth use and mental health-related 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 Harlem Renaissance Era.  As a subculture 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 seeds around the world and empowering the rise of LGBTQ communities worldwide.

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BALLROOM NEEDS
ASSESSMENT SURVEY

We developed a needs assessment survey to capture the lived experiences that Ballroom members
are willing to share about crystal meth use. It's a quick survey, we strongly encourage your participation.

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PERMANENT AND EMERGENCY HOUSING RESOURCES

Hope is Where the Heart Is

SUBSTANCE USE & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Advocating for Culturally Competent Services

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FIND A THERAPIST

Someone Who Knows

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FREE CRYSTAL METH VIRTUAL TRAINING

Ballroom, We Care Inc. conducts 3-hour interactive, virtual, free Crystal Meth training for the community. We encourage organizations and agencies that provide services to the Ballroom community to take this training. We highly encourage members of the Ballroom Community to take the training to not only learn about Meth use, but to equip themselves with the tools and knowledge needed to respond to a member of the community who may be struggling with meth use. 

GET INVOLVED

You Can Make a Dramatic Difference

 
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VOLUNTEER
WITH US

If you would like to donate your time with Ballroom, We Care Inc. please fill out our volunteer form and we will be in touch. 

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SUBMIT
RESOURCES

If you or your organization have crystal meth-related programs or activities that understand the culture, community, and lived experience, please feel free to get in touch by clicking the link below to be added to our list.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are invested in supporting our community. If you are interested in receiving category sponsorship, click the link below.

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ATTEND ADVISORY MEETING

The best advice and direction come from input from Ballroom members, parents, leaders, mentors, role models, and allies. We encourage community stakeholders with access to funding support to become more invested in exploring non-HIV related services for the community. 

"Not everything that is faced can be changed,
but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

James Baldwin

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CONTACT
BALLROOM,
WE CARE INC.

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