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.
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.
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.
You Can Make a Dramatic Difference
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.
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."