BeLonG To, Ireland’s national LGBT+ Youth Service, is delighted to share their 2022 Annual Report with you, highlighting the impact of their work supporting LGBTQ+ youth across Ireland.
Moninne Griffith, CEO of Belong To says:
“It’s been 20 years since BeLonGTo opened its doors as a youth service, providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ young people to find support and acceptance.
Thanks to our supporters, our allies and our LGBTQ+ community Belong To has grown to become Ireland’s leading national LGBTQ+ youth organisation.
There has been tremendous change in the past 20 years, as we expanded upon youth work to also provide support services, training, education, and advocacy. From reaching and supporting a record number of LGBTQ+ youth to building partnerships, producing research and effecting legislative change, we have a lot to be proud of.
In 2022, 57 schools embarked on the LGBTQ+ Quality Mark journey to become an accredited LGBTQ+ safe and supportive school, encompassing 3,300 staff and almost 35,000 students.
Our Youth Work Team engaged in 2,395 interventions with LGBTQ+ youth, and we equipped 6,749 individuals to understand and meet the needs of LGBTQ+ youth through training and education.
Being trustworthy, strategic and honest are central to our organisation and our work. Inside the Report, you can learn about how Belong To is run, the impact of our work, our Board of Directors, and our financial performance in 2022.
Thank you to our generous, inspiring and loyal supporters, community members, donors, allies, funders, partners and friends.
We hope that you will continue to support Belong To as we provide vital services for LGBTQ+ youth across Ireland, support the adults in their lives, and continue to advocate for the rights, safety and inclusion of LGBTQ+ young people.
Moninne Griffith (she/her) CEO, Belong To”