UGANDA MINORITY SHELTERS CONSORTUM (UMSC)

To ensure all homeless LGBT+ can have a loving community where they can belong without living in fear.

About Us

In Uganda today, hundreds of LGBT+ persons have no place to call home. Many are kicked out of their homes by homophobic and transphobic families, forced to flee conservative communities/families, evicted due to stigma, violence and discrimination. Several Ugandan LGBT+ persons experience bullying, arrests, sexual assault, trauma, high HIV infection rates, mental health issues and a great number of the victims are often forced to reside in -insecure and inhabitable places. This prejudice is backed by the existing laws in Uganda penal code that criminalize homosexuality

Our Goals And Objectives

01

To coordinate and address the information gap regarding the shelters’ management, through establishment of timely and transparent communication channels and maintenance of well researched and well protected documentation.

02

To increase self-sufficiency of LGBT+ homeless persons by enabling them to transition from different shelter systems to stable and responsible livelihoods.

03

To create and run short-term and long-term residential support, case management, educational services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression,  programs on HIV support and care, mitigation of security risks and security training and monitoring.

Our Mission

The Uganda Minority Shelter Consortium’s mission is to address the repetitive cycle of homelessness through empowerment, safety, and transitioning to independence

Our Core Values

Integrity

We demonstrate honesty, transparency, and fairness in everything we do as a Consortium

Respect

We treat each other with mutual consideration and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion

Innovation

We seek new approaches, capitalize on
opportunities and amplify the impact of initiatives

Inclusion

We commit that all systems will be inclusive, in that all programs and services will be accessible and responsive to youth, parents, and caregivers, regarldless of their background.

Collaboration

We work together through our Values to accomplish our Mission, Vision, and Purpose

Our Partners

CONSORTIUM STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER ORGANISATIONS

CONSORTIUM ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER ORGANISATIONS